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message 1: by Hassan (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments Kindly sugggest the top 5 books one must read before death.


message 2: by Elsa (new)

Elsa Qazi | 741 comments The Book Thief
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Messenger
Forty Rules of Love
The Alchemist


message 3: by Hassan (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments Had u mentioned the names with authors, would hve been easier to find and add those to my book shelve.


message 4: by Elsa (new)

Elsa Qazi | 741 comments The Book Thief and The Messenger are from Markus Zusak
Forty Rules of Love - Elif Shafak
The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom

Better?


message 5: by Elsa (new)

Elsa Qazi | 741 comments I Am the Messenger * sorryyy


message 6: by Hassan (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments Yep, thanks.


message 7: by Elsa (new)

Elsa Qazi | 741 comments Hassan wrote: "Yep, thanks."

NO problem dude.


message 8: by Hassan (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments Qaiser wrote: "Here's five "Greatest" Books :-
1) To kill a mockingbird - Harper Lee
2) The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
3) The Fault in our Stars - John Green
4) Wuthering heights - Emily Bronte
5) Pride and prej..."


Have you read all through kindle or epub?


message 9: by Elsa (new)

Elsa Qazi | 741 comments Qaiser wrote: "Here's five "Greatest" Books :-
1) To kill a mockingbird - Harper Lee
2) The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
3) The Fault in our Stars - John Green
4) Wuthering heights - Emily Bronte
5) Pride and prej..."


AMAZING BOOKS!


message 10: by Mohammed (new)

Mohammed Maaz | 1 comments 1)Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2)Reconstruction of religious thought in islam by Allama Iqbal
3)War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4)A confession by Leo Tolstoy
5)The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


message 11: by Hassan (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments Qaiser wrote: "Hassan wrote:
Have you read all through kindle or epub?

Some Ebooks in PDF format..
Some hard/soft cover books, I like collecting and reading books. There's an online bookshop where I can buy any..."


Can you share the website?


message 12: by Qaiser (new)

Qaiser Altaf (qaiseraltaf) | 37 comments Sorry, they don't have website, you can order via their Facebook page:
https://m.facebook.com/bookbeeofficial/


message 13: by Bilal (new)

Bilal Taibzada | 406 comments My favourites are
Manga
Manga
Manga
Manga
And Manga


message 14: by Bilal (new)

Bilal Taibzada | 406 comments Qaiser wrote: "Hassan wrote:
Have you read all through kindle or epub?

Some Ebooks in PDF format..
Some hard/soft cover books, I like collecting and reading books. There's an online bookshop where I can buy any..."

Qaiser those books are 9irated

Once you have collected at least a fifty books you would regret buying them so,......free advice

Buy less but buy the original co9ies


message 15: by Uzair (last edited Dec 24, 2017 09:05AM) (new)

Uzair | 1011 comments Don't know about you but I'm a sucker for Middle Grade Fantasy so here goes:
Toby Alone (By Timothee De Fombelle)
Ender's Game (By Orson Scott,this one is Sci-fi)
The False Prince (By Jennifer A. Nielsen)
Skulduggery Pleasant #9 (Dying of The Light,by Derek Landy)
Airman (By Eoin Colfer)

I dont know if you'd understand the brilliance of Dying of The Light without reading the previous books but i had to include it.


message 16: by Qaiser (last edited Dec 24, 2017 09:55AM) (new)

Qaiser Altaf (qaiseraltaf) | 37 comments Bilal write: Qaiser those books are 9irated
I have to read , doesn't matter it's worth 250 or 1250, when words are same , story is same then why should I pay thousand more ??
I have ordered like 5 imes so far, and it's been an year since my first order , and all books from from my first are in perfect condition, I've read them all..
Paper quality is awesome.
Yes it's not"Original" but it doesn't matters.
Try it once before you Judge


message 17: by Jogi (new)

Jogi Badmaash (recantrecantrecant) | 486 comments "The Rebel" - Albert Camus
"The Book of Disquiet'' - Fernando Pessoa
"Crime and Punishment'' - Fyodor Dostoevsky
"Rationality: From AI to Zombies'' - Eliezer Yudkowsky
"Letters to a Young Contrarion" - Christopher Hitchens


message 18: by Hassan (last edited Dec 24, 2017 11:35AM) (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments So very least common books..uptil now..everyone with different flavors..why dont the moderators participate?


message 19: by Qaiser (new)

Qaiser Altaf (qaiseraltaf) | 37 comments People are writing their personal favorites, they're underrated but people consider them "greatest books to read before you die",
the list I gave you, they're among top 10 greatest books ever..
You can Google your title and trust me you'll find my list everywhere in "Greatest" books ever..


message 20: by Uzair (last edited Dec 24, 2017 09:20PM) (new)

Uzair | 1011 comments Qaiser wrote: "People are writing their personal favorites, they're underrated but people consider them "greatest books to read before you die",
the list I gave you, they're among top 10 greatest books ever..
..."

