Category: Recommended Reads

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1984 (Recommended Reads)

1984 by George Orwell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I begin this one, let me tell you this is about the third attempt as the two, I believe, previous drafts disappeared with no trace, accompanied by my expletives and helplessness. Yet this book, cannot be left out of a recommended list. So I…
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The Prophet (Recommended Reads)

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran My rating: 5 of 5 stars You know a paragraph is excellent when you deem it to be highlight-worthy – where it becomes worth memorising and quoting back in a given context. So, upon reading this book, I started to highlight such potential quotables, soon realising that such an endeavour is…
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The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up (Recommended Reads)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō My rating: 4 of 5 stars Now here was a book I had a hard time rating. Three months on – it stands among those, that I definitely recommend. Having read the contrasting reviews myself before starting and just…
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Brave New World (Recommended Reads)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are some pieces so well-known and renowned for being thought-provoking classics that you always seem to come across them. Eventually, the time comes when you eventually cave in and decide to commit yourself to reading that book. In some cases, you will…
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The Brothers Karamazov (Recommended Reads)

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Recommended Reads)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t think an autobiography, or for that matter most books concerning iconic historical figures, are on the same level as this. It is definitely among those that should fit in a collection entitled ‘Books that changed my life’ or ‘Essential…
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