Reading books is always a great idea as it helps to develop mindsets and shape our thinking in a way which turns out to be fruitful for us in all aspects of life. Reading is also an effective way to learn something new and to broaden your knowledge. In this article, we have listed some of the best books. Read these books to improve your lifestyle, change your approach towards life or responsibilities and shape your thinking.

1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

This book is a must-read. This book tells its readers about the habits of the best leaders around the globe and the positive mindset one should possess towards life. The author, Covey, challenges its readers to change their approach to positive thinking, time management and productivity. This book contains all the aspects that fuel a mindset. Highly recommended.

2. Getting Things Done (GTD): The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

The author, David, has penned down some unusual approaches to being productive in life. The author goes on to explain how to improve your productivity by learning how to relax and how getting your mind off your work makes you more productive and makes you think better. This book will help its readers in creating a perfect schedule for their goals. This book is highly recommended as it will surely change the way we approach our responsibilities.

3. The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal

This book inspires its readers to bring their willpower to the next level. It is one of the best reads on Willpower out there. The author, McGonigal, offers one of the best crash courses on everything which we need to know about building self-discipline and how self-discipline can make a huge difference in one’s life. Kelly McGonigal writes in a down-to-earth manner that inspires the readers to act and do better in their life. A must-read book.

4. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

It is one of the most important books that has been published in recent years and it surely lives up to its hype. Daniel Kahneman digs into psychology to help us look at the codes of how we make decisions in our life. This book gives an insight to the readers on how to understand the way we think. It is a perfect book which can lead us to make smarter decisions.

5. The Myth of More by Joseph Novello

Many readers might find this book a bit dry, but it consists of good humor, and stories that will get the attention of the people. Joseph Novello challenges the belief of happiness which brings us pleasure. He uses examples in this book for instance, if an individual gets a new car, a new home or a promotion, we are happy. But the author pens down his ideas as to how these things would never make us happy, instead he pushes to find pleasure in seeking. It is a good read.

6. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

This book goes on to tell the history of our species but from a completely fresh perspective. This is one of the best-selling books with over 23 million copies sold around the world and it has been translated into 65 languages. This book takes its readers on an amazing journey through human history, from its evolutionary roots to the age of capitalism. The focus of the book is around the shaped humankind and the world around it. This book helps its readers to completely change the way they think about life.

7. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This is one of the most motivational books which comes as a handy manual for winning all kinds of people. This book is quite helpful for all the introverts out there because it gives numerous valuable lessons on how to conduct meaningful conversations with all sorts of people. So, whether you like people or not you have to learn how to become more influential to live a better life, hence this book is perfect for you.

8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This book is one of the best sellers of all time and has been translated into 56 different languages. The Alchemist is a thought-provoking story of a young man’s physical journey where he discovers the importance of life and its purpose. This book is for all those who dream of having an adventure. Highly recommended.

9. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

This is an amazing book, and everyone must read it. The book shows how there are two types of people in the world; those who have a growth mindset and the others who have a fixed mindset. This book will open a whole new world for your growth potential and how to transform your fixed mindset into a growth mindset. Highly recommended.

10. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad is one of those books which has the power to change one’s life. This book helps its readers realize and understand the way they think about money and creating wealth. It also shows how people from all social backgrounds manage their finances. The author, Robert T. Kiyosaki, takes the readers on a journey which gives a deep understanding about the never-ending loops of the system and how it financially drains us. A must-read book.

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Natasha Irshad holds a degree in Marketing & Management from University of London. She is interested in writing about education and pop culture.

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