Book’s that changed your life?
Harry Potter series and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Harry <3 <3 I havent tried Miss Peregine!we caught the netflix series last summer thou 🙁
@Abby I unintentionally grew up with Harry. My mom loved the books and I started reading them when Half-Blood Prince was about to come out. I love Miss Peregrine‘s but only read the first one. It was really gripping and showed me I can read a book in less than 24 hours (I normally needed a month per book)
LOVE Harry Potter! Best 7 books I’ve read. Miss Peregrine – not so much.
Life code: by Dr. @Phil
Happiness by Matthieu Ricard
Little Women – it was the start to my life-long love of reading. Still have that book – it belonged to my grandmother.
I know it will sound weird, but The Hunger Games trilogy really stuck with me. I really got attached to the characters.
YES!!! This started me on a huge YA kick!
The Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous
Amen to that!!
I’m a friend of Bill’s too.
Don’t be rude
I don’t think anyone was being rude. Pretty sure everyone was serious about it.
@Mallory Thanks. I didn’t get that remark either.
@Nicole I am sorry if this post offends in any way, but this book did actually, and continues to do, save my life, change my life and give me a life.
Sorry, I don’t know how that comment got there, I was ment for a different comment, some guy being a dick about grammar. Totally not ment for this comment. No offence ment. I would delete the comment, but that just makes me look guilty.
@Nicole Thank you for explaining that. Please feel free to delete comment – confuse everybody who reads the responses!
How to use apostrophes correctly ?
Strunk&White Elements of Style ?
I see what you’re doing there ?
Life changing magic of tidying up
Atlas Shrugged completely changed how i saw the world. It remains my favorite book to date hands down.
They all do. Even if it’s just in a small way.
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr. I read it in school when I was young and still think of it. I’ve always been interested in that part of history.
A child called it. Anne Frank story.
Anne Frank <3 <3
This book changed my life and I have never read it. I just saw the book on a coffee table and the TITLE gave me all the butt kicking I need to change my life.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. I know that sounds daft, as it’s a kids’ book, but I was little when I became a bookworm, and that book was one of the main reasons I took a very early liking to reading! Such a fun book! 🙂
One of my favourites! I work in the toy industry and I saw a big licensed stand of the very hungry caterpillar at one of the trade shows. My business partner had never heard of it! I couldn’t believe it! I told him to get a copy immediately! He’s 50.
“Un hiver de tourmente” by Dominique Demers
I can’t remember who it’s by but it’s called we were liars and it’s amazing, it’s quite a short book but the ways it’s written and the story was amazing! I read it when I was younger and it’s stuck with me!
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers!! Love this book!!
Freedom to Learn by Carl Rogers transformed my approach to teaching and learning.
The Enchanted Wood – Enid Blyton The start of my addiction to books and reading
Anything Enid YES!!
Imzadi by Peter David. Led me down the road of writing and meeting many of my friends
Diana gabaldon Cross stitch… And subsequent
Where The Red Fern Grows.
@Dianetics the Modern Science Of Mental Health
Bryce Courtenay. I wish I could remember the name of book? Fail l know…,
Matthew Flinders’ Cat? That was my personal fave! I cried, stuck with me for many years. Memories of the plot have faded but i know i loved it. I may order it on amazon and read it again.
I think it was power of one???
That was terrific too x
Or turning thirty, funny”mike Gayle”
Once I was a princess by Jacqueline Pascarl. Wow!!
The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Have you read Tuesdays with Morrie?
Brave new world.
Go ask Alice
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Many Lives Many Masters
Wonder by RJ Polacio.
ohhhhh thats my next in line to read!!
@Abby When you’re reading it, think about which character you would be.
What is with the apostrophe?!?!
You mean the typo?
I spotted it too 🙂
Nobody knows the struggle of being a grammar aficionado ?
@Karen oh my daughter does! It’s a difficult calling @Alli, right? Hahaha
No one ever said you have to be educated to enjoy reading. But those who point out others mistakes for no reason should get over them selves and move on. You are not that important.
Yeah I agree, that is totally not that big of a deal. An innocent mistake that didn’t actually affect anybody’s understanding of the question.
The Kite Runner
I loved that book. Have you read A Thousand Splendid Suns?
My Fave book x
Call me by your name. Really moving. I got emotional reading it.
@Kaitlyn: Just a gentle reminder that an apostrophe is never used to make a plural word. Please edit. Thanks!
It’s hardly offending anyone?
@Joel on the grand scale of annoyances I’d say it’s pretty low on the list…
I agree – we are here to discuss books not spelling, punctuation or grammar. Or to shame anyone for mistakes that don’t matter.
