5 Books every Teenager should Read

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“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”
— Dr Seuss

Reading allows us to learn about life, stretch our imagination, and broaden our perspective. Reading is a way to learn from people through their experiences and stories. Books allow us to use our imagination, share ideas, obtain information and inspire people through stories. Therefore, World Book and Copyright Day, is celebrated on 23 April to promote the enjoyment of books and reading.

Here are five timeless classic books that every teenager should read.

Cover of Atomic Habits by James Clear

ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear

If you are looking for ways to instil good habits and get rid of bad habits, this is the perfect book for you. Atomic Habits is a comprehensive guide to creating and maintaining habits that lead to success in any area of life. The author emphasizes the importance of creating habits that are “atomic” — small, incremental changes that when combined, create significant impact. The book provides a step-by-step process for habit formation, including how to create an environment that supports good habits, how to set achievable goals, and how to overcome common obstacles to habit formation.

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Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion. She has over a decade of teaching experience at various high schools in Mumbai. After completing her Ph.D. in management studies she has found her Ikigai as a life coach and career counsellor for teenagers.

Dr Resham Satyani

Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion. She has over a decade of teaching experience at various high schools in Mumbai. After completing her Ph.D. in management studies she has found her Ikigai as a life coach and career counsellor for teenagers.