My "to read" list
The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song by Elena Mannes - . The Power of Music follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture, to discover: how much of our musicality is learned and how much is innate?
Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" has polarized opinion for more than 50 years. (Illustration by David Gothard / For The Times)
The Stranger Albert Camus
Romancing the Ordinary - by Sarah Ban Breathnach
would love to read this.This deals with the Death of Daughter Maria but the book is so inspiring it will help any Mom or parent that is struggling not just with a loss but with anything that is going on personally in ones life. MaryBeth Chapman is amazing!
Walking by Henry David Thoreau - Originally given as part of a lecture in 1851, "Walking" was later published posthumously as an essay in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862. Now being a chief text in the environmental movement, Thoreau's "Walking" places man not separate from Nature and Wildness but within it and lyrically describes the ever beckoning call that draws us to explore and find ourselves lost in the beauty of the forests, rivers, and fields.
Shakespeare's Tragedies: everybody dies
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky’s final novel, this masterful book concerns spiritual and philosophical questions of God, free will and morality. Thinkers and writers such as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Vonnegut have praised this novel’s passion and profundity. The narrative follows the lives of the four Karamazov brothers: sensualist Dmitri, intellectual [...][...]
The Art of Creative Thinking: How to Be Innovative & Develop Great Ideas. New ideas help businesses gain an advantage over their rivals. Employees who generate these new ideas - who practice the art of creative thinking - are one of a company's greatest assets. The Art of Creative Thinking shows the reader practical ways of becoming more creative thinker. Each succinct chapter is built around one core idea which is then developed & illustrated. End-of-chapter key points summarize main points.