10 Life-Changing Books Every Young Arab Should Read

There’s nothing a bookworm takes more pleasure in (other than reading) than recommending their greatest finds.

If you haven’t read these books yet, go do that now!




1. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie




This book contains the steps to live a worry-free life day by day. You’ll find yourself turning into a nice person. Not only that, but it will help you solve problems and get over stress and anxiety.

“Our thoughts make us what we are.”




2. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield




If you feel like you can’t get on track to do things that help you reach your goals, then read this. It will boost your creativity and put an end to the excuses you tell yourself for not doing a certain task.

“The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.”




3. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak




“Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.”




4. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho




Santiago, a shepherd who travels looking for a buried treasure, meets an alchemist. Santiago’s journey teaches you optimism. It’ll make you feel that anything is possible and tell you to listen to your heart. It will also you free you from fear.

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”




5. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald




A love story from the jazz age about Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. It shows you that the past is gone and we should leave it behind, because dwelling on it might destroy you.

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”




6. The Gift of Change – Marianne Williamson




This book will make you forget about fear and see the world through eyes of love, hope and optimism.

“Love is everywhere, but if our eyes aren’t open to see it, we miss out”




7. Looking for Alaska – John Green




Two different people fall in love and after they do, nothing is ever the same. This book deals with depression, grief and suffering in a nice way.

“At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.”




8. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden




A story where looks are everything and some women are taught they’re inferior to powerful men. It will show you how a woman can be powerful or weak and make you realize that we all experience the same feelings in different situations.

“The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”




9. You Changed My Life – Abdel Sellou




A friendship between a con man and a disabled French man. This is an emotional novel that will change your life just like the title says. It will clear your heart from any negative feelings.

“It doesn’t matter who you are on the outside, the main thing is who you are on the inside.”




ترنيمة سلام – أحمد عبدالمجيد 10




Khaled’s life changes when he gets on a train and meets a mysterious old man. An amazing book that shows you the beauty and ugliness in your soul and then finally, bring you to inner peace.

“لماذا الحياة معطاءة مع البعض و غير عادلة مع الآخرين ؟!”




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