Do you learn more from fiction or non-fiction books… and why? by Rhonda Ricardo

October 17, 2014

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At times I wonder if fiction or non-fiction has a deeper impact on readers, because this is what I have found… When reading great fiction we may remember the characters, ideas, communication idiosyncrasies, philosophies, era styles, restored or inspired feelings an author’s writing may have brought to the surface and the possible differences certain books made in our lives. Top fiction novels like (in no particular order) Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lolita by Vladimir Nobokov, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Little Women by…

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