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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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Great read, especially when done while you are in Spain, where much of the book takes place.
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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
"A page-turner, I read this book quickly and had difficulty putting it down. The protagonist reminded me of Meursault, the protagonist of The Stranger by Albert Camus, but did not feel at all like an uninspired copy. The novel had some great quotab..." Read more of this review »
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Absolutely Small by Michael D. Fayer
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Another Country by James Baldwin
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Overall, very satisfied. This was my first foray into Baldwin and it was quite an adventure. As someone with a relatively short attention span, the character-driven nature of the book was at first off-putting, but as I continued on, it (and the chara ...more
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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Finally got around to reading this book after 2000+ people (minor exaggeration) recommended it to me. This is probably one of the most perspective-altering books I have ever read. It gives you much greater context about the world we live in and how w ...more
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This Brave New World by Anja Manuel
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takes a look at these 3 countries through a variety of different lenses and discusses how they can work together in the future, interesting book - highly rec.
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This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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definitely some hints of Fitzgerald's future talent in this book, however it got quite boring pretty quickly. Book dealt with some solid themes about growing up and identity and whatnot and the final chapter had some very quotable lines which I highl ...more
Chemistry by Weike Wang
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Albert Einstein
“Never memorize something that you can look up.”
Albert Einstein

George Bernard Shaw
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

Dr. Seuss
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The writer Umberto Eco belongs to that small class of scholars who are encyclopedic, insightful, and nondull. He is the owner of a large personal library (containing thirty thousand books), and separates visitors into two categories: those who react with “Wow! Signore, professore dottore Eco, what a library you have ! How many of these books have you read?” and the others - a very small minority - who get the point that a private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool. Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you don’t know as your financial means, mortgage rates and the currently tight real-estate market allows you to put there. You will accumulate more knowledge and more books as you grow older, and the growing number of unread books on the shelves will look at you menancingly. Indeed, the more you know, the larger the rows of unread books. Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

G.K. Chesterton
“There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. The other is to walk round the whole world till we come back to the same place ...”
G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

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