Recommend a good book for me to read.?
Topic: Recommend a good book for me to read.?
July 16, 2019 / By Bliss Question:
I've been working on my Phd and need to take a break and read something different.
Recommend a good book for me. Doesn't have to be fiction - can be anything. Tell me what it's about etc. Sell it. No, don't sell it - just tell me about it.
You'll have to do this by 2.55pm GMT because that's when I'm going out (hopefully to buy that sh!t hot book you've told me about).
Best Answers: Recommend a good book for me to read.?
Airlia | 5 days ago
The very hungry caterpillar. I find it requires just the right amount of brain power one feels like exerting during thesis breaks, and additionally, it's plenty long enough to keep me busy for the two minutes I have free while I'm not writing my thesis, sleeping or lying awake worrying about my thesis. You can also get the colouring book edition. I enjoyed colouring in the 'lollypop, pickle, cake, sausage' page very much.
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Originally Answered: Can someone recommend a good mystery or love book?
Brother Grimm - Craig Russell
Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins) - Andrew Lane
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Conan Doyle
A.B.C. Murders – Agatha Christie
Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz
Thirteen Diamonds - Alan Cook
Towards Zero – Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
Bright, Young Things - Anna Godbersen
Pretty Little Liars - Sarah Shepard
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Good luck on your PhD;
Society of the Mind by Marvin Minsky, the co-founder of the MIT lab, explains the process and functions of the brain; each page is it's own chapter and he starts off explaining things very basically, and progresses from there. It's a fun read on the way our brain works - and you can literally put the book down at any time.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut was one of his best sellers in the 60s - it's a book that transcends time, (literally), and explains a few stories about WWII from the point of view of an old man. My first Kurt Vonnegut book was Galapagos, which was funny and easy to read - and it had a very interesting ending. However, Slaughterhouse Five, Slapstick, Cats Cradle, and Galapagos are all amazingly intuitive fun-reading books that relax your "omg this life is horrible and hard!" muscle.
Millionaire Next Door is a statistic book about the habits of the millionaire in the United States. No, it's not about big fast cars and huge houses - in fact, it's the opposite, and it explains how and why people in the US never make money (hyperconsumerism) and the entire social facade of life. If you're going after your PhD it'd be a necessary read to *really* understand the difference between offensive and defensive tactics for wealth.
The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy or Good Omens are both funny funny reads.
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King Fortis the Brave
It's not a heavy book, but then you probably would want something light to read for the break. It's written at about the same level as the Harry Potter books. It's fast-paced and has just the right combination of action and humor. It will be a great book to take you briefly away from your other responsibilities.
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Gone With the Wind- One of the greatest books ever written about the American Civil War. And as a added bonus, if you get tired of reading it, you can rent the movie! Just kidding about the movie thing. But its a story of love, lust, betrayl, hate, poverty, and outrageous riches. It is set in Georgia, in the Country and in Atlanta. And it has a really great male character, Rhett Butler, who balances out the female character, Scarlett O'Hara.
If your not into that kind of book, try Keeper by Mal Peet. It's about soccer, but even if you don't like soccer you'll love this book. It's really awsome. It's about a fictional goalie, El Gato (the cat) whose team just won the World Cup, and he's being interviewed by his journalist friend, Paul Fatisuno, he tells about how a ghostly mentor taught him to play soccer in a small clearing in the rainforest that surrounded his home village. Really great on a scale of one to ten its a solid fourteen.
I bet when you asked this question you didn't realize that I was a used car saleswoman... j/k :)
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Originally Answered: Can anyone recommend a good, interesting book for a 17 year old?
The Awakening by Kate Chopin was amazing. I absolutely loved it. It has a feminist viewpoint (consumes the bulk of the novel) so you'll have a book to write about when the AP test comes (if that is one of the prompts).
Another classic that I really really loved (my favorite book of all time) is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. This book is an absolutely MUST READ! If I was a teacher, I would make my class read it. And enjoy reading their essays on it. It's that good.
Jane Eyre by Emily's sister, Charlotte Bronte, is also a good read. Intriguing... keeps you going. Also an acclaimed classic.
I would suggest staying away from anything by Dickens. I find his novels quite dull and excessive. Don't read anything by him if you can get away with it.
PS- I agree... Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a good one too.