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The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 1:55pm On Oct 07, 2015
Good DayPeople!!!

Being an avid reader myself, I opened this thread so that my fellow avid readers can share their most fantastic books.

Mine (in no particular order) is:

The alchemist; by paulo coelho.
The witch of portobello; by paulo coelho.
Harry Potter Series.
Nothing lasts Forever; by sheldon sidney.
The Da Vinci code; by dan brown.
Inferno; by dan brown.
The Fifth Mountain; by paulo coelho.
Americanah; by chiamamanda ngozi adichie.
Angels and Demons; by dan brown.
The way of the peaceful warrior; by dan millman.
The manual of light; by paulo coelho.
Etcetra......


Feel free to add yours cheesy !!!
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Sanmel(f): 1:59pm On Oct 07, 2015
ROME SWEET HOME
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by kilokeys(m): 2:03pm On Oct 07, 2015
The partner - John grisham

Digital fortress - Dan brown


And let's say 300 others inclusive of all John grisham's books except (the appeal).
David baldacci
Michael connelly

And the she's
Sidney sheldon
Francine rivers
Nora roberts
.... Abeg

How has all these added to my pocket in real life..
Make una post better things o jare.. No time

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Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 2:05pm On Oct 07, 2015
Isidore Okpewho - Tides

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Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 2:14pm On Oct 07, 2015
kilokeys:


The partner - John grisham

Digital fortress - Dan brown


And let's say 300 others inclusive of all John grisham's books except (the appeal).
David baldacci
Michael connelly

And the she's
Sidney sheldon
Francine rivers
Nora roberts
.... Abeg

How has all these added to my pocket in real life..
Make una post better things o jare.. No time
.Lol.
Baba, calm down!

That digital fortress is dope sha.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by AmakaDNBStories(f): 6:36pm On Oct 08, 2015
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie
Something Bigger than Love by Daniel Nkado
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 7:00pm On Oct 08, 2015
The Partner- John Grisham
The Appeal- John Grisham
Americanah- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Vine- Nora Roberts
All My Wordly Goods-..........(cant remember her name)
Eve's Apples- Lena Kennedy

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Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 7:00pm On Oct 08, 2015
AmakaDNBStories:
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie
Something Bigger than Love by Daniel Nkado
You,ve read purple hibiscus?
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by AmakaDNBStories(f): 8:09pm On Oct 08, 2015
rexkexmilan:
You,ve read purple hibiscus?
Yes, I have. But HOAYS is my best from her.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 8:54pm On Oct 08, 2015
AmakaDNBStories:

Yes, I have. But HOAYS is my best from her.
Wow, Surprising Though.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by AmakaDNBStories(f): 9:00pm On Oct 08, 2015
rexkexmilan:
Wow, Surprising Though.
I like Odenigbo! grin grin
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 10:08pm On Oct 08, 2015
AmakaDNBStories:

I like Odenigbo! grin grin
Funny!

I don't Fancy Half Of A Yellow Sun That Much Though, Due to the wars and stuffs.


I think AMERICANAH should be her best so far.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by AmakaDNBStories(f): 10:26pm On Oct 08, 2015
rexkexmilan:
Funny!

I don't Fancy Half Of A Yellow Sun That Much Though, Due to the wars and stuffs.


I think AMERICANAH should be her best so far.
Americanah made me uncomfortable.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 10:46pm On Oct 08, 2015
AmakaDNBStories:
Americanah made me uncomfortable.
Like Serious
How
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by AmakaDNBStories(f): 11:04pm On Oct 08, 2015
rexkexmilan:
Like Serious

How
She tried so much to force Ifemelu down my throat. I should like the character of a book freely. Ifemelu herself didn't even care if I like her or not. Most times I felt she was fighting a war that isn't there, not mentioning her own hypocrisy and self-absorption. She is pitiably unrealistic.
And the ending was just paaah!
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 11:22pm On Oct 08, 2015
AmakaDNBStories:

She tried so much to force Ifemelu down my throat. I should like the character of a book freely. Ifemelu herself didn't even care if I like her or not. Most times I felt she was fighting a war that isn't there, not mentioning her own hypocrisy and self-absorption. She is pitiably unrealistic.
And the ending was just paaah!
Wow!!!

I am thrilled cheesy.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by AmakaDNBStories(f): 11:25pm On Oct 08, 2015
rexkexmilan:
Wow!!!

I am thrilled cheesy.


