If you're looking for books that will change your life, you have come to the right place. Some books will inspire and some books may change everything. Reading is a great way to spend your free time and a wonderful way to learn new things. It's also just great entertainment. Here is a list of 5 life changing books that you won't be able to put down.
1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
This is a short story about a young and very ambitious seagull. Jonathan Seagull pushes himself harder and harder to reach perfection and learn the mechanics of flight. Even though he wasn’t supported by his flock as their sole purpose was to eat, he still strived to achieve his goals. Later on, he even came back to his flock to teach other seagulls the things he learned. This story teaches us to push our limits, to share the truths you have discovered with others, and to forgive people for ignorance or mistrust. This is definitely a life-changing story you should read.
2. Looking for Alaska by John Green
This amazing novel is about friendship, first love, first heartbreaks, and the first steps into adult life. It’s one of the lightest books I’ve ever read, but it gives valuable lessons about living in the moment, living to your fullest as long as you are still alive, and not dwelling on your past. "Looking for Alaska" is a story about a group of young people who are going to the same boarding school and eventually become friends. Along the road, they learn that life is always unexpected and you always have to continue to search for the truth and go through your own labyrinth in search of the Great Perhaps.
3. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
This novel is a series of journal entries written by Charlie, a mentally handicapped man, who was selected for a clinical trial of a surgical procedure to boost his intelligence. The surgery was successful and indeed, Charlie was experiencing brilliant improvement. He developed a photographic memory, became an expert in several fields, and learned multiple languages. However, he became lonely and didn’t have a lot of people around him, who could understand him. Soon he discovered the mistake in the trial and realized that his recently gained intelligence is about to regress. However, during the decline, he becomes more emotional and open. This gives us a valuable lesson that people shouldn't be judged by their intelligence and being smart is not everything in life. Just remember that we all have to be compassionate.
4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
This is a beautiful story about two boys who are friends, living in Afghanistan. The story is narrated as the childhood memories of one of the friends, who now lives in the United States. He is haunted by his mistakes and a betrayal of his best friend, which he tries to fix by helping out his friend’s son, whose parents have been killed by Taliban. This novel teaches us how to appreciate people who are trying to help us the best possible way they can. It teaches us how not to be afraid and stand up for your friends and for what is right. It also gives you some important history lessons. This book will definitely change your perspective on many things.
5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Here is one of the most popular books in the world. The plot is most likely familiar to most of the readers. It’s a story about a young man who takes off on a journey to find a treasure beyond his wildest dreams. This inspiring story teaches us to have a bigger vision, but at the same time to be aware that pursuing that bigger vision is hard and diligent work. It also makes you appreciate observation as a key component of a successful person’s life. The most important moral is that the power to achieve our dreams is fully in our hands and we are the only ones who can find it and use it.