Let me share with you an off-the-cuff list of my favourite fifteen books. I’ve recently prepared this list for a group of adult learners of English. It begins with some simple ones. And I have avoided classic literature here because I guess an average English language learner will find it difficult to appreciate it. Here’s the list:
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
- The Room on the Roof by Ruskin Bond
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
- Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson
- My Experiments with Truth by M. K. Gandhi
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
- Megaliving by Robin Sharma
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
- Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Here’s a talk on Future Matters! by my friend Dr Vishal Bhadani. This talk is based on Homo Deus, an international best seller by Yuval Noah Harari.
Prof Harari is an Israeli historian and a professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of the popular science bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
Happy Thinking, Happy Sharing!
Dr Dharmendra Sheth