10 Must-read Books To Add To Your 2021 Reading List- Why ?

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The new year has kicked in, and you are looking for some creative inspiration. 

We make plenty of promises to improve our habits, learn new things and be a better & intelligent version of ourselves every day, but often forgets to do so.

Not anymore. Out of all the new skills and hobbies out there, pick reading books for 2021 to be the task of immense priority. 

I know a lot of you have already been reading a lot during the lockdown. Can books ever be enough? 

No, right? Once you dive into the world of self-development, technology, psychology, and others, you get even more tempted to dig into even more brilliant books out there. 

Whether you read for pleasure, education, or curiosity, you’ll find books for every need of yours. 

Since I am writing this in March, I’ll recommend the 10 best books for the coming months so that you have a target set for every month. 

10 Powerful Books For 2021 For Your Holistic Development


1. Atomic habits – James Clear

“All big things come from small beginnings.”

What appears small can bring a big change in your life. In the book “Atomic Habits” the writer takes a close look at the smallest habits and their impact on your life.

It informs you about the benefits of habit formation leading to eventual success in health, business, relationship and other aspects of your life. 

James Clear reveals practical strategies that will guide you to form good habits and break bad ones. It’s a great book for people who struggle with getting rid of bad habits. 

The book teaches you to break free from bad habits and acquire good ones. To achieve great goals in life, an atomic change of habit will effortlessly make you a pioneer in anything. 

2. Deep work – Cal Newport

Focus is something we all struggle with often. Especially in this digitalized world where every design is created to lure you in. 

The book “Deep Work”, guides you to develop the power of focus on cognitive-demanding tasks in the world that’s easily distracted. 

Cal Newport points out the importance of flow and how it helps you to expedite your productivity. Flow is the ability to focus on a cognitively demanding task without distraction. 

It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master the working process and produce better results in less time. It will make you better at what you do and provide a sense of fulfilment.

3. Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance

“If you asked Elon how long it would take to do something, there was never anything in his mind that would take more than an hour.”

If you want to know Elon Musk aside from Tesla Motors and SpaceX, then this book is a perfect guide for you. The book talks about the grit and perseverance of the billionaire that helped him tackle enormous obstacles in his life. 

It’s a perfect biography for every aspiring entrepreneur or even the general pupil for his sickening determination and conviction that made him the champion today.

4.The 5 AM Club – Robin Sharma

“Own your morning. Elevate your life.”

If you’ve been planning on waking up early, then “The 5 AM Club” might be the perfect inspiration you need. The book centers around the basic idea of waking up early and planning a good start for the whole day. 

The book is filled with countless life advice and powerful quotes with groundbreaking research and work on your mind, sleep and the brain. It provides you with various techniques that’ll completely transform your life for good. 

And if you don’t like to read boring and crude facts, Robin Sharma’s excellent storytelling is extremely fascinating to read. 

5. Zero To One – Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

This book will teach you the way one can think, approach and build a business, and lead their startup’s future. Entrepreneurs need a powerful vision to take their business from zero to one.

Peter Thiel exposes the philosophy for composing a flourishing startup. His personal experience as a co-founder of PayPal and a venture capital investor lead him to a mass of enormous wealth exceeding a billion thresholds.

6.The Autobiography Of A Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda

You have come to earth to entertain and to be entertained.”

This epic creation reveals the methods of attaining God-realization. The book introduces you to a life that’s not visible to humankind. It’s filled with timeless wisdom, life lessons, eternal truth and techniques for self-realization. 

Yogananda compelling storytelling makes the book entirely relatable and entertaining. It’s not anything about the unattainable life of Yogi, it’s a story for ordinary people like you and me. The book talks about every aspect of life, from yoga to human limitation, life purpose, god, life and death. Whatever truth you are seeking, you are going to find in this book. 

If you want to grow in your life while having a spiritual inclination then you must add this gem to your bookshelf.

7. Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins

“You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.”

David Goggins is the epitome of passion, dedication and enthusiasm who went from being overweight and depressed to becoming a record-breaking athlete, inspiring military leader, and world-class personal trainer.

If you want to achieve something bigger in life than you must stop complaining about your circumstance and focus on the possibilities in the problems. He says remembering your past victories is the best way to convince yourself to keep going even when you want to quit.

 So if you feel lost and want to align your life in a working mode then this book is for you.

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8.The 4 Hour-Work Week – Tim Ferris

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect” — Mark Twain

Timothy Ferris lays out the powerful principle and procedure he took to break free from the 9-to-5 grind to being an independent entrepreneur. Life is not hard and you don’t have to live in misery one you realize your self-worth and work your way to the top. 

This No. 1 New York Times Bestseller teaches you to leverage on your own and cultivate financial and time freedom. It’s not one of those traps “get-rich-quickly” rather a life lesson that helps you escape the rat race and enjoy life while you are young.  

It contains all of Tim’s major life mantras that you can adopt today which will make every single day of your life slightly better and easier.

9. Eat The Frog First – Brian Tracy

“The hardest part of any important task is getting started on it in the first place. Once you actually begin work on a valuable task, you seem to be naturally motivated to continue.”

People are busy but not necessarily productive even after working the whole day. When you ask about a person’s growth, they go on to complain about time, luck and money. 

In the book, Brian Tracy suggests that the most effective way to complete your important task is to do your toughest work in the first place. There are two benefits of it-

 1. This task will directly help you to meet your plans.

2. It keeps you motivated to do your remaining tasks diligently.

The book gives you the technique to become more successful, commit yourself to lifelong learning, eat that frog every morning, guard and nurture your energy levels. 

10. Ikigai – Hector Garcia and Frances Miralles

“Our ikigai is different for all of us, but one thing we have in common is that we are all searching for meaning”

Ikigai is not a new name in book recommendations but still, not a lot of us have made the move to actually read it. We all have that passion inside us, that unique talent that makes us work hard. 

Our purpose is to find our ikigai (our true calling) and if we have one then to nurture it. Your dreams have nothing to with how much money you have rather the commitment and grit you possess.



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