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Zeeshan
September 2, 2018, 08:57 PM
I will start it off. Not necessarily I read them all but also in my wishlist.

1. The Glass Bead Game

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glass_Bead_Game

Zeeshan
September 2, 2018, 09:01 PM
2. Lolita

Not because I am creepo or anything...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita

Zeeshan
September 2, 2018, 09:05 PM
When you do ecstasy and churn out 7 volumes...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41s2rlB87BL.jpg

https://uberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Proust-1.pdf

3. In Search of Lost Time

Yankees
September 2, 2018, 10:28 PM
3. Crime and Punishment is a must. If you read 1 Dostoevsky, let it be this one.
4. Brothers Karamazov? Maybe but I'm still not sure how i feel about that one.

5. FAhrenheit 451
6. Lord of the Flies
7. ANd then there were none
8. Shantaram
9. Midnight's Children
10. Kite Runner

Zeeshan
September 2, 2018, 10:40 PM
Hey thanks for the input.

I have C&P on my shelf. I just don't like abstract discourse. More of a Dumas guy, artistry of Orwell in Burmese Days, House of Leaves slash Joyce stream-of-consciousness-break-every-rule-you-can-with some-dollop-of-Pynchon type.

Didn't post Lord of the Flies and Brave New World in the list as didn't want to hog it. Both I was forced to read in school -along Animal Farm- and hated them. Will give them a fair shot..esp. the first one now.

Gotta check out 7-9.

Anyway it wasn't meant to be my personal list rather collective collection.

Loved Brothers Karamazov actually.

Carry on fellas. (Sorry for the commentary.)

Zeeshan
September 2, 2018, 10:42 PM
Anyways...

11. Kim (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_(novel))

DinRaat.
September 3, 2018, 02:44 AM
To Kill a Mockingbird.

Rifat
September 3, 2018, 04:56 AM
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

adamnsu
September 3, 2018, 05:32 AM
Other books posted here

http://banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=48868

@Mods a case of merging threads?

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 05:49 AM
Other books posted here

http://banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=48868

@Mods a case of merging threads?

How?

How exactly do you think mods will merge completely different threads of different flavor?

911 What's your emergency?

Jottoshob

adamnsu
September 3, 2018, 05:57 AM
How?

How exactly do you think mods will merge completely different threads of different flavor?

911 What's your emergency?

Jottoshob

It was a question!

Jottoshob ditto

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 06:16 AM
To Kill a Mockingbird.

12. Watched the movie. Wonder if it does justice to the book.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

13. Absolutely. Why should it be classic only?

In that case, I guess:

14. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
15. How To Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie didn't read it though...if you can't tell!
16. Long Walk to Freedom (probably boring but still significant for historical reasons)

More nonfiction

17. Zen and the Art of Archery - Herrigel (pith but packs a punch)
18. Mathematics and Imagination - the book that took me to force mathematics in a new light

http://quantumwavepublishing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/mathematics_imagination.jpg

https://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-Imagination-Dover-Books/dp/0486417034

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 06:25 AM
19. Fifty Shades of Gray - Popular genre
20. All of Dickens
21. Harry Potter/LOTR saga - again although it is beneath me to read these, but the point being one must be cognizant of vox populi
22. Handsmaid Tale
23. Poisonwood Bible -This I have read a bit

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 06:27 AM
I have read a bit

To harp on it.

I think we need to go back to connecting with nature, forest therapy with a crisp, yellow book on our laps.

My general sentiment being: If I can get the gist of an entire 1000 page fiction in one single scroll of Gutenberg, then why bother?

Which actually makes me NOT well read, as you can tell.

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 10:53 AM
24. Kerouac

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_the_Hippos_Were_Boiled_in_Their_Tanks

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 10:57 AM
60s must have produced some of the best American literature.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uVgbnwKzB4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_Generation#Origin_of_name

aklemalp
September 3, 2018, 11:00 AM
25.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Currently reading 26.The Mystic Masseur by VS. Naipaul.

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 11:02 AM
It's not as if they will ban you if you follow the lead and number them.

aklemalp
September 3, 2018, 11:10 AM
It's not as if they will ban you if you follow the lead and number them.

Touché.

Fixed!

Yankees
September 3, 2018, 02:52 PM
I just hope no one adds The Catcher in the rye. the most overrated piece of crap i've read that almost always ends up in these kinds of lists.

