Inspiration (12)

  • When breath becomes air

    By: Paul Kalinath   

    Pages: 225

    Biography, Inspiration

    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 10th Jul'17

    Brief review: The biggest truth of life is death and yet we take life for granted. It is only when we face a near death experience our perspective of life changes. The key is to wake up before it is too late. Imagine a scenario when you give life to people and one fine day find yourself at the crossroad of fighting for your own life. A top neuro-scientist (Paul Kalanithi) suffers terminal illness at the age of 36 and this book is a memoir of his own life, illness and experiences thereof. The feeling to witness death from a short distance and the meaning of life and time in such a situation. Though the undertone of the book is painful and grim but it leaves the reader with a lot of inspiration to live well and value life. An emotional, heartbreaking but a beautiful read.

  • Personal Excellence

    By: Ken Shelton   

    Pages: 190

    Inspiration, Motivation

    My recommendation: 7 / 10

    Date read: 15th Feb'17

    Brief review: It’s a collection of life defining, motivational articles of top personalities in the world. Short and crisp. Mostly, people say the same things…differently. If you are looking for some good motivational stuff, you can read this book.

  • Eat Pray Love

    By: Elizabeth Gilbert   

    Pages: 348

    Biography, Inspiration

    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 12th Dec'16

    Brief review: It's a true story of a woman in quest of finding herself. After facing divorce, Elizabeth travels around a few countries to rediscover her true self. A gripping story which will bring you closer to your own true calling in life. Inspiring and motivating, you will definitely enjoy this bestseller. It's a good read for all and a must for every women.

  • The Last Lecture

    By: Randy Pausch   

    Pages: 206

    Biography, Inspiration, Self Help

    My recommendation: 8 / 10

    Date read: 10th Sep'16

    Brief review: What would you do if you have a short time to live? Specially when are in the prime of your life and the future looks promising. Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. At age 47, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given 3-6 months of good life left. During this time he gave an inspiring talk called 'The Last Lecture' which went viral. The book is based on that lecture. When you get perspective from people not old enough but mortality looming over their life, you get a lot of wisdom to ponder over your own meaning in life. It's a good and inspiring read.

  • Courage Beyond Compare

    By: Sanjay Sharma   

    Pages: 258

    Inspiration, Sports

    My recommendation: 7 / 10

    Date read: Year 2015

    Brief review: There is no limit to human potential. If you set out to do and achieve what no one expected could be done, you become an inspiration to the world. This is so true for ten sportspeople featured in this inspiring book. It is the story of athletes who brought glory to India, both in the national and international arenas. Not deterred by the the limitations of the human body, these men and women showed extraordinary courage and resilience to overcome adversity to became champions in their respective sports. In this book you will read about the 'magician on the badminton court', 'the one eyed cricketer', an iron lady with polio who won golds for India' and others. The book also takes cognizance of the fact that the country's bureaucrats need to be more sensitive towards such extraordinary stars. True stories related to sports are always inspiring ro read.

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