For avid readers, there is nothing like ‘too-many books’ on the bookshelf. They love reading books from all genres be it classics, self-help books, must-read biographies or award-winning fiction to expand their literary palate. But whether you love reading or not, you must surround yourself with a few books, if not a large collection! Reading sharpens the imagination and opens the mind to endless possibilities. It not just improves focus and concentration but also keeps stress levels down by easing tension and changing the state of mind. So if you are planning to read a new book or add books to your already huge book collection, here are a few books that you must consider:
1- Get to the Top by Suhel Seth: Written by the known columnist and one of India’s most admired marketing and management gurus, Suhel Seth, this book gives us useful tips on building and maintaining relationships based on values and ethics. It is highly recommended for shy and socially anxious people. For those who are socially active, this book can help in learning good manners and ethics. This book tells the little secrets of throwing successful parties, how to make an impact in your social circle and also gives some valuable advice and strategies one must follow to become a great social networker. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur or an officer, there is something you can learn from the straight forward lessons and personal experiences that the author has shared in the book. It is a quick read and does not drag like most of the self-improvement books.
2- Becoming by Michelle Obama: In this book, the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, unfolds the story of her life and the experiences that make her the woman she is today. The book is divided into three parts. The first part talks about her childhood days, her mother’s role in her life and how it shaped her personality. The next section of the book beautifully describes how she met Barack and how their friendship turned into romance and finally led to marriage. She has discussed the everyday troubles that were there in their marriage. She also candidly talks about the pros and cons of being a woman in a man’s world and the importance of having a ‘girls group’ in every woman’s life. Being full of emotion, honesty and humor, this book is unquestionably a must-read for everyone.
3- What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey: One of the most admired and respected public figures, Oprah Winfrey has a connection with people all over the world. She has entertained and enlightened us for years and her book lives up to the expectations. It is pure inspiration, just like the author herself. The book has essays thaat can be organized into themes like connection, awe, joy, gratitude, resilience, power and clarity. All these essays are beautifully written and offer an intimate and rare glimpse into the mind and heart of the author. Candid, exhilarating and humorous, this book is like a perfect guide for readers to become the best version of themselves.