I have read many books lately. Many of which focus on leadership, marketing, sociology, communications, and organization theory. In other words, non-fiction. What I’ve found is that, while valuable in their own merits, they often lack literary value. Their styles, dictions, and compositions align more with the needs of those who need to consume information quickly rather than those who like to push the boundaries of literary art. I’m a firm believer that learning about subject matter in isolation is no way to truly grow holistically. Recently I read The Magician’s Nephew, part of The Chronicles of Narnia series (I never read this as a child).Not only is it one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking pieces I’ve read in some time, but it rekindled my interest in literary classics and other works that not only break up the business writing I’ve been reading, but are important because they challenge the way we think.
While looking for more things to read, I came across this list. Many of the books in this list I’ve read, but some I haven’t. In any case, it’s definitely something worth checking out. I hope you enjoy.