Top 10 books for the Month

Top 10 books for the Month

The sight of a book is always uplifting. A book, a cup of warm drink and chair in the balcony makes my evenings luxurious. Approximately 130 million books have been written in human history. There are between 600,000 to 1,000,000 books published in the US alone every year. Being a book lover, I agree to the fact that books are one’s greatest companions.

Here is a list of top 10 books for the Month

  1. The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life – Robin Sharma

Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, the 5 am club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5 AM Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.

Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness, and feelings of aliveness.

Through an enchanting—and often amusing—story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5 AM Club will walk you through:

■ How great geniuses, business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements.
■ A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day.
■ A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth.
■ A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed.
■ “Insider-only” tactics to defend your gifts, talents, and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world.

About the Author

Robin Sharma is a globally respected humanitarian. Widely considered one of the world’s top leadership and personal optimization advisors, his clients include famed billionaires, professional sports superstars, and many Fortune 100 companies. The author’s #1 bestsellers, such as The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Greatness Guide and The Leader Who Had No Title are in over 92 languages, making him one of the most broadly read writers alive today.

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2) A Girl to Remember – Ajay K Pandey

In every angel a demon hides, And in every demon, an angel strides. Neel is a self-proclaimed demon, a slave to his desires, putting at stake even the purest of relationships for it. He lives for himself, takes life as it comes, and considers people who love as emotional fools. When he first sets his eyes on his new landlady, a widow who is eleven years elder to him, all he can see is an opportunity. He has a plan to get rich and is working hard to achieve it until he bumps into Pihu. She is an immature teenager who likes Neel for no apparent reason and blindly believes that he is an angel who will take away all her life’s troubles. Neel hates Pihu for her unexplained obsession, and her being a hindrance in his plan, but her firm resolve to see a good person in him shakes Neel to the core. Will Pihu make a difference? Does inner transformation come to a man who has gone to a point of no return? A Girl to Remember is an emotional roller coaster which will make you believe that confession is the best punishment.

About the Author

Ajay K Pandey has touched the lives of many with his writing and continues to write stories of love that change lives. His bestselling books You Are the Best Wife and Her Last Wish have been on top of various bestseller charts, and explore the depths to which a heart can go for love.

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3) Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not- Robert Kiyosaki

April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.It has since become the 1 Personal Finance book of all time translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads, his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad. The book speaks about the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you. In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this classic Robert offers an update on what we’ve seen over the past 20 years related to money investing and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take readers fast forward from 1997 to today as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time. In many ways the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad that were criticized and challenged two decades ago are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago. As always readers can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective Will. Rich Dad Poor Dad Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich, Challenges the belief that your house is an asset, Shows parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money, Defines once and for all an asset and a liability and Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success.

About the Author

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes the world needs more entrepreneurs who will create jobs.

With perspectives on money and investing that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned an international reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage and has become a passionate and outspoken advocate for financial education.

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4) Half Girlfriend- Chetan Bhagat

Half Girlfriend is a story of Bihari boy Madhav, a Hindi speaking Bihari who falls in love with Riya, an influential Delhi girl on the campus of prestigious St. Stephen’s College. Madhav belongs to a middle-class family, while Riya is from a higher class and both have different lifestyles. Madhav proposes her, but Riya rejects the proposal because she thinks they are good as friends only.

A romance novel for the young adults, Half Girlfriend is a story that has been set in different locations including Bihar, Delhi, and New York; it revolves around a boy who comes from Bihar in India and his deep longing to dazzle out the girl he is in love with.

About the Author

Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist, and screenwriter, who is popularly known for his English-language novels, mostly based on the lives of young urban middle-class Indians. Bhagat’s novels have sold over seven million copies and in 2008, The New York Times quoted Bhagat as “the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history.

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5) The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. Though we may sniff a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the most successful method of entertaining an audience while slipping in a lesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he’s off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream.

Along the way, he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman’s books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists–men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the “Soul of the World.” Of course, he does eventually meet an alchemist and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy’s misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams. “My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night.

