Biographies of eminent personalities can be inspiring, motivating and even life changing for some. Before you pick up the next such read, make sure you’ve gone through our list of must-read biographies of all time.
Biographies and autobiographies are impeccably captured lives of fascinating and inspiring personalities. Biographies are the books way separate from other genres and there’s a reason- it’s some of the most actionable and educational reading you can do.
Nothing can teach us better about life than the ones who experienced and then penned them down. Biographies cover swaths of material with the triumphs and disasters taking a reader on a ride that ends with a teaching. So, here’s a list of well lived and well-told biographies. Read, Learn and then return to them time after time.
- The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank):
Also known as The Diary of Anne Frank is a book compiled of writings from the Dutch Language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years during the Nazi occupation of Netherlands. With inclusion in several lists of top books of 20th Century and being translated into over 60 languages, The Diary of a Young Girl is a read at leisure.
- Long Walk to Freedom(Nelson Mandela):
Long Walk to Freedom is an autobiographical work by the first Black head of South Africa, the anti-apartheid political leader Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela, the person only one of a kind was a great leader with great values and morals and this book include all the hardships he undertook to remove racism and inequality. With the touch of great values and morals reading this book will fill you with the courage to fight injustice.
- The Story of my Life(Hellen Keller):
The Story of my Life is an amazing biography of Helen Keller. Helen Keller, the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. Reading this book will take you to a ride of inspiration that at the end will fill you up with zeal and enthusiasm to do something amazing regardless of physical disabilities.
- Steve Jobs(Steve Jobs):
Steve Jobs is an authorized self-titled biography book of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the person responsible for microcomputer revolution in 1970’s and 1980’s was one of the most inspiring personalities for youths. Reading his biography will give you a kick start to begin new things irrespective of your situations. A must-read for today’s youth.
- The Story of my Experiments with Truth(Mahatma Gandhi):
A biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi covering his life from early childhood to 1921. With the compiled writings of Gandhi Ji’s journals, this book was designated as one of the “100 Best Spiritual Books of 20th Century.” Reading this book will take you on a ride to Mahatma Gandhi’s personality and life.