rate } ♠♠♠♠
genre } non-fiction | booklist | reference
release day } 25th September 2008
acquired } 22th January 2012
publisher } A&C Black
format } paperback
isbn } 9780713688726
pages } 148 pages
source } borrowed
age group } general
interest } all ages
awards } -
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100 Must-Read Life-Changing Books
By Nicholas Rennison
Novels which transform our ideas about human possibilities, biographies which celebrate the achievements of extraordinary individuals, polemical works of non-fiction which oblige us to alter our views of the world or of human society: all of us can remember reading at least one book which made us think about the world anew. Here, the author of the popular Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, selects the very best books which may or may not have changed the world, but which have certainly changed the lives of thousands of people who have read them.
Some examples of titles included:
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - a poignant recording of the author's triumph over the obstacles of being black and poor in a racist society.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist. Santiago's meeting with the alchemist opens his eyes to the true values of life, love and suffering
The Diary of Anne Frank Half a century later the story of a teenager coming to maturity in the most terrible of circumstances remains profoundly moving.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Gibran's poetic essays reveal his thoughts on everything in life from love and marriage to the enigmas of birth and death.
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Pirsig's narrator creates a philosophical masterpiece that has the power to change lives.
My 2 Cents
This book was an incidental find. A friend who is far more list crazed than I am have this laying around on her floor. So naturally I picked it up and find another list of books to play with *snickers*
Cover. Honestly, the only one grabby for me is the words Life-Changing. Otherwise it is nothing less than a pass by for me.
This book features books by authors and the “reasons” why they are life changing. Such examples are Elie Weisel’s Night; Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own; Leo Tolstoy’s The Kingdom of God is Within You; JRR Tolkien’s The Lord if the Rings; and a few others. I’m glad Toni Morrison is also in this list and J.K Rowling too. This book also feature book suggestions after you’ve read the books mentioned. I have to admit, most of the names in this book, are new to me.