That's a godsend! Priceless list of favorite books of the most famous and influential people in the world.

Marcel Prevost said: «A chance meeting with a good book can forever change the destiny of man». I> Many of us now and then is not enough time, the desire to sit down at a book. But come summer vacation - and that means it's time to meet their intellectual needs. But why sit down first? You go into a bookstore or library - look at first. You're so much thinking about it, looking forward to the moment when his head okuneshsya in the world of literature that now, in truth, you find it difficult to gather his thoughts and make a list of books on vacation.

However, the wording is not just made for you a list of recommended reading for the summer as in the school. We have prepared for you something interesting ... This is a list of favorite books of the most famous and influential people in the world. Remember, the last word for those who are reading ... Do you want to be as successful as these people? Then do not delay and keep it to yourself to your favorites!

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

«The best thing was at the Lyceum: bedtime, we read books aloud». i>

1. Herman Melville "Moby Dick»

2. James Joyce's "Ulysses»

3. Robert Nathan "Portrait of Jenny»

4. Katherine Mansfield 'Stories »

5. Thomas Mann "The Magic Mountain»

6. Alexandre Dumas' The Vicomte de Bragelonne or ten years later. Volume 1 »

7. Franz Kafka "The Metamorphosis»

8. Harriet Beecher Stowe, "Uncle Tom's Cabin»

9. John Steinbeck, "The Grapes of Wrath»

10. Virginia Woolf, a collection of novels: "Mrs. Dalloway," "To the Lighthouse", "Orlando»

Leo Tolstoy

«All the answers are within you. You know more than is written in books. But to remember it - you need to read a book, watch a listen, and trust ». I>

1. Old Testament. The story of Joseph

2. Russian epics

3. Antony Pogorelsky "Black chicken, or Living Underground»

4. Alexander Pushkin's poem "Napoleon»

5. New Testament. Sermon

6. Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Confessions»

7. Charles Dickens' David Copperfield life, told by himself »

8. Laurence Sterne "Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy»

9. Nikolai Gogol "Wii»

10. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Hermann and Dorothea»

11. Victor Hugo's "Notre Dame de Paris", "Les Miserables»

12. Fedor Tiutchev. Poems

13. Homer's "Iliad", "Odyssey»

14. Plato, "Phaedo", "Feast»

15. Anthony Trollope "Barsetshirskie Chronicle»

16. George Eliot "Felix Holt, the radical»

17. Blaise Pascal "Thoughts»

18. Confucius' Lun Yu »

19. Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching»

Steve Jobs

«We must work not 12 hours, and the head!» i>

1. Jeffrey Moore "Inside the Tornado»

2. George Orwell's "1984»

3. Frances Lappe "Diet for a Small Planet»

4. Syunryu Suzuki's "Zen consciousness, consciousness begins»

5. Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged»

6. Andrew Grove "Only the Paranoid Survive»

7. Clayton Christensen "innovator's dilemma»

8. Herman Melville "Moby Dick»

9. Ram Dass' Be here and now »

10. Paramahamsa Yogananda 'Autobiography of a Yogi »

Joseph Brodsky

«On the whole, the book, in fact, not as finite as we are. Even the worst of them outlive their authors. Often they stand on the shelves gathering dust for a long time after the writer turned into a handful of dust. However, even this form of the future better than the memory of a few survivors of your relatives or friends, who can not be relied upon, and often it is the desire for the postmortem results in our pen in motion ». I>

Joseph Brodsky drew up a list of books that should be read in my life each. List went quite long, here are some of them:

1. "Mahabharata»

2. The Old Testament

3. Homer's "Iliad", "Odyssey»

4. Herodotus "History»

5. Sophocles. Plays

6. Aeschylus. Plays

7. Euripides' Hippolytus, "" The Bacchae, "" Electra, "" Phoenician »

8. Plato 'Dialogues »

9. Aristotle "Poetics", "Physics", "ethics", "On the soul»

10. Virgil "Aeneid", "Bucolics", "Georgics»

11. Ovid, "Metamorphoses", "Heroides", "Science of Love»

12. The New Testament

13. Thomas Aquinas «Summa Theolo qica»

14. Niccolo Machiavelli "Sovereign»

15. Dante's "Divine Comedy»

16. William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra", "Hamlet", "Macbeth," "Henry V»

17. Miguel de Cervantes' The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha »

18. "The Song of Roland»

