Thinking of giving reading a try? While reading can be healing, informative, and entertaining, it is super important to choose the right book, too. But let us tell you, you just made the best decision and a new world is waiting for you!
Without much ado, let’s start exploring this list of 10 books to read for beginners. These books will take you into a different universe, giving you a golden chance to learn, experience, and explore something new. Pick a book (or more), and kick start your journey to becoming an avid reader!
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Many of you might have expected The Alchemist to be on this list. Well, it’s got to be here! A simple narration with hidden meanings is how we would like to describe this gem. Have you heard the famous saying, “when you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it?” This is one of the famous lines from this masterpiece. The Alchemist is a story that will inspire you to listen to your heart and follow your dreams, something we all need to do! To top that up, the unique vision and spirituality of Paulo Coelho will be a therapeutic experience. It is no wonder why this book is considered to be one of the best books for beginners.
2. The Diary of A Young Girl By Anne Frank
Doesn’t the name sound familiar? Even if you are someone who doesn’t read that much, you must have heard about this book in your English textbooks. A 13-year-old girl, hiding for two years during the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1942, how fascinating would her stories be? Read the book and find out. With the powerful reminder of the war, The Diary of A Young Girl is undoubtedly among the best books for beginning readers. The familiarity of the story (from our childhood textbooks) makes it even more interesting to read!
3. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Do you know the best thing about this book? The realism! Set in Kerala (yes, the beautiful Kerala!), this book is an eye-opener. It also talks about communism and takes you through the life of the twins, Rahel and Esthappen. But why is this one of the good books for beginner readers? Because of its simple yet impressive narration that will touch your heart. Time for a fun fact: It is the debut novel of Arundhati Roy and is considered one of her best works. And it can be your debut as a reader as well!
4. Ikigai by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia
What is the purpose of your life? What motivates you to get out of bed every morning? The answer is your ikigai. It is an age-old Japanese ideology that’s been associated with the country’s long life expectancy. If we say that this book is life-changing, we won’t be exaggerating. This book explains everyday problems with practical solutions to help people adopt a healthy lifestyle and find their Ikigai ( the purpose of life). Its readability is another reason why it is one of the easy to read books for beginners.
5. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon Lechter
Any aspiring entrepreneur in the house? This one is for you! It is the story of the author who grew up with two dads – his real father (a PhD Scholar aka the poor dad) and his best friend’s father (a businessman aka the rich dad). In the book, Robert T. Kiyosaki has shared how his thoughts about money, investing, and finances were shaped by both these men. Honestly, there’s so much to learn and experience in this book that it is imperative to make it your first-ever read.