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As the saying goes, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” There are many benefits associated with reading such as mental stimulation, stress reduction, knowledge, improved focus and concentration, etc. Below is a bucket list of books to read which is curated by some of the most iconic influencers, movers and shakers of our time.

  1. The fire next time (James Baldwin)  :: as suggested by KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
  2. Meditations (Marcus Aurelius) :: as suggested by ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
  3. Find a way (Diana Nyad) :: as suggested by CINDY WHITEHEAD
  4. I’ve got the light of freedom (Charles Payne) :: as suggested by NICOLE ROCKLIN
  5. When the emperor was divine (Julie Otsuka) :: as suggested by PRINCE JACKSON
  6. The godfather (Mario Puzo) :: as suggested by MAZ JOBRANI
  7. Mindset (Carol Dweck, Ph.D.) :: as suggested by DAVID BARAM
  8. The year of magical thinking (Joan Didion) :: as suggested by SARA GILBERT
  9. A thousand splendid suns (Khaled Hosseini) :: as suggested by BONNIE BRUCKHEIMER
  10. The Federalist papers (Hamilton / Madison / Jay) :: as suggested by AMY TRASK
  11. A city of thieves (David Benioff) :: as suggested by SEAN CONLON
  12. How to become a rainmaker (Jeffrey J. Fox) :: as suggested by TAMI HALTON PARDEE
  13. Thank you for being late (Thomas Friedman) :: as suggested by SHERYL O’LOUGHLIN
  14. Man’s search for meaning (Viktor E. Frankl) :: as suggested by TONY ROBBINS

For more information, please visit https://elainesir.com/bucket-list-books-to-read-in-a-lifetime/