Don't mind me jor. I just didn't like the book, that's all.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 11:32pm On Oct 08, 2015
AmakaDNBStories:

Don't mind me jor. I just didn't like the book, that's all.
I Love the Book, Though not compared to Books by Dan Brown and Paulo coelho, Those guys got talent.


Ever read any of Paulo coelho's Books?
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by AmakaDNBStories(f): 11:36pm On Oct 08, 2015
rexkexmilan:
I Love the Book, Though not compared to Books by Dan Brown and Paulo coelho, Those guys got talent.


Ever read any of Paulo coelho's Books?
No. I read mostly African literature.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 5:35pm On Oct 09, 2015
AmakaDNBStories:

No. I read mostly African literature.
Alright.


It got to a point, I started thinking that she made Ifemelu seem so much like a modern day whooore.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by AmakaDNBStories(f): 5:58pm On Oct 09, 2015
rexkexmilan:
Alright.


It got to a point that I started thinking that she made Ifemelu seem so much like a modern day LovePeddler.
grin Ifemelu was just an unpalatable character. My boss called the entire book tiresome and Ifemelu a failed attempt to create an African woman everybody should idolize.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 7:03pm On Oct 09, 2015
AmakaDNBStories:

grin Ifemelu was just an unpalatable character. My boss called the entire book tiresome and Ifemelu a failed attempt to create an African woman everybody should idolize.
I don't think the entire book was tiresome, though I must confess that some parts were actually boring.

Was it really the intention of Adichie to portray ifemelu as an African woman to be idolized I think not.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by espionagesavvy(m): 7:19am On Oct 10, 2015
1. Things fall apart by chinua achebe
2. All achebes subsequent novels
3. The poor christ of Bomba by beti mongo
4. The beautiful ones are not yet born
5. Mark Twain books, adventures of huckleberry Finn, Tom sawyer

6. The devil and Daniel webster
7. Metamorphosis by Franz kafka
8. The lottery
9. Guilt by one Irish writer like that
I don't really remember novels much, I write mine.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Nobody: 12:04pm On Oct 10, 2015
espionagesavvy:
1. Things fall apart by chinua achebe
2. All achebes subsequent novels
3. The poor christ of Bomba by beti mongo
4. The beautiful ones are not yet born
5. Mark Twain books, adventures of huckleberry Finn, Tom sawyer

6. The devil and Daniel webster
7. Metamorphosis by Franz kafka
8. The lottery
9. Guilt by one Irish writer like that
I don't really remember novels much, I write mine.
I Hope to read your books one day. cheesy
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Kylecares(m): 1:36am On Oct 12, 2015
VIOLENCE BY FETUS AJAYI D RIVER BETWEEN BY THUGIO MUGHBAI GIRLS AT WAR FOREIGN BK SEVENTH SEAL, SHADOW, REIGN, DIGITAL FORTRESS

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Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by abionaalli(m): 8:25pm On Oct 15, 2015
Interesting thread. There are so many books that I've read which qualify as best books I've read. I'm only going to list the ones I can think of off the top of my head so this list is by no means exhaustive. Here they are in no particular order except the first:

-The Bible
-Created For Love by John and Agnes Sturt

-The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
-And The Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers
-The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
-The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
-Barsoom Series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- The Harry Potter series of books by J. K. Rowling
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Dqueenzy(f): 12:21am On Oct 16, 2015
Lightning-danielle steel
hannah's list-debbie macomber
conspiracy of silence-chukwuemeka ike.these are the ones i remember.
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Oahray: 12:26pm On Oct 17, 2015
I assume you are talking about novels so I won't include the Bible. Some of my favourites...

A Song of Ice and Fire (1-5) - George R. R. Martin (I hope to get the hardcopies someday)

The Godfather - Mario Puzo

The Pelican Brief - John Grisham


Silent Treatment - Michael Palmer

Are You Afraid of the Dark? - Sidney Sheldon

Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Adichie (her best book so far, imo)

The Concubine - Elechi Amadi
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by Msmither: 10:30pm On Feb 16, 2017
I love this thread.. I'm getting some of the books now...
Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by cortix(m): 4:06pm On Apr 19, 2018
one of the best books i have laid my hands
Get it on https://www.boldscholar.com/books/jewel-from-the-ghetto

Re: The Best Books You Have Ever Read!!! by SimonStiles: 10:44am On Nov 26, 2018
hey guys, check out on top 10 books recommended by world great leaders https://www.teachalearner.com/top-10-books-2018

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