What is the most inspiring book you've ever read?

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Post by Amagine » 05 Sep 2017, 05:20

Alicnim wrote:I loved Rhonda Byrne's The Secret. The advice took me through a hard time in my life, very inspiring.
I've heard of that book. It's really popular too. Perhaps I'll read it someday.
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Post by Kokunda » 06 Sep 2017, 09:07

It's difficult to pin-point one particular book. I have read several books that have inspired me at that particular moment in time. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo is one, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse is another, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela would be another and many more. It would be hard to narrow down on any one of the three mentioned above and I am sure if I thought long and hard enough I would come up with many more that inspired me through that moment in my life.

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Post by shish_by_design » 06 Sep 2017, 09:51

I'd say For Beau by Simon Gandossi. This one's a killer.

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Post by Reuben 92 » 06 Sep 2017, 11:22

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera really inspired me as a teen - it made me think in new ways which is always a cool thing!
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Post by Amagine » 06 Sep 2017, 18:37

Reuben 92 wrote:The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera really inspired me as a teen - it made me think in new ways which is always a cool thing!
I like the title. It sounds like a powerful read.
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Post by micoleon13 » 07 Sep 2017, 17:55

I think the book that resonated the most with me was Born Free by Joy Adamson. Reading about her experiences, also coinsidently in Africa, and her relationship with a rescued lion cub, working with it and then to her ultimate release back to the wild, definitly struck a cord with me from a young age. Ive since gone onto work with wildife rehabilitation in Central America.

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Post by Amagine » 08 Sep 2017, 05:19

micoleon13 wrote:I think the book that resonated the most with me was Born Free by Joy Adamson. Reading about her experiences, also coinsidently in Africa, and her relationship with a rescued lion cub, working with it and then to her ultimate release back to the wild, definitly struck a cord with me from a young age. Ive since gone onto work with wildife rehabilitation in Central America.
The book sounds quite impressive!
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Post by Harrygx3 » 10 Sep 2017, 10:43

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It inspired me to be myself, helped me define myself more accurately and showed me why it is wrong to make unfair deals. It presented to me how important people who produce are and how bad they are treated when they speak their own truth.

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Post by MsTri » 10 Sep 2017, 13:53

I don't know that it's the most inspirational, but I dearly love Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I often - OFTEN! - wonder if I'm really making a difference on this earth and whether anyone aside from my children's life is positively effected for having known me. This book serves as a reminder that we all inspire others, often without trying, and that SOMEbody is better off for having known us.

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Post by Child » 10 Sep 2017, 14:56

Definitely Chimamanda Adiche's Half of a yellow sun.

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Post by Amagine » 10 Sep 2017, 18:05

MsTri wrote:I don't know that it's the most inspirational, but I dearly love Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I often - OFTEN! - wonder if I'm really making a difference on this earth and whether anyone aside from my children's life is positively effected for having known me. This book serves as a reminder that we all inspire others, often without trying, and that SOMEbody is better off for having known us.
I've heard of this book and for some reason have never read it. I'll have to put it on my reading list!
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Post by catiarato » 11 Sep 2017, 02:41

The Diary of Anne Frank.
I read it when I was about 12 years old and it stuck with me until today. Just the fact that we get to grow up safeguarded from everything that is bad in this world is an enourmous privillege. So I made sure to be grateful for everything I have, since reading that book.

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Post by Fictions Mistress » 11 Sep 2017, 10:45

There are a lot...but The Perks of Being a Wallflower was quite inspirational for me. I relate a lot to the main character, Charlie. It's an indescribable feeling, when you find a character that so deeply resonates with you. He struggles, but he learns how to triumph, and by association you feel that you do too.

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Post by Amagine » 11 Sep 2017, 22:07

Fictions Mistress wrote:There are a lot...but The Perks of Being a Wallflower was quite inspirational for me. I relate a lot to the main character, Charlie. It's an indescribable feeling, when you find a character that so deeply resonates with you. He struggles, but he learns how to triumph, and by association you feel that you do too.
I've read the book and I agree. He was a character that resonated with me too.
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Post by charlesjr2 » 11 Sep 2017, 22:52

It's difficult to pick an exact book, as I have really read a lot of inspiring books over the years. However. I think I will pick "Rich dad poor dad by Robert notorious" as the one that inspired me the most.

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