Books that stay with you forever….books which make you #think

National Year of Reading ThinkMmmm….It’s March and it’s #think time for the National Year of Reading.   Thought provoking books are ones which stay with you for a while, even after you’ve finished them.

Enjoy the reads! See the list….

THINK Books National Year of Reading

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett (2009)

#1 New York Times Bestseller exploring the hardships of living as an African American maid in 1962 Mississippi.   A moving story revolving around three women, in search of hope and opportunity in a bleak and regrettable past.

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This book caught the world by storm. An emotional story of living in Afghanistan during the end of the monarchy, leading to a young boy’s search for redemption.

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World is a classic science fiction story which makes us think about allowing technology to leap beyond moral bounds.

  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel

This thought-provoking book reveals the hardships of travelling on the high seas, but there is a deeper meaning.  It is the story of life. In Martel’s words “Life is a story. You can choose your story.”

  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

From the world famous Japanese author Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 explores a totalitarian future, a world which will take your imagination to a whole new level as you read in awe, fascination and heartbreak.

Non Fiction

  • Night by Elie Wiesel

A moving memoir which will make you shocked and horrified. The pains and horror of Nazi Germany in this poignant biography; this book will stay with you for a while.

  • Into the Wild by John Krakauer

If you like moving biographies of self sustenance and adventure, then this book is for you.  “After graduating from Emory University in Atlanta in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska, where he went to live in the wilderness. Four months later, he turned up dead. His diary, letters and two notes found at a remote campsite tell of his desperate effort to survive, apparently stranded by an injury and slowly starving.” –Courtesy Publishers Weekly

  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson

The story of one man’s mission to bring peace in an area of Taliban jurisidiction.  A remarkable story which celebrates peace and achievement.

Don’t forget the March Twitter Discussion on 27 March 2012 from 8pm AEST.

 

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