Books to challenge "reality"

A Listmania! list by Miss T L Kay "tazish"
 
Stranger On A Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America
1.  Stranger On A Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America by Jenny Diski
The list author says:
  "While appearing at first glance to be yet another travel memoir this book is so much more than that.  I rarely read 'novels' or memoirs more than once through, I keep going back to this though."
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Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Young Woman's Odyssey (Footsteps)
2.  Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Young Woman's Odyssey (Footsteps) by Laurie Gough
The list author says:
  "A rich text exploring the nature of society in Fiji interspersed with tales of other travels and memories.  Certainly a book to think about."
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Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
3.  Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts
The list author says:
  "Grab your rucksack we're going travelling!  This is not a 'how to' it is a book to inspire a book which will change the way you view travel."
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Informal Education: Conversation, Democracy and Learning
4.  Informal Education: Conversation, Democracy and Learning by Tony Jeffs
The list author says:
  "I thought I was just paranoid, then I read this book.  Designed to encourage conversation and reflection this should be on every youth and community workers bookshelf."
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My Family and Other Animals (Essential Penguin)
5.  My Family and Other Animals (Essential Penguin) by Gerald Durrell
The list author says:
  "This is probably the book which made me most aware of the world around me, I read it over and over again as a child, though I haven't read it for years it still influences the way I think."
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What Should I Do With My Life?
6.  What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson
The list author says:
  "This wasn't what I was expecting when I bought it.  I was hoping for something which would guide my career choice, instead I found the inspiration to go where my heart told me."
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No Logo
7.  No Logo by Naomi Klein
The list author says:
  "Scary, very very scary.  A book which made me want to go out and involve myself in culture jamming rather than sit at home talking about it."
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Branded
8.  Branded by Alissa Quart
The list author says:
  "While this doesn't even touch Naomi Kleins fantastic insights or referencing none the less it is thought provoking and readable.  I am watching this bleak picture materialising around me."
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On Writing
9.  On Writing by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "I go back to the first (autobiographical) section of this book for inspiration whenever I find myself lagging, his determination to be a writer rings out from the pages."
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The Beach
10.  The Beach by Alex Garland
The list author says:
  "This book is the reason I want to go to Thailand.  It conjours an image of a place that I would love so much to visit first hand.  And, one day I will.  In the mean time I'll keep reading it."
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Lord of the Flies
11.  Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The list author says:
  "I saw the film and then I read the book.  This is a true horror story and at the time (aged I would immagine about 8) it made me shiver with every word.  As an adult I find it even more worrying."
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Angry White Pyjamas: An Oxford Poet Trains with the Tokyo Riot Police
12.  Angry White Pyjamas: An Oxford Poet Trains with the Tokyo Riot Police by Robert Twigger
The list author says:
  "I don't think this DoJo takes girls, but if they did I would join up immediately.  Twigger takes us through the highs and lows of his training in a way that left me wanting to learn aikido."
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Down and Out in Paris and London (Penguin Modern Classics)
13.  Down and Out in Paris and London (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "The ideas expressed in this book are common now but were radical at the time.  It is a fascinating view of life 'from the underside' definatly read it before you consider a job as a plongeur!"
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The Motorcycle Diaries
14.  The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto "Che" Guevara
The list author says:
  "A beautifully evocative portrait of South America and the development of a young man who became an icon."
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Matilda
15.  Matilda by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "Dahls image of this highly intelligent bookish young girl who was not understood by her peers or family has stuck in my head over all these years - I think I read my copy to death."
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The Secret Garden (Sterling Children's Classics)
16.  The Secret Garden (Sterling Children's Classics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The list author says:
  "This book did so much for me as a child.  It made me want to garden, walk on the fells, nuture animals, visit india."
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