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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 30, 2005

Books that you must read!

I'll add my $0.02 here 😁

I recommend following books !

-Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
-Think Like a Buillionair by Donald Trump
-Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

oh well, the list is endless. 😁

What books do you recommend?

-The Big K-
Dionysus
Dionysus • Dec 28, 2005
To Kill a Mockingbird
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
The Agony and the Ecstacy
A Clockwork Orange
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 19, 2006
Guys,

Have you read "Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" :?:

I had a hard time keeping my eyes awake while reading it β˜•

Let us know if you guys agree with Robin's philosophy


-The Big K-
Dionysus
Dionysus • Jan 20, 2006
The_Big_K
Guys,

Have you read "Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" :?:

I had a hard time keeping my eyes awake while reading it β˜•

Let us know if you guys agree with Robin's philosophy


-The Big K-
Paulo Coelho or Robin Sharma; it's all dime store philosophy, without any redeeming value whatsoever. It's worse than those support groups for testicular cancer. But people seem to like simplified fortune cookie wisdom, dressed up as neo-theological claptrap thrown at them. If there ever is a book burning nearby, I would incinerate these abominations by the truckload.
hamisheh
hamisheh • Jan 21, 2006
nice

nice...
its cool😁😁😁
Neha
Neha • Mar 14, 2006
Books that u must read

when it comes to engineering students then a must read book z Five point someone by chetan bhagat...which i think most of u must have read by now!!!...otherwise sidney sheldon's are u afraid of dark???...the other side of midnight in continuation wid memories of midnight are also good ones!!!πŸ˜€
Do read GOADFATHER...
Its good man...
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 9, 2006
Sig Freud

Did anyone read [SIZE=-1]Sigmund Freud's seminal work on dream interpretation : The Interpretation of Dreams?

Frankly speaking, I couldn't read beyond 150th page πŸ˜•

[/SIZE]
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 13, 2006
I'll recommend this book to everyone -

"The Guide To Investing" by Robert Kiyosaki . Makes you re-think. You gotta be reading it to know what I mean πŸ˜€
rosh009
rosh009 • Aug 29, 2006
great!!!πŸ‘
but i dono why u ppl 've stopped posting in this thread!!!
well as far as i'm concerned ATOM by krauss is a must read one!!!
C'MMON GET RECHARGED!!!!!!!!!! AND START POSTING!!!
crook
crook • Aug 29, 2006
rosh009
great!!!πŸ‘
but i dono why u ppl 've stopped posting in this thread!!!
well as far as i'm concerned ATOM by krauss is a must read one!!!
C'MMON GET RECHARGED!!!!!!!!!! AND START POSTING!!!
ATOM by Krauss is cool

Rosh009, have a look at https://www.crazyengineers.com/index.php?categoryid=20

please avoid slangs in posts.
rosh009
rosh009 • Aug 31, 2006
ok!i regret my error and will see that it never repeats in the future.
A must read...

How Opal Mehta got kissed..Got Wild..

Great book..
rosh009
rosh009 • Sep 2, 2006
well!is it the controversial book written by kaavya vishwanathan?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Sep 2, 2006
rosh009
well!is it the controversial book written by kaavya vishwanathan?
Yes it is! πŸ˜€

Rosh, have a smaller font for singature 😁

-The Big K-
rosh009
rosh009 • Sep 2, 2006
ok!biggie.
doneπŸ‘
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Sep 2, 2006
rosh009
ok!biggie.
doneπŸ‘
looks good now
rosh009
rosh009 • Sep 2, 2006
so,any science fiction that anyone would recomend to read?
Neha
Neha • Sep 16, 2006
THe Fountain Head

Most of you have read the novel "The Fountain Head" by Ayn Rand..WHat are your views regarding that??

I found it stupendous..really I found it best among all the novels I have read till now.

Those who haven't read it yet..give it a try!!
rosh009
rosh009 • Sep 23, 2006
has anyone read "TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA" by jules verne?
xheavenlyx
xheavenlyx • Oct 7, 2006
Well, I never thouught someone could bash Paulo Coelho since his books are about 70% shorter than all the other selfhelp books. And its a very very different book.

You couldnt believe me if I told you that book can even be related to Telepathy, The paranormal, Neo-paganism and well, God!

