Monday Motivation: get lost in a book —15 “fiction” books that changed my life…

Every book is a new adventure. Some adventures go beyond the story, and straight into your heart.

Here is a list of 15 “fiction” books that strung my heart and changed my life.

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, first published in 1970.
  2. Running Out of Time is a novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix, published in 1996.
  3. Where the Red Fern Grows is a 1961 novel by Wilson Rawls.
  4. The Giver is a 1993 American novel by Lois Lowry.
  5. Anthem is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1938.
  6. TheMetamorphoses a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid
  7. Plato’s Republic written by Plato around 380 BC.
  8. Veronika Decides to Die is a novel by Paulo Coelho.
  9. The Alchemist by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho which was first published in 1988.
  10. The Little Prince first published in 1943, is a novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
  11. Ishmael is a 1992 novel by Daniel Quinn.
  12. The Pilgrimage is a 1987 novel by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho.
  13. The Fountainhead is a 1943 novella by Russian-American author Ayn Rand.
  14. The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins.
  15. The Forty Rules of Love a 2009 novel by Elif Shafak.

Some of these books I’ve re-read —I’ll re-read all of them again some day. I’d love to design each of them a cover as well!

In the meantime, I wonder how many more great books I’ll find.

Do you have any suggestions.

What more great books can I add to this list?

Have you read any of these books.

[clicking on any of the links on the list will lead you to the Author’s Wikipedia page —I encourage you to do your own research, find out WHO makes the things that you consume]

100+ Movies and TV Shows to watch with kids (or your inner kid/child)

show series

  1. WordWorld

  2. Little Einsteins

  3. Sesame Street
  4. The Magic School Bus

  5. Arthur

  6. Planet Earth (2006)
  7. Captain Planet and the Planeteers
  8. Avatar – the Last Airbender
  9. ZOOM 

  10. Life (2009)

  11. Schoolhouse Rock!

  12. Full House
  13. Cosmos
  14. The Legend of Kora
  15. Star Trek
  16. Mr. Bean

  17. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

  18. Bill Nye the Science Guy
  19. Boy Meets World

  20. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  21. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

  22. Heroes

  23. Fuller House
  24. Once Upon a Time
  25. Parenthood
  26. South Park

 

full-lengh movies

…nearly every Pixar Movie, then:

  1. Winnie-the-Pooh (2011)
  2. The Land Before Time (1988)

  3. The Lion King (1994)
  4. Pocahontas (1995)
  5. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  6. Toy Story (trilogy)
  7. Tarzan (1999)
  8. Santa Claus (1959)
  9. Mary Poppins (1964)

  10. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

  11. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

  12. The Secret Garden (1993)

  13. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  14. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
  15. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

  16. The Karate Kid (1984)
  17. Free Willy (1993)

  18. Angels in the Outfield (1994 film)

  19. The Santa Clause (1994)
  20. Metropolis (1927)

  21. Zathura (2005)

  22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (film series)

  23. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

  24. Mortal Kombat (1995)

  25. Matilda (1996)

  26. Secondhand Lions (2003)

  27. Jumanji (1995)

  28. From Time to Time (2009)

  29. La Famille Bélier (2014)

  30. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

  31. Harry Potter (film series)
  32. Tomorrowland (2015)

  33. Jurassic Park (film series)

  34. La Vita è Bella/Life is Beautiful (1997)

  35. Casper (1995)

  36. The Princess Diaries (2001)

  37. Blank Check (1994)
  38. Star Wars (film series)

  39. HIM: Más allá de la luz (2010)

  40. Pay It Forward (2000)

  41. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)

  42. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

  43. El Laberinto del Fauno/Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  44. Interstellar (2014)

  45. The Witches (1990)
  46. Peaceful Warrior (2006)

  47. Thank You for Smoking  (2005)

  48. Waking Life (2001)

  49. What the $@%# Do We Know?! (2004)
  50. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
  51. Men In Black (trilogy)
  52. Happy (2011)

  53. The Opus (2008)
  54. Zeitgeist (film series)

  55. The Secret (2006)
  56. Inception (2010)

  57. Independence Day (1996)
  58. Instructions Not Included (2013)

  59. 3 Idiots (2009)

  60. The Babadook (2014)

  61. Jackie Chan (filmography)

  62. No Men Beyond This Point (2015)

  63. Planet of the Apes (film series)

  64. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

  65. I Am (2010)

  66. X-Men (film series)
  67. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016)

  68. The Hunger Games (film series)

  69. Armageddon (1998)

  70. The Compass (2009)
  71. Million Dollar Arm (2014)