15 Dystopian Novels for People Who Don’t Read Dystopian Novels. Required reading: the books that students read in 28 countries around the world. iStock In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years.
This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big issues like racism and criminal injustice. Reading Mockingbird is such an integral part of the American educational experience that we wondered: What classic books are assigned to students elsewhere? We posed this question to our TED-Ed Innovative Educators and members of the TED-Ed community. People all over the globe responded, and we curated our list to focus on local authors. Afghanistan. Your guide to reading the world.
“I’d always thought that I was well-traveled,” says writer Ann Morgan (TED Talk: My year reading a book from every country in the world), but “actually, when I looked at my bookshelves, they told a very different story about me.”
Her shelves were crowded with English-language books, mainly from English-speaking countries. From the rest of the world? “Hardly anything,” she says. Recommend Books: Mahabharata-inspired literature. Since the time my best friend, also my room mate in college, narrated the original 'Yajnaseni' by Pratibha Ray(in Oriya) to me (much before I read the translation), I have been fascinated with Mahabharata.
This beautifully written book from Draupadi's perspective, made me curious about finding out other Mahabharata-inspired literature. And honestly, every time I read a different version, I discover something new. I have almost 20 versions with me and I am always on the look-out for more. I wanted to do this for a very, very long time; but finally I have consolidated the books which have been based on MahabharataIf you know about any other book in this category, please put in a word here. Creation. Uk.businessinsider. 53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down. 10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die. His lawyers put up a ferocious fight, but the comedian will be forced to testify Friday about an alleged assault on a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion four decades ago.
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12 Great Books (And The Perfect Kind Of Mood To Read Them In) You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
–Paul Sweeney What’s the last book that moved you? The 100 Best Science Books of All Time. Image by Biblioteca de la Facultad de Derecho (CC BY 2.0) The 100 Best Science Books of All Time list contains a mixture of classic and popular works, chosen for their accessibility and relevance.
Most of the books selected are suitable for a well educated layman with only a few being for a more serious reader. The list covers the obvious subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as mathematics, the philosophy of science, and the history of science. It also includes several biographies. The Most Popular Book Set in Each European Country — in One Surprising Map. We know what the most popular movies, TV shows and books set in each American state are.
But what about in other countries around the world? Using the same methodology as we did in the United States — using Goodreads' ratings for the most popular books set in each region — we determined the top picks for each of over 40 European countries (plus Vatican City). It won't shock you to learn a certain boy wizard came out on top in the United Kingdom. Yes, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the number one book in the U.K. A science fiction and fantasy reading list for teen creativity. Creative writing is part of being a kid.
Writing and reading goofy stories of lost kingdoms and Mars colonies helps the imagination grow strong. But a recent study uncovers an interesting, perhaps even dismaying trend: this generation of kids seems to prefer narrative realism when they write. Stumbleupon. By Allen Ginsberg.
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And if you like using your brain, then you love having those epiphany moments where your hair blows back and you go “Whoa” like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix when he learns Kung Fu from a USB drive in his neck. I know it’s not what the cool kids like to do, but I like to read non-fiction. Lots of non-fiction. And my favorite moments reading non-fiction are when a book bitchslaps my brain and reconfigures my entire understanding of reality and my place within it.
I love that. Johnnylists. 1. How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff – A mind opening look at how statistics can be manipulated to dazzle and deceive you. 2. Poetry of Komitas. The Literary Review. The Red and the Black. Le Rouge et le Noir (French pronunciation: [lə ʁuʒ e lə nwaʁ]; French for The Red and the Black) is a historical psychological novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830. It chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent, hard work, deception, and hypocrisy—yet who ultimately allows his passions to betray him. The novel’s full title, Le Rouge et le Noir: Chronique du XIXe siècle (The Red and the Black: A Chronicle of the 19th Century), indicates its two-fold literary purpose as both a psychological portrait of the romantic protagonist, Julien Sorel, and an analytic, sociological satire of the French social order under the Bourbon Restoration (1814–30).
In English, Le Rouge et le Noir is variously translated as Red and Black, Scarlet and Black, and The Red and the Black, without the sub-title. §Background Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners. Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next.
Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette First, start with these 5 books… 1. Number: The Language of Science Tobias Dantzig Plume, 2007. 1book140: Vote for a Nonfiction Book to Read in March. After spending two evenings compiling and researching our many #1book140 nominations for March, I'd like to share a note I made to myself: “Nonfiction” might be an overly broad category for a typical month. Maybe next time, we should limit voting to no more than eight options (and not the fifteen below)?
That said, the occasional free-for-all voting period can be fun, too. Let's see how this goes, and please share your comments below and on Twitter. Maxims and mottoes from masters of one-liners: A reading list. “Fiction is a dignified form of lies.” “What’s hard to express is easy to understand.” “Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.” Professional aphorist and all round word nerd James Geary (TED Talk: Metaphorically speaking) collects aphorisms like these — and documents their provenance in his own books.
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