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Re: What 5 books? [Re: Emit R Detsaw] #12791413
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1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
2. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
3. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg
5. The 7 Haits of Highly Successful People - Stephen Covey


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Re: What 5 books? [Re: swalker9513] #12791579
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1. The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger

2. The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck

3. Lord of the Flies William Golding

4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain

5. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

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Re: What 5 books? [Re: Gourdbuster] #12791593
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I'm a little surprised that The Catcher in the Rye has come up so many times. It's a great book and one of my favorites. Bit it is also one of the most banned books in school/public libraries.

To all of you that recommended it a question. Have you ever seen or been involved in an attempted ban of it?

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I guess when I hear "books everyone should read," I think about books that are going to really change perspectives or improve peoples lives. Certainly the classics are good reads, and some of them obviously can be though provoking... That said, I can't think of too many folks who would attribute their success to the Great Gatsby or the Lord of Flies.

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Re: What 5 books? [Re: swalker9513] #12791662
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From Baghdad, With Love - LtCol Jay Kopelman
Maus - Art Spiegelman
Any Sigma series by James Rollins
Koran (Qur'an) - I am a Christian. However, I refuse to form an opinion of a 1,000 page text or an entire religion based on a few cherry-picked lines found on the interweb.

Re: What 5 books? [Re: collincountytx] #12791679
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx

Plato: The Republic
Aristotle: The complete works


Plato and Aristotle were the same person smile Some have said.


But as too books.

Into the Wild- Jon Krakauer

Boy Kings of Texas- Domingo Martinez

Walden (On Waldens Pond)- Henry David Thoreau

Common Sense/The Rights of Men- Thomas Paine (more manuscripts, but still)

A Confederacy of Dunces- John Kennedy Toole


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Re: What 5 books? [Re: swalker9513] #12791687
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Thanks for all the suggestions. This ought to keep me busy for awhile.



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Re: What 5 books? [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #12791700
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Plato: The Republic
Aristotle: The complete works


Plato and Aristotle were the same person smile Some have said.





That would be Socrates
There are some that theorize Socrates was an alias Plato manufactured to avoid political persecution.

Plato and Aristotle have been verified to have existed as two different individuals.

Plato 428 BC to 348 BC
Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC

Socrates 470 BC ??? to 399 BC ???


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Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
I guess when I hear "books everyone should read," I think about books that are going to really change perspectives or improve peoples lives. Certainly the classics are good reads, and some of them obviously can be though provoking... That said, I can't think of too many folks who would attribute their success to the Great Gatsby or the Lord of Flies.


Reading/Viewing/Experiencing great art changes us in ways that mental gymnastics never will.


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Originally Posted By: PondFish
I'm a little surprised that The Catcher in the Rye has come up so many times. It's a great book and one of my favorites. Bit it is also one of the most banned books in school/public libraries.

To all of you that recommended it a question. Have you ever seen or been involved in an attempted ban of it?


I find this curious too, and wonder if it's legend is better than the book itself.


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Originally Posted By: swalker9513
Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
I guess when I hear "books everyone should read," I think about books that are going to really change perspectives or improve peoples lives. Certainly the classics are good reads, and some of them obviously can be though provoking... That said, I can't think of too many folks who would attribute their success to the Great Gatsby or the Lord of Flies.


Reading/Viewing/Experiencing great art changes us in ways that mental gymnastics never will.


Yes, but adding to your understanding of the universe changes perspectives. To be able to see the changes in effect from children not being allowed to roam by themselves and get into trouble with minimal adult supervision teaches responsibility for their own actions in ways that books never will. We can draw direct correlations between lack of time spent outdoors playing in nature and cases of anxiety, poor self control, lack of a sense of responsibility for one's own actions, and a lack of desire of control.

Haight explains where morality comes from. Adams explains how we have a tendency to look at the universe with a "top down" complexity, when in truth it is reversed... and you can watch that from programming computers in a way that wasn't readily apparent in previous generations.

Art is a requirement for a well rounded life. And yes, there are MANY books I would suggest to broaden horizons in fiction. But for reccomended reading to broaden your understanding of this thing called life, I would suggest non-fiction first.

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I'm a little surprised that The Catcher in the Rye has come up so many times. It's a great book and one of my favorites. Bit it is also one of the most banned books in school/public libraries.

To all of you that recommended it a question. Have you ever seen or been involved in an attempted ban of it?
I find this curious too, and wonder if it's legend is better than the book itself.

Catcher has been railed at by literary critics almost as much as it has been applauded but no doubt it sits as one of the best 20th century American novels


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Didn't read it in school but I wasn't a fan of catcher in the rye. It just didn't hold my attention.

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