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Old September 5, 2018, 03:03 AM
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53. A House For Mr. Biswas by Naipaul.
Never heard of it. West Indian?

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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.

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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.
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Old September 5, 2018, 05:59 AM
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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
78. Any of the Best Writings of Mathematics series
79. Any of the Best Buddhist Writings series
80. Gitanjali (just for curiosities/perspective)
81. Tao is Silent (Smullyan - another favorite book of mine!)
82. Federalist Papers
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Old September 5, 2018, 07:58 AM
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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




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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.


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Also great for building biceps
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83. Walden

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

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Old September 5, 2018, 09:32 AM
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Cool! That's actually 84 if we are playing the game. Heard of Pollan but didn't read into him.
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85. Candide
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86. Dipu # 2
87. All of Humayun Ahmed
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88. Virgil's Aeneid

cuz I like being pretentious for no f----in reason.
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Old September 9, 2018, 04:25 PM
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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
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Old September 9, 2018, 04:27 PM
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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)
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94. Arabian nights
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One week and the best we could do is 88. Maybe rename the thread 101 books...?
Why read when you can DM?
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Netflix and quill, yo.
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Netflix and quill, yo.
hoywar iz dee new input... new input koi?

95. Invisible Man HG wells.
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96. the odyssey
97. 100 years of solitude
98. for whom the bell tolls - hemingway
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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



100. This Book Will Change Your Life
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101. Tao is Silent (Raymond Smullyan) -hope I am not repeating
102. Martial Arts Teaching Tales

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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?
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103. The Pearl by Steinbeck
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104. Which reminds me

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AEGGNS...ng=UTF8&btkr=1
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