Well its all about opinion isn't it.If you're list is on google,that means someone put it there and that means it's their opinion too


message 21: by Qaiser (new)

Qaiser Altaf (qaiseraltaf) | 37 comments Ozair~Kronos~ wrote: "Qaiser wrote: "People are writing their personal favorites, they're underrated but people consider them "greatest books to read before you die",
the list I gave you, they're among top 10 greatest..."


Exactly, and when more people like same book it's obviously gotta be at top , that's what I mean..
Check out Goodreads list of "greatest books ever",
It's best.


message 22: by Hassan (last edited Dec 24, 2017 10:21PM) (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments To rate a book as greatest, we need todefine few parameters. All those random lists lacks so. I think books can be rated as greatest, breaking them genre wise. What i asked was greatest as per popularity + artistic beauty+ pakistani readers aceptance..so generally not including the genres like technical etc. Most of those internet lists focus on fiction..as those who vote or comment are not people of academics..and thts what is expected from the list suggested by random readers.


message 23: by Bilal (new)

Bilal Taibzada | 406 comments Qaiser wrote: " Bilal write: Qaiser those books are 9irated
I have to read , doesn't matter it's worth 250 or 1250, when words are same , story is same then why should I pay thousand more ??
I have ordered like ..."


ghusa kyo huraiho ho yaar

but you said and i quote:
Some hard/soft cover books, I like collecting and reading books.

you said you collect books

my main point was that as a collector you might as well buy original books

and as for reading you can read e-books,cant you?
so why bother buying books and wasting money
its because you collect them so try to buy original books if you want ur shelf to look nice and dandy

liken ye baat hai ke har bande ki apni philosophy hoti hai

so if you like it,then I'm not the one to judge


message 24: by Jogi (new)

Jogi Badmaash (recantrecantrecant) | 486 comments Qaiser wrote: "Ozair~Kronos~ wrote: "Qaiser wrote: "People are writing their personal favorites, they're underrated but people consider them "greatest books to read before you die",
the list I gave you, they're..."


Actually, it's the other way around. The piece of art which is popular is mostly poor too. Take Bansky's 'Balloon Girl' as an example. It's as basic as it comes, yet in a poll it was ranked the favorite of United Kingdom. And this makes sense. The average person isn't really an art savant or a connoisseur, nor is he of a very high intellectual aptitude to know what is and isn't logical/rational. So if you really want the stuff that's truly the top of the pyramid, then go to the people who you think are at the top and solicit their favorites.

If Hassan wanted a list of the greatest books as per popularity, then he should have used google for that. Asking us to provide him a list of the most popular books is telling us to do the googling for him. This thread is better understood as 'Books that you think everyone should read'. Then Hassan can decide, based on his own tastes and experiences, which picks to make from the given lists.


message 25: by Hassan (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments Already have two books from the suggested books on my radar..thanks for the recommendation..surprisely not a single book from pak author recommended?


message 26: by Uzair (new)

Uzair | 1011 comments Well we may like Books by Pakistani Authors,but you asked for our Top 5 books so we supplied them.


message 27: by Bilal (new)

Bilal Taibzada | 406 comments Genio wrote: "Qaiser wrote: "Ozair~Kronos~ wrote: "Qaiser wrote: "People are writing their personal favorites, they're underrated but people consider them "greatest books to read before you die",
the list I ga..."


wat?


message 28: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom
Hum Kahan Kay Sachay Thay- Umera Ahmed
Mantu ka 100 afsanay - Saadat Hasan
Attachments - Rainbow Rowell
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury


message 29: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
well there are over-rated books too. n there is no way to declare any book as Greatest book. it depends on the survey population that we have taken under consideration... n many other reasons. so basically these are books which are best as per ones own flavor and interest.


message 30: by Hassan (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments Aakash wrote: "well there are over-rated books too. n there is no way to declare any book as Greatest book. it depends on the survey population that we have taken under consideration... n many other reasons. so b..."

Yep agree


message 31: by Fahad (new)

Fahad Khan | 10 comments 1. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series
2. 7 Habits of highly effective people
3. Alchemist
4. Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
5. 1984 ( Might get you a little depressed with that ending )


message 32: by Feyzan (new)

Feyzan - The Raven Boy (ravenboy) | 54 comments Things a little bird told me.
Quiet.
Outliers and all other malcom gladwell books.
An astronauts guide to life on Earth.
World without Islam.
Option B.


message 33: by Hassan (new)

Hassan Rizvi | 29 comments Thanks for the suggestions..


message 34: by Mehreen (new)

Mehreen (mehreenkazim) | 2 comments Muhammad by Karen Armstrong
Road To Makkah
Daughter of Persia
Sophie’s World
Jinnah by Hector Bolitho


message 35: by Uzair (new)

Uzair | 1011 comments @Mehreen have you read Muhammad by Martin Lings AKA Abu Bakr Siraj Ud Din
It is simply 👌.
I have book by Karen Armstrong.Just Something i uncovered around the house.
Something about compassion the title was.
Haven't gotten around to reading it.Not sure if i want to


message 36: by Bilal (new)

Bilal Taibzada | 406 comments i have a book by karen armstrong too


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