The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown:Amazon:Books. Greatest Books Ever Written - Esquire's 75 Books Every Man Should Read. 100 Best Novels « Modern Library. 10 works of fiction that might change the way you look at nature. The 10 Greatest Apocalyptic Novels Of All Time. After scouring book reviews and Wikipedia, a list of the Top Ten Best Apocalyptic Novels was born. The books on this list take you down the darkest paths in uncivilized worlds, from cannibalistic gangs to vampire infected corpses. If this list doesn't get you thinking on the quickest way stock your basement full of water, canned goods and rifles, I don't know what will! Enjoy! World War Z Documenting the war on zombies, "World War Z" takes you through horific times with some of the most vivid writing this genre has ever seen.
"World War Z" paints such a realistic picture of a world after Zombies that even skeptics would find themselves engrossed in the novel! Blindness Forget world wide pandemics of flesh eating bacteria or a zombie illness! The family unit escapes and attempts to build a new life in the outside world, just as sight is returned, just as quickly as it was taken away. I don't know who I felt worse for reading this book.
The Road The Postman Oryx and Crake Alas, Babylon Swan Song. The Books That Changed Your Lives. I have a feeling that many of these are favourite books rather than life-changing.
Certainly I love "The Hitch-hikers Guide ... ", "Ender" and "Dune" but I don't think they have changed my life. Jared Diamond's book is very interesting but hardly life-changing. In my opinion "2001: A Space Odyssey" had a huge effect on the way people perceive the benefits of science, undermining the positive attitude created by the Apollo program. "1984" had the biggest effect on me, changing my view of government, communication and words.
I have read but cannot recall much of "Zen ... " but you have inspired me to pick it up again and the two Dawkins books are waiting on my "to be read" pile. 15 Books You Should Have Read in 2010 - Culture. Image by Jane Mount, Courtesy 20x200 Yes, we read Freedom this year and yes, it was good.
As Esquire put it, it “was one great slab of a book, at a time when most books have given up on greatness.” But there were other books in 2010, books that had to compete for our ever more challenged attention spans and won. So we asked a few members of the GOOD team & some of our good colleagues which book made their best list this past year. (And since discovering something you might have missed is one of the great pleasures of reading, no selections were disqualified for having been published prior to 2010). 1. Author: Stephen King Recommended by: Ben Jervey, Environment Editor. 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years.
In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years.
Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential. The books we chose required some hard choices. We also tried to keep a balance between books that everyone buys and hardly anyone reads versus books that, though not widely bought and read, are deeply transformative. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. In Defense of Human Rights: A Non-Religious Grounding in a Pluralistic World (Routledge Innovations in Political Theory) (9780415479691): Ari Kohen.
Books Every Social Entrepreneur Should Read. Books take us on an incredible journey—sometimes real, and sometimes not—that hopefully encourage us to be creative, to realize what is possible, and to imagine new possibilities.
What books inspire you? What books have really stuck with you? And what are you looking forward to reading? We asked the 2011 Echoing Green Finalists these questions and they shared books ranging from fiction, to how-to, to nonfiction and childhood favorites. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho was a top pick among many, as was Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, How to Change the World by David Bornstein, and Good to Great by Jim Collins. Our colleagues have also generated some wonderful collections: Change.org took an interesting angle, sharing five history books social entrepreneurs should read: Fund’s list, quite appropriately, concentrates on those books that focus on the bottom of the pyramid: has two lists, no less! So, what’s on your list? Photo by Paul Watson.