@Joel you have a very suiting last name…
I’m good I’ll just leave because no one makes things easier for you in life. You just have to learn to deal with them. Going out of my way to make you comfortable is not a priority.
@Kaitlyn don’t go. You’ll find the supporters outweigh the critics here. ?
@Joel wow that’s a good way to live! Show people how strong you are by putting other people down!
@Joel what a humiliating and belittling thing to say. You should be proud.
^Carole, were hear too discuss “book’s”, knot “books”. Nice.
@Joel if only we were so lucky to have such uneventful lives, that small things annoy us. Or such small lives that we think it’s ok to judge people. Haha see what I did there ? Build a bridge Joel
Well this got interesting who knew a misplaced apostrophe would cause such commotion lol.
I bought a book for my assertiveness students called “when you say no you feel guilty”. That book taught me so much about my own responses, it explained much of my behaviour and caused me to both rethink and change direction.
This is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz
Jemima J – Jane Green
The end of your life book club.
Carl Sagans Demon Haunted World opened me up to the wonder of the universe, with a combination of curiosity and skepticism, as well as the importance of science and education
I am messenger by Markus Zusak, just one of many.. Non fiction.. The Journey by Brandon Bays.. I’m now a certified Journey practitioner because of it.. Personal growth life coach, based in forgiveness therapy
The Book Thief
YES!! this book was such a surprise! first chapter didnt really grab me but by the end I was gagging for more!
Seduction of Silence, Bem le Hunte.
If I made an error I would appreciate being informed so I didn’t repeat it. You can politely let a person know that they’ve made an error without shaming them. I think that’s important. It’s how we learn.
Exodus by Leon Uris. I read it when I was about sixteen and it has stayed with me ever since. I also read all of his other books that were available at the time. (Over 30 yrs ago, if not longer lol)
I did the same thing. I read Exodus (in 1971) and then all his other books. I’ve re-read it a few times since. Most recently last summer.
My son told me to read “Exodus” for many years I thought it was a biblical sort of story so put it off for ages Finally read it… what a brilliant book! Loved it!
@Lynn Yes, same here, got them to order them from the library. It amazes me the amount of books that you have to order these days. I think that over the years, I have read Exodus and Mila 18 probably about four times…
@Kathy If you ever find any other Leon Uris books, you should try and read them. They are truly excellent, all of them.
@Marie I have read his other books& loved them! It was probably the title “Exodus”that mislead me!
@Kathy I understand that. It was the first one I read, I think my uncle suggested it. Not too bad a movie either, though, most of the book was missing!!!
@Marie Ditto! My 2 absolute favorites.
I agree – but you tell them privately not publicly.
Especially when the person informing you is in fact, wrong:
You’re is a contraction of you are while your is ownership.
i.e You are (You’re) wrong Vs Your favourite shoes .
Mankind? By Cleveland Amory
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Elaborate please. You are defending the use of pesticides? Really? Neurotoxins?
You learned nothing from the book, if you even read it, which I doubt.
That is misinformation. Do you realize that the mosquitoes become resistant to these pesticides? That’s the folly of them. They create super bugs that can’t be controlled at all. That was a ridiculous statement. We now know there are far better ways to control insect borne diseases.
Also A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold 🙂 if any of you who loved silent spring haven’t read it I highly recommend it!
50 shades of grey help me find my love for reading again! It actually got 2 of my sisters hooked on reading, one of which never had the attention span to ever sit and get through the first chapter of a book growing up
Pillars of the Earth
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, read to the class by my teacher in the third year of junior school. I would have been about 9. It made me want to read the entire series, so I did.
The Giver and also one I read when I was young called The Man Who Loved Clowns.
I don’t believe books can change your life. I, only I, can change my life.
But books can certainly inspire or motivate you to change your life or change the way you see things! If a book has never changed the way you see the world and caused you to make a change then you need better books! 🙂
Go, Dog, Go
The picture of Dorian Gray
The Grapes of Wrath
Almost every one I’ve read…
Now you’re just picking.
Learn from your mistakes and then, move on because they’ll consume you otherwise : )
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
@Joel oh boy, never kid about grammar!!?hahaha
@Joel this page has nothing to do with a love of the English language. It about books. The 2 are not the same. I have read published books that have appalling grammar but have sold millions of copies. Proof that you are wrong.
@Joel, as your name would suggest, you just don’t get it.
Trevor Noah’ s autobiography Born a crime. I can’t believe how much I could relate.
In my Audible Library
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Awakening by Kate Chopin and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
I loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn!
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was amazing
Grapes of Wrath
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