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What's the "must" read books you recommend?

Recently we took our vacation and I'm heading to equip my time with reading so I'm now wondering which book to read in this 3 weeks vacation.
Thanks for advance.

  • Saima N

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    Jan 18 2013: If you are going on vacation, enjoy the sites and gather experiences the place has to offer....Then maybe you'll be able to write your own book!
    • Jan 18 2013: Thank you for the note Saima, but actually I'm into writing an article that might be published in my college magazine.
  • Jan 24 2013: 13 and 1/2 Lives of Captain Blue Bear by Walter Moers
  • Jan 22 2013: read quran, words of god the last revelation,
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    Jan 22 2013: The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics
    Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    The First Epistle of John (The Bible)
    Man of The People by Chinua Achebe
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    Jan 21 2013: Dostoiévski's Crime and Punishment
  • Jan 21 2013: The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World- By Iain MnGilchrist
  • Jan 21 2013: It really depends on the amount of time you plan to devote to reading during those 3 weeks.

    The Giver by Lois Lowry is good for roughly a solid day of reading. A fiction book about a future dystopian society and the life of a child growing up to realize what has been lost by people.

    While considered a children's book, I always found the ideas rather adult which inspire introspective thought.
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    Jan 21 2013: A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
    Cosmos - Carl Sagan
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    Jan 18 2013: I found my life changed by a book called Maasai Days, a nonfiction book about a tribe in Africa that only lives on milk and beef.
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    Jan 18 2013: ray bradbury - fahrenheit 451
    written in 1953, still actual and fresh today

    p.s.: just now realized that for a vacation, this might be not as ideal as it first seemed
  • W T

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    Jan 18 2013: You might want to go to a site and look around at what people say about the books you are considering to read.

    I also recommend to not just take one kind of book.

    I usually take several genres along on any trip............a brainteaser book to help my mind, a magazine or fiction book, to entertain myself, and some spiritually upbuilding book or magazine to feed the soul. And if I vacation in an unknown place, I take along a travel book to guide me.
  • Jan 18 2013: The Grapes of Wrath The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Collected Malthus Steps to an Ecologyof the Mind The Conquest of Mexico and Peru Science and Sanity The Teaching Company Tapes on Egypt by Bob Brier
    Okay that's a bit much and one isn't a book Okay and just to skim -The Portable Jung
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    Jan 18 2013: This depends on how old you are and your interests.

    My fourteen year old son on his last vacation worked on Hawkings' The Brief History of Time. My eldest daughter's favorite book was called There Once Was a World. My younger daughter is an academic quantum physicist and mainly likes to read in her field.

    An interesting recent book I read last year is Clay Shirky's Here Comes Everybody.

    If you are an aspiring artist, Steven Pressfield's War of Art and Turning Pro are short, possibly inspiring reads. Creativity, by Mihalyi Czikzentmihalyi is also interesting.

    I like almost anything by neuroscientist Oliver Sachs. Similarly almost anything by Steven Pinker. And you can't go wrong with Tolstoy short novels. Or compendia of personal essays by the great writers of the personal essay.
  • Jan 17 2013: The Art of War - Sun Tzu
    Barbarians - Terry Jones

    Both these books can change your views on many economic and social issues.
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    Jan 17 2013: 3) The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. 2) Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck. 1)The Gospel according to John -King James Bible 1611 version.
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    Jan 17 2013: Confessions of an Economic hitman - John Perkins.