Books To Read Once In Your Life
Claire Miles - July 13, 2022


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Reading books begin from an early age, however, most people argue that they tend to ignore reading when they get caught by professional work. However, it is extremely important that you never let your reading habits die down as they are one of the major ways that can give you a break from the world. This article will talk about three books that you should obviously read once in your lifetime.

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Forty Rules of Love

We all know the hype this book received. It has been translated into multiple languages such as Persian, Urdu, French, and English. This book is written by a Turkish writer, Elif Shafak, and was published in March 2009. This book gives an overview of the ideas of Sufism and refers to Maulana Jalal ud din, who was also known as Rumi, and his student Shams. The main theme of this book is to introduce the key concepts of love and how love can be used to achieve any goal in this world.

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck

This book is one of the most famous self-help books that have been read all around the world. Mark Manson has beautifully explained human nature and the effect of society on human beings. At times we all get stuck into the constant loop of falling into the nets of other people’s opinions. It is a nonfiction and a self-help book that aims to provide an alternative route to the thinking patterns of human beings.

Atomic Habits

Atomic habits is another self-help book written by James Clear who aims at ensuring that the toxic loop of negative habits is broken down. This book has been awarded as the # 1 New York Times bestseller. So what are you waiting for? Go grab your favorite book and enjoy it while sipping your favorite coffee on your comfiest lounge sofa.