The one by Paulo Coelho Im talking about is The Alchemist. I still have to read fauntain head, ive heard its really good.
desijays
desijays • Nov 22, 2006
The code Book by Simon Singh

I fell in love with math after reading this book. Until then I hated it. This book transformed my perception of a subject I thought I would never like. But now its gone beyond liking....
yatty.sid
yatty.sid • Feb 4, 2007
hey dis is a nice thread but why guys have stopped postin in it....anyways its strange to hear dat no one has even mentioned stephen hawking books...brief history of time....theory of everything...etc....
and if possible do read the article abt PHILADELPHIA experiment by TESLA...a true incident....search it in google...u will find it......really outstanding...well m interested in dese sorta books....if any1 knows any other buk ...do mention...and keep alive this thread....😎
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Aug 20, 2007
rosh009
so,any science fiction that anyone would recomend to read?
Have you tried Dune series by Frank Herbert.

Highly recommend that one!!
Yes, I also highly recommend Dune.. along with Lord of the Rings πŸ˜‰

And, Jeffrey Archer has some nice books too, especially "As the Crow Flies"
shuklrakesh
shuklrakesh • Jan 15, 2009
Re: Books that u must read

Neha
when it comes to engineering students then a must read book z Five point someone by chetan bhagat...which i think most of u must have read by now!!!...otherwise sidney sheldon's are u afraid of dark???...the other side of midnight in continuation wid memories of midnight are also good ones!!!πŸ˜€
...............Yess......i hv read it.....really its amazing...I could'nt stop myself to read continuously........ If you have another name of book....of the same type...then plzz let me know...I will be very thankful to you.
zavis2003
zavis2003 • Feb 6, 2009
well i think one should read the book "syllabus books"
guys i stared reading Agata Christie novels , the one i have read is Evil Under the Sun its a good book so waiting for more from the same author.😎😎
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Feb 8, 2009
A Tail of Two Cities
Count of Monte Cristo
The Three Musketeers
Atlas Shrugged
Art of War
War and Peace
Ivanhoe
Don Quixote
Mobydick
The Last of the Mohicans
20,000 leauges under the sea
Around the world in 80 days
War of the Worlds
Invisible Man
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Kidnapped
Treasure Island (The first Novel I read in my life)
Great Expectations
Letters of Lord Chesterfield
Puranas, Jataka Tales and Panchtantra
Stories and anecdotes of Birbal, Tenali Raman, Vikramaditya, Ashoka, Alexander, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and other legendary rulers and/or great minds.
1001 Arabian Knights
Great Stories from Around the World Volume 1,2&3
Short Stories by Saki, O'Henry and others
Children's Fairy Tales collection from Readers Digest
Sherlock Holmes's Cases
Mahabharata
Iliad
Odyssey
Paradise Lost
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Feb 8, 2009
Raj, have you read all these books? amazing..

Anyhow, I'd recommend Dracula by Bram Stoker. It's a slow book, but thrilling. It's good.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Feb 8, 2009
Catch 22
PG Woodhouse books
Animal Farm
Lord of the Rings Series
Wilbur Smith's Egyptian Series
King Solomon's Mines
Books by Gerald Darrel
The Jungle Book
The alchemist
Godfather
Some names I do not remember(I will write when I remember)


Rest like Sheldon, Hardy Boys, Agatha Cristie, JK Rowling...etc, I won't recommend unless and until you just wish to pass time during a train journey.
safwan
safwan • Feb 11, 2009
I think I also should add my fvorite book that i have read :
the Ignitedminds by APJ abdul kalam
medicines of prophets
harry porter (all)
little_
little_ • Feb 12, 2009
Re: Sig Freud

The_Big_K
Did anyone read [SIZE=-1]Sigmund Freud's seminal work on dream interpretation : The Interpretation of Dreams?[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Frankly speaking, I couldn't read beyond 150th page πŸ˜•[/SIZE]
hi
😁
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 12, 2009
Re: Sig Freud

little_
hi
😁
Wouldn't it be nice if you post your introduction in our Introductions section?
little_
little_ • Feb 12, 2009
i think who can win is best book by shiv kheda
little_
little_ • Feb 12, 2009
Re: Sig Freud

The_Big_K
Wouldn't it be nice if you post your introduction in our Introductions section?
i m little from haryana.
i m new user pl. gude me how to incresed my knowledge.
its a vry gd web site but how can i sech topics n send my quary?
hi little you can search the forum with the search Option available
and there is a section for introductions and section to ask specific queries as well just do a small research on it you can easily find it out.πŸ˜€