27. the confederacy of dunces (Ignatius reminds me of Zee, or Zee reminds me of Ignatius, whatever floats you pedantic boat)
28. Freakonomics
29. The tipping point - gladwell
30. Speak
31. 1000 splendid sun (same author as kite runner)
32. brief wonderous life of oscar wao

Yankees
September 3, 2018, 03:05 PM
33. plays and petersburg tales - gogol. If that name sounds familiar, its the namesake of the son in the "the namesake". Also,
34. The namesake - jhumpa
35. haroon and sea of stories - rushdie
36. satanic verses -rushdie
37. shalimar the clown - rushdie
38. literally anythign by rushdie, the man's a genius. If you haven't read rushdie, read it. Stop wasting time in this forum, stop reading bs cricinfo articles, and go read the greatest living author on the planet.

aklemalp
September 3, 2018, 03:08 PM
I ain't a literature major. But yankees are you?

Yankees
September 3, 2018, 03:34 PM
I have C&P on my shelf. I just don't like abstract discourse. More of a Dumas guy,

yea, I already knew you were a Dumas.

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Didn't post Lord of the Flies and Brave New World in the list as didn't want to hog it. Both I was forced to read in school -along Animal Farm- and hated them. Will give them a fair shot..esp. the first one now.

Remember when Lost came out and none of your friends would stfu about how it's a work of genius? yea LotF is where that "genius" came from.

Yankees
September 3, 2018, 03:37 PM
I ain't a literature major. But yankees are you?

No bro. Just like to read. You dont have to major in literature to read it.

aklemalp
September 3, 2018, 03:38 PM
No bro. Just like to read. You dont have to major in literature to read it.

Enthusiasm I see

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 03:52 PM
No but you have to be a nerd. Or someone with too much time on their hands...lol

O---------------kay.

39. To See Every Bird on Earth

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1434346174l/1188469.jpg

https://www.amazon.com/See-Every-Bird-Earth-Obsession-ebook/dp/B001O6MDUE

(Basically I will compile the list after we are done and post it on a separate thread under "Banglacricket Members 1001 Books To Read Before You Die". So it will be an amalgamation of users' mix choice. Then again the more you contribute the more you will feature. So the personalization will just crease out.)

Yankees
September 3, 2018, 04:01 PM
(Basically I will compile the list after we are done and post it on a separate thread under "Banglacricket Members 1001 Books To Read Before You Die". So it will be an amalgamation of users' mix choice. Then again the more you contribute the more you will feature. So the personalization will just crease out.)

why? whats the point?

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 04:05 PM
why? whats the point?

Because God is bored and takin a break from punctuated equilibrium and morphic resonance of creating gazillion different beetle species and admiral dragonflies over millenia?

Yankees
September 3, 2018, 04:06 PM
Because God is bored and takin a break from punctuated equilibrium and morphic resonance of creating gazillion different beetle species and admiral dragonflies over millenia?

ok and what is zeeshan's excuse?

Zeeshan
September 3, 2018, 04:07 PM
LOL!!! ^^^^

aklemalp
September 3, 2018, 06:15 PM
No but you have to be a nerd. Or someone with too much time on their hands...lol

In my introductory college writing course, the first line in my essay read as follows:

"In books lie knowledge."

Those words have never been truer

Roey Haque
September 3, 2018, 06:57 PM
Some very good books mentioned thus far. George Orwell's my favorite author.

I would add Animal Farm and 1984 to this list.

aklemalp
September 3, 2018, 06:59 PM
Some very good books mentioned thus far. George Orwell's my favorite author.

I would add Animal Farm and 1984 to this list.

I love Burmese Days, as mentioned earlier. The characters in it are awesome.

BengaliPagol
September 3, 2018, 07:34 PM
biography of Malcolm X

Roey Haque
September 3, 2018, 09:26 PM
I love Burmese Days, as mentioned earlier. The characters in it are awesome.

That's a great one too. Great promotion for Burma as well, and they know it. When I was there, it's a common site to see people carrying just that book only, in the hope of selling it to a tourist like you.

Yankees
September 3, 2018, 11:28 PM
40. the english patient
41. night - eli wiesel
42. the corrections (hilarious!)
43. the god of small things - A. Roy - carrying on the legacy of excellent bengali writers.

