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IslamabadUnited
9th May 2016, 19:03
Does anyone have any recommendations on which books I should read?

TM Riddle
9th May 2016, 19:06
Depends on your taste really.What genre you like most?

IslamabadUnited
9th May 2016, 19:10
Depends on your taste really.What genre you like most?

Any, it doesn't matter.

street cricketer
9th May 2016, 19:12
Congrats on your 50th thread on PP.

IslamabadUnited
9th May 2016, 19:27
Congrats on your 50th thread on PP.

Thanks.

Robert
9th May 2016, 19:40
Anything by John Steinbeck
Anything by George Orwell
To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee

IslamabadUnited
9th May 2016, 19:42
Anything by John Steinbeck
Anything by George Orwell
To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee

I have read to kill a mocking bird. One of my favourites.

niishaa
9th May 2016, 19:44
Any, it doesn't matter.

I love mystery/detective So here you go:

Agatha Christie: and then there were none. It is my favourite.

Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen.

Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Mystery: Necessary as Blood. The book has a pakistani connection too. Although it is not my favourite.

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries by Elizebeth George.

TM Riddle
9th May 2016, 19:49
Any, it doesn't matter.

Count of Monte Cristo
Catcher in the rye
catch 22
1984
Animal farm
Harry Potter series

Arham_PakFan
9th May 2016, 21:00
Depends on your age and your tastes.

Jadz
9th May 2016, 22:30
In the fiction section: books by Charles Dickens, his story-telling is amazing, love his books.

In the non-fiction: too many, really, but the following authors I definitely recommend:
Noam Chomsky
Norman G. Finklestein
David Stannard's 'The American Holocaust'.

anakin
9th May 2016, 22:44
Count of Monte Cristo (the greatest revenge story)
A Tale of Two Cities (amazing characters)
Wuthering Heights (Can you love like Heathcliff)

CricketCartoons
9th May 2016, 22:55
Count of Monte Cristo (the greatest revenge story)
A Tale of Two Cities (amazing characters)
Wuthering Heights (Can you love like Heathcliff)

These are books I finished reading before class 5. good books for growing kids.

anakin
9th May 2016, 23:03
These are books I finished reading before class 5. good books for growing kids.

Legend ....:bow: reading books on which people do PhDs by class 5 ...
or did you know there is something called Abridged version meant for kids or people less versed in English!! :uakmal

or did you just see it like MAC and IP addresses of your computer

Itachi
9th May 2016, 23:23
How green was my valley
Three comrades (my personal favorite)
Short stories of Anton chekov and maupassant.

Itachi
9th May 2016, 23:25
Legend ....:bow: reading books on which people do PhDs by class 5 ...
or did you know there is something called Abridged version meant for kids or people less versed in English!! :uakmal

or did you just see it like MAC and IP addresses of your computer

I read those too in school. We had literature class as extra curriculum on Saturdays and we had to make a synopsis on books (own choice or chosed by the teacher)

The beauty of those books are, you can interpret them differently at different ages. No version is right or wrong.

Vorador
19th May 2016, 20:58
Hmm let's see. The books I really enjoyed reading:

Fiction:
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
1984 - George Orwell
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Isaac Asimov's Robot and Foundation stories
Edgar Allan Poe's short stories
Franz Kafka's The Trial and short stories

Non-fiction:

A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
The Devils of Loudun - Aldous Huxley (a personal favorite)
The Demon-Haunted World - Carl Sagan

sshakir411
19th May 2016, 21:08
Rich Dad, Poor Dad

#GreenRoars
19th May 2016, 21:19
Tales Of Shakespeare

and

Masala TV Channel magazines :))

Hawkeye
19th May 2016, 21:50
I've observed when you ask about favorite movies/books, people do a deep search in of their memories and then try to name something that most accept as very 'mature' and supposedly 'philosophical/deep'.

Why have that complex? You don't have to search around for the most deep cocnept of a book.

Recommend something that you absolutely and thoroughly ENJOYED..

Not what sounded too philosphical.

IslamabadUnited
19th May 2016, 22:04
Tales Of Shakespeare

and

Masala TV Channel magazines :))

I only have Shireen Anwar's book. It's great for me. Makes cooking a lot easier for me personally.

#GreenRoars
19th May 2016, 22:27
I only have Shireen Anwar's book. It's great for me. Makes cooking a lot easier for me personally.

Not a fan of Shireen, but am fan of Zubaida :) She mostly makes desi dishes with new methods. Shireen, Gulzaar and other cooks dishes are only for those families who are rich, not for middle class families tbh.

That's why i prefer Zubaida and also Tahir Chouhadry.

JaDed
19th May 2016, 22:29
"100 years of solitude" i re read it and still amazing.

JaDed
19th May 2016, 22:41
Starter for Ten a fun read if you still young.

Vorador
19th May 2016, 22:57
I forgot to mention The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. Hilarious.

The Last Of The Stars
19th May 2016, 23:51
Kuliat-e-Iqbal.

