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  • What are some must read books, stuff you really have to read. Can be books that entertain and books that educate

  • 1984 and Brave New World

  • The Outsiders
    Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    Of Mice and Men
    The Things They Carried
    The Great Gatsby

  • meditations by marcus aurelius

    das kapital by karl marx

    siddartha by hesse

    steppenwolf by hesse if youre a loner type guy

    the bell jar by sylvia plath and infinite jest by david foster wallace if you struggle with depression

    the secret history by donna tarrt just because its my favorite fiction novel and has beautiful prose

  • Delusional T

    The Outsiders
    Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    Of Mice and Men
    The Things They Carried
    The Great Gatsby

    can you explain why the great gatsby? i have it laying around but havent come to read it yet. i know its a classic but what makes it so special that you think its a must read?

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (amazing)

  • Delusional T

    The Outsiders
    Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    Of Mice and Men
    The Things They Carried
    The Great Gatsby

    Just finished The Things They Carried. The first chapter especially was pure poetry. I thought the first half in general overshadowed the second half of the book in terms of quality although the second half had its moments.

  • pluviophile

    can you explain why the great gatsby? i have it laying around but havent come to read it yet. i know its a classic but what makes it so special that you think its a must read?

    Scott Fitzgerald. Literally his writing is so beautiful & expressive, never read anything like his work. Last Tycoon is great as well if you enjoy his writing style.

  • Very Based

    Just finished The Things They Carried. The first chapter especially was pure poetry. I thought the first half in general overshadowed the second half of the book in terms of quality although the second half had its moments.

    Agreed the last half is kind of a mind f*** from what I remembered. One of my favorite books of all time tho.

  • Thanks yall finna pick up some of these

  • Smoochie

    1984 and Brave New World

    My two favorite books, do you have any recommendations similar to these

  • Steezus

    My two favorite books, do you have any recommendations similar to these

    Animal farm, Fahrenheit 451 and lord of the flies got a similar mood

  • Malcolm x autobiography

    Brothers karamozov

    Thinking fast and slow

    a mans search for meaning

    these are 4 books that ill be rereading for the rest of my life fr.

  • Smoochie

    Animal farm, Fahrenheit 451 and lord of the flies got a similar mood

    Peeped all of these already good looks

  • john kuro

    Malcolm x autobiography

    Brothers karamozov

    Thinking fast and slow

    a mans search for meaning

    these are 4 books that ill be rereading for the rest of my life fr.

    A mans search for meaning sounds interesting, looking for some s*** that’ll really change who i am as a person and educate me in the process

  • Kurono

    A mans search for meaning sounds interesting, looking for some s*** that’ll really change who i am as a person and educate me in the process

    Its written by a therapist who survived auschwitz. Its a beautiful and eye opening book recounting his experiences and changes during. He basically experienced hell and made it out. The book will def inspire you

  • The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
    Orientalism by Edward Said
    Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davis

  • Kafka - Metamorphosis
    Vonnegot - Slaughterhouse-Five
    Baldwin - Fire Next Time
    Pynchon - Crying of Lot 49

  • Kurono

    A mans search for meaning sounds interesting, looking for some s*** that’ll really change who i am as a person and educate me in the process

    no book changed my outlook on life more than Infinite Jest tbh. Kinda hard to say it's 'must read' because it's not an easy read (but also not as hard as some make it out to be). The normal thing would def be to read some of DFW's essays first and see if you like his voice. Most everything he wrote is brilliant

  • Steezus

    My two favorite books, do you have any recommendations similar to these

    Never let me go is also somewhat similar. It’s also a dystopian book but it focuses mainly on the main protagonists and character development

  • pluviophile

    Never let me go is also somewhat similar. It’s also a dystopian book but it focuses mainly on the main protagonists and character development

    Might peep good looks

  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

  • Delusional T

    The Outsiders
    Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    Of Mice and Men
    The Things They Carried
    The Great Gatsby

    Great list

  • Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin
    Beloved, Morrison
    House of the Dead, Dostoyevsky
    Malcolm X Autobiography
    Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
    Anything by Virginia Woolf

  • Marchisio

    Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin
    Beloved, Morrison
    House of the Dead, Dostoyevsky
    Malcolm X Autobiography
    Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
    Anything by Virginia Woolf

    that's crazy I just found out about Red Chamber yesterday sounds cool

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