Books worth reading and why...

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  1. Semaphore

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    I thought it might be useful to start a thread where books could be referred. To keep it short and digestible please jot down the titles and authors and one sentence as to why its worth reading/what it addresses.
     
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  2. Do it

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    I dont know why but i think reading books is boring. (for me)
     
  3. Amphibian

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    Probably my favorite book is East of Eden.

    Steinbeck asks, what happens when your father/God/The Universe turns its back and rejects you? What does that do to you? What do you become? The book is extremely disturbing.

    I just started Anna Karenina. So far enjoying it.
     
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  4. Crimson Guard

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    Bible
    Why? Our Creator words are there, what can be better?
     
  5. Ongoingsupport

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    That might be because of PMO, brainfog and short attention span.

    It doesn't have to be anything long or a whole book to start with, sometimes it could be a really good article or a book with a collection of articles from different people.

    Sometimes there are personal stories in books about addiction, like a collection of them from different people maybe just a few pages of each. I'm not sure if there is one on PMO, Your Brain On Porn has these little snippets but it's like a paragraph only. But even books with the stories on just addiction in general might be really interesting because some people have some really intense backgrounds and they're totally open telling the story, actually a lot more intense than any fictional story.
     
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  6. Ongoingsupport

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    Also you might listen to the audiobook.
     
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  7. Amphibian

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    Danielle Steel?
     
  8. Do it

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    The only thing i will read is horror (my favorite movie categories) , i dont think that will help me.
     
  9. Ongoingsupport

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    Not necessarily, for one thing you just pick up ideas about how language is used and it would make reading other stuff easier. You'll bother to find out about what they mean when reading the horror stuff so that sharpens your reading comprehension. Maybe you read a lot of horror and a little bit of other stuff and it makes the other stuff go down easier.

    And hey, some of those addiction stories are pretty horrific..
     
  10. JakeO5

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    Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose is kinda inspiring, i mean going through the withdrawals of nofap and at the same time reading this book just make you realize that what you are going through are not even compared to what that guys were facing, i mean guys its new years eve, you have a home, friends, family, those guys slept in foxholes and felt fear of death that could have come any second, and you can always watch the series, it is more intense
     
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    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    A story of civilian life, loss, and the power of words; in Germany during WW2. I almost cried.
     
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  12. Paper Towns! A great sort of coming-of-age story, from the male perspective. Deals a lot with idealizing and idolozing people, particularly the girl you like. It's also very well written by John Green. Really good book.
     
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  13. The Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz is one of my favorites and pretty much anything by Stephen King. The latest thing I read was Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
     
  14. I like the Bible but I don't think it's his literal words.

    A good book to go with the Bible is What Is the Bible? by Rob Bell. It gives an interesting perspective on what the Bible is all about.
     
  15. So John Green's books aren't just written for teenage girls?
     
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    Anything by Haruki Murakami. I fell in love with his novels where he slowly drifts apart between reality and well, another reality in another world. Won´t tell you anymore details.
    My favorite books from him are:
    - 1Q84
    - Kafka on the Shore
    - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
    - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
     
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  17. CBook

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    My Early Life by Winston Churchill. Autobiographical, read it and be inspired.
     
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  18. I've never read any of his other books, but this one definitely doesn't strike me as just something for girls. It's written from a male perspective, about a teenage boy, so I would think it would be relatable as a guy. It was also recommended to me by a guy who said it was his favorite book.
     
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    Sifting through sexuality and attraction using hard data from America's dating sites. A lot of the stereotypes are totally true, but many aren't. When our real life actions make us seem less noble than we'd like to see ourselves, we almost always subconsciously create narratives (if not lie outright) in order to preserve said self-esteem.

    Best learn what those are, because if you take everyone's input at face value, you will have a very hard time making sense of the world around you.
     
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    The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson.

    An honest, and upfront book about self improvement. As the title suggests, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat things when it comes to making self improvements. Of which he shares some of his experiences.

    From reading this book, it has helped me put things into perspective. Inspirational, moving and well worth a read.
     
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