We have selected top 10 books that each of us needs reading according to the TED talkers. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. In their talks they are speaking about topics from science to global issues. And we have decided to choose top 10 books or better to say worth reading books that they suggest us during their speech. The books are as follows:
- The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
The Silver Pigs is the classic novel which introduced readers around the world to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently inconvenient drive for justice. “This book will make you realize crime, corruption, cops, and crime fighters are not a new concept,” said industrial engineering manager Julio Gil. Also, “it’s a fun read.” So, we are opening our top 10 books list with this classic novel.
- The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. “It’s a great read for anyone who wonders how we learned about the evolving world and on the experience of being a scientist,” says paleobiologist Laren Sallan, who added, “Because it’s by Elizabeth Gilbert, it’s also an amazing read.”
- 1984 by George Orwell
Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s frightening prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever. A timely choice from The Life Project author Helen Pearson: “Reading or rereading this book should be compulsory, when so many of the issues it touches on manipulated news, unwanted surveillance — are highly resonant today.”
- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”.
“I really enjoyed this fast-paced novel that focuses on strong but flawed female protagonists set in two different time periods: World War I and post-World War II,” said Casey Brown during her talk.
- The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip and Dan Heath
This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. “This is technically not a book about moments, despite the title; instead it’s about what creates powerful experiences and memories,” noticed researcher David Burkus.
- Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
“This is one of those books that I’ve continuously thought about and quoted to people ever since I read it,” mentioned actor, writer, producer, and activist Naomi McDougall Jones. (Her talk on what it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood seems especially timely.)
- The Heroine’s Journey by Maureen Murdock
This book describes contemporary woman’s search for wholeness in a society in which she has been defined according to masculine values. “This book helps you understand the deep patterns in the journeys of successful women and how we can integrate masculine and feminine forces in our lives,” said education advocate Amel Karboul.
- The Ends of the World by Peter Brannen
In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth’s past dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of our possible future. “It’s part travelogue, part hard data, and part sociology of science, resulting in a deep and multifaceted view of the state of the world. It’s also fun,” noticed Lauren Sallan.
- Third Stage of Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Buddhist philosopher, peace activist and octogenarian Daisaku Ikeda has spent a lifetime studying and teaching about life’s universal sufferings of birth, aging, sickness and death. “This book speaks to the challenges and opportunities of aging,” mentioned Paul Tasner.
- The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness by Emily Esfahani Smith
In a culture obsessed with happiness, this wise, stirring book points the way toward a richer, more satisfying life. “We might be focusing on the wrong things and perhaps meaning is a better focus for us,” claimed Grace Kim.
So, we have introduced you top 10 books suggested by TED talkers, which are really worth reading. There is a well-known saying “A person should read 3 books during his\her lifetime, but in order to find these 3 books, he\she needs reading the 1000s․