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Posted 5/30/14 , edited 9/9/14
Any Sherlock Holmes book is a must.
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S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is a must read before you die. Throughout the novel, the characters go through some of the toughest times in their childhood that they form a street gang. Despite that, they still fathom the meaning of promise and devotion to each other, and the story gets even more poignant and didactic when it revolves around Johnny. Overall, the novel teaches us about the lesson of commitment and altruism and how vital they are to our character and peers.

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Posted 7/2/14
The Screwtape Letters by c.s. Lewis
Man's search for meaning by viktor frankl
norweigan wood by haruki murakami
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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Quarantine by Greg Egan, very interesting and mind bending book.
The republic by Plato, question everything, strive for truth
All you need is kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, short but good read (supposedly the basis of the movie Edge of tomorrow, but haven't seen it so can't compare)

Books that have already been mentioned but could use a reinforcing re-mentioning:
1984 by Orwell, I remember I was skeptical about this before reading it, but I'm really glad I read it.
Good omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, a funny/interesting take on the end of the world.
Stranger in a strange land by Robert Heinlein, Grok this.
After dark by Haruki Murakami, good atmosphere and world building in a fairly ordinary setting


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Posted 7/7/14
My two favorite books of all time are The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. I recommend these books anytime I get the chance lol
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You HAVE to read "Kafka On The Shore" - it's simply amazing! It took some time for me to read it all, and I had to think quite a lot, but it was defenitely worth it!
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The infernal devices
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Catcher in the Rye
All Quiet on the Western Front
Slaughterhouse Five
The Great Gatsby
Grapes of Wrath
The Republic by Plato
The Art of Warfare by Sun Tzu
The Hobbit
Adventures of Huckleberry Fin
The Politics by Aristotle
Moby Dick

These are my favorites and some that I recommend for a "MUST" read.
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Posted 9/18/14
You can try reading

Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Its a trilogy, Hundreds of years in the future, the spaceship Godspeed travels toward a distant planet with 100 cryogenically frozen settlers on board. to a Earth-like planet and .............
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Bob_Bob_Law wrote:

Catcher in the Rye
All Quiet on the Western Front
Slaughterhouse Five
The Great Gatsby
Grapes of Wrath
The Republic by Plato
The Art of Warfare by Sun Tzu
The Hobbit
Adventures of Huckleberry Fin
The Politics by Aristotle
Moby Dick

These are my favorites and some that I recommend for a "MUST" read.


I like your list LOL!
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Lord of the RIngs and The Hobbit - Tolkien
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
1984 and Animal Farm - George Orwell
D. Quixote de la Mancha - Miguel de Cervantes
Hamlet and Macbeth - Shakespeare
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
The People of the Abyss - Jack London
Iliad and Odyssey - Homer
On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
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Imho, the only books you should read before you die are books you enjoy reading.

Which is not to say that you should never try out new stuff or turn down all recommendations. I regularly try to read classics or books that I've heard are currently really popular and of course I try stuff friends recommend to me. But if I don't like a book, such as Wuthering Heights or Dante's Inferno, I don't feel obligated to keep reading it simply because "I should". Life's much too short to waste on stuff you don't like.
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