Which books are the ones that left a deep impact on your thinking?

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  1. learner365 profile image76
    learner365posted 5 years ago

    Which books are the ones that left a deep impact on your thinking?

    or brought about notable change in your life?

  2. Amber Vyn profile image61
    Amber Vynposted 5 years ago

    The first book that left a major imprint on my psyche was Huxley's Brave New World. Atwood's The Robber Bride and Cat's Eye were wonderful introductions to women writing meaningfully about the lives of women. And quite by accident, when I was 17 I read three books in a row that were about men having mid-life crises: Lolita, Breakfast of Champions, and Steppenwolf. That was a trip.

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    dreamseeker2posted 5 years ago

    I was never one for books with lessons learned, history, science or such things. Being a dreamer, I prefered stories with adventures, romance and mystery. I suppose they helped to shape who I am today...an avid day dreamer. But I do recall one National Scholastic book I bought through the schools called the 'Diary of Anne Frank'. It made me aware of the horrors of war and the unfairness through prejudice for being a particular nationality.

  4. ptosis profile image84
    ptosisposted 5 years ago


    "The Last Victim" by Jason Moss. Scariest book I've ever read in my entire life.

  5. silver2row profile image63
    silver2rowposted 5 years ago

    I know this is self-centered but the books I typed up made a real impact in my life when I read them for the first time after finishing them. I was not pleased with myself or my typing.

    It made me upset over the fact that I was a poor editor.



  6. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 5 years ago

    The Source by James Michener - also Hawaii
    Aztec by Gary Jennings + the sequels
    All of the books by Lee Child - Jack Reacher series
    All of the books by Walter Farley that I read as a child.
    All of the books written by Isaac Asimov and many other sci-fi authors
    The Dragons of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
    Wired and Amped by Douglas E. Richards
    And the best book of all time - Watership Down by Richard Adams
    Of course, almost every book I read leaves its mark and I read a lot of books!

  7. cbunch11 profile image74
    cbunch11posted 5 years ago

    The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins has impacted me more than any other. I have questioned the existence of a "higher power" for at least a decade. This book finally made up my mind and urged me to explore the worlds of science and nature more closely. Non-Believer Nation by David Niose is also quite good.

  8. JimTxMiller profile image76
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    The Old Man and the Sea
    Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Loved Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  9. tirelesstraveler profile image78
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    The Austin series by Madeline L'Engle. 
    Nine Princes in Amber series  by Roger Zelazny 
    The Great Divorce by CS Lewis
    Blink by Ted Dekker
    Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
    Narnia Series CS Lewis
    I've read a lot of Richard Brautigan and JD Salinger but they didn't influence me positively.


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