Books have the power to inspire, connect, and educate. Today in honor of Book Lovers Day, here are some of the books that have inspired the Feedly team as lifelong learners.
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Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes
Petr says, “I liked the story and how passionate one can be about running and endurance and pursuing dreams. It inspired me to run longer distances.”
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery
Emily says, “I felt a connection to this 67-year-old woman who lived and worked on farms all her life before deciding she needed to hike the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. The suffering she happily endured on the trail must have been a welcome relief from the darkness of her past.”
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Victoria says, “This is one of my faves because of the empathy and understanding it creates within you as you experience the loss of eviction through the eyes of the evicted. It’s a powerful piece on how to better take care of your neighbors.”
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor by Gabriel García Márquez
Eduardo says “It’s easily one of my favorite books. The struggle of the guy who was adrift at sea … he never lost hope. You could almost feel what he was feeling. That’s the vividness of the writing.”
Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
Remi says, “Finnegan has a way of pulling his reader into what a life of pursuing their obsession and journeying all over the world really feels like. Bonus points for the years in South Africa which bring it back to a moment in history … beautifully written, permeating passion all the way through.
Les Fleurs Du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire
Guillaume says, It has the best reread value of any book I know. Every piece is incredibly beautiful and well written, and the whole volume oozes a sort of calm melancholy that always gets me.
Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus) by Albert Camus
David says, “This was one of the most pivotal books in my life.”
Thanks for reading!