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  1. Hi, right now i'm getting into politics so these are the ones that I am reading right now.
    Who rules the world by Noam Chomsky
    Confessions of an economic hitman by John Perkins

    These books are so eye opening when it comes to American foreign policy and they are must reads for anyone interested in politics, they are changing my perspectives on many things. I also bought a book called Behold a pale horse by William Milton Cooper which is about conspiracy theories so I am not sure what to think of that one yet.
     
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  2. maxmayer

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    Arch of Triumph and I must confess this is one of the best books I have ever read so I even choose it to write my final college essay on simillar topic. I am still checking top essay writing reviews and I suppose I will use some tips from as additional. Anyway I recommend everyone to read this book, you would be pleased
     
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  3. yourhomieishere

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    I loved the Ready Player One book. Don't hate on me but my interest while watching the movie sucked compared to when I was reading the book. When I was reading that book, it was assigned for school but I couldn't put it down. I'd read it every car ride. However, the movie was boring and empty feeling. (however, I'll let you guys know there are some P/M triggers in parts of the book)
     
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  4. Castielle

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    I agree. Personally, I really loved the movie, but I hadn't read the book yet. I think if I would have read the book first, I would have been really disappointed with the movie. Because they're totally different.
     
  5. Hm..... I really liked ian mc evan nutshell and atonement.
    Read the first one and loved it then read the second one and loved it even more.
    Unfortunately I can’t read write now during exam periods...
     
  6. Awedouble

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    Has anyone here read Hillbilly Elegy?
     
  7. maxmayer

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    I heard about it but I still can't start reading. Your thoughts?
     
  8. Awedouble

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    It sounds interesting, and I guess the more I read the broader my interest is getting.. I should put it on my list.

    What do you mean you can't start reading?
     
  9. FieryRocket

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    I like any kind of books as I love to read. Mystery novels are my favorite.
     
  10. dwarfstruggles

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    Nine of my favorites:

    For Christians:
    • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis. I haven't read the rest of the space trilogy, but this entry is excellent. A great example of the sociopolitical mindset a Christian must have in this world.
    • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Source of my signature. A long-suffering woman chooses what is right against her desires, and under great hardship. Very sad, but without the writing flourishes typical of the century; relatively concise prose.
    • Pride and Prejudice or any book by Jane Austen. Teaches the shocking idea of chaste courtship.
    General:
    • Lolita - Just to remind you how disgusting distorted sexual desires can become. Also, one of the best written English language books.
    • Right Ho, Jeeves by Wodehouse. More courtship (this time, with humor!) without fornication.
    • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Nine men set out on a perilous quest. No one masturbates.
    Anti PMO:
    • Surfing for God by Cusick. Christian anti-porn (and sex addiction to some extent) book.
    • Beyond the Veil of Lust by Raymond Lloyd Richmond. Catholic psychotherapist, gives an analysis based on psychoanalysis (specifically Lacan) combined with the practice of the Catholic saints, especially St. John of the Cross (but I don't remember if he's mentioned in this particular book). Of the three listed here, this is the most applicable to non-Christians (though his reasoning is thoroughly Catholic).
    • Pulling Back the Shades by Juli Slattery. This is for Christian women who are reading erotica (50 Shades of Grey specifically). On the very unlikely chance one reads this, pick up this book.
     
  11. Castielle

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    Why did you put Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice under "for Christians"? Those aren't religious books. Anyone would enjoy them.
     
  12. dwarfstruggles

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    That's true, but my point there was to recommend 3 books to Christians. The reasoning for the recommendation is what made it specific to Christians. Not that I don't think non-Christians wouldn't benefit from reading them, but that I wouldn't recommend to them those books for those reasons.
     
  13. maxmayer

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    I mean I am still reading another book and I would like start reading the next one only after finishing previous one :)
     
  14. Awedouble

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    Anyone read Sapiens by Yuval Harari?
     
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    Oh wow, I just finished Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. It's amazing!
     
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    I was going to start reading it. Maybe next time I will
     
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    I find the older literature to be much more memorable and engaging.
    Books such as:
    - Around the World In Eighty Days (Jules Verne)
    - Common Sense (Thomas Paine)
    - The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

    Are all great works.
     
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    Odyseus: Greek masterpiece, read it when I was 15.
    Illiad: The prequel of the one above. Old but Gold.
    Those 2 books are really good books full of tragedies, poems and emotions. As old as they are, they are still interesting.
    Moliere books and plays(Don Juan, the imaginary invalid, the miser, the middle class gentleman): He's like the Shakespeare of french people but more more funny. His book has a lot of trick and comédies and also I love the development of characters.
    Daniels story: A book that describes a fictional jewish child who lived under nazis horror.
    Nomads of the north by Curwood: a good story that take you to a trip in 1880's cold america, where a wolf and a bear are fighting for their friendship.


    As a christian, those are the books I recommend:
    The purity principle by Randy Alcron: I forgot the authors name but as a christian who fight against Pmo, this book gave me a new perspective on my fight for purity.
    The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come: First time reading it I litterally cried. This book really described what it feels like to be a christian. All the names, cities, characters, problems can relate on what a christian is. John Buyan gave us an eternal masterpiece.

    Well that is.
    For now I'm reading 80 days around the world by Jules Verne (a good read)
    Books that I didn't read but will soon and recommand you to do so:
    1984
    Crime and punishment
    Moby Dick
    Hamlet
    Catch 22
    Fahreneit 451
    ...
     
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  19. jk243

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    Also I started reading Mein Kampf but stopped in the 30th page:emoji_skull:
     
  20. emmaxelmo

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    Soooo many books. Some I read to enjoy but I also do ARC's review and editing for kindle.

    I love Terry Pritchett and Sophie kinsella. Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine feehan have to be two of my favourites though.
    Acheron by Kenyon is one of my favourite books though. Along with Simon peggs autobiography.
     

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