How to Win Friends and Influence People is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie, published in 1936. Over 15 million copies have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. It doesn’t matter what your line of work is or what you want to achieve. If you are doing business of any kind, you need to make it about the other person.
Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen in 1813. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. Its humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the Regency era in Great Britain.
Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic and subjugate all wizards and Muggles (non-magical people).
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland ) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It is one of the best-known and most popular works of English-language fiction, its narrative course, structure, characters, and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. It tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.
My Lovely Wife is a fascinating combination of reversals, reveals, and bad behaviour that keeps us on the edge of our seats. What kind of woman commits an unspeakable crime? Can a loving mother be a murderer? Would she kill, not to defend herself or her family, but simply because she can? Samantha Downing answers all these questions and more in her startling debut novel, My Lovely Wife. Told from the point of view of the nameless husband, My Lovely Wife turns domestic suspense on its ear.
The Huntress is Kate Quinn's novel which is about courageous women who dare to break the mould of what’s expected of them. The novel begins with this unnamed woman on the run, afraid that her past has finally caught up with her. Quinn effectively uses this structure to deliberately reveal the past in an increasingly suspenseful story about characters who will risk their lives to track down Lorelei Vogt, known as the Huntress. Quinn braids these storylines and characters together in a seamless narrative that builds toward a dramatic showdown.
American Spy is a novel by Lauren Wilkinson, published in February 2019 by Random House. Inspired by true events, American Spy knits together a gripping spy thriller, a heartbreaking family drama, and a passionate romance, set during the Cold War. Wilkinson packs a lot of plot into American Spy but Wilkinson handles the several threads in the novel deftly. She has a real gift for pacing- never once does the book flag or get bogged down, and it's never needlessly complex or confusing.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900. It has since seen several reprints, most often under the title The Wizard of Oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 Broadway musical adaptation as well as the iconic 1939 live-action film. The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone.
A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley. From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century—nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person—Bertha Truitt is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts.
Jane Eyre follows the experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr Rochester, the brooding master of Thornfield Hall. The novel revolutionised prose fiction by being the first to focus on its protagonist's moral and spiritual development through an intimate first-person narrative, where actions and events are coloured by a psychological intensity. Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bront, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder Co. of London.
The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini, which tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul. The Kite Runner was published in 2003 by Riverhead Books. The Kite Runner became a bestseller after being printed in paperback and was popularized in book clubs. It was a number-one New York Times bestseller for over two years, with over seven million copies sold in the United States. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet military intervention, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.