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adamnsu
October 20, 2017, 02:20 PM
Usually in the winter I like reading books for pleasure and those that are easy to read . I thought I would share some of my top reads:

Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
Angels and Demons- Dan Brown
The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseni
Harry Potter: The Philosophers Stone: J K Rowing
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows: J K Rowling
The Hundred-Foot Journey: R C Morris

Roy_1
October 20, 2017, 02:51 PM
I am not that into books, but I read most if not all the works of Stephen King, Humayun Ahmed, Bibhuti Bhushan, Narayan Gangopadhay, Mujtaba Ali, Tara Shankar, Charlaine Harris and LJ Smith (yes I am a sucker for vampire novels, don't judge me :D)

Yankees
October 20, 2017, 03:02 PM
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie. One of the best books I have ever read. I know Rushdie is controversial and I don't think his books are available in BD, but I highly recommend it. (Also note, this has no connection to the Satanic Verses).

Roy_1
October 20, 2017, 04:14 PM
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie.

I tried a few years back, turned out it is way above my league, thinking to give it a one more try now just to gauge my intellectual growth since then :D

aklemalp
October 20, 2017, 04:17 PM
I'm currently reading Half A Life , by V. S. Naipaul.


After that is done, I have 1984 waiting for me.

DinRaat.
October 20, 2017, 05:38 PM
Usually in the winter I like reading books for pleasure and those that are easy to read . I thought I would share some of my top reads:

Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
Angels and Demons- Dan Brown
The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseni
Harry Potter: The Philosophers Stone: J K Rowing
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows: J K Rowling
The Hundred-Foot Journey: R C Morris

I have read the Kite Runner, good book, but the main protagonist(Amir) annoys me.

Tigers_eye
October 20, 2017, 08:18 PM
I am not that into books, but I read most if not all the works of Stephen King, Humayun Ahmed, Bibhuti Bhushan, Narayan Gangopadhay, Mujtaba Ali, Tara Shankar, Charlaine Harris and LJ Smith (yes I am a sucker for vampire novels, don't judge me :D)
Beghnad bod kabbo. You will appreciate the Bengali language. :up:

adamnsu
October 21, 2017, 03:53 AM
I have read the Kite Runner, good book, but the main protagonist(Amir) annoys me.

Good to see some people still read books these days from our community.

Aamir is quite irritating I agree lol. Best character is the Dad. This book is a roller coaster of feelings with a diverse background of subplots and twists . I like books which also touches on history too like this one.

Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns is a good book but too much pain and suffering for my liking. His last book And the Mountains Echoed was boring tbh.

adamnsu
October 21, 2017, 03:54 AM
I have read the Kite Runner, good book, but the main protagonist(Amir) annoys me.

Good to see some people still read books these days from our community.

Aamir is quite irritating I agree lol. Best character is the Dad. This book is a roller coaster of feelings with a diverse background of subplots and twists . I like books which also touches on history too like this one.

Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns is a good book but too much pain and suffering for my liking. His last book And the Mountains Echoed was boring tbh.

DinRaat.
October 21, 2017, 04:16 AM
Good to see some people still read books these days from our community.

Aamir is quite irritating I agree lol. Best character is the Dad. This book is a roller coaster of feelings with a diverse background of subplots and twists . I like books which also touches on history too like this one.

Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns is a good book but too much pain and suffering for my liking. His last book And the Mountains Echoed was boring tbh.

Amir is the pinnacle of what a person should not be, how can you....

(MAJOR SPOILERS DO NOT READ BEYOND THIS POINT)

Ignore a person getting raped out of spite, Amir is a self entitled prick, no wonder his father has neglected him throughout his childhood.

I have read the comic version of the Kite-runner as well.

brockley
October 21, 2017, 04:26 AM
Fatherland and anything by Alan Gold(conspiracy novelist).

