Reading, Book Resources

By Sam Johnson
     What books make a difference?
     
What books should we recommend to our children, our friends?
     
The conclusion reached by the Sabines is that there really is "no way to predict which books will make a difference, to whom, at what ages, or in what kinds of situations."
     
However, they do maintain that people who read, will ultimately come upon books that will have a profound impact on them in some way, and that these experiences will happen at different stages of their life and continue throughout it as long as they continue to be readers.
     
For this reason then, they emphasize the importance of books and "the reading experience," which includes sharing our reading experiences with others. 

SEE BELOW FOR MORE ON THE VALUE OF READING & BOOKS:

"Center for the Book List of Books that Made A Difference"
http://www.englishcompanion.com/Readings/booklists/loclist.html

"Books that Made A Difference to MCC Students"
http://libguides.monroecc.edu/content.php?pid=74804&sid=1150192

Center for the Book, Library of Congress
http://www.read.gov/cfb/

Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels of All Time
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1951793,00.html

Modern LIbrary's 100 Best Novels Selected by Staff, Selected by Readers
http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/

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