Don't discount a book because I'm bad at writing one-sentence summaries. I have read all the books on this list and I like them. If I don't like a book, I don't put it on the list.
I study this holy text everyday and it helps me come closer to Jesus Christ and be a better person.
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.
The world is simple. People can change. All problems are interpersonal relationship problems. Happiness is a feeling of contribution.
The goal of education is self-reliance. Love is the way to happiness.
How Xerox Parc attracted and created the most talented computer programmers and engineers in the world. They launched us into the computer age.
Rosling helps us see the world as it really is. It highlights underrated problems and updates our world-view to be accurate for the world of today (2018).
Jean Vanier teaches what it means to live and love in a community.
This novel is both funny and deeply satisfying, with many nuggets of pure gold throughout.
Lewis explores the nature of Heaven and Hell. Heaven is so real that it is more solid than anything on Earth. Hell is so much of nothing that one blade of grass in Heaven is bigger than all of Hell.
Essays full of insights about programming languages, computers, and startups.
Malala shares her personal story intertwined with the beautiful story of her people. She wants all people to have the basic human right to obtain education.
Maya Angelou beautifully tells the story of her shockingly difficult childhood years. Her courage is inspiring.
Criado-Perez exposes the gender data gap in our world. Our current systems and mindsets are biased in myriad ways.
This book offers a blueprint for making a more prosperous society: local innovations that meet real needs.
A well-written, gripping novel filled with longing, misunderstanding, and mystery.
An enlightening novel about spirituality and the quest for Nirvana.
Achievable patterns of thought (and its absence) that allow you to be happy. Happiness is our default state, we just have to remove the barriers we've created for our own happiness.
This is a brilliant piece of journalism and Kidder won the Pulitzer prize for it. It's a riveting tale of computer engineers.
Stargirl is a beautifully non-comformist, selfless teenager.
A prank-filled autobiography by an adventerous physicist.
How to maintain a strong middle-class in the information economy.