The traits that you carve and the wits that you develop in college are strongly correlated to your success in life. In Tyrion’s legendary words, “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” Here are 10 books that will instill confidence in you and plant seeds of success in your life-
1. Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt
Steven D. Levitt, the self-described “Rogue Economist” of the title, uses “economics” to analyze a random assortment of topics studying the society. These include the recent drop in crime in American cities, the possibility of rampant corruption in professional sumo wrestling, and the real impact of parenting on a child’s life outcomes, among others.
2. The Alchemist
The book dishes out motivation in most unexpected ways. It is home to some of the best quotes including, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
5. The Great Gatsby
The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The book was later adapted in a movie.
6. The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The story is set in Kerala and revolves around the lives of two children Rahel and Esthepa and how they weave and imagine their childhood experiences while constantly trying to cope up with their highly dysfunctional family.
9. The Fault In Our Stars
Another gem by John Green which later got adapted in a Hollywood movie. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group in the “Literal Heart of Jesus” where she subsequently meets and falls in love with seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player, as well as an amputee.
10. The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games is a 2008 science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. It revolves around an annual televised death match called The Hunger Games in which children are forced to participate.
Tell us which of the above books have already made a place for themselves on your bookshelf.