Reading is the best way to learn, so say the wise. Books are the embodiment of wisdom and will remain your friends throughout life. Some books remain evergreen in the passage of time. Here is a list of six such books that every teenager should have in their library.
‘The Six Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make’ by Sean Covey
Sean Covey has written international bestsellers like “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”, and this one is probably even better. The book gives teenagers the most compelling advice about every aspect of life in a non-preachy way. The book is an amalgamation of real life stories of teens who have successfully navigated the troubling issues of sex, addictions, parental bonding and much ore. It is a must have for every adolescent.
“The Power of Positive Thinking” by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
It is no secret that positive thinking can help anyone, especially teenagers, build a foundation for a happy and fulfilling life. “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale has the power to help the confused adolescent sail through the rough waters of this age. It is probably the book you will go back to again and again. The book will help you to improve both personal and professional bonds to achieve life goals.
“The Complete Guide to Personal Finance for Teenagers” by Tamsen Butler
This book comes highly recommended by the Forbes magazine. It is an entertaining take on personal finance that is a must-read for teenagers who will soon head for college. It has been awarded the winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in 2010. It details the travails of handling money, credit cards and debt when teenagers have to make life decisions on their own.
Principles to Live By” by Cary Siegel
Cary Siegel gives the college bound teenager a comprehensive journey into handling finances. The 99 principles of money management cited by the author prepares you for budgeting and spending in an engaging manner . It also speaks about adulthood and personal relationships in detail. A solid book to refer to for practically everything, it is a staple in every teenager’s library.
“What Color Is Your Parachute?” by Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles
The book that helps near-adults face career questions head-on is a favourite with most teenagers. The well-researched book has a unique framework that helps teenagers hone in on their strengths and find the perfect career path for themselves. The chapters that excite interest are based on the intricacies of facing interviews, internships and handling social media. The book is mostly in listicles that are self-help guides to practically everything under the sun.
“Chicken Soup for the Soul” by Canfield and Hansen
Chicken Soup for the Soul is just what the title says. The two motivational speakers who inspire America have combined forces to give teenagers and adults alike a ray of hope in tough times. The highly motivational book has won accolades and hearts in millions. The book empowers the reader to look for the silver lining in the darkest of storm clouds. This is definitely a go-to book for every teenager when in doubt.