Books to read to learn more about anything and everything

If you are a curious reader looking for the next exciting read, this list of fiction and non-fiction books across different genres could pique your interest. Whether you like reading about self-development or enjoy a casual romance book, you could find something interesting in this list of books.

As Long As The Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh


This novel follows the emotional story of a young eighteen-year-old girl dealing with difficult decisions while living through a civil war in Syria. A fiction story based on real-life events, this novel helps readers learn about the personal, heart-breaking effects on people’s lives during wars.

Ikagai by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia

A book explaining the Japanese concept of Ikagai, the reason behind life, is an international non-fiction bestseller that teaches thought-provoking lessons. If you want to learn how to live a more happy and fulfilled life, this uniquely written book might have a few answers.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a historical fiction novel about two strong young women facing the effects of war in their home country. This realistic fiction story sheds light on the tragedies and highs and lows that women in war-torn countries experience.

The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

This book is a practical guide to learning about self-improvement in different aspects of your life. It teaches various tips on how to become more organised, productive, balanced, and fulfilled in your life. This book will be a great fit if you want to learn about self-growth advice.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

This novel is a perfect read if you are interested in psychological thrillers. It is a suspenseful murder mystery that tells the story of a woman with secrets, a concerned medical specialist and a mysteriously killed husband. This is a good read if you want to read about an unpredictable crime story.

The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma

If you want to make better use of your day and are interested in learning about time management, you should read the 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma. This non-fiction book explains how to improve your morning routine to maximise your productivity during the day. This book is a must-read if you want to learn how to avoid having an overwhelming, chaotic morning.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

This international bestselling poetry book is a collection of emotional, contemporary poems. If you enjoy spoken word and non-traditional poetry or you’re interested in learning about what modern poetry looks like, this book is perfect; its unfiltered nature will have you shedding tears towards the end.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Set in 1960s Southern California, this comedy novel tells the story of a woman who is a chemist turned TV show host. It has the message of female empowerment and how women were treated in the workplace previously with an entertaining, relatable and humorous tone.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This novel follows a young man making his way to the pyramids of Egypt. It is a story with many different meanings, and each reader learns something different. It has highlighted themes of finding one’s destiny and achieving specific goals.

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Family Upstairs is another good read for thriller lovers, with this novel being a mix of drama and thriller. It tells a compelling murder mystery story with many twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

This list hopefully gave you a few ideas for books to add to your to-be-read list.

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