Nothing is better than curling up with a few of the best books and letting yourself be transported. Books allow us to see new places, meet new people and live the lives we can only imagine. If you haven’t treated yourself to a few minutes with your favorite author, you’re missing out on one of life’s greatest treats. Confucius nailed it when he said, “You cannot open a book without learning something.”

The best time to teach your children the joy of books is now. Once your children experience the joy of reading, they’ll thank you for a lifelong gift. If you’ve still got a few gifts to buy or just need a new reading list, look at these suggestions of the best books.


1.The Classics
There’s a reason these books have been around for years and years. They tell classic stories of the human condition. Tilt at windmills with Don Quixote, battle dragons with the Game of Thrones series or let yourself visit Imperial Russia with War and Peace. We guarantee you’ll read these over and over.

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2.Young Adult Gems
Don’t let the title fool you, these are some of the best books to read regardless of your age. If you’ve already enjoyed the movies, you’ll want to read the Harry Potter series or the Hunger Games trilogy. And for a good cry, read The Fault in our Stars.

3.Books on Joy
If it’s been a rough day (or year) check out one of these stories. Whether its scholarly works on how to feel happy or just the joyous world of Winnie the Pooh, reading these books can help brush away the darkness about you and look for joy in your life.

4.Books to Make You Savvy
For the wannabe business leader you’ll find no better resource than the information in these books. If you own your own business or want to one day, check out this list to find books that will help you improve your business skills and reach the success you know you deserve.

5.Books on Pregnancy
Pregnancy and childbirth can be a big mystery. Unwrap it with one of these books. In easy to understand style, you’ll find answers to all your questions. If you’re pregnant or still trying you’ll want at least one of these to help you along the way.