Books That Could Change Your Life
Words have power, as anyone on this site well understands. Some words, put together with the right amount of inspiration and talent can not only make a lasting impression, but actually change your perspective on life, as well as the way you live it. This is a bit of a "Books Everyone Should Read" list, but the criteria is that the book must have changed your life (and since I'm an eternally optimistic person) in a positive manner - i.e. it has made you happier and made your life more enjoyable. Feel free to make suggestions - I'll add as I read them and let them sink in.
1 The Diary of a Young Girl
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2 The Help
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 1,042,705 ratings
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3 To Kill a Mockingbird
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4 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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5 1984
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,279,236 ratings
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6 Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 445,379 ratings
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7 The Alchemist
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 831,691 ratings
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8 The Giver (The Giver #1)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 828,186 ratings
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9 Holy Bible: King James Version
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 115,222 ratings
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10 The Fault in Our Stars
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 991,668 ratings
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11 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 615,671 ratings
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12 The Book of Mormon
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 55,556 ratings
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13 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,373,712 ratings
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14 Harry Potter and the Sorcer...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 2,668,893 ratings
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15 The Chronicles of Narnia (C...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 278,172 ratings
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16 The Giving Tree
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 484,513 ratings
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17 The Catcher in the Rye
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,473,927 ratings
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18 Animal Farm
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,308,027 ratings
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19 The Lovely Bones
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,145,201 ratings
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20 Oh, The Places You'll Go!
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 166,279 ratings
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21 Tuesdays with Morrie
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 326,816 ratings
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22 Man's Search for Meaning
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 87,444 ratings
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23 Fahrenheit 451
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 748,123 ratings
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24 The Kite Runner
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,214,853 ratings
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25 Leaper: The Misadventures o...
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26 The Five People You Meet in...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 338,409 ratings
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27 Lord of the Flies
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,196,705 ratings
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28 The Glass Castle
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 437,423 ratings
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29 Number the Stars
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 265,192 ratings
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30 The Notebook (The Notebook,...
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31 Speak
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 234,539 ratings
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32 The Lorax
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33 I Will Wait for You: Eterna...
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34 The Perks of Being a Wallfl...
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35 Romeo and Juliet
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36 Anne of Green Gables (Anne ...
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37 Jane Eyre
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38 The Little Prince
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39 Adversity Builds Character;...
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40 The Last Lecture
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 164,174 ratings
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41 Go Ask Alice
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 148,155 ratings
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42 Where the Wild Things Are
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 392,103 ratings
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43 Atlas Shrugged
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 204,611 ratings
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44 The Outsiders
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 426,784 ratings
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45 Twilight (Twilight, #1)
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 2,434,898 ratings
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46 The 7 Habits of Highly Effe...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 172,922 ratings
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47 Frankenstein
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 605,575 ratings
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48 Mere Christianity
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 118,846 ratings
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49 Same Kind of Different as Me
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 37,887 ratings
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50 The Time Traveler's Wife
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 884,364 ratings
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51 Of Mice and Men
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,034,520 ratings
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52 Mockingjay (The Hunger Game...
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53 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 99,827 ratings
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54 The Shack: Where Tragedy Co...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 270,255 ratings
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55 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 219,143 ratings
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56 Bury My Heart at Wounded Kn...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 30,517 ratings
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57 Harry Potter Boxset (Harry ...
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4.73 of 5 stars 4.73 avg rating — 135,067 ratings
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58 Love You Forever
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 105,235 ratings
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59 The Quran
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 28,168 ratings
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60 The Hiding Place
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 111,229 ratings
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61 New Moon (Twilight, #2)
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 935,481 ratings
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62 A Walk to Remember
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 352,343 ratings
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63 A Guide to The Present Moment
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64 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 5,816 ratings
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65 The Power of Now: A Guide t...
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66 The Story of My Life
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 70,265 ratings
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67 Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 908,954 ratings
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68 East of Eden
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 234,149 ratings
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69 A Clockwork Orange
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 313,366 ratings
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70 Blackwell's Wrath (The Vade...
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71 The Elephant Tree
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 5,131 ratings
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72 When Bad Things Happen to G...
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73 On Death And Dying
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74 Veronika Decides to Die
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75 When Dreams Die (The Vadela...
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76 On the Island (On the Islan...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 47,580 ratings
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77 The Prophet
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 108,435 ratings
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78 Looking for Alaska
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 377,595 ratings
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79 Arana's Visitor (The Vadela...
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79 Outview (Inner Movement, #1)
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81 Vashua's Messenger (The Vad...
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82 How to Win Friends and Infl...
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83 The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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84 The Slight Edge: Secret to ...
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85 Gone with the Wind
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 618,716 ratings
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86 The Importance of Being Ear...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 135,749 ratings
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87 Cosmic Ordering: You can be...
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88 On Becoming a Person: A The...
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89 The Ultimate Wealth Creation
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90 The Cosmic Ordering Service
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91 Eat, Pray, Love
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 820,115 ratings
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92 I Know Why the Caged Bird S...
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93 The Fountainhead
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 189,256 ratings
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94 The Fellowship of the Ring ...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 1,121,541 ratings
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95 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...
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96 On the Jellicoe Road
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 24,372 ratings
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97 Tao Te Ching
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,963 ratings
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98 Cosmic Ordering Guide
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 74 ratings
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99 A New Earth: Awakening to Y...
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100 Cosmic Ordering Connection
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Comments (showing 1-6 of 6) (6 new)

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message 1: by Sara (new)


message 2: by Talyn (new)

Talyn Man, I wish I could read Arabic.. then I'd understand what some of these book titles said!


message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth There are some odd choices on here. And some choices that I found to be sad..not uplifting in the least. But, that is just my opinion.


message 4: by Rajesh (last edited Aug 19, 2012 12:52AM) (new)

Rajesh Geer A GOOD COLLECTION OF POPULAR BOKS.I PERSONALLY ENJOY BOOKS ON FANTASY-FAIRY FOLKS-MYSTICISM,SPIRITUALISM-PSYCHICS AND MEDIUMSHIP.


message 5: by Tbouhass (new)

Tbouhass Ich mochte Bucher auf franzosisch lesen.


message 6: by Hicham (new)

Hicham Ned Talyn wrote: "Man, I wish I could read Arabic.. then I'd understand what some of these book titles said!"

I'll translate for you, :)


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