Book mentions in this thread

  • Votes: 175

    Genre Study

    by Irene Fountas

    This title is a comprehensive volume that focuses on genre study through inquiry-based learning with an emphasis on reading comprehension and the craft of writing. In exploring genre study, Fountas and Pinnell advocate a way of thinking and learning where students are actively engaged in the thinking process.
  • Votes: 51

    Choose Yourself!

    by James Altucher

    The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for “security,” everything we thought was “safe,” no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government. It's all crumbling down. In every part of society, the middlemen are being pushed out of the picture. No longer is someone coming to hire you, to invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you. It's on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself. New tools and economic forces have emerged to make it possible for individuals to create art, make millions of dollars and change the world without “help.” More and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real inward success (personal happiness and health) and outward success (fulfilling work and wealth). This book will teach you to do just that. With dozens of case studies, interviews and examples–including the author, investor and entrepreneur James Altucher's own heartbreaking and inspiring story–Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.
  • Votes: 25

    The Stranger

    by Albert Camus

    An ordinary man is unwittingly caught up in a senseless murder in Algeria
  • Votes: 23

    Ignorance Is Strength

    by John Joseph Adams - editor

  • Votes: 21

    Man's Search for Meaning

    by Viktor E. Frankl

  • Votes: 17

    The Silent Patient

    by Alex Michaelides

  • Votes: 15

    Think Like a Monk

    by Jay Shetty

  • Votes: 11

    Todos deberíamos ser feministas / We Should All Be Feminists (Spanish Edition)

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    La edición ilustrada del clásico Todos deberíamos ser feministas de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. «Empecemos a soñar con un plan para un mundo distinto. Un mundo más justo. Un mundo de hombres y mujeres más felices y más honestos consigo mismos. Esta es la forma de empezar: criemos a nuestras hi jas de otra forma. Y también a nuestros hijos.›› Tras su célebre charla TED, Chimamanda se convirtió en la portavoz del feminismo a nivel mundial. Esta edición, ilustrada por Leire Salaberria, ayudará a difundir su maravilloso y revelador mensaje de igualdad entre las nuevas generaciones. «Imagínense lo libres que seríamos siendo quienes somos en realidad, sin sufrir la carga de las expectativas de género.» ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Ilustrated edition of the classic "We Should All Be Feminists" The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Americanah, "one of the world's great contemporary writers" (Barack Obama). In this personal, eloquently-argued essay--adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now--and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
  • Votes: 11

    A Brief History of Time

    by Stephen Hawking

    An anniversary edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features a new introduction by the author and a new chapter on the possibility of time travel and "wormholes" in space
  • Votes: 10

    The Nightingale

    by Kristin Hannah

  • Votes: 8

    Clap When You Land

    by Elizabeth Acevedo

    Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance -- and Papi's secrets -- the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they've lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.
  • Votes: 4

    Great Books of the Western World

    by Mortimer J. Adler

    Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love?," "How do we decide the right thing to do?," and, "What does it mean to be good?" Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Western literature, history, and philosophy, the author considers what is meant by democracy, law, emotion, language, truth, and other abstract concepts in light of more than two millennia of Western civilization and discourse. Adler's essays offer a remarkable and contemplative distillation of the Great Ideas of Western Thought.
  • Votes: 3

    i appreciate it

    by Mr.Tong Anuchart

    In the 1970s, Thailand was developing but poor and largely agrarian. By the 1980s it had become the fastest growing large economy in the world and, in the process, made the transformation from a low-income to a middle-income economy. Fast forward to 2010 and Thailand had climbed yet another rung in the development ladder to become, according to World Bank criteria, an upper middle-income economy. Throughout this period of economic and social transformation, contrary to historical experience and theoretical models, one thing has remained constant: the central role of Thai smallholder farming. This conundrum—the persistence of the smallholder in a time of extraordinary change—lies at the heart of this book. In More than Rural author Jonathan Rigg explores how people in the countryside have adapted to their changing world, the new opportunities available, and the consequences for rural life and living. The Thai government has successfully “developed” the countryside, but with unexpected results. New household forms have emerged, women have become mobile in a manner few expected, and relations between rural and urban have changed. Yet the smallholder has persisted, and Rigg’s attempts to understand why offer a fresh perspective on Thailand’s development. Setting aside the urban, industrial point of view that we so often privilege, Rigg asks different questions about Thailand’s development. What if, he wonders, the present changes are not simply way stations, transitions to the main act of urbanization? What if they represent a new form of rural livelihood? Rigg’s thoughtful, nuanced approach to agrarian change—viewing the countryside as more than agriculture, the rural as more than the countryside, and rural people as more than farmers—offers insights into Thailand’s wider transformations (class identities, intergenerational relations), its political impasse, and more. Based on over three-and-a-half decades of fieldwork in seventeen villages, across three regions, and encompassing more than one thousand households, and a deep knowledge of primary and published sources, More than Rural is a significant work with implications for contemporary development across Asia and the global South.
  • Votes: 2

    Very Nice

    by Marcy Dermansky

    'A vicious little novel, smart, efficient, mean, full of terrible people behaving terribly. Absolutely delightful' ROXANE GAY 'Very Nice is so sexy and reads so smooth that I was utterly addicted' MARIA SEMPLE, AUTHOR OF WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE 'Everything you need in your new favourite summer novel' KEVIN KWAN, AUTHOR OF CRAZY RICH ASIANS 'Smart, sexy and funny ... Very Nice is her best yet' EMMA STRAUB, AUTHOR OF MODERN LOVERS Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor, but with his long eyelashes, silky hair and the sad, beautiful life he laid bare on Twitter, she does, and the kiss is very nice. Zahid Azzam never planned to become a houseguest in his student's sprawling Connecticut home, but with the sparkling swimming pool, the endless supply of strawberries and Rachel's beautiful mother, he does, and the home is very nice. Becca Klein never thought she'd have a love affair so soon after her husband leaves her for a younger woman, but when her daughter's professor walks into her home, bringing with him a poodle named Princess, she does, and the affair turns out to be... a very bad idea. An ingenious blend of sex, secrets and betrayal, Very Nice is a sharp, compulsive take on modern life from one of America's most exciting novelists.
  • Votes: 2

    It's My Pleasure

    by Dee Ann Turner

    Businesses are built by growing relationships with customers. Culture is created by the stories those relationships tell. Two of the most important differentiators of a business are its talent and its culture. Talent energized by a compelling culture will drive organizational success and provide innovative growth opportunities for both the business and the individual. Based on her more than thirty years at Chick-fil-A, most of which have been spent as Vice President, Corporate Talent, Dee Ann Turner shares how Chick-fil-A has built a devoted talent and fan base that spans generations. It's My Pleasure tells powerful stories and provides practical applications on how to develop extraordinary talent able to build and/or stimulate a company's culture.
  • Votes: 1

    Stats

    by David Bock