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10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by 4once(m): 5:45pm On Jun 30, 2016
Life presents a challenge to everyone who is living: the challenge of living and excelling.

However, this challenge is made easier if you have guidance: that is where the 10 books you should read in your 20’s feature.

Why?


The years between 20 and 29 are the years of abundance: ambition, power, love, sex, lust…but ironically, this same period is one that is characterized by the most gross stupidity – as most major mistakes in life are committed during this period.

So how do you avoid that mess of youth and live without regrets? Simple: Read these 10 books you should read in your youth and take their content serious! They may be your life saver!

The Holy Book of Your Religion

The Holy Book of the religion you believe and practice is very important. Great chances are that it is the religion of your father and his forbears. Now, looking stupid about an article of faith you profess is not the best of situations, I guarantee you.

As a side point, the various books of the numerous religions also have wisdom that is incomparable to contemporary logic. My bet is that you’d never find logic as sound as that presented by the scholars of old!

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

This book, sure will teach you a few things you do not know about money and the financial system of the world.

In turn, you’d avoid teaching your children the prejudices you are most likely to teach them – that is, if you fail to read this book.

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

This is sure a great and timeless classic. The book teaches the rudiments of wealth and outlines how anyone can amass wealth irrespective of where he/she currently is on the economic ladder.

It is quite an inspiring book in the sense that it teaches wealth creation in a step by step fashion. If after reading this book, your finances are still in a mess, then I don’t think anything can be done to save you!

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Looking to have a realistic picture of what your fellow man is and what governs him? Then, this is the book to read!

The reason why this book is among the 10 books you should read in your 20’s is that it presents man in his true and basic color: it tells you exactly how selfish humans beings are and ensures you do not start life with an innocence in human beings that tends to trust all – even to your detriment!

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The joy of this book is that though it is supposed to be a Treatise on military strategy, the points illustrated in the book can be used to great effect any day or time with the same astonishing results.

The book prepares one to be ferocious when the time and circumstance call for it and also calm and gentle when the moment dictates. Indeed, it is one of the books you MUST read in your 20’s.

The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene

In this world we live, its either you seduce or are seduced. Not literally anyway…When you have to respond to another’s whims and caprices, that’s seduction!

Now, you’re definitely going to be doing a lot of persuasions (seductions) in your adult life: your love, your boss, your children, your in-laws, etc. It’s a book you should read in your 20’s by all means.

Why?

Because even if you have no intention of persuading anyone, at least you should be guarded against the often malicious persuasions of others.

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

This is one book you must read in your 20’s.

The beauty of this book is that it portrays the active play of power and the often cut throat action that follows it in a language that resembles poetry…Here, anyone can feel like the boss, know what it is like to wield power and actively guard against its use on him/her.

This is a book you should not celebrate your 30th birthday without.

The Mafia Manager by V

Hey! This is the most sinister of the list – the author simply wants to be identified as V.

Anyway, apart from the fact that he does not want his full identity known, the advice he offers in the book is simply irresistible! If you’re thinking it’s some Mafia style, relax – nothing of the sort.

V, however, succeeds in bringing the Mafia genius into everyday operations. And the result, as V lets his readers see, is quite practical!

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

This 1903 classic holds to all who have imagination, the power and key to limitless accomplishments!

There is nothing that cannot be achieved if a man sets his eyes to it – that is the key message of the book.

Why it is recommended as a must read before the landmark 30 is that after that age, man is oft to doubt more than it is good for progress!

However, if the message contained in the book is religiously followed, man is sure to make an impact on earth more than Napoleon or Alexander the Great.

Any other book you should read in your 20’s that I missed

More than 1 omission? Sorry, lets hear about it in the comment section.

Source: https://zomoblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/10-books-you-should-read-in-your-20s/

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by ebbybest(f): 6:06pm On Jun 30, 2016
I hv read the just 2 amoung all
Thats the holy Bible and the Richest man in Babylon.
I remember 2 years ago wen i was 19, i was restricted from reading 48 laws of Power. Now am gonna buy it and read it.


