9 PRACTICAL BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU TURN 20

Readers are Leaders. “Good” books gives you the chances and opportunities to be very smart and knowledgeable.

Here are list of books that is not just a novel but books that have got powerful stories and practical concepts, and push for critical thinking.

1# THE WAR OF ART by STEVEN PRESSFIELD…

This book highlights a very uncomfortable truth about life. Life is not a bed of roses. There is no way you will not have many roadblocks if you want to create something. Whether it’s procastination, naysayers, laziness, Pressfield helps us to identify the enemy of these enemies and a battle plan to conquer this internal foe.

2# I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by MAYA ANGELOU

Eventually, every teen will have to come to terms with suffering and loneliness. This book will give you insight on how to approach even the deepest trials of life. Angelou’s memoir of her childhood is heartbreaking and tragic, but the strength of her spirit will help readers to understand that even at times when things seems impossible you can conquer it if you have really nurtured yourself from inside.

#3 BOUNDARIES by DR. HENRY CLOUD and DR. JOHN TOWNSEND…

One fact every human can’t escape completely from life is limitations. This book teaches that one needs to set and establish strong boundaries, the wisdom to determine who may touch us and under what circumstances inorder to prevent bad things. As a teen you need to have mental boundaries, the freedoms to express our own thoughts and opinions being able to manage your own feelings and disengage from the manipulative emotions of others.

#4 DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL by ANNIE FRANK…

This book is a gift to a teen girl. It is a rare gift that look directly into the heart and mind of a teen, especially when that teen’s thoughts and feelings are, deep and thoughtful as Anne Frank. The book is a series of writings kept by Anne while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands. The diary reveals an endlessly interesting teenage girl, that traces her development and maturity in the midst of almost unimaginable stress.

#5 A TRUSTY WAY TO ATTAIN ADULTHOOD by UCHE IGWE...

A sure book for every teen. This teen handbook, gives insights from the confusion teens faces to the principles every teen needs to apply as you attain adulthood. Teen age is the time of intense uncertainty. A time of many challenges that you can find very hard to fit in , and whom you would love to to become. In this book are tried and inspired ideas that will make you to understand that growing up is a journey, a journey of becoming your very best. It will help you to avoid the pitfalls that can destroy your future and life.

#6 THE TEEN’S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION by JOSH SHIPP…

This is the kind of book every teen needs, a book that tells more on facts. It will teach you on how to make good decisions in the midst of demanding and confusing circumstances. The book is packed with teen – friendly humour, and self – improvement book.

#7 THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER by DAVE RAMSEY…

Do you want to understand guides to money and personal finances as a teen. This book is the answer you need to know on how to handle money matters, that is very necessary in life. Get to learn about personal debt, credit card interest, compounded interest, mortgages, stocks and bonds, budgeting and other issues that concerns money, which will affect evey day of your adult life.

#8 HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by DALE CARNEGICE…

You can’t exist on earth without people and friends, so getting to win friends and influence people might be the best thing that can favour you more on earth. The book is written since 1936 but still very active till dates. This book will help you as a teen to grow into a person who is winsome, kind, respectful and saavy with other people.

#9 DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY by KENNETH C. DAVIS

I know most times, people get bored in studying history but history is still important. You need to know the origin of things. Thanks to Kenneth for the humour and super- engaging conversational style he used. You can’t get bored with this book. He explained important events and people in ways that make sense and even discussed the complicated events in US History. You can get yourself prepared by knowing from the past.

These 9 books I listed, are practical books that are applicable to our todays living and lifestyles. Get yourself richly updated.