Reading books can be a pain, especially for those who are not in the habit of reading. How should one start? This is the most obvious question that bothers many students. We have a few points and suggestions that you should keep in mind when you decide to start reading.
- Always start with something light and interesting: What should be your aim when you start reading? The aim is not to read a book, get bored and then quit the habit. The aim is to develop a long-term sustainable habit of reading. How do you do that? You achieve that by picking up stuff that is not too taxing.
- Pick books from your interest area: If there is a clear area or stream of thought you identify with, and then begin with books from that area. When we talk about areas, these could be sports, science, detective stories, short stories, poetry, technology, business, physics and so on. Essentially, we are talking about just any subject in the world. Identify the one that creates a buzz in you and dig into books from that particular stream of thought.
- Pick books you can debate with your family and friends: There is not better intellectual stimulation than getting into debates. Pick up books which your friends and family members are reading and get into some discussions. These would surely motivate you to read further.
Some basic Books you can begin from:
The following is a list of easy to read to books that you can start from. In general, the books at the start of the list are light and non-serious reads and towards the end, the books turn a little serious (though still easy to read).
- Five point someone by Chetan Bhagat (Fiction)
- Mediocre but Arrogant (MBA) by Abhijit Bhaduri (Fiction)
- Inscrutable American (Fiction)
- Tin Fish by Sudeep Chakravarti (Fiction)
- Masters of the Game by Sidney Sheldon (Fiction)
- Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach (Motivation)
- The Little Prince by Antoine de saint-exupéry (Fiction)
- Siddartha by Hermann Hesse (Fiction)
- Stay Hungry Stay Foolish by Rashmi Bansal (Non-Fiction)
- The story of my life by Helen Keller (Non-Fiction)
So, what are you waiting for? Follow the given points to motivate yourself to read further. Pick any book from the given list or choose any book of your choice; the important point is, you should become an avid reader.