Essential Books Everyone should have in their Condo


Did you know that according to science having books and reading them in your home has big rewards later in life? Some books instantly increase your literary credibility.

Yes, gadgets are good but sometimes we need to free ourselves from using them. A good way to relax our mind and body is by reading. A book-filled home encourages a culture of reading for enjoyment.

If you want to know why is it important to read? Well first of all it opens your mind to endless possibilities and helps you build your vocabulary. It can also improves your writing skills. By reading it can improves your focus and concentration.

Here are the books you should have on your shelf:

1.The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist tells the story of a young shepherd named Santiago who is able to find a treasure beyond his wildest dreams. Along the way, he learns to listen to his heart and, more importantly, realizes that his dreams, or his Personal Legend, are not just his but part of the Soul of the Universe.

2. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint- Exupery

A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet. Based on the story by Antoine de SaintExupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a “little” prince from the planet Asteroid B-612.

3. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, originally published in 1985. It is set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian state resembling a theonomy that overthrows the United States government.The novel focuses on the journey of the handmaid Offred. Her name derives from the possessive form “of Fred”; handmaids are forbidden to use their birth names and must use names derivative of those of the male, or master, whom they serve. The Handmaid’s Tale explores themes of women in subjugation in a patriarchal society and the various means by which these women attempt to gain individuality and independence. 

4. The Source of Self-Regard – Toni Morrison

The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison’s inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, “black matter(s),” and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself.

5. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is a newspaper sports reporter and husband whose busy life is filled with work and travel. He has become so absorbed in his work that it consumes his life.Morrie Schwartz was Mitch’s favorite college professor at Brandeis University. Although sixteen years have passed since that time, he still remembers his graduation day: he says goodbye to Morrie and notices that he is crying as they hug. Mitch promises to stay in touch with Morrie but fails to do so after college. Morrie has since been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gherig’sdisease.
Sensing that death is near, Morrie begins jotting down his ideas and thoughts onto scraps of paper. He also writes his philosophies on life and death. One of Morrie’s friends becomes fascinated with his writings and sends them to a Boston Globe reporter who writes a feature story about Morrie. The story gets the attention of one of the producers of the show Nightline who then does a feature story about Morrie. Mitch happens to see the Nightline show and recognizes his old professor. He calls him to arrange a visit.

6. Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich condenses them, providing the reader with 13 principles in the form of a “Philosophy of Achievement”. The book asserts that desire, faith, and persistence can propel one to great heights if one can suppress negative thoughts and focus on long-term goals. The 13 “steps” listed in the book are: Desire.

7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is a self-improvement book. It is written on Covey’s belief that the way we see the world is entirely based on our own perceptions. In order to change a given situation, we must change ourselves, and in order to change ourselves, we must be able to change our perceptions.

Books in the home make a difference beyond literacy.

Did you know that some of our projects named after famous novelists: Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Let’s make reading a habit in your home. Vista Residences offers condo units that is perfect for you. Feel free to send us a message and INQUIRE NOW! at Vista Residences.


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