Name five books you read that weren't just for entertainment
Books that made you stop a think a little.
I will give mine here: The Hobbit / LotR Nineteen-Eighty-Four Moby-d*** Into Thin Air Catch-22 Also vote on which class of thinkers you have been most impressed by.
And you are?
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But CJ, all my reading is for entertainment, haha. Everything is 'just because'.
Venus in Furs. Lolita. Siddhartha. On the Road. Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Anything Tolkien. Any Kahlil Gibran. My vote would be tied I think between A and B, as far as interest goes.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks- Rebecca Skloot
Hot, Flat, and Crowded-Thomas L. Friedman Brave New World-Aldous Huxley Slaughterhouse Five-Kurt Vonnegut Night-Elie Wiesel I do like Shelley and Austin (I could've put Pride and Prejudice and Frankenstein, but they were really more pleasure reads), but I'm most impressed by the A&B people, I chose B.
House of Splendid Isolation by Edna O'Brien
Women in Love by DH Laurence Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King The Wars by Timothy Findley The Winds of War by Herman Wouk O'Brien is Irish, Laurence is British, King and Findley are Canadian and Wouk is German- so I guess I kind of fit into a couple of your categories. I've read Nietzsche, Foucault, Plato, and Aristotle as well, but they didn't alter my way of thinking quite so much as the ones I listed.
Hrmmm... How to narrow them down.. Alright, I'll do my best.
1. Book of Enoch (Christian context ignored by Christians, fantastic) 2. The Symposium - Plato 3. 1984 - George Orwell (had to agree, I love a good dystopian novel) 4. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card 5. Nichomachean Ethics - Aristotle
1984 the book we're reading in AP English right now...A Modest Proposal...Scarlet Letter...A Tale of Two Cities...The Jungle
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
1984 - George Orwell Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut Harrison Bergeron by Vonnegut, but that's a short story. The Giver (yeah I'm obviously in 7th grade)
Before I Die
Looking for Alaska Plain Truth My Sister's Keeper Anne Frank
Demian (read this at 14, this book destroyed any love I held for religion)
The Chosen (anything by Chaim Potok is amazing, imo) To Kill a Mockingbird The Giver (stopped being a kid after reading that one) Count of Monte Cristo
What Guys Said 5
the shock doctrine- naomi klein
the best democracy money can buy- greg palast 1984- george orwell you are being lied to- russ kick a people's history of the united states- howard zinn picked b on the poll
I only read for pleasure so I have to back to school to find books read for other reasons.
Lord of the flies The Pearl I am David Animal Farm Peig.
Darkly Dreaming Dexter, wasn't for entertainment it really spoke to my dark passenger within
Anything for stupid English class in middle/upper school -_- f*** Whuthering Heights F*** THAT BORING ASS PIECE OF SHIT! Worst book I've ever read... oye.
I don?t remeber all the titles but there was one, Crimes against logic. Really got me thinking.
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