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The Top 10 Most Influential Books

Life is such a precious thing that you really need to take care. This does not really mean that you need to be perfect in order to make a happy and satisfying life. You can live your life full of hope and inspiration. One of the things that really contributes and influence your life is no other than books. The books that you are reading right now and the kind of books that you want to read will actually reflect on your personality and the kind of life that you have right now. There are some influential books that really help you move to another chapter of your life without any hindrances. Some people really considered these influential books as part of their lives. Each person really has different reasons why he or she liked the book. This book might be the reason why you commit success or why you live a wonderful life. The following are lists of the top 10 most influential books that inspire lots of people.


10.  Gift From The Sea

This book is written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “Gift from the Sea” was published in the year 1955. This book really inspires the life of American women from the time it was published until this generation. She actually shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment. This book is considered as an inspirational literature, thus it is one of the most influential books since the book brings simplicity, solitude and caring for the soul.


9. Feminine Mystique

Feminine Mystique is a book written by Betty Friedan. This is a nonfiction book that was published in 1963. This book is said to be one of the most influential books of the 20th century and credited with the beginning of the second-wave feminism in the United States. This book has a great impact to unhappy housewives since she received hundreds of letters from these people right after the publication of the book. This is actually one of the most influential books that most housewives prefer to read.



8.  The Book of Mormon

This book is actually one of the most sacred books that contain the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent. This book was published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith. The books has some of the original and unique doctrinal discussions on subjects such as the fall of Adam and Eve, the nature of Atonement, eschatology, redemption from physical and spiritual death, and the organization of the latter-day church. All of these really made this as one of the most influential books that most people are reading.



7. How to Win Friends and Influence People

This book is actually one of the first-bestselling self-help books ever published. The book was published in 1936 and was written by one and only Dale Carnegie. The book has sold 15 million copies world-wide. This book is really amazing because it will teach you more about life and all the things that you really need to do in order to live a life full of happiness and joy. This extraordinary book is actually one of the most influential books of all time.




6. Gone With The Wind

Margaret Mitchell wrote this romance novel that shakes the whole world. The novel was published in 1936 and thus received the Pulitzer Prize of Fiction for the book in 1937. The story was really one of the most influential stories that had ever written since it can actually touch ones heart and feelings. There are lot of people who can relate to the story since it was inspired by the scenes happened during the American Civil War and Reconstruction.




5. The Lord Of The Rings

Through the years, this book is actually one of the most influential books that really make a lot of people become excited to see and imagine things that are really unbelievable. This is an epic high fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien. There are so many people who are really amazed to the flow of the story in this novel. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 children’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit.




4. To Kill a Mockingbird

There are a lot of people who are intrigue about the story of this novel. Harper Lee wrote this novel in order to inspire the life in a family. This was published in 1960 and became successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize. It actually becomes a classic modern American literature. The novel was really amazing and it is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious of rape and racial inequality.




3. The Road Less Travelled

“The Road Less Travelled” is a nonfiction book that became the second bestselling nonfiction book of all time. The book was written by Scott Peck. This is such an inspiring book, it gives you hope when you are upset and it definitely helps you understand how challenging life is. There are lots of people who really admire this nonfiction book, thus it is one of the most influential books.



2. Atlas Shrugged

This is a kind of a novel that really inspires lots of readers. The book was written by Ayn Rand and it was published in 1957. Until now, it continuously influences the life of couples. The title f was actually referred to Atlas, which describes in the novel as “the giant who holds the world on his shoulders.” This is really an amazing story that became one of the most influential books of all time.




1. The Bible

Everybody really knows about the bible. Most Christians uses the bible as the guide to have a happy and successful life. Other people really consider the bible as the most important book in their life since it contains all the words of God. The bible really inspires lots of people. Through the words written on the book, most people really learn how to move and do their part as human beings who depend on the healing power of one God. This book is actually the most influential book of all time.

3 Comments on “The Top 10 Most Influential Books

  1. rapr
    November 1, 2013

    what about ‘thirukkural’

    • Andrey
      March 16, 2014

      My sister’s kepeer. My sister’s kepeer is an amazing book!! I am reading it right now and am almost done. There are only positive things to say about this book. However, there are cuss words in this book, just so you all know. If you are looking for an amazing book, then I would recommend this book to everyone!! I am ,like, in love with this book <3 . If you need a book to read to meet your A/R goal then I would read this book. This book is a little bit longer, but it is totally worth it!! This book is 18.00 points. And I believe it is a 5.6 range, but I could be wrong. Thank you for reading this!! Leave a comment

  2. Rod Hug
    December 27, 2013

    Having read most of these books, but not all of them, I would put Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl ahead of all that I have read except the Bible.

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This entry was posted on October 17, 2012 by Sandra.