About the Author

Born in Brazil, Paulo Coelho started his career as a lyricist and theatre director and later left it to become an author. Paulo has written and published over 30 books and is also an avid blogger. He is active on numerous other social media platforms. Paulo Coelho was named the Messenger of Peace of the United Nations in 2007 and has bagged numerous prestigious awards like the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, The Honorable Award of the President of the Republic by the President of Bulgaria and so on.

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6) A Brief History of Time: From Big Bang to Black Holes-Stephen Hawking

‘A Brief History of Time: From Big Bang to Black Holes’ poses some interesting and unanswered questions, like if there had been any beginning of time or if time can run backward or if there is any boundary to the universe itself. Stephen Hawking, the great scientist, and theoretical physicist tries to answer it all by drawing theories of the entire cosmos from Albert Einstein to Newton. In doing so, he also sheds considerable light on the dark secrets that still reside at the heart of time and space.

This book takes the readers on a journey into the depth of cosmos right from the big bang theory, through the nature of forces and the world of string theory in physics, to the different forces that constitute the universe itself, summed up as the theory of everything.

About the Author:

Stephen Hawking: An English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, author as well as the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology under the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking is a scholar with more than a dozen of honorary degrees. It was in 1963 that Stephen Hawking contracted a rare motor neuron disorder which gave him just two years to live, yet he went to Cambridge to become what he is today.

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7) Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of Abdul Kalam- Arun Tiwari

Every common man, who by his sheer grit and hard work achieves success should share his story with the rest, for they may find inspiration and strength to go on, in their story. The ‘Wings of Fire’ is one such autobiography by visionary scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who from very humble beginnings rose to be the President of India. The book is full of insights, personal moments and life experiences of Dr. Kalam. It gives us an understanding of his journey of success.

Dr. Kalam, by narrating his life journey evokes the reader to identify with one’s inner fire and potential, for he was of the firm belief that each one of us was born with the strength and potential to make a tangible change in the world. How he inspired himself to achieve dreams and how he went about accomplishing so much is what the book captures beautifully.

About the Author

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam from 2002 to 2007 served as the 11th President of India. Greatly admired all over India, he was a scientist by profession, who played a leading role in developing the country’s missile program. From humble roots in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Dr. Kalam through an inspirational autobiography ‘The Wings of Fire’,traces the rise and the mark he made in life.

Mr. Arun Tiwari, a scientist, was a colleague of Dr. Kalam.

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8) Becoming – Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, now a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller.

‘A genuine page-turner, full of intimacies and reflections’ Evening Standard.

‘A polished pearl of a memoir’ New York Times.

‘A rich, entertaining and candid memoir. Overall Obama’s a fun person to sit alongside as she tells you the story of her life . . . it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction’.

About the Author

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America – the first African-American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments.

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9) Harry potter 7 volume children’s paperback boxed set: The complete collection(set of 7 volumes) – J K Rowling

One of the most famous books for children, young adults and adults alike – Harry potter 1 to 7 by J K Rowling is here in an exciting new cover for children. This package is a children’s edition, making the magic even more mystical with attractive packaging of each part. Harry Potter series needs no introduction. Harry is an orphan, living with his Muggle uncle and aunt in England. He is a gifted wizard who finally goes to the place he belongs to- Hogwarts School of wizards and witchcraft. He meets many other young wizards. Two of them become his close friends – Ron and Hermione. The trio spends their years in Hogwarts fighting evil powers of Lord Voldemort. Harry Potter’s mentor Dumbledore, one of the most powerful wizards ever and his godfather-Sirius Black helps him throughout the series. Severus Snape is one of the most mysterious characters around. They also have to fight their evil classmates like Draco.

About the Author

J K Rowling is one of the most acclaimed authors of contemporary times. She is an international bestselling author who has seen her fortune rise to billions through earnings from the Harry Potter series alone. This series has sold more than 450 million copies around the world in 77 languages. She has also written some additional books like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. She is also associated with various charity works. She has also written another book called ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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10) Destinations of a Lifetime – National Geographic

National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of our world in this spellbinding new coffee table travel gift book. Hundreds of Earth’s most breathtaking locales are illustrated with vivid, oversized full-color images taken by Nat Geo’s world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.

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