Siddharta is a spiritual fiction novel written by Herman Hesse. It was published January 1, 1982 by Bantam publishing. It narrates the story of a young man's journey to spiritual enlightenment.
1984 is a utopian and dystopian fiction written by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is included in the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.
#3Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Rich Dad Poor Dad, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads-his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad-and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
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Books are easily one of the most fundamental inventions of mankind. Books have recorded our history for hundreds of years. It has let people share stories of life, struggle, love, heartache, and everything in between. There are millions of ways to live your life, but the stories you read could affect you in ways you didn't even know it could. And if you think we're exaggerating, did you know that even Ophrah Winfrey's life was changed by a single book?
One of the most prominent and influential personalities of her time, Oprah Winfrey claimed that one book changed her life and business. During a speech at a College in New York back in 2017, Winfrey said that "The Seat of the Soul" by Gary Zukav changed her perspective on life. In the book, there is a premise that "an intention precedes every thought and every action, and that the outcome of your experiences is determined by the intention." It changed Winfrey in a way that before coming across the book, she had problems saying no to people, and always did what would please others. But after she applied intentional living and intentional thinking as the book has suggested, it was the start of her career blossoming even further. When having guests on her show, or when producers come to her with an idea, she has always put in mind what the intention really is, and why they are doing it. Winfrey even said, "The reason our show was No. 1 for 25 solid years is because we intended to be." Now, if you're looking to get the same spark and inspiration then we suggest you go right ahead and sink yourself into a good book, or try apps to download free books that'll help enlighten your mind, and change your ways like Oprah.
#4Brave New World
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.
Steppenwolf is a novel by Hermann Hesse originally published in Germany in 1927. It is a mix of autobiography and psychoanalysis, as well as a critical view of the intellectual hypocrisy of the period.
#6The Power of Myth
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell is a historical nonfiction novel originally published in June 1988 by the Anchor Doubleday. This book explores a wide range of concepts from marriage to chilbirth to artists and more.
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.
#8The Little Prince
The Little Prince is written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery about a prince who visited Earth from a tiny asteroid. It is known as a book for kids but it has been considered as an allegory of the author's wartime experiences.
Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show.
#10Letters to a Young Poet
Back in 1903, a military student sent his verses to Rainer Maria Rilke, an Austrian poet so that he could know how to improve in his poetry skills. These ten letters are now compiled in this book, which contains some of the author's favorite themes and many advice that will help anyone interested in the poetry world.
#11Man's Search for Meaning
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.Man's Search for Meaning is among the ten most influential books in America.
#12To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
#13The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.
The Giver is a book by Lois Lowry that tells the story of Jonas, a boy who lives in a very structured society where everyone has a role. He will soon discover what his role is meant to be, and it will change his life.
#15The Invention of Religion
The Invention of Religion by Alexander Drake provides insights about how religions have started. The book also tackles the scientific views against the existence of gods.
The Prophet is a collection of essays written by Khalil Gibran, first published in 1923. The book is divided into 28 chapters that philosophically explore the concepts that govern human life.
John Hersey's heart-wrenching book Hiroshima recounts what happened on the day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on a city. It includes narratives by eyewitnesses who survived the bombing.
#18Being and Time
"Being and time" is one of the most important philosophy novels of our time. This novel by Martin Heidegger makes a central question: "What is the meaning of being?", challenged the intellectual map of today's occidental modernity.
#19The Man Without Qualities
The Man Without Qualities is a philosophical written by literary icon Robert Musil. It was published in English in October 1997 with the translation of Sophie Wilkins and Burton Pike.