Well, there’s a multitude of books that could come under the umbrella tag of ‘life changing’. And of course, everyone has their own opinion of what such a book might be.
But if you’re looking for a book that will help you change your life for the better, then one of the following is bound to hit the spot. In fact, we’d go as far to say that these wonderful pieces of literature should be on the ‘must read’ list of books that you enjoy within your lifetime.
1. The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Coelho’s modern masterpiece, The Alchemist, is the mystical story of Santiago, a young shepherd boy who dreams of travelling to find what he considers to be worldly treasures. However, when he actually follows his dream he finds riches of a totally different kind.
By following his journey we learn about the importance of listening to what your heart is telling, how to recognize opportunity when it presents itself, how to read the danger signs, and why the material things in life aren’t always the ones that make us the richest…
2. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Secret is the book of the 2006 groundbreaking film of the same name that revealed the secrets of the universe. This is all about the Law of Attraction, and how you can use it to make your life the best it can be.
OK, it gets a little kooky in places – but this is more about how your mental attitude has a far-reaching effect into our happiness and success. And hey, millions of people around the planet can’t all be wrong…
3. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
First published in 1968, Mandino’s, The Greatest Salesman in the World is a spiritual philosophy about how to succeed in the world’s marketplace. Taking its lead from ancient scrolls handed down over thousands of years, this book isn’t going to be anything that you expect..
But the reason that it’s become such a classic will become abundantly clear as you delve into the words of wisdom within…
4. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Man’s Search for Meaning, the memoirs of the author’s life in Nazi death camps. Harrowing yet uplifting, this book has been named in a survey by the Library of Congress as one of the top 10 books in America that’s made a difference to people’s lives.
5. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
Taoism is often seen as a mystical belief by many westerners. The Tao of Pooh uses the familiar figure of our favorite honey loving bear to explain the concept in simple terms. Who’d have ever thought that Pooh was one of the world’s greatest Tao masters…
Try it. For anyone who wants to understand the secret to ultimate satisfaction, the answers might well be within these pages.
6. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
As with all of Hardy’s novels, The Woodlanders is powerful, with a haunting message contained with what is a fictional story. A tale of moral compromise, delusion, and betrayal, the message within is as current today as it was when it was penned many years ago.
7. Tuesday’s With Morrie by Mitch Albom
We all have mentors throughout our lives. And Tuesday’s With Morrie is the story of Mitch Albom’s. Refreshing and written from the heart, this is a great book about discovering what it is you really want, how to deal with challenges, and – perhaps most importantly – how to put ‘stuff’ into perspective.
8. I Shouldn’t be Telling You This by Kate White
One for the ladies (and any guy who wants to understand from a female perspective), I Shouldn’t be Telling You This provides essential tips for any girl struggling through (or starting out) in her career in what is still essentially a man’s world…
Straight talking and witty, every career girl should make this a ‘must-read’.
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is something every teen needs to read (or at least read by the time you’re in your early 20s). A cult coming of age story, this will resonate with every single one of us out there.
It’s a great read at any time and at any age. But the most advantage to be had is to devour its words while you’re actually in that stage of life…
10. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
It might be written by one of the greatest scientists of our time, but A Brief History of Time is penned in terms that every layman can understand.
This book is mind-blowing on so many levels. Prepare to be amazed, astounded, and made to feel pretty insignificant when you truly realize how tiny our little place in the Universe really is. This book will truly help you put life in perspective – and it’s a damn interesting read as well…