I loved "The Good Earth" Buck makes me think.
Name the Books That Impacted You The Most.
Crissis of Concience to free myself from the JW's
The Holy Bible to free me from The Holy Bible.
Any book by:
Walter the Farting Dog
Truth that Leads to Eternal Life - This book had a huge impact for me. The beginning of a very long, sad journey.............
Crisis of Conscience - Gave me facts that supported what I had felt for quite awhile. And a lot of insight.
Pride and Prejudice, Dicken's books to learn about the societal problems, etc. at the time.
Bridges of Madison County - a wife's/mother's sacrifice for her family over her own desires (didn't like the adultery part though)
Otherwise most all of the books I read are fiction - not real deep. No "message".
Truth that Leads to Everlasting Life
Stupid White Men - M. Moore
Crisis of Conscience - R. Franz
Oddly enough it was a religious book and I read it 12 years before I left Dubdom, but it had the biggest impact on me bar none;
The Amazing Results of the Power of Positive Thinking by, Norman Vincent Peale
I found this at a thrift store and it looked interesting once I started reading it I couldn't put it down, then I got the book it was about The Power of Positive Thinking and I also paid for a subscription for several years to his newsletter Guideposts.
I remember my X husband used to get upset at them coming to our house so I started hiding them from him, but eventually liked what they said so much better than the Asleep!™ that I left them out for my kids to read. We had book study™ at our house and I left them out (in the bathroom), no one ever commented about them, LOL.
The Chronicles of Narnia -C.S. Lewis. First read these in first grade, and still enjoy them.
A Wrinkle in Time- Madeliene L'Engle
The Plague- Albert Camus
Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
We- Yevegeny Zamyatin
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle- all of them
BFG- Roald Dahl (pretty much any book by him is good :)
The Prydain Chronicles-Lloyd Alexander
Better Homes and Gardens-New Cook Book :)
How to cook everything- Mark Bittman :)
Selections from Greek and Roman Historians- Edited C.A. Robinson Jr.
Power of Babel-John McWhorter
Crisis of Conscience-Raymond Franz :)
Peralandra- C.S. Lewis
The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom
The End Of Faith by Sam Harris
Truth Vs Falsehood by Dr. David R. Hawkins
Actually two books shaped my life:
- You Can live forever on Paradise Earth - wich led me to join the JW's
- The Divine Plan of the Ages - which led me to leave the JW's