I remember being in awe when I heard the story for the first time. I recall thinking that my grandmother was the best supplement to my History and English classes that anyone could have imagined. This is one reason why I became interested in Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s writing. In other instances and in regards to other authors my curiosity about them lies in the books themselves. There are some books that open the door to a new world, that remain with you for the rest of your life, and that stand as milestones on your journey to and through adulthood.
Why some books are memorable and eye opening and others are merely good reads depends on the reader; consequently it varies widely by individual. The variability also depends on timing and availability, as in the Buddhist proverb, "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." My reaction to a book depends on where I am emotionally when I read it.
The following author list is based upon what was of interest to me in a particular time in my life. I’ve included the authors, the book or writing that impacted me the most, relevant screen or stage adaptations, and recent accolades. What are some authors or books that have changed you or you think changed the world?