5 Inspirational Fiction Books That Will Change the Way You Look at Life
It’s always wonderful to escape into a whole new world of words to beat the mundaneness of our lives plagued with reality. The undemanding world of fiction often offers so much more than entertainment and the best way to spend some quality time – if you dig deeper, it can often be a great therapist, a friend and a companion too. If you thought only non-fiction reads can be inspirational, it’s time to think again – it’s all a matter of picking the right books off the shelf. Here are five fiction masterpieces that will inspire and move you to your very core.
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
If you’ve read Tuesdays With Morrie, you already know Mitch Albom’s prowess of pushing you to your emotional limits. This wonderful read makes you ponder over the million-dollar question – “what if?” and wonder what it would be like to spend just one more day with someone you’ve loved and lost. A read that feels like a warm hug – it spans memories and relationships, and how they can always be mended.
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A coming-of-age modern classic tale told over 30 years – The Kite Runner encapsulates one of the most spell-binding and heartbreaking adventures of two young boys who share an unlikely friendship – one that is infested, then, by status, betrayal, guilt and the turmoil of Afghanistan. This tear-jerker spans themes of unbreakable bonds, family, trust and describes forgiveness and unconditionality in the most beautiful way. The way Khaled Hosseini’s kind words hold your hand through the grief of the novel is endearing.
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho’s fiction can be a bitter pill to swallow, especially as you grow older and more “practical”. His work, however, especially The Alchemist, can make you question what you really want out of life, and whether or not you want it enough to find it, and pursue it like it’s the last thing you’ll ever do. The best part? It’ll start a fire in your belly to reach out for your deepest desires, fearlessly, and motivate you to be the most driven version of yourself, every day.
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Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
A mother’s love is one of the most unfathomable, unconditional feelings in the world – and Betty Mahmoody’s love for Mahtob is definitely unworldly. This biographical masterpiece captures Betty Mahmoody’s real-life quest of escaping the bounds of her abusive husband and fleeing Iran with her daughter. The strength, resilience, sacrifice and determination of a woman, especially a mother, is so beautifully expressed through her story, you can almost feel what she felt.
Life’s Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard
Are you sure of your life’s choices? Life’s Golden Ticket will compel you to rethink that while making you laugh, cry and sometimes both at the same time. This piece tells the story of hospital-ridden Mary and her letter that begs her fiancé to visit an amusement park that brings him to meet an old, wise, eccentric groundskeeper – Henry, who introduces him to each of that park’s attractions that are a story in themselves. Brace yourself to learn the importance of second chances, turning your life around and never letting circumstances drag you down.