Bookcentric reading challenge


May 2019

A Book That Inspires You To Be A Better Person

Books are powerful things. A story, a word, a piece of advice, a study — all have the power to create a profound impact on a person. The influence and power that books have can never be underestimated. They help to pick us up when we fall and to remind us to look at the brighter side and count our blessings. Be grateful. They have been a salve to wounds inflicted on us by our own. The magical stories transcend manmade boundaries and sometimes even the realms of the world we know and teach us to love and care beyond borders. They help us to believe in ourselves and our values and never give up, no matter what; to be compassionate and have empathy. They sometimes remind us what we would not want to be. Books make sure that the child in us never ceases to exist. They thrill us to the core sometimes and make us don Sherlock’s hat. They also remind us that Sherlock wouldn’t be himself without Watson and that every person has a part to play and no person or job is insignificant. We are all cogs in the mechanics of life. They help us to recover from the loss of people, of trust, of faith and of spirit. Regardless of what you experience through a book, it always makes you think. Thoughts of self-improvement, gratitude, kindness, compassion, guilt, failure, injustice, love; the list is endless. In this month’s category, we want to talk about these thought-provoking books that you might have read that have inspired you to be a better person, for yourself and for those around you.
Bookcentric suggests:
  1. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  2. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
  3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyaasi
  4. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  5. Many Lives Many Masters by Brian L Weiss
  6. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  8. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
  9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  10. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  11. This is How it Always is by Laurie Frankel
  12. Maya Angelou’s autobiography by Maya Angelou
  13. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
  14. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  15. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  17. The Devil that Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Quest by Aminatta Forna
  18. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  19. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
  20. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry