Best Books To Read: My Top 10 Pick!
Whether you’re a bibliophile looking to expand your shelf, or you’re just a regular guy trying to keep up with your reading. Or you want to engage your mental self on your vacation, or you just want to lose yourself in a good read, this article on the best books to read is for you! Yes, you read right. This article is for you. We have put together a list of books that are sure to blow you out of the water. And these books are sure to launch you into a new phase of reading adventures. Let’s go.
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These books are listed in no particular order. Some of them are recent works, some are classics, but all are guaranteed to open your eyes to new worlds and experiences. We are giving short notes on what these books talk about and the emotions they are bound to evoke in the reader.
Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
This page-turner tells the story of Kya, otherwise known as the “Marsh Girl”. It is an evocating read that highlights the tragedies of abandonment, the stigma of ostracization, and the ills of illiteracy. It also defines love in its purest terms and how powerful it is to have people in your corner. This book will keep you glued to your seat until you’re done, and you might shed a tear or two.
God Touched – John Conroe
If you like the paranormal genre- vampires, werewolves, witches, angels and everything else in between, then this is what you should be reading right now. Chris Gordon is bound to keep you sizzling with excitement and have you perched on your seat, ninja style. Plus, his romance with his kickass girlfriend will have you oohing and ahhing, trust me. And don’t worry, there are no cliff hangers.
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind The Veil In Saudi Arabia – Jean Sasson
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a princess, I’ll tell you one thing, it’s not all glitz and glamour. In this book, Jean tells the story of a princess in the royal house of Al Saud and how life is determined and arranged for females in the desert country. The disregard for femininity is recorded as bluntly as possible and yet the unity in sisterhood is shown to be triumphant. This book will leave you appreciating the power of sisterhood, womanhood, motherhood and help you understand religious intolerance and you’ll giggle at some unprincess-like antics.
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
The man behind Apple, NeXT, Pixar, and the iPhone is bared to us at last. Walter chronicles Jobs’ life from childhood to his teen years, his years of traveling, his sometimes extreme vegetarian habits, his early days in the tech industry. He also exposes his friendships, his family, his mistakes, his battles with cancer right up till the end. Written in a very candid manner, this book is going to leave you inspired, teary, happy, sad, and asking some really important questions. Needless to say, you’ll enjoy this book.
Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz – Rena Kornreich Gelissen with Heather Dune Macadam
If you have never read any story of the survivors of the death camp of Auschwitz, or you are curious beyond what documentaries tell or tour guides will say, then this book is for you. Rena’s story will give you the opportunity to live the life of a Jew in the years of the Nazi occupation in eastern Europe. Follow Rena through her teen years, her first love, death, the beginning of the arrival of the dreaded trains to the “work camps”, her promise to her sister, and how she survived. This book tells how love can be greater than hate and shows the sometimes fragile state of human nature. And you may get angry at certain points too, I know I did.
The New Girl – Daniel Silva
Starring the heroic Israeli master spy and assassin, Gabriel Allon, this beautiful book takes you from the diplomatic community of Switzerland to the mountains of Israel to the swirling dunes of Saudi Arabia to the bitter cold of Russia to the rural villages of France and to the elitist community of London. Journey with Gabriel in this tale of vengeance, espionage, murder, and some of the best spy action ever. Sometimes, love drives us, and sometimes, passion consumes us.
The Pelican Brief – John Grisham
Now a major motion picture, this book by the king of legal fiction will leave you asking for more and simultaneously yelling at Darby Shaw to get out of the way. You’ll get a kick out of the suspense and if you’re not careful, you just might miss who the bad guy is, plus, New Orleans is a great place to live in for a few hours.
The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
More than 70 years after its release, The Notebook is still one of the most powerful romance books ever written. The movie doesn’t do it a lot of justice, you have got to read the book for yourself. Noah and Ally’s story shows us how powerful love can be and the cruelty of social classes. I guarantee this book will remain on your favorite books shelf.
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Released in 2003, this book became a bestseller almost immediately. It tells how a father’s love and approval is sought after, how jealousy and loyalty may become our driving force, explores friendship to its deepest depths, and how war exposes wounds that ought to be hidden. This book will shake your thoughts on societal issues and leave you roaring for change.
The Alchemist’s Secret – Scott Mariani
One thing is for sure, you are not going to put this book down until you’re done with it. I tried. This book has all the suspense and intrigue you’re craving and the feistiness of a beautiful redhead, coupled with the deadly skills of ex-SAS soldier, Ben Hope. Follow the journey, cracking codes on the way and digging up dirt on the way, plus you’ll get a free history lesson too.
There you have it. Best Books You To Read. Enjoy and Thank Me Later!