Nice write up Op.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by bigideal: 5:36am On Jul 01, 2016
I think the 7 habits of highly effective people bv stephen covey should be added.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Mynd44: 6:01am On Jul 01, 2016
Throw in Robert Ludlums "Bourne Series" and Stephen King's "It" and dazzall

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by jimmy5469(m): 6:03am On Jul 01, 2016
Nice one
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by TippyTop(m): 6:04am On Jul 01, 2016
Don't forget my latest best seller.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by VickyRotex(f): 6:04am On Jul 01, 2016
Yea. Nice one Op! cool
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Mskrisx(f): 6:04am On Jul 01, 2016
Will look out for those I haven't read before.
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by sbabimbola(f): 6:04am On Jul 01, 2016
OP good job you've done....
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Xtaceeey: 6:04am On Jul 01, 2016
Interesting
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Nobody: 6:05am On Jul 01, 2016
I happened to have read three out of the above.

Apart from the Bible which is the best book, "As a man think thinketh" by James Allen is heaven sent. What a great book.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Nobody: 6:05am On Jul 01, 2016
I had a friend who read rich dad poor dad. Unfortunately, my padi is poorer than a church rat today. sad

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by b3llo(m): 6:06am On Jul 01, 2016
How to talk to talk to People and influence others by Dale Carnegie. A very good book and a must read.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by IstandWitBuhari: 6:06am On Jul 01, 2016
Nice one op but instagram and twitter won't let youths read.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by SMARTKOSSY: 6:06am On Jul 01, 2016
Buriful
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Nobody: 6:06am On Jul 01, 2016
If you're a Muslim, pls don't read the Qur'an.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by stiggymode(m): 6:06am On Jul 01, 2016
Those are classic books though I've read 1,2&3. How about tough times never last but tough people do....

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by SMARTKOSSY: 6:07am On Jul 01, 2016
mrkayusfit:
I had a friend who read rich dad poor dad. Unfortunately, my padi is poorer than a church rat today. sad
lol itz not in everyone's destiny to be rich na. No matter how much u try. Its luck. We just pray we are among the lucky ones

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by SMARTKOSSY: 6:08am On Jul 01, 2016
Millerz:
If you're a Muslim, pls don't read the Qur'an.
hmmmm why na? Itz confusing them the more it wat?

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by seguno2: 6:08am On Jul 01, 2016
Since we mostly don't read, this is a good thread and thanks to the mod who quickly took it to the FP.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by dollaflow(m): 6:09am On Jul 01, 2016
ok
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by HDee(m): 6:09am On Jul 01, 2016
Nice
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by osjoshua(m): 6:09am On Jul 01, 2016
CHANGE by Muhammed Buhari

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Ezedon(m): 6:10am On Jul 01, 2016
What of LIFE IS TREMENDOUS by Charlie Jones?
The poster above me sha.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by kiltoko1(m): 6:10am On Jul 01, 2016
nice
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Sijo01(f): 6:11am On Jul 01, 2016
Internet addiction has made it difficult for me to read anything in print. sad........ I bought the mafia manager over 5years ago, as small as the book is, I'm yet to finish reading it. sad

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by powerfulsettingz: 6:11am On Jul 01, 2016
Op 11 should be my watch by obasanjo

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by ellguapo: 6:11am On Jul 01, 2016
Millerz:
If you're a Muslim, pls don't read the Qur'an.
IGNORANCE.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by seguno2: 6:12am On Jul 01, 2016
mrkayusfit:
I had a friend who read rich dad poor dad. Unfortunately, my padi is poorer than a church rat today. sad

It is one thing to read and another thing to apply the knowledge gained by making the appropriate, continuous incremental sacrifice to transform opportunities into success. Not so?

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by kundam(m): 6:15am On Jul 01, 2016
Yes,its interesting to read these books you have mentioned....Let me grab myself rich dad and pure dad and begin to read..I started reading but,yet to finish.Thanks for the remainder.
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Young03(m): 6:17am On Jul 01, 2016
how I wish I av time to read books

make I go ds man in front of BEDC to checkout these books

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Ezedon(m): 6:20am On Jul 01, 2016
osjoshua:
CHANGE by Muhammed Buhari
its not advisable to read the book written by a certificateless president

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