10 Best Books to Read Before You Die

By | 24/08/2019

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives one

George R. Martin

Hello folks! Today we are going to discuss 10 best books you must read before you die. These books are best books of all time. Before starting this book recommendation article of greatest books of all time, let’s discuss some questions.

What is the benefit of reading books?

It is said that books are best friends of man and this is true in every respect. I was also one of those people who hadn’t read anything in their life except syllabus books. But later i cam across some articles where benefits of reading books was mentioned. I thought to give it a shot and you know, i never look back after that. Here i am going to list some awesome benefits of reading books.

  1. Knowledge : Most obvious and most important benefit of reading books is knowledge. A well informed person always stays positive and is competent in general. sooner or later this knowledge will prove useful to you.
  2. Vocabulary : When you read books you usually came across many words which are new to you. You can refer a dictionary and find meaning. So , books helps you to improve your vocabulary.
  3. Writing skill : The more you read, the more you learn. When you read great books written by great authors, you learn many things such as writing style, use of words etc. This will help you to write better.
  4. Better memory : As gym is good for you body, reading is exercise of your brain. Reading book is active entertainment, which enhance your imagination and improves your memory unlike watching movies which is passive entertainment and do bad to our health(Obviously if you binge watch)

There is also other benefits of reading books is such as stress reduction, better focus and concentration etc.

So, you are now aware of the benefits of reading books, let’s start with our top 10 books to read before you die.

1. Sapiens

sapiens book

I wish i was taught history like Professor Harari taught in this book. An amazing book of human history. From why nation formed to concept of money and why religion comes into the picture. A must read if you want to know human development with unbiased approach. A book recommended by Bill Gates.

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2. 1984


1984 is an dystopian novel written by George Orwell in 1940’s. dystopian novels are those books in which future are usually shown dark. In this book author talks about big brother(The government) and a completely surveillance state where even you are not allowed even to think against the government, well known as thought crime. The words like double speak, thought crime, big brother are first use in this book. A must read book if you want to know more about authoritarian government and surveillance state.

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3. Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich dad poor dad

This is the best personal finance book i have ever came across. Rich dad poor dad is written by Robert T. Kiyosaki. In this book author talks about his two dad one is businessman and rich and other one is employed somewhere and comparatively poor. Author talks about mentality of rich people and poor people. In this book author talks about how you will become rich by changing some financial habits and understanding cash flow of rich people. Best book for personal finance.

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4. Man’s Search for Meaning

man's search for meaning

This book Man’s search for meaning is written by Viktor Frankl. We usually think our life is full of difficulties and usually complain about this. But when we read this book we get to know how lucky we are compared to other people. Victor talks about his experience as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. He talks about sychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. A must read book to munderstand purpose of life and its meaning.

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5. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Homo deus

Again an awesome book by Professor Harari. In this book Harari talks about future of homo sapiens. He talks abouit how humans become immortal at the end of 21st century and will have God like powers. Internet giant companies like Google will know more about you and how machine can take over homo sapiens. An interesting story to read about future of mankind. Go for it, you will not be disappointed.

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6. Angels & Demons

Angels and demons

Angels & Demons is a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown. If you love reading fiction you can’t afford to ignore this book. Completely mind blowing book full of mysteries and suspense. The story moves around secret nuclear research facility at CERN. Well, i don’t want to give you a spoiler, so go and buy the book.

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7. Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Again an amazing book by George Orwell. This book is based on political satire. Basically it is a fable which reflects Russian revolution of 1917. It is about a group of farm animals who rebel against their owners. They wish to create a place where the animals can be equal, free, and happy but….. rest i am leaving you to read from the book.

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8. Hints for Self-culture

Hints for self culture

Hints for self culture book was written by Indian freedom fighter and intellectual Lala Har Dayal. Hints For Self Culture is a book which talks about the philosophy of life from a practical point of view. This book is a must read for young men and women for developing their personalities. This is an inspirational book will make you realize the intellectual power sleeping deep inside you, which will uplift and liberate you.

Hints For Self Culture helps in an overall development of the human personality: intellectual, physical, ethical and esthetical. A must read book to develop strong and powerful personality.

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9. Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking fast and slow

Thinking Fast and Slow is written by Daniel Kahneman. Here author analyses two modes of thought; “System 1” is fast, instinctive and emotional; “System 2” is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. It examines emotional thought versus more logical thought and will literally change the way you think. If you are interested in reading human psychology, this is an must bread book and understand yourself and other humans better.

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10. To Kill a Mockingbird

To kill a mockingbird

To kill a mockingbird is written by Harper Lee. The story is told by the little six-year-old girl Jean Louise Finch nicknamed Scout. She is a rebellious girl who has tomboy habits. The story is based in Maycomb, a small town in Alabama in the 1930s where Scout lives with her elder brother Jem, and her father, Atticus, who is widowed. it become success in America during 1960’s and won many prizes including Pulitzer prize.

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