19. «Beowulf»

20. John Milton, "Paradise Lost»

21. Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels»

23. Immanuel Kant, "Critique of Pure Reason»

24. Soren Kierkegaard "Fear and Trembling", "either-or", "Philosophical Fragments»

25. Fyodor Dostoevsky "Notes from the Underground", "Demons»

26. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust", "Italian Journey»

Ernest Hemingway

«We have read a lot, Ernest. Mostly classics: Dickens, Scott, Shakespeare. One of our favorite books as a child was "Treasure Island» », i> - shares memories of Hemingway's sister Marceline. B>

Later, when Ernest grew up, his daily routine was pretty simple: in the morning before lunch - work from lunch till the evening - reading.

1. Mark Twain "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn»

2. Alexandre Dumas' Queen Margot »

3. William Shakespeare's "King Lear»

4. Yevgeny Tarle "Napoleon's Invasion of Russia»

5. Leo Tolstoy "Anna Karenina", "War and Peace»

6. Stendhal "Red and Black»

7. Marcel Proust "In Search of Lost Time»

8. James Joyce's "Ulysses»

9. Fyodor Dostoevsky "The Brothers Karamazov»

Boris Akunin

«Of all pleasures, released the man most refined - brains». i>

Russian classics:

1. Leo Tolstoy "Hadji Murad", "War and Peace", "The Death of Ivan Ilyich»

2. Anton Chekhov "bishop", "My Life," "Duel»

3. Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Idiot»

4. Mikhail Lermontov "Hero of Our Time»

5. Alexander Pushkin "The Captain's Daughter»

6. Nikolai Chernyshevsky "What?»

Foreign literature:

7. Romain Gary "The promise of dawn»

8. Robert Penn Warren "All the King's Men»

9. Guy de Maupassant "Dear Friend»

10. Milan Kundera "The Unbearable Lightness of Being»

11. Stendhal "Charterhouse of Parma»

12. Kazuo Ishiguro "Remains of the Day»

13. John Steinbeck, "East of Eden»

Richard Branson

«I was recently asked to name five favorite books, and the task was harder than I thought. I love the dozens of books and each for different reasons ». I>

1. Graham Greene "The Quiet American»

2. Anthony Beevor "Stalingrad»

3. Roald Dahl "absolutely unexpected stories»

4. Stephen Hawking "Brief History of Time»

5. Nelson Mandela, "Long Walk to Freedom»

6. Zhang Yun "Wild Swans: Three daughters of China»

7. Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons»

8. Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are»

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein ambivalent reading: «At a certain age reading too distracting the mind from the creative searches. A man who reads too much and too little thinking becomes too lazy to think ». I>

1. Benedict Spinoza "Oh God, man and his happiness»

2. Immanuel Kant "Critique of Pure Reason»

3. Leo Tolstoy "Anna Karenina»

4. Miguel de Cervantes' The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha »

5. Helena Blavatsky "Isis Unveiled»

6. Arthur Schopenhauer "The World as Will and Representation»

7. Fyodor Dostoevsky "The Brothers Karamazov»

8. David Hume "Treatise of Human Nature»

Stephen King

«each to take you into the hands of the book gives a lesson or lessons, and very often a bad book can teach more than a good». i>

Stephen King has a golden rule: every day he writes 2000 words. For inspiration writer reads a lot.

1. George Orwell's "1984»

2. Mark Twain "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn»

3. Frank Norris' MakTig »

4. Salman Rushdie, "The Satanic Verses»

5. Charles Dickens' Bleak House »

6. Paul Scott's "Raj Quartet»

7. Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian»

8. William Faulkner "Light in August»

9. William Golding "Lord of the Flies»

As the saying goes, with the world on a string - and I wrote myself a list of books for the whole year ahead. Never too late to educate ourselves. Books ennoble. Do not be greedy and share this precious list of references from the most successful people in the world with your friends.

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