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11 best books to jumpstart Reading Habit for beginners. List for 2022

So, you have finally decided to develop a regular book reading habit but you have no idea of which books to jumpstart with. Don’t worry we have the list ready of the best books for beginners willing to develop the habit of reading.

old books kept in stack and cup plate is kept over it.

Before you move forward- There are X books, and all are handpicked by GodlyGuide.Nevertheless, you don’t need to go for all of them, only read ones you really like. One more thing, in case, you want to know 4 sure-step formula to develop reading habits quickly, don’t forget to check this out.


1. Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat

Genre- Fiction/Romance

chetan bhagat in blue t shirt posing with a chair

This book was originally published in 2004 but hasn’t lost its charm to date. We all have watched the Bollywood movie ”3 idiots”, and no matter how many times you watch it, it still makes you laugh. The movie is based on this very book of Chetan Bhagat that is inspired by his and his two best friends’ lives at IIT Delhi.

Chetan Bhagat writes in easy English that makes it an obvious choice for beginners to opt-in.


Other works of Chetan- Half-Girlfriend, A Night at a call center, 3 Mistakes of my Life, A Girl in Room no. 105.


2. Of Course I Love You.. Till I Find Someone Better by Durjoy Dutta with Manvi Ahuja

Genre- Fiction/Romance

of course i love you till i find someone better book cover

Released back in 2008, this book is a great option for beginners to jumpstart with.

Durjoy and Manvi write in easy English, however, I bet you, this book is really gonna help you improve your English vocabulary.


Other works of Durjoy- She Broke Up I Didn’t, If It’s Not Forever It’s Not Love, Now That You Are Rich Lets Fall in Love, etc.


3. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Genre- General Psychology/Spirituality/Philosophy

rhonda byre with her white hair and black top

This one is probably [one of the] most popular books of this century. Released back in 2006, this book is a great option for those, who want to know how our life is controlled by the way we speak, listen, think, react, and obviously, DO. The world-famous ‘Law of Attraction is the core point of this book.

The Secret is written in easy English so you don’t have to look for Dictionary after every line.


Other work of Rhonda- The Magic, The Power, The Greatest Secret, etc.


4. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Genre- Personality Development/Communication

how to win friends and influence people book

One of the top-selling books of the last century was written by Dale Carnegie [pronounced as Car-Negi] who was a distinguished ‘Personality Development and Public Speaking Guru’ of that era. His works are still relevant to modern times.

Carnegie writes in English of his era, thus it can be a little bit annoying for those having a bad vocab. However, if you really want to improve your communication then go for this one for sure.


More books by Carnegie- The Art of Public Speaking, Lincoln the Unknown, et cetera.


5. The Treasurer Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre- Fiction/Thriller/Adventure

Published in 1883, this was the first novel that I personally ever read, in 2015, probably. Each page of this novel is seriously going to give you goosebumps on your hands, feet, and on some other parts, I don’t like to mention here. You will be amazed to know that George wrote this 280 pages of the whole novel in just 7 days. Kudos to his great work.

This book dates back more than 100 years, so no need to say that it is obviously going to make you open the dictionary on every single page.


Other works by R.L Stevenson- A Child’s Garden of Verses, Strange Cae of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and many more.


6. A Tear and a Smile by Kahlil Gibran

Genre- Poetry/Philosophy

a lovely girl with sad face

Kahlil was a Lebanese Poet-cum-Philosopher, although he never liked himself to be called a Philosopher, he always was a poet deep inside him.

A Tear and a Smile is a poetry compilation of Kahlil. He is known to be a true believer in inner love that is clearly reflected in his poems. If you like Philosophy in the form of Poetry, you will love this one for sure.

Other notable works of Kahlil- The Prophet, The Earth Gods, A Tear and a Smile, and many more.


7. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

Genre- Philosophy/Metaphysics

friedrich nietsche's book beyond good and evil cover

Friedrich Nietzche was a German Philosopher who is known for his notable work in the fields of Morality and Metaphysics.

Beyond Good and Evil, published in 1886, is a book that describes why should we avoid tagging things good or bad. His work really fits into the modern world.


Other work of Nietzche- On the Genealogy of Morality, God is Dead, and many more.


8. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Genre- Memoir/Historical

diary of anne frank cover

Originally this was a diary of a teenage Jewish girl who lost her life during Hitler’s oppression of Jewish. Her father found her diary post-WWII and published it with the name Diary of a Young Girl. This is probably the topmost selling diary of all time.

As this book was originally a diary, thus it hardly contains any hard vocabulary. History geeks must go through this book, at least once.


9. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Genre- Business/Finance

robert kiyosaki half photo

I have seen people who hate books but are aware of this book’s name at least, if not more.

I’m currently listening to this book on Audible, and I must say this is the easiest book I have ever come across. And by easiest, I don’t mean it has plain words or something, but what I really mean is that it is written in an easy way, like a story, so that almost everyone can grasp the content.

Robert teaches Business and Financial Management like a Kindergarten teacher. Everyone wants to understand ”how money does work” so everybody must read this book.

More work of Kiyosaki- FAKE, Guide to Investing, Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant, etc.


10. The Miracle of Mindfulness by Hanh Thich Nhat

Genre- Spirituality

hanch thich joining his both hands together pose

I know, it’s not easy to pronounce the name of the writer of this book but the book is really written in a straightforward way. No fancy words, no polishing.

Hanh teaches that why is it important to be and live in the present moment and how can we do so. All the people who want to be more spiritual should consider reading.

More from Hanh- Peace is every Step, You are Here, Path of Compassion- Stories from Buddha’s Life


11. A Brief History of Time by Stephan Hawkins

Genre- Science

stephan hawkins book a brief history of time cover

Hawkins was one of the greatest savants of this century. He was amazing in breaking down Physics’ complex problems as simple examples. ”A Brief History of Time” is such an example where he has explained how does science sees the concept of time.

Language is easy, and if you have studied Basic Sciences till 10th Standard, you are not going to face any conceptual issues.


More Books from Hawkins- The Theory of Everything, The Grand Design, and the list goes on and on.


These were the ones I could find. Do you think some book is missing? Let us know through your beautiful comments.


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