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Books that changed your perspective

Every now and again you discover that book that changes your perspective on something. A book that allows you to see something differently, understand something more deeply, appreciate what you have more or inspire you to take action. Here’s a selection of the books that made a big impact on you…

China's history is astonishing, and the book really makes you think about how its history affects its people today.

Caroline Sullivan , Ringsend

This book changed how I think about gender and political divides. The author does a phenomenal job communicating highly complex concepts in a clear and compelling way.

Regina de Búrca , Liffey Street

Made me think more deeply about the reliability of testament based on who asks for it.

Clare MacRory , Clontarf

So thought provoking and important. I felt like understand more about what it is to be human.

Shane McGuinness , Dublin 8

How little I knew about race politics and the story of slavery.

Maeve McElligott , The Tenters

It explains where different personality types derive their energy from and provides tips on functioning well within an excessively busy world.

Laura Larkin , Ranelagh

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