Books teach. No matter what book it is, biography, self-help, fiction, or academic, we always learn something from it.Everyone has preferences in what they’d pick up to read, however I have a short list here of what I consider absolute must reads. Even if you wouldn’t generally pick one of these up, try them on my recommendation. I promise you, you will not regret it.

1. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt: It is a biography written by Edmund Morris. The Rise covers the time from Roosevelt’s birth through his ascendancy to the Presidency. It includes pretty much everything about President Roosevelt and is a must read for people who are really into biographies.

2. The Secret: I’m positive that many know about this piece written by Rhonda Byrne, but I don’t know if the 90s kids read such books. Well, we, 90s kids, aren’t kids anymore! It is an almost mystical exploration of self within the dynamics that move the universe. Try this one.

3. The Answer to the Riddle Is Me – A Memoir of Amnesia: This book by David Stuart is the story of a man who struggles to put back together, the pieces of his life. He suffers from amnesia along with depression that goes hand-in-hand with it. For those, who don’t know what amnesia is, it is a psychological disorder in which a person forgets the major milestones in his life or events and even people. A heartwarming book indeed!

4. The Alchemist: It is a timeless novel by Paulo Coelho is about pursuing your dreams and listening to the voice within you. I haven’t read this but I’m pretty sure it’s my kind.

5. The Art of Asking: It is a book by Amanda Palmer, beautifully exploring how people feel shame asking for help. It teaches us that asking for help is alright and is the most important lesson in everyone’s life. Twenties are a difficult time, better to learn that lesson now.