Describe a book that had a major influence on you

Describe a book that had a major influence on you

You should say:

What is the name of the book?

How did you first hear of the book?

What’s the main story of the book?

Sample 1

Well, I have quite fond of reading books. In fact, I love to read all types of books such as religious, comic thriller and motivational books. As you ask me to talk about a book that influences me most so I strongly believe that one book named “The Power of Subconscious Mind” has changed my whole life in a positive way.

This is a motivational book which is written by Dr. Joseph Murphy. My husband told me about this book and I decided to read it. Then, I purchased this book from the Amazon store. When I started to read it, then I realize that the real meaning of conscious and subconscious mind and how it works? As I have told you before that this is a motivational book and it is all about different stages of our mind. In this novel, so many short real stories which show that with the help of our subconscious mind anyone can get anything which they want.

One story that attracts me most in this book is about one old lady who is suffering from physical disability and doctors said to her that she would not be able to walk herself in her whole life but she knew about the power of subconscious mind. So, she did not give up. When any person asked her about her illness, then she smiled and replied she is alright and will walk on her feet very soon. After one month she stands properly and walks as well.

Moreover, in this book, there are so many other stories which told me that the will power of our internal mind works for us. This book influences me a lot. Before reading this book, I always thought about the negative and positive aspect of anything. I was less confident as well. However, After reading the stories in this book,  now I am more self-confident as well as I always see the bright side of anything.


I live my life as I want and achieve so many things with the power of the subconscious mind. According to my own perspective,  this book is just like a miracle and everyone should read it once.

Sample 2 

Well,  I have fond of reading books. So, I like to read books in my leisure time. Today, I have asked to talk about a book that had a major influence on me. So, Here, I would like to talk about a book ‘The secret’ which is written by Rhonda Byrne the famous writer.  This book had changed the way of my thinking and motivates me a lot as well.

Furthermore, I heard about this book around 7-8 years before. I remember, I felt very low at that time and was very disappointed with every thing. But, my cousin brother had told me about this book and said to read it and he also said that it will definitely change your vision point.  As I already said that I fond of reading books. So, I borrow it from him and went to the home. Then, begun to read it. When I read one or two pages, I didn’t know that it will become my life changing book.

Describe a book that had a major influence on you

It solved all my problems and ultimately answered my all questions. ‘The secret’ book was based on the belief of law of attraction which claims that thoughts can change a person’s life directly. It doesn’t contain any particular story. Actually, it was based on truths of life and a motivational book. A number of things related to our life like how to get happiness, how to get more money, how to stay healthy only with the law of attraction means our mind thoughts. All the above things are mentioned in this book.

I must say, after reading this book, I google it and found that this book was based on a movie that was released before it. Then, I decided to watch this movie and found everything which I read in the book. And also tried all the tricks in my life mentioned in the book and movie as well.

Really, I got everything changed in my life and got things according to my vision or dreams. For all these changes, I will always be thankful to my brother and felt blessed a lot, having a brother like him who encouraged me. And he told me a secret of life, for life.


Question: how often do you read books?

Answer: Actually, I don’t read books very often because I do work and I do not have enough time to read books but when I was younger that time I read books related to my study and some story books which gifted by my parents. When I was 16 years old that time I read a history book of Mahatma Gandhi Ji and I really loved it as well as, some time I like to read computer software books.

Question: How books can impact on a man’s life?

Answer: Books are a very useful source of knowledge. Reading books is a good way to spend free time and remove tightness and stress. I also like to read books as compared to the internet, when we read books and, we know about the imagination of the writer as well as, the concept also. Moreover, there is a possibility for someone to change the view about a specific topic such as culture, religion, gender parity and so on. with the help of it, people are become open-minded by reading books. when folks read books and, they learn other languages as well as, they also learn a foreign language with the help of books.

Question: Name some of the famous writers of your country? 

Answer: In my country India, people like to read all types of books. there are many famous writers such as; Rabindranath Tagore, Khushwant Singh, Vikram Seth, and Arundhati Roy. Rabindranath Tagore wrote many stories, novels, poems, and dramas. He is also very well known for composing music as well as, he won the Noble Prize in literature. He was the first Asian to win the prize. Vikram Seth published in 1993. He is an Indian novelist and poet and, he has written several novels and poetry books. He has received many awards including; Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi award, Pravasi Bharatiya Saman and many more.

Question: Have you ever thought about writing books?

Answer:  To be honest, I’m not interested in writing a book as well as, my writing skill is not good. Imagination power also blunt as compared to others and, I cannot imagine things without any experience and, I easily jump in conclusion with thinking but In future, I prefer to share my personal life stories and experience with my family and friends in verbal form as compared to written form.


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