Yankees
September 3, 2018, 11:29 PM
ok looking at the lists, I guess I gravitate towards drunk russians, south asians, or obscure american authors (besides the classics).

Zeeshan
September 4, 2018, 05:10 AM
ok looking at the lists, I guess I gravitate towards drunk russians, south asians, or obscure american authors (besides the classics).

In that case mandatory books forced to read in high school:

44. Joy Luck Club (You asked for it!)
45. My Antonia (again I have no control...)

and the existentialists (more like short novellas)

46. No Exit (Sartre)
47. The Stranger (Camus)
48. Metamorphosis (Kafka)

and of course, obligatory Joyce

49. Ulysses
50. Finnegan's Wake

Love Terence Mckenna's discussion on the last one!

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Zeeshan
September 4, 2018, 07:30 AM
51. I am allowed to inject personal taste so I choose "Never Quit".

It's not another macho military book, but rather gives a first-person POV of a goddamn ninja who can breeze through life carrying himself with cadence and swagger. PJ's maroon beret is one of the hardest objects to earn with a phenomenally high attrition rate.

Heck this should be a required reading for our players!

https://www.amazon.com/Never-Quit-Wilderness-Afghanistan-Firefights/dp/1250102995

zman
September 4, 2018, 02:20 PM
52. Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

Zeeshan
September 4, 2018, 02:53 PM
52. Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

Mentioned it in #16.

52. Demian by Hesse.

Hesse is DEEP Af man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demian

aklemalp
September 4, 2018, 03:21 PM
53. A House For Mr. Biswas by Naipaul.

tonmoy.dhaka
September 4, 2018, 03:29 PM
54/ Ekattur er chithi (Letters from 71) -

Collected letters from freedom fighters who went to war in 71... I still get goosebumps reading some of them (even after reading them on multiple occassions )... No fiction based novels can ever do this to you.

Zeeshan
September 4, 2018, 04:17 PM
55. Tao Te Ching
56. Holy Koran
57. Holy Bible
58. Complete Ramayana
59. Bhagavad Gita
60. Entire Talmud

aklemalp
September 4, 2018, 04:20 PM
What about this classic?

61. War and Peace

DinRaat.
September 4, 2018, 06:26 PM
52. Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

+1

seven character limit.

ToBeFair
September 4, 2018, 10:37 PM
62. Seven habits of highly effective people - Steven Covey
63. An Introduction to the Sciences of Quran - Yasir Qadhi
(https://www.bookvoed.ru/files/3515/52/95/4.pdf)64. The Divine Reality - Hamza Andrea Tzortzis (https://www.bookvoed.ru/files/3515/52/95/4.pdf)

ToBeFair
September 4, 2018, 10:44 PM
065. A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Yankees
September 5, 2018, 02:50 AM
66. Why buddhism is true. (I initially excluded this, but since Quran and Biible is fair game).
67. A people's history of the us - zinn (history written like a narrative, easy to read)

Yankees
September 5, 2018, 02:54 AM
68. The blood telegram: nixon, kissinger and forgotten genocide - every Bangladeshi needs to read this. Archer blood was the american diplomat in then East Pak.

Yankees
September 5, 2018, 03:03 AM
53. A House For Mr. Biswas by Naipaul.

Never heard of it. West Indian?

54/ Ekattur er chithi (Letters from 71) -

Collected letters from freedom fighters who went to war in 71... I still get goosebumps reading some of them (even after reading them on multiple occassions )... No fiction based novels can ever do this to you.

great suggestion! I will definitely read this.

What about this classic?

61. War and Peace

Thanks but no thanks. The sheer weight of it alone makes it an impractical read. This belongs in the list of 1 book to read before you die...of old age.

Zeeshan
September 5, 2018, 05:59 AM
62. A Passage to India (EM Forster)
63. A Theory of Justice (Rawls)
64. The Art of War (Sun Tzu)
65. The Magic of Believing (Claude Bristol)
66. The Power of Subconscious Mind (Joseph Murphy)
67. Just for a fun detour (Hannibal and Philosophy) - or any of the philosophy series with Deadpool or Joker (Keeping only one slot for it)
68. Complete works of Sherlock Holmes
69. All of Shakespeare
70. All of Jules Verne (Seriously too many to note! I know I am bending the law a bit)
71. Flatlanders
72. Alice in Wonderland
73. Secret Garden
74. Gray's Anatomy (Good luck!)
75. Mill on the Floss (a very nostalgic favorite of mine, I can still smells the special flavor of penguin books i bought from somewhere...who knows airport?)
76. Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas - my favorite book of all time)
77. The Mayor of Casterbridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mayor_of_Casterbridge)
78. Any of the Best Writings of Mathematics series (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=best+writings+of+mathematics)
79. Any of the Best Buddhist Writings series (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=best+buddhist+&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Abest+buddhist+)
80. Gitanjali (just for curiosities/perspective)
81. Tao is Silent (Smullyan - another favorite book of mine!)
82. Federalist Papers