Shingara
October 21, 2017, 07:06 AM
Feluda
Kuasha series
Tin goenda series
Jafar Iqbal er sci-fi books

epitaph
October 21, 2017, 12:20 PM
Feluda
Kuasha series
Tin goenda series
Jafar Iqbal er sci-fi books

I used to read them as a kid. They were my favorite. No other detective/mystery series comes close. :)

Jafar Iqbal's sci-fi short stories are great also.

adamnsu
October 21, 2017, 06:32 PM
Amir is the pinnacle of what a person should not be, how can you....

(MAJOR SPOILERS DO NOT READ BEYOND THIS POINT)

Ignore a person getting raped out of spite, Amir is a self entitled prick, no wonder his father has neglected him throughout his childhood.

I have read the comic version of the Kite-runner as well.

The young Aamir is all you have said he is. But he does redeem himself.

And even though a lot of it is cliche but the story ponders a lot on the phrase what goes around comes around.

I didn’t realise there was a comic. Saw the movie which just picks up the main highlights of book.

Jadukor
October 23, 2017, 04:31 AM
Any old Masud Rana fans here? Is there a digital library somewhere of the first 200 books of the Masud Rana series?

Shingara
October 23, 2017, 05:48 AM
Any old Masud Rana fans here? Is there a digital library somewhere of the first 200 books of the Masud Rana series?

http://www.amarbooks.com/cat.php?cd=155

adamnsu
February 13, 2018, 09:37 AM
I am reading this really nice book called Shantaram. Havent finished it but its great.

About an Aussie criminal escapes and builds a life in India. About 25% finished. I recommend it.

aklemalp
February 13, 2018, 09:52 AM
Far From the Madding Crowd is the best love story on print.

bujhee kom
February 13, 2018, 10:04 AM
Thaku Maar Jhuli
Rakkhosh Khokkosh
Patal-puri Kahini
Hatem Tai
Dossu Bonhur
Tona ar Tuni
Khuku-monir Cchora
'Chhotoder Abul Kalam Ajad - Boigganik' by Pakrashi Mondol
Esho Gaan Sikhi
Haamd o Naath
Mokhsudul Momenin
Shopner Boi
Kitab ul Nurulia
Ranna Khaddo Sikhun by Oddhapika forgot the name

tonmoy.dhaka
February 13, 2018, 11:17 AM
I do not like Classics much, and I am not a fan of politics but I love this one book

1984 - George Orwell
Because I can relate to this book so much and also the title happens to be the year I was born.

I am sure most of you (if not all of u) have read it anyways.

One World
February 13, 2018, 12:25 PM
Target is to read about 50 books and 200+ abridged versions of many important books on different topics. An average CEO reads 60 books a year. That is 5 books per month!

So far this year, books finished,

1. Unlimited Memory
2. Destructive Emotions
3. Insane Productivity

books currently reading,

1. The Innovator's Dilemma
2. Selected 2017 articles from HBR
3. The 8th Habit

books in the cue,

1. Fire and Fury : Inside the ***** white house
2. Hacking: The No Nonsense Guide
3. An Introduction to Philosphy

and few more...

The abridged versions really help as these are world classics summed-up by experts to render the gist and that actual 20%. I have already read about 24 of them so far of my target 200.

Also following books I am not reading as a whole, but take a look at different parts whenever I get bored,

1. Tao Te Ching
2. The Bhagavad-Gita
3. People Skills

aklemalp
February 13, 2018, 12:33 PM
3. An Introduction to Philosphy

Is this like a basic college text?

One World
February 13, 2018, 12:56 PM
Is this like a basic college text?

Perhaps, I read Daniel Dennet and Bertrand Russsel last year and they pulled me into it. I also manage a page in FB titled New Modernism which is actually Post Post-Modernism. Reading Dennet made me more curious as I never actually had a direct course on Philosophy (a bit ironic for being a PhD :D) I felt I need to know the basics to understand his discussions better.

