The last real book I read was a whodunit by Sidney Sheldon. Can’t think of the title now, so I assume it isn’t one of those must-read books I want to recommend to you.
That book was real with all the words printed on paper. I could actually hold the book and lie down on the bed, rest my head on the pillow placed upright with the wall. I could even smell the book.
Reading a book on the bed is fun and at the same time a great learning process. But we don’t always get so lucky enough to read right from the bed. Let’s look at the whys.
Most must-read books aren’t affordable
Though you may want to read the paperback versions of the best sellers and classics, you can’t. Simply because, you can’t pay for it or you don’t want to pay for it.
Hundreds of must-read books written out of the most overwhelmingly insightful experiences are still yet to be read by us. Think of all the knowledge that’s eluding us, just because we don’t have enough dollars.
They have all the pornographic and political stuff but not the books which will help you expand your mind, understand your life and the universe.
And, there are those hundreds of books in this universe which will help you understand more. That’s why they are called must-read books, books written for all the people of all the genres.
The bestselling books are waiting to be picked up so that they can brighten up your life and change for good how you look at things, relationships, machines and the world.
So, how can you get your hands on all the must-read books of the universe for free?
The first thing you need is an internet connection on your mobile phone or your computer.
If you don’t have a PDF reader on your computer, download and install any one of these now.
If you are on a mobile or tablet device, look around in the applications or tools section and get acquainted with the PDF Reader available. Almost all smartphones (iPhone, android, Symbian) have a built-in PDF Reader or E-book Reader in them, you just need to learn how to use it.
Like in the screenshot below.
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Please resort to torrent sites only if you get confused and can’t get the original book in pdf format from the sites listed in Google results.
The download process just takes some seconds as the books in PDF format are really light. After the download completes, you can click on the file and the PDF Reader (Adobe or Foxit) will open the file for you in a readable form.
Now, as the heading of this post suggests, I’m giving you some must-read books which you can download free of cost from the internet.
Apply the above procedure of downloading books in pdf format for every book you want to read. This process isn’t applicable for the latest bestselling books, but I’m sure you can get your hands on all the classics with this method.
Sure, the charm of reading the paperback edition lying on an armchair with our feet stretched and folded on the table will be lost with these books on our digital computers, mobiles, tablets and e-book readers but the understanding we receive will remain the same.
12 must-read books I downloaded free of cost from the internet in pdf format
1. The God Delusion-Richard Dawkins
2. Consciousness Explained-Daniel C. Dennett
3. Autobiography of a Yogi- Paramhansa Yogananda
4. The Holographic Universe-Michael Talbot
5. The Field-The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe-Lynne Mc Taggart
6. The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
7. Life of Pi- Yann Martel
8. Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
9. The Blind Watchmaker- Richard Dawkins
10. Catch 22-Joseph Heller
11. In Search of the Miraculous-PD Ouspensky
12. All and Everything- George Gurdjieff
Why do I term them as must-read books?
Simply because they are the best books and best books usually contain the best of all human experiences and knowledge.
Instead of giving a short description for each book, let me tell you what made them so utterly downloadable for me.
I have always been fascinated with mysticism, science and scientific mysticism.
Take Catch 22, Brave New World, Da Vinci Code and Life of Pi out of the list. The former two are fiction, Da Vinci Code is a theory which tries to define Christianity and Pi is based on the life account of an Indian stranded in the ocean with a Bengal tiger.
The greatest crime is explaining a book in a few words and phrases. But a good reader is unbiased and even if a book is not rated as a must-read, he will explore.
A good reader is an explorer.
Out of the remaining books, Richard Dawkins’ books deal with a scientific approach in answering the questions about God. In The God Delusion, he talks about why God can’t exist, should not exist and hence does not exist.
Consciousness Explained tries to explain everything about our consciousness, its birth, functioning and death.
Autobiography of a Yogi proves us how Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett are totally wrong. It tells about the unbelievable life of Paramhansa Yogananda and his Gurus, how they could make sores appear on their bodies, make their bodies appear in two different places at the same time, how they could use their powers of telepathy, healing, clairvoyance, levitation……
All and Everything tries to explain the all and everything. George Gurdjieff is considered as one of the most original thinkers who has ever walked on earth.
And, The Holographic Universe and The Field try to explain how all the miracles reported by Yogananda might have been not miracles but some significant process in the quantum level yet not clear to the most prominent quantum physicists.
If you think you are religious, you shouldn’t miss these two books. Download these books in PDF right away.
Also, check out the sites below to download more books in pdf.
Sites to download free pdf books
PDF Book - You can download a range of books from this site.
Planet PDF – Browse this site for the classic must-reads you have missed.
Holybooks.com - Recommended if you have felt a bit holy lately. Download the holiest books on Krishnamurti, Zen and Buddhism.
A little tip at the end: If the book you download happens to be in the EPUB format, neither Foxit nor Adobe Reader can open it.
Once the installation is complete, just drag and drop the EPUB file on the open browser window and start reading.
Why not mention what your choice of must-read books are? I’d very much like to read them. Feel free to mention your choice of books down at the comments section.