Books are awesome, and that’s a fact. Whether you are a reader or not, there are some books that will completely change your vision about your own life. Reading is feeding the mind. Others may not enjoy reading entirely but if you let yourself into it, you might be surprised how much it can affect you.
These books aren’t necessarily new but if you haven’t read any of these yet, why not start the year fresh and take a pick!
1. “Happy People Read and Drink Coffee” by Agnès Martin-Lugand
This is a story about love, sadness, depression and, most importantly, emotions and feelings. The author gives a great description of feelings when you lose someone you loved. It’s tragically good, with a great plot and excellently built characters. The novel is short and it’s great with a cup of coffee in a cold evening.
2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
This name, Frankenstein, gives great memories to most people: cartoons and children’s movies make him seem very a nice and smiling character. Well, us, who actually know the real, original plot, don’t agree. The thing is, not a lot of people know the real story behind this character. You should definitely read this book to find out the craziest story ever. A horror novel about science, betrayal, detective and murder.
3. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
We have all seen the movie “The Fault in Our Stars”: this tragic story of two sick teenagers who fall in love and live the best of their life regardless of their conditions. But the movie never shows the ‘behind the scene’ of the characters’ minds. This one is great if you are a non reader who wants to get into reading, because a familiar plot in a different type of understanding is great. John Green is a great writer of books about and for teenagers, and his book has a special place in this list.
4. “The picture of Dorian Grey” by Oscar Wilde
A classic. You have probably read it for school a while ago. But you should 100% consider rereading it. It’s a great philosophical novel. It reveals different aspects of an immortal soul, written by Oscar Wilde, the king of descriptions and beautiful sayings. The characters are different and very attractive for whoever likes thinking about life and making philosophical conclusions and theories.
5. “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne
This book is literally about the Secret. The Secret to getting whatever you want in life from the Universe. No limits. You just have to know the Secret and use your mind power. Intrigued? You should be!
6. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
Another great plot, excellent characters and an unusual story. It’s filled with philosophical ideas from different historical times. It has a beautiful setting and if you are comfortable enough to read a book in one evening, this is the right choice. It’s short, but it will make you rethink your life choices and decisions.
7. “Vampire Academmy” by Richelle Mead
This book is not philosophical and doesn’t really teach you anything for your real-life situations. But it’s a great read for boring days. It’s full of actions and you will fall in love with the characters instantly. It’s more of a teenage read, but who cares, as long as it keeps you interested for the whole time! It’s literally about an academy for vampires. Bonus: a cool main character!
I’m not an expert on anything. I’m just a random person who likes to write and casually give out some advice for the internet to read.