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Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by PriyaSrini, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. reddishmoon

    reddishmoon Senior IL'ite

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    At times, I used to feel that I am a well read person but now I feel foolish, how could I think like that.
     
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    Shantaram. It missed bagging the title " masterpiece" by some little margin.

    Overall, this "brick" is worth reading. It is another truism that books like these cannot be made any better by making a movie out of it.
     
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    How was the Bourne series? Worth reading it? Better than the movies?
     
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    There are many favorite books of mine but almost all are from Indian authors... Here is the list of top 10 books i like...
    1. 2 states (Chetan Bhagat) - The first ever english novel i read which inspired me to read more.
    2. The Notebook (Nicholas sparks)
    3. P.S. I Love you (cecelia Ahern)
    4. The fault in our stars (John green)
    5. Rahul Dravid - Timeless steel
    6. Ponniyin selvan (Kalki)
    7. Shiva trilogy (Amish)
    8. I too had a love story (Ravinder singh)
    9. Hold my Hand (Durjoy datta)
    10. The Bankster (Ravi subramaniam)
     
  5. maggi32

    maggi32 IL Hall of Fame

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    @PriyaSrini: thanks for the lovely thread.
    I am yet to read Harper Lee 's To Kill a Mockingbird.
     
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    PriyaSrini Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Welcome to the forum @maggi32 :hello:. What are your favourite books? Do tell us.
     
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    maggi32 IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Priya.....my list is endless :blush:

    -Animal Farm by George Orwell
    -The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
    -The Kite Runner & A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    -Mistress by Anita Nair
    -Open by Andre Agassi & Nadal's Rafa My Story
    -Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
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    blessings1010 Gold IL'ite

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    wow..love this thread. I saw so many books that I have loved in the past and want to read in the future.
    For all the book lovers here, do check out amazon 100 books to read in a lifetime- they have fiction, non-fiction, biographies, leadership, health everything in that list.
    Some of the books that I loved so far

    1) Go kiss the world- by Subroto Bagchi
    2) Magic of thinking big by David Schwartz- read in school, still keep going back to this book every now and then
    3) Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
    4) Brida -by Paulo Coehlo
    5) The alchemist- by Paulo Coelho
    6) The zahir - by Paulo Coelho (love most of Coelho's books)
    7) The Fountainhead- by Ayan Rand
    8) Most of Dan Brown books especially Da vinci code
    9) Autobiography of a yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
    10) The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
    11) The Power by Rhonda Byrne
    12) Reincarnation and Karma by Edger Cayce
    13) Everyday Karma by Carmen Hara
    14) Many lives Many Masters by Dr.Weiss
    15) Past lives,Present Miracles by Denise Lynn
    16) Your soul's plan by Robert Schwartz
    17) Mritunjay by Shivaji Savant
    18) Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama

    I would love to know if there is any existing thread of reading challenge
     
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    Thanks Priya for this thread, got to know many books and have added some of them to my to-read list! :)
     
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    Quite an interesting thread! I read fiction novels a lot.. I enjoy the fantasy world the author tells and I get so immeresed that i connect to the characters.. They stay strong in my memories:
    1. Kite runner by khaled hosseinni
    2. Life is what you make it by preethi shenoy ( an exellent depiction of a bipolar disorder lady, her upheveals, the way she overcomes and succeds it. If anyone interested in reading psychological novel, this one should be in your list)
    3. To kill a mocking bird by harper lee
    4. Train to pakisthan kushwanth Singh
    5. Tipping point by maclom gladwell( my personal favourite author for non- fiction)
    6. Malgudi days by r k narayan
    7. Two states by chethan bhagath
    8. Things fall apart- chinua Achebe
    9. I too had a love story by ravindar Singh
    10. Wuthering heights by Emily bronte
    11. Alchemist by paulo coelho

    I would love friends here suggest me and recommend any good novel that they read recently. Thanks
     

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