Books that "change the way you think"
January 4, 2010 10:05 PM Subscribe
Recommend some books that "change the way you think." But also, good adventure stories.
posted by BradNelson to Writing & Language (72 answers total) 151 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently inspired a friend to become an avid reader and would like to get him a few books for his birthday. I'm fairly confident he will enjoy books that are in the travel/adventure genre, like some of Bill Bryson's, John McPhee's, Mark Twain's A Tramp Abroad
, and also West with the Night
, or Great Plains
However, in his own words, he is a fan of books that "change the way I think," specifically citing: Jon Krakauer, Malcolm Gladwell, Jack Kerouac.
I'm also debating books like Freakonomics, which certainly would fall into the above criteria. Or Cormac McCarthy for fiction. Any suggestions on similar books that he might enjoy?