Sunday, January 2, 2005


I decided to pick Ayn Rand's bestseller, Atlas Shrugged, as the Book of the Month, after reading Pat Cummings's post, My Choice for Best Read of 2004. [Via American Digest.] Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957. You could now order the centennial edition of the book. Chris Davis has started a discussion on the New Ayn Rand Cover Art.

The novel has made a huge impact on many individuals. Here is an excerpt from The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress:

Books That Made a Difference in Readers' Lives

Respondents to the Survey of Lifetime Reading Habits, conducted [fall 1991] for the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Library of Congress' Center for the Book, cited the following when asked to name a book that had made a difference in their lives:

1 - The Bible**
2 - Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
3 - The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck
4 - To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5 - The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
6 - Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
7 - How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
8 - The Book of Mormon
(, 01/27/03.)