BTS’s Suga might be primarily known for being a music geek, but he is also a pretty invested bookworm! On several occasions, he has either directly recommended his favorite books to ARMYs or discussed his current read in detail.
Here are five books from his reading list that you can try out as well:
1. Almond by Sohn Won Pyung
During the first season of BTS: In The Soop, both RM and Suga were seen reading this YA novel. The story follows the journey of a boy named Yunjae, who lives with a brain condition called Alexithymia that makes it hard for him to feel emotions like fear or anger. A sudden tragedy leaves Yunjae alone on his own, and he withdraws from the world. However, he ends up developing an unexpected bond with his bully Gon. The story revolves around the themes of love, friendship, and persistence.
2. Life Lessons by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
In his recent Instagram story, Suga shared a few lines from this book that deeply touched ARMYs. But he was already seen reading this book back in 2017.
Yoongi is reading <Life Lessons> written by Elisabeth Kübler．ROSS. And Yoongi also read it in 2017 when he held this book at the airport~ pic.twitter.com/oWqUzW7hVW
— 슈가젤리🍬(slow) (@SUGAJelly9339) August 6, 2022
The book offers an insight into certain philosophies and lessons that can help people live their lives to their fullest potential. From love to fear to hope to personal relationships, the book touches upon the different aspects of human life and explores the greatness of our existence.
3. Reinventing Your Life by Janet S. Klosko and Jeffrey E. Young
Back in 2020, Suga was seen walking out of the Bang Bang Con venue with this book in hand. Written by two leading American psychologists, this self-help book uses case studies to make the readers identify negative patterns in life. The book guides you in avoiding “life traps” that can significantly harm you at a psychological level and come in the way of you living your best possible life.
4. The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga
[INFO] In today's In the Soop episode Yoongi was reading a book.
Title: 'The Courage to be Hated/Disliked'
Authors: Kishimi Ichiro & Fumitake Koga.
— SUGA WORLDWIDE UNION ⁷ 🌏 (@SugaWWUnion) October 29, 2021
Suga was seen reading this book in BTS: In The Soop season 2. The authors explore the theories of 19th-century psychologist Alfred Adler that state that every human being has the freedom to determine their future without being held back by their past experiences, doubts, and expectations of others. The book’s focus is on the liberating philosophy that allows one to grow through change instead of limiting themselves in fear.
5. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
namjoon said that he’s read half of “map of the soul”
yoongi’s reading freud’s “the interpretation of dreams”
— 인절미⁷ 🐢 (@sebyul) May 2, 2020
Suga mentioned that he was reading Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams in 2020. The book explores Freud’s theories relating to the “unconscious mind” through his analysis of dreams. In the same live stream where Suga talked about reading this book, he also explained that he was aware that many of Freud’s theories were refuted later. But, he still wanted to understand the origins of particular psychological theories.
Whether it be in his music or his reading list, Suga exudes nothing but wisdom and comfort.