Zeeshan
February 13, 2018, 01:24 PM
50 Shades of Grey
Holy Bible

aklemalp
February 13, 2018, 01:26 PM
50 Shades of Grey
Holy Bible


Add:

Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Freeed

Also, would love to write a book on those 3 dots on your avatar's face.

aklemalp
February 13, 2018, 01:35 PM
Perhaps, I read Daniel Dennet and Bertrand Russsel last year and they pulled me into it. I also manage a page in FB titled New Modernism which is actually Post Post-Modernism. Reading Dennet made me more curious as I never actually had a direct course on Philosophy (a bit ironic for being a PhD :D) I felt I need to know the basics to understand his discussions better.

Whoa, the beauty of philosophy is not restricted to one area of learning; it is multi-faceted. I can be a philosopher without ever reading a single work of those famous philosophers; it's at this stage you become your best thinker. The individual.

Oh yeah, that's completely a good approach in getting some sense of what the hell they are actually saying.

On a much different note, I regard Bob Marley as the greatest philosopher in the last half of the last century, and the last philosopher.

On a much, much different note, Philosophers always light up blunts.

One World
February 13, 2018, 01:36 PM
Just took a quick look at the Philosophy book,
it does not really look like a textbook, it is more on the descriptive side. I will have more insight when I actually get to start reading it.

And thanks for that inspirational post above brother. Bob Marley all the way, :D

aklemalp
February 13, 2018, 01:50 PM
Just took a quick look at the Philosophy book,
it does not really look like a textbook, it is more on the descriptive side. I will have more insight when I actually get to start reading it.

And thanks for that inspirational post above brother. Bob Marley all the way, :D

Oh yeahh...:clap::clap:

RealSports
February 13, 2018, 01:53 PM
You should read all of Stephen King's books, and then watch his films.

adamnsu
February 13, 2018, 03:05 PM
Shantaaram has a lot of philosophical thoughts about relationships, and suffering. I think for pleasure I would read this subject in small doses in a story.

Also let’s not forget it is boi mela season or book fair in Bangladesh

Yankees
February 13, 2018, 03:36 PM
I love the title of the thread. 'books for reading," as oppose to what exactly? :lol:

bujhee kom
February 13, 2018, 03:43 PM
I love the title of the thread. 'books for reading," as oppose to what exactly? :lol:

Well, there are Chhobir Bois. Chorbi dekhe dekhe Geyan ahoron korben!

Shadow
February 13, 2018, 09:35 PM
"The Pale Horse" by Agatha Christie

"Shinzanmono" by Higashino Keigo

Jadukor
February 13, 2018, 11:21 PM
You should read all of Stephen King's books, and then watch his films.

I did that till college

Roey Haque
February 13, 2018, 11:54 PM
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie. One of the best books I have ever read. I know Rushdie is controversial and I don't think his books are available in BD, but I highly recommend it. (Also note, this has no connection to the Satanic Verses).

Both are great books!

Roey Haque
February 13, 2018, 11:56 PM
"The Pale Horse" by Agatha Christie

"Shinzanmono" by Higashino Keigo

I've read almost all of Agatha Christie's books. I really love a whodunit story, and she is the best at it.

Zeeshan
February 14, 2018, 12:20 AM
Just bought Elk Stopped Play (https://www.amazon.com/Elk-Stopped-Play-Wisdens-Cricket/dp/1408832372)

Dude, you LIVE for moments like these. Sh.. Absolutely marvelous!

Jadukor
February 15, 2018, 11:13 PM
I wonder how many of our crickets read books. I dont see an ability to think critically in any of them. I dont see any of them learning from their mistakes. Shob bolod er moton kheley ar bolod er moton out hoi

adamnsu
February 15, 2018, 11:54 PM
I wonder how many of our crickets read books. I dont see an ability to think critically in any of them. I dont see any of them learning from their mistakes. Shob bolod er moton kheley ar bolod er moton out hoi

Don’t think they make dummies guide to cricket. Shob unmaad aar chotti readers

Zeeshan
February 16, 2018, 11:15 PM
Absolute badassery. Makes you actually wanna watch these.

https://www.amazon.com/Masterly-Batting-Great-Test-Centuries-ebook/dp/B01LZKD0G9/ref=pd_sim_351_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KA8GD55Y2ER2B7MYXSR3