BTW Welcome to CE .😁
gohm
gohm • Feb 21, 2009
Here's a list of non classic works:

in watermelon sugar- richard brautigan
skinny legs and all- tom robbins
motorcycle diaries- che guevarre
hollywood- charles bukowski
johnathan livingston seagull- richard bach
a confederacy of dunces- john toole
ms_cs
ms_cs • Apr 12, 2009
little_
i think who can win is best book by shiv kheda
The book name is "YOU CAN WIN" not 'who can win'.
jatin-phoenix
jatin-phoenix • Apr 12, 2009
i'd like to suggest a book too. jupiter's bones by fave kellerman. a murder mystery. amazing book. wonderfully written. one of those books which you can not stop reading once u start them.
jatin-phoenix
jatin-phoenix • Apr 12, 2009
ms_cs
The book name is "YOU CAN WIN" not 'who can win'.
and the guy's name is shiv khera
jatin-phoenix
and the guy's name is shiv khera

First time I read this book when I was in my junior schools.... 😁

and beleive me after 13 years this book is still worth reading.

silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Apr 13, 2009
Then do read his other books too. Like "Freedom is not free", for starters.. It's also a good book.. Shiv Khera fans may try it.
smita89
smita89 • Jun 3, 2009
Wuthering heights
Pride and Prejudice
Othello
Romeo and juliet
Midsummer night's dream
Great expectations

Vampire novels (I'm a big fan)
-Twilight series (the books are great, and like always the movie sucked πŸ˜” )
-Vampire Academy series
-Dracula
-Blue bloods series

Fantasy books
- Lord of the rings
- harry potter series

As a kid, I loved Aesop's fables.
skipper
skipper • Jun 11, 2009
I'm a SF fan from when I first went to a public library. I've reread a few classics, like Harrison, Niven and Asimov, I like stories about time-travel because I like to deconstruct the travel-method. Often the details are skipped and the hero or villain just steps into another time somehow.

Recent additions to my fave stack of writers who have come and gone as I buy or borrow books are China Mieville (deliciously dark alternate world with no electricity, but magic instead and parts of the world where previous civilisations got too arrogant about how to control it with consequences for that civilisation and parts of the world). Mieville uses a gothic style to discuss QM thermodynamics and alternate time-zones (magic holes in the planet), a story "The Scar" encapsulates a narrative style (3rd person) and a captive journey. The captive or protagonist has very little choice, even to return to "civilisation" is a problem for her, since New Crobuzon is very corrupt and she's on a wanted-for-questioning list by the authorities, a vast conglomerate "Mayorship" run by a dictator for life who resembles the arch corporate villain with an army of private mercenaries. All quite entertaining though and well written.

Another more serious book I'd like to recommend is "God Created The Integers", edited by S. Hawking. It starts with Euclid and goes through the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries and the 20th has Turing, Godel, and so on. Cauchy, Dedekind, Lebesgue have chapters. All the entries are in the original idiom but translated, so some of it means shifting the meanings of phrases like "in extremum" which generally means "limit" or "highest power", and so on. The last few chapters are thought-provoking and you get a chance to review original published work and think about it all by yourself, instead of because you have that lecture tomorrow,
rigby
rigby • Jun 15, 2009
The Great Gatsby
Less Than Zero
A Clockwork Orange
Naked Lunch
American Psycho
Currently reading Atonement by I an Mc Ewan.
charumathi
charumathi • Jun 18, 2009
Has anyone read the book MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS..
its good... surely one time read book.
manusaluja
manusaluja • Jun 18, 2009
M reading
Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century

By Nandan Nilekani
gohm
gohm • Jun 18, 2009
Yes, however I only understood half of it... ;-)

charumathi
Has anyone read the book MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS..
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 18, 2009
Men are from Mars ...
Women are from Venus...

I'd not pick up a book like that at a book-store.
ms_cs
ms_cs • Jun 18, 2009
Wings of Fire-Kalam and Arun Tiwari.
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Jun 19, 2009
manusaluja
M reading
Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century

By Nandan Nilekani
I need the reviews for this book.
I heard it's very good and I'm planning to get it soon.
Before that, I'd like to hear how that book is..
Anyone??
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Jun 19, 2009
silverscorpion
I need the reviews for this book.
I heard it's very good and I'm planning to get it soon.
Before that, I'd like to hear how that book is..
Anyone??
Its title says it would be a "must read" book. I have also heard it is good. I am also planning to read this one as well as "Escape from Cubicle Nation"
manusaluja
manusaluja • Jun 19, 2009
silverscorpion
I need the reviews for this book.
I heard it's very good and I'm planning to get it soon.
Before that, I'd like to hear how that book is..
Anyone??
Gud book man... .i have just read only 33 pages... ddnt get enough time to read, but still 33 pages reveals our Indian Identity and the hidden Talent among youth...
must read for crazy engineers....
inform
inform • Jul 21, 2009
ms_cs
Wings of Fire-Kalam and Arun Tiwari.
Yes I hae read this book,it's an autobiography and i was really amazed on reading this book.but when i read it i was very small.you really have much to learn from the life of Kalam.His life had been so struggling still he succeeded in whatever he did.
I would suggest a must read for all the CEans
inform
inform • Jul 21, 2009
crazyboy
its good... surely one time read book.
Plese tell me something about the book in brief.
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Sep 18, 2009
Must read :

