Make books your best friend, and they will leave you alone, neither in your bad time nor in your good time. And in hard times, a book can guide you well to the path that is yet to be explored by you. Books can elevate your thinking and personality. They have the power to connect ideas on the page to what you feel and know. Reading will always help you reduce stress, increase knowledge(vocabulary expansion), mental stimulation(improve focus and concentration). So here is a list a life-changing book you must read, these books will help you get through the difficult times in your life.
Here is the list of life-changing books that you must read
1. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
The book is about two teens. Therese and Carol. Their romance story will give you a hope for the future and the book will show you a reflection of how you feel inside. You will possibly be able to embrace and express a part of yourself which you might previously felt ashamed and confused about. The book will inspire you to work towards your dreams. And even inspire you to accept the future of LGBTQ youth.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The novel is about two women from vastly different upbringings who unite to fight and overcome oppressor. By reading this book and revisiting it your life might see a tremendous change. The book will tell you to always keep going, no matter how worst the circumstances are.
3. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
You will fall in love with Scott Westerfeld after reading his work. The story revolves around a teenager who is being forced into doing certain things and follow certain norms, and then how she takes the control of her life to fight an oppressive government. The book will pull you through the time you may think you won’t be able to survive.
4. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
The book captures the six charming months of Cassandra’s diary entire. She lived in an oh — so — bohemian Castle in the 1930s countryside. The book talks about her love story. Cassandra was a lonely, socially starved and emotionally charged girl.
5. Loving what is by Byron Katie
In this novel, Katie shares her story of how she liberate herself. The story guides us to question our stressful thoughts and beliefs through simple yet powerful methods. The story is about self-acceptance, understanding your own emotions and the process of becoming the lover of what is.
6. Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The novel will shift your life’s focus from finding happiness in finding a meaning. The author lost his entire family and in the book, he shares his experience of surviving Auschwitz and explains that without having a meaning in our lives we cannot thrive.
7. The Art of living and dying by Osho
The novel is about a controversial guru and how the death flips around its head and by the end of the story, you will have a completely new approach to life. The novel will make you ask yourself ‘why do we fear death?’ And you will realise that the limiting societal beliefs make it scary. Ageing is about the maturing of the soul.
Every time we read a story we tend to project ourselves into others. These stories will help you get through the hardest possible time, they will teach you acceptance and will help you overcome fears.