Posts Tagged ‘great books’
The owner of the Commercial Complex where my office is gave us a $100 coupon that can be used ONCE and one of the retailers within the campus. The only retailer that is attractive to me is an used book shop. It works out because I have been wanting to read some more books.
Of the books I have read so far, I really liked Shantaram, The Catcher in the Rye, and Ishmael, to name a few. What I like out of my reading experience is not just to be engaged in the book while I read it but growing from the reading experience intellectually, spiritually and emotionally.
So far I have come up with a list by going to Amazon and looking at other books people bought in addition to one of the books listed above. I asked for recommendations through Twitter, which also updates my facebook status and so far have only received recommendations on facebook (C’mon Twitter friends!). The books I have so far are listed below:
- Life of Pi
- Things Fall Apart
- Slaughterhouse 5
- Lord of the Flies
- The God of Small Things
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Of Mice and Men
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- On the Road
- The Good Earth
- A Short History of Nearly Everything
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
I am sure that I might be missing a lot of good books. While the $100 is a limiting factor for now, I would love to hear from anyone who stumbled upon this post. I promise to post on my experience on books I read as well. I hope to hear from everyone.