What are the top three books you read that you will recommend?

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  1. alexandriaruthk profile image77
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    What are the top three books you read that you will recommend?

    Perhaps, if you are a reader, you can recommend a whole lot, but from what you read so far, can you recommend three books which really had an impact in the way you look at things and you enjoyed reading them. If you can't recommend three, one will do.

    Why did you recommend the books and what did you learn from it?

  2. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    Brave New World, !984, Animal Farm.  I don't think that any of them hit me; however, they may have had an effect.  What did I learn?  Mmm, they are all about dystopias, and how the world can turn that way if we don't keep the politicians and the entrepeneurs under control.  Alas, I think it may be too late.

  3. momster profile image61
    momsterposted 8 years ago

    I do not read books, but I have read a series of books that I really enjoyed. I bought the first book and had to have the other 3 after reading the first one. It is a 4 book series (that I know of)   ..... Dragonspell....Dragonquest.....Dragonknight....Dragonfire, by Donita K. Paul.
    These are fantasy books with wizards, mages, knights, and dragons. There is a twist of religion in them also. I found them to be excellent books for children also. They are worth AR points for kids in school who have the AR system. I would recommend them to read if you like fantasy.
    There is also some life lessons in reading these books. Friendships, enemies, love for living creatures, challenges of decision making, respecting elders, and adventure.
    I loved how the books seemed to bring life into a perspective of truth and how it can apply to finding happiness and friendship in one's life. Love for things that were unknown or misrepresented. Books that I hated to set down because I wanted to keep reading.

  4. BlissfulWriter profile image81
    BlissfulWriterposted 8 years ago

    I like the book "Good Calories, Bad Calories" and "The Perfect Health Diet". 

    The book "How to Train a Wild Elephant" is very interesting and I plan on reading it.  (It has nothing to do with elephants, but about mindfulness).

  5. Leanne1783 profile image74
    Leanne1783posted 8 years ago

    1. Memoirs of a Geisha
    2. The Kite Runner
    3. The Great Gatsby

    I read quite a lot, and out of the books I have read recently I would say the above, but the list could go on!

  6. sassydee profile image75
    sassydeeposted 8 years ago

    I would recommend Tiger Eyes, Tweak, and The Gift!

    1. sassydee profile image75
      sassydeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      tiger eyes because I really enjoyed reading it as a teenager. Tweak because it is in depths to how some can become while on drugs and the gift because it's a beautiful story

  7. Duchessoflilac1 profile image74
    Duchessoflilac1posted 8 years ago

    Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
    A Penny for Your Thoughts by Mindy Starnes Clark
    Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge

  8. alvlove profile image38
    alvloveposted 8 years ago

    i suggest to read tetralogy Laskar Pelangi,,,
    The Rainbow Troops
    The Dreamer
    Maryamah Karpov
    lokk, how everybody can dreaming,,, and it can be come true

  9. Vitallani profile image85
    Vitallaniposted 8 years ago

    1. 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom

    It is a beautiful novel, written from the point of an old man, who dies trying to save a girl's life. Up in heaven, he meets five people who radically impacted his life, or whose life he radically impacted.

    It is very easy to read; Albom's style of writing is very free flowing, and I read it in one sitting.

    2. 'Peter Pan' by J.M. Barrie

    This is not just a book for children; in fact, most children would have great difficulty with the language. The novel can be enjoyed at face value, but truly appreciated when you look for the deeper meanings.

    3. 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell

    I think it is fascinating how Orwell managed to create such a political book from the point of view of animals. His voice does not encroach on the story, and it is very objective, which is a great accomplishment, seeing how clearly he puts his political message across.

  10. pstraubie48 profile image85
    pstraubie48posted 8 years ago

    This was dificult. I read LOTS and there are many that would fit on this list.
    The Glass Castle by Jeahnette Ealls, The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart are among my top favs.
    The Glass Castle reminds us to keep on keeping on despite hardships and impossible odds that a life can be turned around. It is a memoir, a quick read, and helps the reader to keep things in perspective.

    The Picture of Dorain Grey is a novel filled with unexpected turns as it evolves. It must be read rather than explained.

    The Crystal Cave is Merlin's adventures. I was never interested in Merlin until I read this and then went on to read others she published.

  11. CBartelmey profile image82
    CBartelmeyposted 8 years ago

    By far my favorite book has been Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  Never before have I been drawn into a story like one.  It didn’t even feel like I was reading it, it felt like I was actually there, and no other book has ever given me that same feeling.  There have been other good stories and good story tellers, but nothing since has captured by emotion like that book did.   

    Of course I don’t read much fiction anymore and so the best non-fiction book I have read lately would have to be Atoms & Eden by Steve Paulson.  These are interviews with everyone from Richard Dawkins to Jane Goodall about their stance on the debates ever swirling around religion and science.  It is truly a fascinating read as the questions he poses lead to profound answers from these great thinkers.  And unlike books similar in concept to this one, he makes you privy to the viewpoint from both sides of the argument.

  12. fostermom profile image60
    fostermomposted 8 years ago

    I would recommend The Soloist If you are interested in mental health issues.The author Steve Lopez gave an in depth look at illness not only to expose it for people to better understand.He thought he was going to help him reconnect.In the end this relationship greatly changes his own thinking.
    The second book I would highly recommend is Hope's Boy written by Andrew Bridge It described in a very candid way the workings of the foster care system not so long ago. Andrew Bridge also went on to be a Fulbright Scholar/lawyer.He advocates for foster kids.He also has been instrumental in positive change for foster care.
    The name of the third book is Pursuit of Happyness is about a man named Chris gardner vowed he would not raise children like he was raised.He through many a trial showed how to claim the dream and break your cycle, good read.

  13. ExpressFree profile image68
    ExpressFreeposted 8 years ago

    I would recommend the following books:

    Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
    The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
    The Monk Who Sold His Ferari By Robin Sharma

    All above books are full of  encouragement, self empowerment and enligthenment which brings the person reading it into greater and new perspective about LIFE itself...It is worth reading these books!


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