Thursday, April 28, 2016

100 books to change your life

Some of the books that have changed lives
Some of the books that have changed lives

We all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life?

That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in their hearts. Among the contributors are Sofia Coppola, Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers and Jodi Picoult.

The entry I particularly liked was from the country music singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash, who seemed to capture what Marcel Proust said about there being no days of our childhood we live so fully as those we spend with a favourite book.

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