According to me, if you are in your early twenties and looking for some enlightening books, you must read following books. I strongly believe ten years from now, you will attribute a lot of your success to some of these books. Having read all of them and being influenced by every one of them, I call myself fortunate that I had a company of these great books when I needed them most. I have given online link of every book from where they can be purchased.
I hope you find them useful.
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography 1st Edition – If you are an Indian, in your early twenties then you must read this book.
This book is an autobiographical novel that tells the readers a story about unlocking their inner potential. APJ Abdul Kalam does a great deal to throw light on his journey to igniting the fire within himself. This book is divided into seven parts. This is then followed by an Orientation, which contains a quote from the Atharva Veda. After that, the readers are also enlightened on the incidents that made Kalam what he is today.
- Unposted Letter – is a collection of short articles that contains deep and profound reflections on many topics related to life, work, situations, and attitudes. Each page contains ideas and concepts that can change your view on many things and make your life richer and more enjoyable. A good read recommended for young readers.
- Letters From a Father to His Daughter – These letters reflect on a variety of topics. Starting from natural history, the beginning of the earth, and evolution to the varied races of the world, the genetic make-up, the differences in communities, and races, how these races were formed, and why people look different. Book also touches upon the topic of civilizations. It discusses the ancient civilizations, the great cities of ancient times, the origin of language and religion, the growth of mankind, and the changes in religion and its current manifestations. Nehru also elaborately discusses the history of India, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the great kings of the past and their kingdoms.
- I Too Had a Dream – You must read about Dr. Verghese Kurien in your early young age. Dr. Verghese Kurien is father of white revolution and is the man behind success of Amul Dairy. For more information read my blog about the book: I too had a dream. — Dr. Verghese Kurien
- Gitanjali – One of the greatest writers in modern India, Rabindranath Tagore became the first Indian to be awarded the Nobel Prize, which he received for his outstanding contribution to Literature. Known for his elegant prose and magical poetry, Gitanjali captures the essence of Tagore’s poetic spirit. The poetry of Tagore is soothing to the spirit of the person who reads it. These poems look at the deepest and the most spiritual aspects of life with a simplicity and grace that touch your soul. They encourage you to look at the world around, in a fresh light, and experience the beauty of creation.