In this post, you will get the books that change the way we think, books that change our thoughts and feelings, and books that change the way we perceive the world. Books that change our whole life. In this post, I’m going to suggest you 10 such amazing books. These are arranged in order of their difficulties. So, the list will start from the easiest ones and then move towards the ones that are hardest to read because of its language.
First of all, I want to thank Helly, this post is made possible because of her. Now, let’s get started.
Books on how to change your thoughts and feelings? for good.
Book no. 1
The Fault in our Stars by Johnny Green
This book is an amazing work if you want to change your thoughts and your perspective towards people who are suffering from a disease like cancer. it provides a wide view to you. The protagonists of this book are cancer patients and the way they look at this world is way different then we do.
Also, John green’s writing style is very simple yet very effective in bringing that out. This book is the best choice to start with.
Book no. 2
The English Teacher by R.K Narayan
This book discovers the concept of mortality and the fact that life has to go on through all the difficulties. Speaking of the concept of life and death going together, please pick Norwegian wood. This is a bonus book I would suggest.
coming back to the list, I really loved this book – The English Teacher and you also must read this book.
Book no. 3
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This book is one of the most famous classics of all time. The Great Gatsby. The best thing about this book that will change you is the fact that How romanticism and materialism are sort of contrary but they do exist together. It’s really complicated and there are so many things to understand if you are reading this book. But to me, the materialism of our human society appealed the most in this book.
Book no. 4
Rukhsat – The Departure by Sujit Banerjee
It reminds you of all the catastrophes that may happen in your life and how you must be dealing with them. The characters in this book don’t deal with them in the perfect or the best way but they do. This book is about 26 people whose names start with the 26 letters of the alphabet. These short stories have changed my view on people, who have had abortions. on people who have divorced. It’s life-changing.
Please, guys, read this book if you can. The short stories are about just 4 pages long approx. So, they are very quick reads which just change your thoughts in a matter of seconds.
Book no. 5
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If there is one book that I have reread 10 times. It’s this book. The best thing about this book is that it changes. It changes with time. If you read it to say at 10 you think it’s a fairy tale. If you read it at the age of 18. you will notice that it’s a story about passing from childhood to adulthood.
The best line of this book is that All grown-ups were once children.. but only a few of them remember it.
And it’s true. As we grow up, we stop imagining we stop having the dreams that we used to because now we know what reality is. This book will remind you that it’s always time to dream.
Book no. 6
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This book is about a family where the father is the head of the family obviously but he is very tyrannical at times and even though he loves his family, the way he acts with them is really not the way you should with your family members. The protagonist of this book is Kambili Achike, the daughter but her brother also plays a major role as does their mother.
The thing is there are dysfunctional families in society and this book really gives you that look.
Book no. 7
Circe by Madeline Miller
It’s a piece of personal advice, you must read this book if you want to be a fearless person who actually knocks their obstacles out and who laughs at the face of their obstacles. if you want to succeed in every sphere of your life this is the attitude that you must have. The attitude Circe had.
The last 3 books are a little bit harder in their language. I won’t recommend the book unless you want to improve your vocabulary, unless you want to understand difficult books or unless you are an intermediate reader.
Book no. 8
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
This book is about this man – Raskolnikov (Rodion) who does not really know who he really is. I can’t say anything more without spoiling it for you. The best thing about this book is You question yourself whether you know what you are. This guy called Raskolnikov, he does some things which are really terrible, thinking that he is a terrible person but eventually he realizes that he’s a good man.
Book no. 9
1984 by George Orwell
I literally felt that we are just an inch close to such society portrayed in this book. you won’t understand unless you read this book. But you must read this book to understand how governments, dictatorships control and how people may manipulate your mind but it’s your duty to think. So, if you somebody tells you a particular statement don’t just accept it, think for yourself – Is that true?
If you are reading 1984, please make sure you are ready to cry your heart out. This book is going to do that.
Book no. 10
The handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood
This is similar to 1984 but it mostly highlights, the suppression of women in a society that has reduced the status of women to people who give birth. This book is again going to make you cry. These are the books that will change your thoughts and feelings about yourself and the world.
I hope you enjoy the book recommendations.