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Hello folks, 

I want to read 20 books by the end of 2015th year.

So, I have started creating list, but didn't complete it yet.

I want to ask you, folks, write your suggestions and reccomendations, what book you liked, and why you liked it. 

My list for now is:

1. Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (done)

2. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (done)

3. The Night in Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque (done)

4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (done)

5. Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson (done) 

6. My Autobiography by Sir Alex Ferguson (done)

7. The Behavior Gap. Simple ways to stop doing dumb things with money by Carl Richards (done)

8. My Brief History by Stephen Hawking (done) 

9. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (done)

10. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (done)

11. Who moved my cheese? by Spencer Johnson (done)

12. Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma (done)

13. The little book that beats the market by Joel Greenblatt (done)

14. The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway (done)

15. Kazakhstani Dream by Marat Abiyev (done)

16. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (done)

17. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (done)

18. 1984 by George Orwell (done)

19. The Present by Spencer Johnson (done)

20. The Art of War by Sun Tzu (done)

Waiting for your help and cooperation!

Thank you in advance!


Note 1. (02.03.15): I am not big fan of fantasy like Harry Potter or Game of Thrones, for me better fiction but with real life or history. 

Prefences are novel, fictions, classic books. No fantasy, no poetry.

And, I read books not only in english, mostly in russian language (but of course reading in english too for keeping afloat).


Note 2. (30.03.15): things going slower than I expected, but I dont loose enthusiasm. Life goes on, and we too:)


Note 3 (06.07.15): things going nice, as planned, half year passed, 10 books finished, so moving further, despite 4 month of absence:) I have goals, I see targets.


Note 4 (29.07.15): another 2 books finished, and I am thinking about removing one (Citadel) from list. Adventure continues!


Note 5 (30.11.15): huh, 4 months passed, and I finished only 3 books:) Finally I replaced #2 "Citadel" with "The Mysterious Island", fair enough. Also "The Kite Runner" impressed me much, special thanks for Sir Eric. 1 month and 4 books to go, easy stuff:)


Note 6 (02.01.2016): I have finished my last book by 30th december of 2015. So, I  have completed my own challenge, and now I don't know what to say:) ... Will make new one for 2016th year, let's see:)

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Comment by Perfect Stranger on January 2, 2016 at 17:00

Lady, some book worth and needed to read every year, or more, thats why I am sorry:)

Comment by Lady Anne on January 1, 2016 at 20:07

I hope you'll donate all the books you read to my school, hehehe!  Anyway, you have read them and come to know their stories already.  So what's the use of reading them for the second time around.  The suspense is gone. :)

Happy new year, too Adlet!

Comment by Perfect Stranger on January 1, 2016 at 18:47

Lady Anne: 

I am not so much mad, I will just continue with 20 books:)

and sometimes 50 pages book is better than 500 page book (seriously)... but to know which one is good you have to read both:D

and dont forget, you are busy folks, while I had enough free time during the year. Thats why I am cautious with 40 book, who knows what will happen in 2016.

Happy new year!

Comment by Lady Anne on January 1, 2016 at 18:31

Will you double it this time, Adlet?  Read 40 books before 2016 ends. Wow, I think the grade of your lenses will also double. :)

It's easy to do that.  I will give you a tip.  Read only a 50-pages book and you can even outlast the challenge, hehe.  Another option is to read only the summary of the book.  Got it?

Again, in fairness with the Einstein of EC, I don't wonder anymore why you can write meaty blogs.  You are simply oozing with great ideas!  I think I can only read 40 chapters of a book before the year ends.

Comment by Perfect Stranger on December 3, 2015 at 9:32

thank you Mitran, here the same, hope I can include one detective in my list:)

Comment by mitran on December 3, 2015 at 6:57

yes, I love her so much. I have ....maybe 10 books of her. wanna show the names here but hahaha...i don't know how can translate to English..lol...

Youre welcome. I like to read my friend's blog. Nice to know you hihihi...

Comment by Perfect Stranger on December 2, 2015 at 12:04

welcome Molly, Carnegies books are good, but no need for shades please:)

Mitran, i like detectives, favourite ones from Agatha Christie, hope you like her too, and thanks for dropping by.

Comment by mitran on December 2, 2015 at 7:41

BTW, I admire you. You did better than me. I read some...

Comment by mitran on December 2, 2015 at 7:41

I love detective books and as I see...you don't love it. So, no idea..hihihi...

Comment by Molly on December 1, 2015 at 3:16

Wooow. I'm so proud of you. Pls read "Killing Reagan: The violent assault that changed a Presidency" by Bill O'Reilly. "How to win friends and influence people" by Dale Carnegie. "Fifty shades of Grey" by E.L.James. 

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