Essential Literature By Cara Dattani

The Luxury Channel reviews books to change your life!

Books to change your life

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

A book for anyone questioning what they are doing with their life. Eat Pray Love is about throwing caution to the wind and venturing on a quest for physical and mental fulfilment. Oprah Winfrey added to the book’s growing publicity by featuring it in two of her shows. Subsequently, it has spent over 155 weeks on the New York Time’s Bestsellers List and has been made into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A book crucial to anyone who believes in light at the end of the tunnel. Through good and bad, The Alchemist chronicles a journey of discovery while testing the main character’s faith, determination and resilience. Selling over sixty five million copies worldwide, the pocket-sized book has worked its way into the record books as one of the top-selling books of all time.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Coney

A book exploring the idea that success originates with a sense of independence, self-mastery and clarity. It is critical, according to Coney, to be able to celebrate in another’s success, rather than feel threatened. Since its release in 1989, it has sold over fifteen million copies in thirty-eight languages, making it one of the most popular self-help books in modern times.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

A book for those disillusioned with societal apathy and greed. The award-winning Three Cups of Tea sheds light on humanity as it illustrates the positive affect that one person can have over the lives of many others. Published in 2006, the book has a long way to go before it achieves the cult status of many others in this list, but it consistently appears in The New York Times Bestsellers List and is increasingly attracting attention.

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Originally a film, The Secret is now a book for anyone who wants to harness the laws of attraction. It centres on the notion that anything you desire can be achieved through a process of visualisation and belief. The Secret has attracted a lot of media attention, courting the eyes of Larry King, Terence John and Ellen Degeneres.