donkeytime.org: Books To Read In A Lifetime: BooksSo many books, so little time. With this in mind, the Amazon Books editors set out to compile a list of Books to Read in a Lifetime. We had a few goals when we started out: We wanted the list to cover all stages of a life which is why you'll find children's books in here , and we didn't want the list to feel like homework. Of course, no such list can be comprehensive — our lives, we hope, are long and varied — but we talked and argued and sifted and argued some more and came up with a list, our list, of favorites. What do you think? How did we do?
A Lifetime Must Read Book List by John Maxwell
These are our picks for the 50 most essential classic books. You know, the ones that everyone should get around to reading sooner, rather than later. These books have meant a great deal to readers throughout the centuries, and they distinguish themselves as firsts and bests, sure, but also unexpected, astonishing, and boundary-breaking additions to the canon. Everyone has his or her own definition of a literary classic, and our choices span the centuries, from the 8th century B. No matter your definition of classic literature , you'll see that these books have stood—and are standing—the test of time, which is why we think they should be on your must-read list. Buy it: amazon. A struggle for independence is at the heart of V.
They broke boundaries and challenged conceptions. We asked our readers for their must-reads; from timeless non-fiction to iconic bestsellers, these are their essential recommends. We said: It is a truth universally acknowledged that when most people think of Jane Austen they think of this charming and humorous story of love, difficult families and the tricky task of finding a handsome husband with a good fortune. Scott Fitzgerald. This is Fitzgerald at his most sparkling and devastating. They said: The greatest, most scathing dissection of the hollowness at the heart of the American dream. Hypnotic, tragic, both of its time and completely relevant.
"Watership Down" by Richard Adams
Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone. In a recent Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life? The story of a father and son's summer motorcycle trip across America from Minnesota to California, " Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance " is at its heart a philosophical journey. First told to his daughters as a bedtime story, Richard Adams weaves the tale of a band of rabbits who abandon their comfy holes in the English downs after one of the rabbits has a vision of it being destroyed by tractors. An American professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, Pausch became famous after giving an upbeat lecture titled "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" after learning he had pancreatic cancer and had three to six months of good health left. After the success of his lecture, he co-authored the book " The Last Lecture " on the same theme of enjoying every moment in your life. One of the best rough guides to science, and written so that it could be accessible to the general public, Bryson describes everything from the size and history of the universe to the rise of human kind in " A Short History of Nearly Everything.
Prepare yourself for some frightening news: you have, according to LitHub , only a finite amount of time left in your life to read. The average American, for instance, reads 12 books a year. Are you suddenly feeling the tightening coil of mortality? Here are books to read before you die. Set in , Winston Smith must overcome a frightening enemy: an omniscient government with an agenda.