7 books on the list
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Uncover the secrets to leading a fulfilling life with this insightful book from world-class business strategist, Clayton Christensen. After overcoming numerous health challenges, Christensen shares personal guidelines that have helped him find meaning and happiness. Discover questions and models for success that have been applied in the world of business, but can also be used to find answers to life's pressing questions. How can you ensure satisfaction in your career and enduring happiness in your personal relationships? This groundbreaking book is sure to inspire and educate readers of all backgrounds.
@msquinn I so agree. I think about this book often – source
Discover the world of Circe, a peculiar daughter of the mighty god Helios, who discovers her ability to wield witchcraft. After being banished to a deserted island, Circe hones her craft, tames wild beasts, and encounters numerous famous mythological figures. But being a lone woman draws danger, and she soon finds herself facing the wrath of gods and men alike. In the end, Circe must choose between her godly birthright or the mortals she loves. A thrilling tale of strength, love, and ultimately, choice.
Halfway through. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a fiction book to finish out the year. Think I may try to fit in a history book before 2020. Any recommendations? – source
Transport yourself to 1930s colonial Malaysia with this lush and captivating novel. Follow the quick-witted Ji Lin, an apprentice dressmaker and dancehall girl, and Ren, an 11-year-old houseboy on a dangerous journey to fulfill his former master’s dying wish. With whispers of men turning into tigers and a series of unexplained deaths, Yangsze Choo’s The Night Tiger weaves together superstition, rivalry, and forbidden love. Don't miss this intimate coming-of-age story set in a vanished world.
"Reimagining Education: An Innovation Expert's Journey Across America" - Follow Ted Dintersmith on his groundbreaking trip across all 50 states in 2016, as he discovers extraordinary teachers who are transforming traditional classrooms into innovative spaces that inspire children to learn deeply and joyously. Through their insights, discover a visionary and achievable model for the future of education.
Reading What School Could Be has not only given me hope, but also a desire to see real change in the public school education system. – source
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is a beautifully written novel that chronicles thirty years of Afghan history. It tells a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the power of love. The novel follows the lives of Mariam and Laila, two women whose lives diverged because of the war but who ultimately form an unbreakable bond. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how love can move us to heroic acts of sacrifice and that it is often the key to survival. A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting and compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.
I would encourage people to read it because it gives you a sense of Afghanistan’s incredible history and the role women have played within that history. – source
This classic book by John Rawls presents a theory of justice as fairness, offering an alternative to utilitarianism. Rawls revises the original edition to clarify its core ideas, drawing from Rousseau, Kant, Emerson, and Lincoln. He argues that each individual has an inviolable right to justice that cannot be overridden by the needs of society. With its enduring relevance, this book remains a powerful contribution to political thought.
Actually a dialogue and a real logical debate. – source
A young boy in Afghanistan is determined to win a kite-fighting tournament with the help of his best friend, but an unexpected event ends up destroying their relationship. Forced to flee to America, the boy eventually feels the need to return home to find redemption in a world ruled by the Taliban.