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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.

George R.r Martin

When you start reading a book, you enter a new world which is designed, created by you and narrated by the author. A book is a world of imagination that is brought to life by you inside your head. Choosing which books to read is a tough job for some and easy for some.

There are certain books which cannot be missed, and are a must read before you die.

In this list I’m listing 6 books of mixed genres which are pretty famous and you can get them anywhere. So, without any further ado, lets begin.

Here are the top 6 books to read before you die:

1. Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

The top in this list of books to read is this gem by Paulo Coelho called “The Alchemist.”

A page from the book

Being one of the world’s most popular books, ‘The Alchemist’ has been translated into numerous languages. Even though this book comes under the fiction/fantasy category, this book is more than a normal fiction story. This book by Paulo Coelho narrates the story of Santiago, a shepherd boy who travels from home to find a treasure, his journey makes him meet a lot of people. Each part of the story teaches you a lot of lessons, most importantly inspires one to live their dreams and trust the journey of life and keep learning from it.

There are many lines in the book which provide soul-stirring wisdom, here are two of my personal favorite ones:

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I will definitely recommend you to read and re-read this book, to get a new and positive perspective on life. I am not revealing anything else because it’s better that you read it find it out by yourself!

Click to get yourself one : The Alchemist

2. And Thereby Hangs A Tale, Jeffrey Archer

When it comes to suspense, nobody can beat Jeffrey Archer, this was my first suspense/thriller novel and I was not at all disappointed. This book has 15 short stories that keep you on the edge of your seat. I cannot tell you the stories, but I can tell you one thing that you will be definitely hooked. Out of the 15 stories 10 are based on true events and 5 bases on the author’s imagination.

This book comes in this list because you got to read a Jeffrey Archer book once in your life, its a must!

Get it here : And Thereby Hangs A Tale

3. The Harry Potter Series, J.K Rowling

An illustrated scene by Zainab Sariya of Harry watching his parents in the ‘Mirror of the Erised’

Why is a kid’s book here? From all the books to read, I have chosen a few from different genres that are the best in their categories. So let me tell you this first that the Harry Potter Series is not just for kids, it is for ‘everyone’. This series written by Rowling has 7 parts, filled with magic and such inspiring characters, that make you want to be a part of that world and wish it was all real! Most of you must have already watched the films but there is so much you are missing out in the film that you find out in these books!

Harry’s story not just teaches to be brave but also many lessons on friendship, love, and also ‘LIFE’ thus I stated its not a kid’s book. There are so many inspiring lines inside that I would have to write another article about it.

Harry Potter Complete Set : Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection

4.’How to be a Bawse’, Lily Singh

‘How to be a Bawse’ Book

Who is a ‘Bawse’? Did she spell it wrong or is it a printing mistake? Not at all! According to Lily Singh, a very famous YouTuber, talk show host who wrote this book –

“A Bawse is someone who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side,”

So now you know its not a spelling mistake. To be honest at first I thought this book would be not as good as it was being told. I was in a very low place and had lost motivation and stopped believing in myself. I found this book online and started reading, to my surprise it was the only thing I needed. Unlike any other self- help this book was funny, light as well as hard-hitting! The book has chapters which are like steps to become a total Bawse in your own way.

This book is so fun to read and its 100% relatable. While reading this book we realize that the struggles you and I face are the same as hers even though she is a superstar! This book is a must-read, and also it’s not just for women its for both men & women.

Be a Bawse, buy the book here : How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life

5. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The book mentioned above is Khaled Hosseini’s first book and it was a hit all over the world! Even though this book is fiction Khaled Hosseini’s storytelling, details to each character and the characters feel so real. The Kite Runner is a story of two best friends Amir and Hassan who are both of the same age, live in the same place but still live in two different worlds. While Amir is from a wealthy family and Hassan is from the opposite.

This story shows love, betrayal, and the beauty of a father-son bond. This book shows different aspects of life and also depicts times when we are hopeless but teaches not to lose faith. This book has one of the most hard-hitting ending lines that says ”I ran’‘. If you read the book you will understand what it means.

Get lost in the world of Khaled Hosseini : The Kite Runner

6. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

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Yes! You heard it right, this book is on this list and very soon you will understand why it is here. Whenever we hear Enid Blyton we think of Secret Seven and Famous Five because those are her famous series but this book holds a very special place in my life – as it introduced me to the world of imagination!

Do you know how old this book is? It was released in 1943 almost 60 years before I was born! Enid Blyton died in 1968 but her stories for children are as fresh as berries and are loved by kids of this generation also which I think is magical! I still clearly remember the time I started reading this book and I couldn’t stop! I was around 10-12 years old when I got lost in the world of Enid Blyton.

Currently, I am 21 years old now, and I still enjoy Enid Blyton books so does my 64-year-old father and my 70-year-old aunt. If you haven’t read an Enid Blyton book yet you know what to do!

With this, the list comes to an end but reading doesn’t, the above list are very specials books according to me and are ones that can be re-read at any point in time and you will cherish it the same! Let me know your favorite books in the comments.

Welcome to Enid Blyton’s magical world : The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

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  6. Awesome write up about the books ..it creates interest to grab the copy …n go ahead ..

  7. The description about the books surely creates ‘mood to read’.

  8. M not a reader but aft reading this blog will surely try reading ..

    1. Yay! All the best! Books never disappoint 🙂

  9. Mariya. Limbdiwala

    I’m happy that I’ve read 5 of them!

    1. Yay! We are like-minded for sure then!

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