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The Building of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

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The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger *

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding *
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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand


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Therese Raquin by Emile Zola

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The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

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You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe

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Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse

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Letters to a Young Poet by RM Rilke

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The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank



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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver



"I don't think I got out of bed for three days - I was just eating it up. My favorite story line was the one between Deanna and Eddie Bondo. I found that totally hot. It was one of the hottest love stories I've ever read."
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Coming of Age: Growing Up in the Twentieth Centuryby Studs Terkel:

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Collected works by Dylan Thomas

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett



"I wanted to be Mary Lennox so badly.I still have a soft spot for gardens and I'm always going off to see if I can find locked doors inside them."
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Harpo Speaks by Harpo Marx

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Odyssey by Homer

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Crime & Punishmentby Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Average listal rating (323 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho *



"Coelho talks about the whole of the universe, and it's contained in one grain of sand. For years I've been saying that, and now it's really starting to expose itself to me. My own grain of sand has been a story. The next 10 years will be my peak of innovation in film-making and just as a human being."
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen



"I read the book a lot," Knightley says.

"I've been obsessed by the book since I was about 7. I had all the Austen series on book tape. I was obsessed with the BBC version when I was about 10 or 11. I read the book finally when I was about 14 and got obsessed again."


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The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger

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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn



"I started reading passages from it in 1980, actually. I remember when we got the book and for Columbus Day I took it in and was allowed to read parts of [it] to the class."
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Vlad the Impaler, In Search of the Real Draculaby M.J. Trow

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Beyond the Paw Paw Trees: The Story of Anna Laviniaby Palmer Brown

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The Fountainheadby Ayn Rand


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The Maltese Falconby Dashiell Hammett

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Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Montgomery



"I just like Anne. I think that she's really funny and that she's crazy, but I like her a lot."
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Average listal rating (365 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger *

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl



"This book changed my life," Barrymore says.
"Frankl, a psychologist and concentration camp survivor, shows how we can find the higher meaning in everything, even the most dire situations. He explains to the reader how to go about doing this, and he speaks with experience. This book defines inspiration."
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Julio Verne

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Ulysses by James Joyce

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Three Trapped Tigers by Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller by E. L. Konigsburg



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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

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Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

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The Hoursby Michael Cunningham

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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

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Kiss the Girls by James Patterson

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne


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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

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The Beautiful and Damned by F Scott Fitzgerald

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Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Nov 9 22:00
Here is a web-site with a lot of book recommendations from outstanding entrepreneurs, great politicians and other celebrities - [Link removed - login to see]
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Oct 23 4:59
I can recommend some: Benedict cumberbatch: catcher in the rye, Lena Dunham: Lolita, Lana del Rey: think & grow rich and Jack White: Harpo Speaks
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Nov 22 13:52
Thanks!

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