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12 international bestsellers you should read in 2022 that will change your outlook on life

A New Year signifies a fresh start and hope for the future. Penguin India’s Penguin Transform program offers a list of 12 international bestsellers to help one become a better reader. A reader is to read each of the 12 books over a 12-month period, and each title promises to transform their outlook on life.

Here are books:-

01/12′ Educated’ by Tara Westover

The memoir ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover will inspire you to have faith and achieve more in life.

02/12′ 12 Rules for Life’ by Jordan B. Peterson

Jordan B. Peterson, a clinical psychologist and author, uses his works and ancient wisdom to present 12 principles to live by that can offer solutions for contemporary problems.

03/12′ A Wrinkle in Time’ by Madeleine L’Engle

It’s a great read on the list for kids and young adults. It makes you rediscover love and support for your family and helps you fight for your loved ones. A Disney film adaptation of L’Engle’s bestselling book has also been released.

04/12′ Forty Rules of Love’ by Elif Shafak

The beauty of this story will make you believe in the power of love and how it can change you for the better.

05/12′ Thinking Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman

This book explains how our minds are tripped up by errors and prejudices and offers practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. In its blurb, the book promises to help you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.

06/12′ Zen and the Art of Simple Living’ by Shunmyo Masuno

 Popular Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno offers 100 tips (one for each day) on how to apply the essence of Zen in everyday life to feel relaxed and fulfilled.

07/12′ Think Again’ by Adam Grant

 This book explores the idea that rethinking, unlearning, and relearning can help us achieve greater work-life balance and wisdom. It is written by organizational psychologist and author Adam Grant.

08/12′ Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig

 The international bestseller ‘Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig will take you on an incredible journey and make you question: How should we live?.

09/12′ Breath’ by James Nestor

 James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices to find out what went wrong and how to fix it in his book, Breath, according to the blurb.

10/12′ Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernadine Evaristo

 ’Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernadine Evaristo, winner of the 2018 Booker Prize for fiction, takes the reader through the lives of twelve characters in Great Britain 100 years ago.

11/12′ Normal People’ by Sally Rooney

 Many millennials and adults will relate to Sally Rooney’s award-winning novel, ‘Normal People’. The story of self-discovery, modern love, and friendship is beautifully written.

12/12′ When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi

As a medical student, a neurosurgeon, a lung cancer patient, and a new father, Paul Kalanithi recounts his life. He also asks what makes life meaningful and virtuous.



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