100 Must-read Life-Changing Books [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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100 Must-read Life-Changing Books

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408136058
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 9/25/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,148,797
  • File size: 427 KB

Meet the Author

Nick Rennison is a bookseller, editor and freelance writer. He reviews new titles for Waterstones Books Quarterly, and is the author of the Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, 100 Must-Read Classic Novels, and co-author of 100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels and 100 Must-Read Crime Novels.
Nick Rennison is a bookseller, editor and freelance writer. He reviews new titles for Waterstones Books Quarterly.
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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    mis-leading

    this book is merely an introduction to the books and authors collected, and does not include the books themselves. the misleading title and summary means i'm now stuck with $7 gone and one giant book report.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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