Tuesday, September 11, 2012

top ten Thinks



Top Ten Books that Made Me Think


Writing this list, I see that I am definitely a child of the 1980’s!  Having looked at other people’s lists, I see I have many more books to add to my TBR monster pile – but so many of them sound fascinating.

     1.      Illusions by Richard Bach.  This is not a book for the ultra-religious, as it makes you think about being in charge of your own destiny and reality.
     2.      1984 by George Orwell.  A book written in 1948 about a dark future.  I remember as the year of 1984 approached if this story would come true.
     3.      The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery.  I first read this in French for high school and several times subsequently.  This definitely made you think about life.
     4.      Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee.  You wonder what your dog might have to say, but it makes you think about those that you love and finding your inner strength.
     5.      Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach.  About pushing the boundaries and not being ordinary – a quick read.
     6.      The Precious Present by Spencer Johnson.  A beautiful story of seeking and a surprising ending.
     7.      All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum.  One of those fun books with many Ah-Ha moments.
     8.      Across the Universe and A Million Suns by Beth Revis.  Not all of this story is deep, but there are definitely moments in these books that make you think about leading people and how to control them.
     9.      The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.  Main fiction but it had many interesting precepts in this sotry, as well as puzzles that made me think a bit before moving on.  It was fun figuring out the puzzles.
     10.   The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman.  Another one of those books that helps you to perceive the world a little differently.

Looking forward to see what books made you think!
 

6 comments:

  1. I realized when I visited another blog I totally forgot about Dan Brown's books. His books always made me think. Great list!!!

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  2. LOVED The Da Vinci Code!! It made me reconsider everything about society, politics and religion and I thought it was completely awesome! Great list! ;)

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  3. I have a copy of Jonathan Livingston, Seagull on my shelf--it was given to me by a friend who will, when he walks into a bookstore, buy that book then hand it off immediately to someone he knows hasn't read the book yet. He's not a big reader, but that is his all time favorite book, and since he gave me a copy, I really should read it!

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  4. The Da Vinci Code totally stressed me out. I read it years ago and remember being totally freaked out. I liked it though. Great list.

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  5. I haven't read any of these but 1984 and Across the Universe are both on my bookshelf right now. I really need to read them! Happy Reading!

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  6. I completely forgot to add The Little Prince to my list. I adore that book, and wish I had remembered it for my list. Also, The Da Vinci Code made me think too.

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