Most people can think of at least one book that really changed their way of thinking or their life somehow. Maybe it was an entirely new perspective, or a new school of philosophy. Some people say The Alchemist changed them forever; others say Harry Potter did! Plenty of people cite religious texts like The Bible and others might just say a good book they re-read over and over again. A friend of mine swears by The Little Prince.
No matter what the most important book of your life has done for you, if it made that big of an impression it had to be pretty amazing. The first book that did that for me was Me Too Iguana, a Sweet Pickles book, when I was three or four years old. It made me realize that I didn't want to be like everyone else. A couple of years later the book Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder really got to me. It made me see the Civil War, parenting, family and so many other things in a new way. If you ask me today, I'd have to say it's Alfie Kohn's Unconditional Parenting, but I might choose another tomorrow.
What book do you think is the most important work you've ever read? Which one would you suggest to people if you could only suggest one to ever read? Share your thoughts in the chat.
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