PetroDollars
20th May 2016, 00:50
One up on Wall Street - Peter Lynch
Poor Charlie's Almanack
Intelligent Investor - Benjamin Graham
Security Analysis - Benjamin Graham
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits - Philip Fisher
A Random Walk Down Wall Street -
The Essays of Warren Buffett
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Outwitting the Devil - Napoleon Hill
The Strangest Secret - Earl Nightingale
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Grinding It Out: The Making Of McDonald's
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
The House of Morgan
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Confessions of an Advertising Man - David Ogilvy
Ogilvy on Advertising
Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion


These are some of the books that have helped me in life and i can guarantee will change your fortunes if you read them all too.

Hawkeye
20th May 2016, 02:00
One up on Wall Street - Peter Lynch
Poor Charlie's Almanack
Intelligent Investor - Benjamin Graham
Security Analysis - Benjamin Graham
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits - Philip Fisher
A Random Walk Down Wall Street -
The Essays of Warren Buffett
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Outwitting the Devil - Napoleon Hill
The Strangest Secret - Earl Nightingale
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Grinding It Out: The Making Of McDonald's
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
The House of Morgan
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Confessions of an Advertising Man - David Ogilvy
Ogilvy on Advertising
Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion


These are some of the books that have helped me in life and i can guarantee will change your fortunes if you read them all too.

Which one is the secret behind petroleum dollars?

Thivagar
21st May 2016, 03:17
1. The Art of Wrist Spin bowling by Peter Phillpot
2. Art & Scince of Cricket by Bob Woolmer

Greenstorm
22nd May 2016, 00:23
Shahabnama by Qudratullah Shahab

Belawal2014
22nd May 2016, 01:08
Is is sad that the only books I've read are the ones I was forced to read for English Class?

Dr_Bassim
23rd May 2016, 07:39
Judging by your age, (my idea, I could be completely wrong) you should pick up Enid Blyton and read her through.

Provided you already have done that, focus on Sweet Valley Twins, and read them up to Sweet Valley High.

It will take you a couple of years to get through that lot.

Then refer to me for more.

Mahmood101
23rd May 2016, 10:20
The Lord of flies
1984
Harry potter series
Maze runner

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Mahmood101
23rd May 2016, 10:21
Is is sad that the only books I've read are the ones I was forced to read for English Class?
Lol even on half of those I had to use sparknotes[emoji12] [emoji12] [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji24]

nish_mate
23rd May 2016, 15:22
Federick Forsyth if you into spy fare or international thrillers . Grisham if you into legal thrillers- though Grisham's quality has gone down a bit.

Cannot recommend Forsyth enough.

And if you into oil then THE PRIZE and THE QUEST by Daniel Yergin- good read that.

Also found Michael Lewi's Flashboys very interesting.

TM Riddle
23rd May 2016, 16:13
Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov

Mamoon
26th May 2016, 04:02
My mother recommended My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani. Very good insight on the upper-class Punjab society as well the captivating life of Mustafa Khar.

Nostalgic, I would be surprised if you haven't read it.

Slog I think it is going to be of interest to you as well.

Nostalgic
26th May 2016, 10:25
My mother recommended My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani. Very good insight on the upper-class Punjab society as well the captivating life of Mustafa Khar.

Nostalgic, I would be surprised if you haven't read it.

I have read it, in all its lurid detail.

samplepiece
26th May 2016, 11:07
Fiction
Siddharth by Hermann Hesse
Ibis Triology by Amitav Ghosh
The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
1984 by George Orwell
Kane and Abel, The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffery Archer
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif


Non-fiction
The Last Mughal, White Mughals, Nine Lives by William Dalrymple
Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire by Alex von Tunzelmann
Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River by Alice Albinia
India: A Million Mutinies by V.S. Naipaul
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, The Fall of Baghdad by Jon Lee Anderson

super hitter
26th May 2016, 14:06
if you're talking about novels;

1)Mayor of Casterbridge (thomas hardy)
2)Julius Ceaser (shakespear)
3)Macbeth (shakespear)

Chrish
24th June 2016, 09:07
A step into the past

- My recommendation is this translated Chinese novel. Basically the protagonist gets transported into ancient Chinese world because of time machine experiment going wrong. The story is about his struggle for survival in cruel and dangerous ancient Chinese world.

The melding of historical events and characters with fiction and making it believable is very difficult. Not many authors can pull it off. At the same time, ASITP manages to also get the reader to really care about the characters whilst exploring many themes accustomed to Chinese fiction such a chivalry, loyalty, friendships, relationships, forgiveness, priorities, regret, despair and many others.

intimate scenes are too many (especially in the beginning), but you can just skip them if you don’t find it appealing. Moreover, it will take some getting used to Chinese names but it’s really not that bad after few chapters.

A Step Into the Past in my opinion is a masterpiece in most aspects. Highly recommended for anyone who is open to experimenting in completely different genre. Thanks to the work of numerous dedicated translators, the whole novel can be found online.

proud_pakistani
24th June 2016, 15:10
Recently read end of the past by Nadeem Paracha which I thoroughly enjoyed. Can't recommend anything else since you have probably read those before class 5.

IAJ
24th June 2016, 15:15
Going to read:

Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan MD og Luke Shanahan

People concerned about genes and nutrition should consider reading this.

Lords
24th June 2016, 21:33
Reading anything except geo politics and biographies is over rated. Watch documenteries on youtube instead and save time.

Lords
24th June 2016, 21:36
Also if a fiction book is good enough then someone will make movie on it. Movie making is a great science and usually better than books.