What was the title of the book you have recently read? or what was the last time you read a book? Do you have habit of reading? or you are like most of the people whose reading habit circles around Facebook and twitter. If you belong to the community of people who don’t have the habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: reading has significant benefits and following is the list of books that must be read before turning 30.


1- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Al-chemist

The story of the book revolves around a shepherd boy named Santiago who is having dreams about a treasure.  During his journey to find treasure, Santiago meets strangers  who teach him a thing or two about “treasure”. This book is great those who are looking to find any treasure (destiny) in life, their purpose.

2- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


The main character of the story is Amir, a young boy who was born and raised in Afghanistan, had many ups and downs in life. The book explains the story from his youth to adulteress. This book is full of events that will make you cry, will make you angry and it will also make happy. You will experience family secrets, importance of friendship and importance of first love.

3- Man’s Search for Meaning


Man’s Search for Meaning takes place in an Auschwitz Concentration Camp during World War 2.

While the book focuses on the author’s time there, the underlying message focuses on hope and determination being the keys to getting through difficult situations. Viktor Frankl captures the picture in only the way someone who lived through it could.

4- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance


The author of the book Angela Duckworth puts forth an interesting theory.

She explained that the success is not dependent on talent, but it is the result of persistence and passion. She believes that a small voice can make big waves in the sea of life. This book is a must read for those wishing to achieve their goals in life.

5- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


This book is a master piece by Stephen Covey. The book aims to change your attitude towards life. This book aims to enable you to live a wonderful life instead of an ordinary one. If you are willing to change, if you are willing to make yourself better then this book is recipe to be better. This book is must read for the people who want to chose excellent life over an ordinary one.

6- Think and Grow Rich


This novel focuses on the ability to become wealthy. The author of the book Napoleon Hill comes from the school of thought that believes that success doesn’t mean financial freedom, but enjoying your life as a whole. This book is must read for people who want to earn a lot of money and to enjoy their lives at same time.

7- The 48 Laws of Power


The lessons explained in this book are based on 3000 years of history.

Many of the laws explained in this book cannot be denied as they are based on experiences. It has been read CEO’s, Celebrities and Millionaires to help them get ahead.

8- Zen by Daniel Levin


Amazon reviews this book as “The zen mind is the beginner’s mind, which sees everything as if for the first time. It is in this zen mind that realization comes. People sit for many years in meditation to find that suddenly in hearing something again for the first time, they’re lifted to a state of understanding that’s far beyond anything they’ve ever experienced. This is why the sayings in this book were written. They’re not meant to teach, but rather to remind you of things you already know.”

9- The Richest Man in Babylon


The main focus of the author George Clason is to help increase people’s ability for Common Sense.

The book states that Common Sense is not the same as common knowledge. As a result wished to help people understand exactly what common sense is in the workplace. This book is a must have for those wishing to understand the true essence of business.

10- Awaken the Giant Within


As the title suggests, this book focuses to inspire people to know themselves so that they can bring change in themselves for better life. The author of the book Tony Robbins is an expert in change, and his main focus is to give you the necessary tools to help you inspire change in life. If you are looking for change then this book is best for you.

This is the list of books that  according to us are must read for teenagers, if you have any other book please let us know in comments.

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
― Charles William Eliot


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