They have great impact on our lives. Reading good books can be fatal to stupidity. We develop a more logical approach to things and situations. Books keep our minds engaged and functional. It is important for our mental health to keep exercising our minds and books do just that. They improve our imagination, force us to think about the characters and plots. When everything is meticulously mentioned, our mind has to do that extra work to imagine and sustain all the information provided. Different kinds of books impact our lives differently. As much as it is important to read good books, it is also important to stay away from bad books. Since books influence us greatly, a bad book can put negative and wrong information into our mind.

Taking a look at a few categories of books that one can read:

Self Help and Career Counseling – There are many books that can greatly help us in making the right career choice. While there are some books that encourage you to follow our dreams, there are also books that teach us how to go about them. Some books analyse our talents and interests, and help us pick the most suited career option for us.

Biographies – It is said that our lives are too short to learn everything by our own experiences. Learning that, don't you think that it is a great idea to read biographies and learn a lot of lessons from the life experiences of some of the most successful people? Biographies help us step in the protagonist's shoes and understand the situations and decisions. Biographies help us grow, more than any other book, because they are real life stories making a greater impact than any fiction would. There's a lot we can learn from successful people's struggle and growth stories.

General Books and Novels – A cup of coffee, a cozy corner and a good book – book lovers would trade anything for this. There are uncountable good books in the world and therefore, our reading pleasure will never end. We will always have some new book to read and some story that you do not know yet. These books are the best entertainers, they take you to another world where we find no one who knows us. We get teleported and for some time, we forget all worries of the real world. Such books relax us and cheer us up. It is your own private fairy tale that we can escape to, anytime we want.

Academic Books – How can we forget the importance of books in Academics? Books have been a part of our lives since forever. All the knowledge that the wisest people of the world had, have been passed on to us in written form, through books. We have studied books in schools, colleges and where not?

Books for Health – This point can be divided into two – first is the health benefits of reading books, that are many. Reading can relax us and increase the level of our happiness. Thus, it has a positive effect on one's health. Next, there are many books that help in increasing one's fitness. There are books that tell us how to eat better and healthier. These days there many books talk about cooking ideas that keep us healthy. Owning a stack of good health books by some of the best fitness experts is having health tips handy.

Books for Spirituality – 'A man cannot live without a spiritual life'. Spiritual life is important for happiness and bliss to be our companions. Many great Spiritual Gurus have written books to spread their word to the world. These books have changed the thinking and lifestyles of many people.