If you wish to read a visual novel, read Monster, by Naoki Urusawa. It is one of the best books/(a show was adapted on it) I ever experienced. There are tons of such books.
You could read anything by Pablo Coehlo.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Blue Highways – A journey into America – William Least Heat-Moon
The Diving Bell & The Butterfly – Jean Dominique Bauby
Battlefield of the mind – Joyce Meyers
Life is so good – George Dawson
You can also consider reading autobiographies of people who have achieved success despite the odds. There are many who have overcome their fears and risen despite living through tough times. Their stories can be a lesson.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak." -Michael Garrett Marino
1. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
2. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
3. The Monk who sold his Ferrari - Robin Sharma
There are many more. Do let me know how you like these .
The biography, autobiography , inspirational books, devotional books all are good to learn. However, a person know himself/herself better than none. Others life are not different from us, others experience too are no different from us other than a particular subject! Rest all, we live similar life.
I too have read few books, some inspirational books and few autobiographies/ biography. But nothing can inspire me or life change me more than my life's experience.
To take few name - one must read Bhagwadgita which has everything about life. And if you find you can read " The secret ". I personally liked these two. But, frankly speaking I don't easily get inspire by others. For me my life experience is the biggest inspirations and motivation.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
There are many books which are not only enjoyable but add a lot to the areas of our thinking power and intellectual analysis.
The stories and novels by the great writers like Prem Chand, R. N. Tagore and Sharad Chandra Chatopadhyaya are well known for their educative values.
On the western side of the globe the books by authors like Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, Mark Twain and Dostoevsky are worth going through.
In the recent times works of Paulo Coelho, Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ian McEwan, Billy Lynn and Jennifer Egan deserve reading.
Knowledge is power.
Genesis describes God's creation and early history of mankind. Book of Proverbs is full of counsel on life, business and wisdom.
I wouldn't worry about religion and stuff like that because there is no religion/man-made stuff there in Bible. But reading this will change your life.
There used to be a book "God on God" by Scott MacGregor, not sure if it is available. I have the text version of that.
"If you want to make real progress, you must give up all ideas of personal attainment".