"The Undercover Economist" by Tim Harford

mini review here
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Sep 20, 2009
'The Big Four' by Agatha Christie

In it, the famous detective Hercule Poirot is hot on the tail of the most powerful criminal organisation in the world. It is headed by four people, who are powerful in their own right. But become more powerful when they come together. Must read for people who love thrillers and suspense novels. This has it all, including a spectacular climax.
Maddie did you read Evil Under the Sun by Agata?

I read it, its good πŸ˜€
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Sep 22, 2009
Evil under the sun..hmmm..not yet, i'll get my hands on a copy..or see if i can buy it online..
Recently I have read a book, Erich segal Love Story πŸ˜€

Its a good story said , its a very old book but I got a chance to read it yesterday πŸ˜€

The story is nicely said..
Segals' Love Story is an excellent love story said....... and one of the best of those times.................

Very beautiful and unique one..........

~Alamelu
Quite a lot of facts in the book "Men are from Mars.........." but some places it becomes a bit prolonged............
Gurjap
Gurjap • Mar 14, 2010
what's with Ayn Rand? I sorta think her "super-philosophy" is in hating poor people and calling names to those who earn less than $200000 a year......I think it was "second-grade people" or something.

man aM I gonna get blasted for this blasphemy πŸ˜›

@ every Ayn Rand lover
please ignore
Vega
Vega • Mar 15, 2010
Currently I am reading 'Malgudi Schooldays' by R K Narayanan. The stories are old. They even had a serial on Doordarshan couple of years back.
sherya mathur
sherya mathur • Apr 8, 2010
dear CE'ns I m going to suggest you the name of the books which must be read by every CE'ns
1.Nigel Hamilton
by Bill Clinton
2.Long Walk to Freedom
by nelson mandella
3.the audacity of Hope
by Barack Obama
4.perfect Nightmare
by john soul
5.More than friends
by Barbara delinsely
crazybuoy
crazybuoy • Jul 8, 2010
I like mostly web designing book. i read it again and again.
it is so beautiful by stuff.
shaibin k r
shaibin k r • Sep 9, 2010
hi guys,

harry potter series is a must read. you won't keep the book down

next book:2 states,five point someone by chetan bhagat
optimystix
optimystix • Sep 9, 2010
I would add Lord of the Rings and the Adventures of Feluda (set of cool Indian detective stories) by Satyajit Ray to that list πŸ˜€
sam_from_hell
sam_from_hell • Sep 26, 2010
My All Time Favs:
Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The God of small things - Arundathi Roy
The White Company - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Deceiver- Fredrick Forsyth
The White Tiger - Arvind Adiga
Papillon - Henrie Charriere
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
The Last Don - Mario Puzo
Johnathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach
ALL DAN BROWN BOOKS( except TLS, it sucked)
Gweilo - Martin Booth
Blood Memory - Greg Illes
The Blood Dimmed Tide - Rennie Airth
The Eragon Trilogy - Christopher Paolini
The Lord Of the Rings
Jeffery Archs Cat'O Nine Tails
Khaled Hussinies(cant spell the guys name :-|)

AND MORE! MANY MORE! 😁
sam_from_hell
sam_from_hell • Sep 26, 2010
raj87verma88
A Tail of Two Cities
Count of Monte Cristo
The Three Musketeers
Atlas Shrugged
Art of War
War and Peace
Ivanhoe
Don Quixote
Mobydick
The Last of the Mohicans
20,000 leauges under the sea
Around the world in 80 days
War of the Worlds
Invisible Man
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Kidnapped
Treasure Island (The first Novel I read in my life)
Great Expectations
Letters of Lord Chesterfield
Puranas, Jataka Tales and Panchtantra
Stories and anecdotes of Birbal, Tenali Raman, Vikramaditya, Ashoka, Alexander, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and other legendary rulers and/or great minds.
1001 Arabian Knights
Great Stories from Around the World Volume 1,2&3
Short Stories by Saki, O'Henry and others
Children's Fairy Tales collection from Readers Digest
Sherlock Holmes's Cases
Mahabharata
Iliad
Odyssey
Paradise Lost
I have read a few of those, i want to read all of them!
but they're hard to find in stores, most of the stores stock only Harry potter or other crap books..
WHERE did u get them?
If i go ask a book seller "Do u have Illiad or Odyssey?" he'll be like "We dont stock local authors sir"
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Sep 27, 2010
@sam: I have had the same problem. So I started reading e-books.

