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Five Books That Changed My Life

Five Books That Changed My Life
I was incredibly lucky that my Mom owned a beautiful second-hand book store throughout my adolescence, because I constantly got to reap the reward of having amazing literature at my finger tips. Whatever I wanted to read, I was lucky enough to get to read. And as a result of the store taking second-hand books, can you even grasp how many amazing books must I got to read, that I never would have known about otherwise? Every few days, I was switching out. I never kept a book, so she never lost a cent, but I was always reading, always taking in knowledge. Here are five wildly different books that genuinely affected my being. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran The Prophet is a book you do not keep. The book is too powerful to cherish it secretly. The leather-bound, hardcover edition is quite breathtaking in itself, even before you open it. I shalln’t tell you anything about this book, lest I ruin it. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk When people ask me, this tends to be the book I most recommend most.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?” Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Audible.com. Details here.

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