8 Must-Read Books For Beginners
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8 Must-Read Books For Beginners

Before looking at the list, ask yourself WHY do you want to read? Do you want to forget about reality and want to go into a whole new world for some time? Do you want to know the lifestyle of people who were born before you but without having to learn all those boring history dates? Do want to imagine yourself as the main character and have a love story? Or do you want to improve your own life by learning some lessons from the author or any other reason?

Well, by reading these books you can do all these things. Here, I have recommended some best books for beginners with their genres, so that you can make a fine decision about what you want to read.


1. The Name Of This Book Is Secret
by Pseudonymous Bosch

The writing style of this book is so good, it feels like the writer is directly talking to you. It is an interactive book meaning it does not only tell you a story but also keeps you involved in it. The story starts as Cass finds “the symphony of smells” in her grandfather’s junk store.

The story revolves around Cass and Max-Ernest as they investigate the mysterious death of a local magician named, Pietro Bergamo. As the story starts, the writer creates curiosity in the readers. Whoever reads this, cannot keep this book down. So this is one of the best books for beginners.


2. Harry Potter series
By J.K.Rowling

The reason why this book is on this list is, Many times people don’t understand what is going on in a book, or they forget about what they have read. But many people have already seen its movie, so they will know what is going on. This book introduces you to such a magical world that you will not be willing to come back to reality.

It is a story about an orphan boy, named Harry who has been mistreated by his aunt and uncle for 11 years. But when he turns 11, he discovers about how his parents were killed and how was he able to do all those mysterious things. This book is full of adventure, friendship, mystery and magic. Many readers say that this book got them into the habit of reading, making it the best-selling book series in history.



3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
By Jenny Han

Lara Jean loves her family more than anything in this world. She has a crush on her sister’s boyfriend. But she won’t do anything to hurt her sister. So, she writes letters to all the boys she’d had a huge crush on.

There are a total of 5 boys. But one day those letters get mailed and she could not do anything about it. To hide the fact that she had a crush on her sister’s boyfriend, she starts “fake” dating Peter Kavinsky. But why would peter agree to do that? How Lara jean is going to get out of this mess? And most probably who sent those letters out?


4. Since You’ve Been Gone
By Morgan Matson

Emily is a shy and quiet kind of girl, she has a hard time talking with strangers. Sloane is her best friend with total opposite personality and that is what makes their friendship stronger. But for some weeks Emily is unable to find or contact her. And that time a List arrives.

This list has some dares like Hug a Jamie, apple picking at night, go skinny-dipping and others. Emily is already having a hard time to survive without her best friend, will she be able to complete the dares all alone? And after doing so, will she find her best friend?



5. Animal Farm
By George Orwell

Despite being written in 1945, this is a great book for beginners. It fascinates the readers, about how George Orwell can discuss a very serious topic in such a beautiful way. The story starts as the animals of the farm revolts against the farm owner. They overthrow the human owner and names the place as ‘animal farm’, and believes that every animal should be treated as equal.

But they still need someone to supervise or manage them. As pigs are considered the most intelligent animal among them, they agree to manage them. This book shows the journey from revolution to tyranny when the animal farm again comes under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon. This book talks about how power and corruption go hand in hand.


6. The Secret Garden

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

This story is about a 10-year-old girl named, Mary Lennox who is born in British India. Her wealthy parents don’t love her, she becomes spoiled and self-centred by the care of native servants. But after the cholera epidemic, her parents are no longer in this world so she is sent to England to live with her uncle Archibald Craven whom she has never met before.

She doesn’t like to live at her uncle’s place, but a maid working there tells her the story of the abandoned garden in the house and a buried key. And now she is curious to find the key to that garden. This story is really interesting as it shows character development with the change of their believes and hopes.



7. Ikigai
By Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

We don’t have any idea about how long we are going to live, but we all know one thing, and that is we want a happy and longer life. But how someone can actually achieve it? To answer such questions, the authors visit a Japanese village which has the highest percentage of 100-years-olds.

This book talks about how they live, what they eat, the relations in the community, and especially about their Ikigai which means ‘the reason for being’. Do you also get confused sometimes about what you want to do in your life but don’t really know? Well, Ikigai can help you with finding that.

These people believe that everyone has a purpose in their life, for which they wake up every day. These people don’t even get retired, because they know their purpose. And by reading this book, you too can find your Ikigai. The writing and the content of this book are really simple, making it one of the best non-fiction books for beginners.


8. The Rudest Book Ever
By Shwetabh Gangwar

The writer is very straight-forward, he talks about all the things that society feeds in our brain. Like society teaches us ‘what to think’ and not ‘how to think’. Just like the name suggests, it is really the rudest book ever.

It tells you some harsh truth about reality that no one is ever going to tell you. Can this book really hurt your feelings? Or will you be motivated by it? To know the answer, you have to read this book.


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