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Can anybody tell me the names of a few great reads?

Asked by Khajuria9 (2129points) February 19th, 2014

I would be thankful. I have took some time off work and really need to spend it wisely. Would you name me a few great books ( stories, novels, science, fiction, any others )?

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Khajuria9's avatar

Thanks a ton, Juels.

Juels's avatar

Those should be enough to get you started. :)

dxs's avatar

Here’s what I’m doing:
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking is what I’m reading now.
I just read The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, and I want to read This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin.
I also loved To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Wow, books are so subjective. Have you read all the classics?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Or maybe you would like to check this out too!

gailcalled's avatar

Readers’ Pick of the 100 best fiction books to read before you die, here

There are some odd choices but it’s a good jumping-off spot.

Cruiser's avatar

The Art of Racing in the Rain is one of the best books I have read in recent years. It is a book written from the narration perspective of the family dog Enzoe who relates the trials and tribulations of a race car driver with aspirations to drive in the big leauges.

My favorite part of the book was when the drive used towels to fasten his dog into the passenger seat and took his dog for the ride of his life. Heartwarming fun read that managed to bring me to tears more than once.

It is more than just a book on car racing it takes us all through familiar territory about life, ambitions, success, sickness and death. Kind of a Terms of endearment story but through the eyes of a dog.

@Jleslie you would LOVE this book!

gambitking's avatar

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. If you haven’t read this series of books, you must.

Bear in mind it is called a “Trilogy” but is more than three books.

After book three, the subsequent books are noted as installments of the “increasingly inaccurately named Trilogy” which of course fits the tongue-in-cheek and humorous tones of the books nicely.

JLeslie's avatar

@Cruiser Thanks! I just googled and looks like the movie is being released this spring. I want to buy the book for my husband.

ragingloli's avatar

Goethe’s “Faust”, in the original German.

Cruiser's avatar

@JLeslie Thanks for the tip on the movie. I will be most certainly going to see it!

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