I know that nothing beats the effect of a the "illustrative or non illustrative hard bound paper bag jacket or non jacketed with forward introduction, table of content, index, that is intended for the enlightenment, understanding, enrichment, enhancement and education of human brain's sensory route of vision" - kind of books...that we can take with us everywhere.

But e-books is my latest addiction. πŸ˜€ Give it a try. There are plenty out there. (especially local authors..)
sam_from_hell
sam_from_hell • Sep 27, 2010
AbraKadabra
@sam: I have had the same problem. So I started reading e-books.

I know that nothing beats the effect of a the "illustrative or non illustrative hard bound paper bag jacket or non jacketed with forward introduction, table of content, index, that is intended for the enlightenment, understanding, enrichment, enhancement and education of human brain's sensory route of vision" - kind of books...that we can take with us everywhere.

But e-books is my latest addiction. πŸ˜€ Give it a try. There are plenty out there. (especially local authors..)
hehe i used to read e-books (Sherlock Holmes- i read this e-book PM me for link), as my cellphone used to support the e-book feature..
But the new phone i have doenst support it..
Also most of the books i wanna read are hard to find online..
And sitting in front of the computer is such a pain lol..
Can u tell me a website from which i can download e-books??
makru921
makru921 • Dec 14, 2010
Re: Sig Freud

The_Big_K
Did anyone read [SIZE=-1]Sigmund Freud's seminal work on dream interpretation : The Interpretation of Dreams?

Frankly speaking, I couldn't read beyond 150th page πŸ˜•

[/SIZE]
I just saw this post now, Biggie. I got the e-book for interpretations of dreams by beloved mr. Freud. It is quite intriguing but needs a hell lot of concentration and thinking. I couldnt sleep the first night i started reading it!
4M4N
4M4N • Dec 14, 2010
"i can win" must read book
ritesh05
ritesh05 • Jan 25, 2011
parallel world by michio kaku make u understand universe in better way . Wing of Fire by A.P.J Abdul kalam a good book to read heart touching story of an extra ordinay man.
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Jan 25, 2011
@Ritesh: Good Suggestions! πŸ˜€

Keep posting throughout the CE Forum.
*Napoleon - by Emil Ludwig!

and Good to Great!
Abhishek.Tony
Abhishek.Tony • Feb 2, 2011
sam_from_hell
hehe i used to read e-books (Sherlock Holmes- i read this e-book PM me for link), as my cellphone used to support the e-book feature..
But the new phone i have doenst support it..
Also most of the books i wanna read are hard to find online..
And sitting in front of the computer is such a pain lol..
Can u tell me a website from which i can download e-books??

Free e-books can be found here
manybooks.net
sam_from_hell
sam_from_hell • Feb 2, 2011
Abhishek.Tony
Free e-books can be found here
manybooks.net
Thanks! this site is great!
Prashant Verma
Prashant Verma • Feb 4, 2011
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maria flor
maria flor • Feb 14, 2011
Prince of tides by Pat Conroy
Hannibal by Thomas Harris
Silence of the lambs by Thomas Harris
Books written by Nora Roberts, Daniel Steel and Stephen King
And my favorite... books written by Nicholas Sparks
vijaymp
vijaymp • Feb 14, 2011
"The Magic of Thinking Big" by David Schwartz. Very nice book.. Really inspiring. Every one must read it.
Komodo
Komodo • Mar 3, 2011
Anything of Erich Maria Remarque. If you don't know what he wrote, I think it would be enough to say "All quiet on the wester front".

The second recommendation goes to Bruno Traven and his writings. Try reading "The White Rose".
scottaleger
scottaleger • Aug 1, 2011
i love this book " Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki "
"The Virtue of Selfishness" Ayn Rand.
vinci
vinci • Oct 13, 2011
i too recommend to read " 5 point someone " as the book is total realistic .You may found all the scenes moving round your eyes while reading the book . Such a level of reality is there
Ambarish Ganesh
Ambarish Ganesh • Feb 14, 2012
Great pieces of literature. These-
A Suitable Boy- Vikram Seth

The Great Indian Novel- Shashi Tharoor! πŸ‘
Wow, awesome suggestions in this thread. πŸ‘
It's been a long time I read a book. Should pick up one today!

I had read this book, 'Three Feet From Gold' by Greg S. Reid and Sharon L. Lechter.
Whenever I fail at an attempt, the message from this book and the quote by Sir Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.", gives me enough boost to Never Give Up!

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