aklemalp
September 5, 2018, 07:58 AM
Never heard of it. West Indian?


It's actually UK, set in colonial Trinidad. VS Naipaul was Trini but moved to the UK. His works are unique and are considered the best in terms of satire associated with colonial Caribbean. Naipaul won the Nobel prize for literature in 2001




Thanks but no thanks. The sheer weight of it alone makes it an impractical read. This belongs in the list of 1 book to read before you die...of old age.

Haha. Every now and again, I would pass it while browsing through the book aisle in my college's library...picking it up and opening it to a random page, reading a random paragraph. And put it back to rest. It's like wine. Fine wine. OR RUM. Take a sip and put the bottle back...let it age.E-)E-)E-)


Added bonus:
Also great for building biceps :D

Zeeshan
September 5, 2018, 09:03 AM
83. Walden

Deserves its own ****in post with the whole Colin Kapernick saga and sh..

One World
September 5, 2018, 09:31 AM
Based on OP's interest I would recommend this book which I am reading today,

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

By

Michael Pollen

Zeeshan
September 5, 2018, 09:32 AM
Cool! That's actually 84 if we are playing the game. Heard of Pollan but didn't read into him.

Zeeshan
September 5, 2018, 09:39 AM
85. Candide

Zeeshan
September 6, 2018, 02:19 PM
86. Dipu # 2
87. All of Humayun Ahmed

Zeeshan
September 7, 2018, 08:22 AM
88. Virgil's Aeneid

cuz I like being pretentious for no f----in reason.

Yankees
September 9, 2018, 04:25 PM
One week and the best we could do is 88. Maybe rename the thread 101 books...?

89. The canterbury tales - caucher
90. Grapes of wrath - steinbeck? I think.
91. A passage to india

Yankees
September 9, 2018, 04:27 PM
92. the shinning - stephen king (anything by King could be on this list)
93. On writing - stephen king (his only non-fiction, a memoir on his life and surviving a horrific crash)

Yankees
September 9, 2018, 04:28 PM
94. Arabian nights

Zeeshan
September 9, 2018, 04:32 PM
One week and the best we could do is 88. Maybe rename the thread 101 books...?


Why read when you can DM?

Yankees
September 10, 2018, 12:45 AM
Why read when you can DM?

Netflix and quill, yo.

Zeeshan
September 10, 2018, 03:13 PM
Netflix and quill, yo.

hoywar iz dee new input... new input koi?

95. Invisible Man HG wells.

Yankees
September 10, 2018, 06:38 PM
96. the odyssey
97. 100 years of solitude
98. for whom the bell tolls - hemingway

Zeeshan
September 10, 2018, 09:24 PM
Getting tad bit boring and classicy Yanks. By the way, how come we the only two be commenting. Guess we givin away them our mystery cards huh? *sharpens razor wit against a bandoleer of blades*

99. Astonish yourself

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1318272877l/245233.jpg

100. This Book Will Change Your Life
by Benrik

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1309202423l/157217.jpg

Zeeshan
September 10, 2018, 09:26 PM
101. Tao is Silent (Raymond Smullyan) -hope I am not repeating
102. Martial Arts Teaching Tales

http://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.net/book_images/onix/cvr9780892818822/martial-arts-teaching-tales-of-power-and-paradox-9780892818822_hr.jpg

Yankees
September 10, 2018, 09:28 PM
Getting tad bit boring and classicy Yanks. By the way, how come we the only two be commenting. Guess we givin away them our mystery cards huh? *sharpens razor wit against a bandoleer of blades*

I read what I read. tor hoblem ta ki?

aklemalp
September 10, 2018, 10:41 PM
103. The Pearl by Steinbeck

Zeeshan
September 10, 2018, 10:44 PM
104. Which reminds me

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AEGGNS/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1