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What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by 2undexy(m): 6:13pm On Jan 23, 2017
I've been reading of lately and this questions just crossed my mind. What are the Top 5 books a person must read in his lifetime. Please can somebody help me?
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by nightingalee: 6:18pm On Jan 23, 2017
Firstly, Your bible.
2. 33 strategies of war.
3. The mastery.
4. 48 laws of power
5. Art of seduction.
... All four books authored by Robert Greene. The importance of these books cannot be over-emphasized, take my word for it.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 8:22pm On Jan 23, 2017
Top 5 Bro; thre are literally hundreds of books that shape up the event of one's life.
Off my head, I can mention 15 books that would stick with you.

Just 5 Ahh angry

Well; seeing this is constricted; I'll pick 5 books from 5 different authors.

1) The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

2) The Trial : Frank Kafka

3) The remains of the day by Kaguro Ishiguro

4) 1984 by George Orwell



and....




















Catch 22 by Joseph Heller cheesy

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Mynd44: 6:23am On Jan 24, 2017
The Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum
Harry Potter Series
IT by Stephen King
Agent Z and the Penguin from Mars by Mark Haddon
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Also throw in "One week one trouble" by Anezi Okoro

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Trapnews: 6:24am On Jan 24, 2017
"There was a country" by BUHARI undecided

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by ZUBY77(m): 6:26am On Jan 24, 2017
Start reading Global Runs series
You will know a lot about where you have never been and where you may never be.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by coalcoal1(m): 6:26am On Jan 24, 2017
Successful Achievement by Dr Sidney Bremer Vol 1 to 4
How to win friends and influence people in business by Dale Carnegie...

these books have had a great influence in my life in making me successful today

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by princeSammyz: 6:27am On Jan 24, 2017
When you said only five, it was like asking for five ways Messi is better than C.R. Which do I say, which do I overlook? Lol... Well, for me, these are a few of the many eye-opening, must-read titles out there: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People(self improvement): S.R. Covey. Rich Dad Poor Dad: Roberts Kiyosaki(one needs to understand money and how it works), The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die(finding meaning and fulfilment in life): John Izzo. 48 Laws of Power(U need to understand d intricacies of power, and you don't have to be a victim of manipulations): Robert Greene. A History of God: Karen Armstrong (the concept of God pervades all cultures, you will wanna know the history of how men have perceived and experienced God. If you wanna know this from a former nun, then this book is for you). And many others

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 6:27am On Jan 24, 2017
The Holy Bible!

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 6:28am On Jan 24, 2017
nightingalee:
Firstly, Your bible.
Of what use is the bible?

For those of you who want to read the bible, let me point out some real interesting facts for your reading pleasure.

- A prophet of god had just lost his master to an unfortunate event, on his return journey, he met some little kids who started poking fun at him and calling him baldy which greatly annoyed him coupled with the earlier tragedy of losing his master, so he commanded beasts to eat them up. Every last one of them. None of them was able to escape.

- God turned a woman into a pillar of salt because she looked back at a burning city.

- A mere man beat the crap outta an angel of god such that the angel barely escaped the fight with his limbs still intact by using magic to
turn the tide.

- God murdered a man on the spot for stopping a box from falling to the ground.

- Jesus was passing by a countryside with his disciples, at that time he was so hungry therefore he stopped by a fig tree to pluck some fruits so as to combat his hunger, but unfortunately, the tree was barren. Jesus got enraged. His eyes blazed with fury. He opened his mouth and pronounced judgement on the fig tree and it died that very moment.

- A woman miraculousy got pregnant without having sexual intercourse.

And many more...

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by October1960: 6:28am On Jan 24, 2017
1. How to win friends and influence people
2. Animal Farm
3. 1984
4. Economics in one lesson
5. The will to power

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 6:28am On Jan 24, 2017
These books are good:

1. 48 laws of power by Robert Greene

2. Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

3. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

4. As You Go To College By Victor Oguejiofor

5. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Davidson267(m): 6:29am On Jan 24, 2017
Good morning nairalanders
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by eleojo23: 6:29am On Jan 24, 2017
Gracious007:

Of what use is the bible?

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by drkay(m): 6:29am On Jan 24, 2017
1) Quran
2) Sahih Buhari
3) Bible
4) Harry Potter collections
5) 48 laws of power

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by tohero(m): 6:29am On Jan 24, 2017
@Mynd44, @SirWere

Why the choice of those books?

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Tgold1(m): 6:30am On Jan 24, 2017
Here to learn
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by johnstar(m): 6:30am On Jan 24, 2017
grin


Read dis book for ur lifetime grin grin grin

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by nightingalee: 6:34am On Jan 24, 2017
Gracious007:
Of what use is the bible?
Good question! That's your homework.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by iamadonis2(m): 6:35am On Jan 24, 2017
OP, I'll recommend:
1. The Richest Man in Babylon (absolutely an amazing read)

2. Think and Grow Rich (the style of grammar may want to put you off, but keep at it).

3. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown is a Beast)

4. Things Fall Apart (This is one book that'll hold your interest by the balls)

5. The Richest Man in Babylon ( OP I don repeat this book. Nor joke with am ooo)

Shalom!

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by sod09(m): 6:35am On Jan 24, 2017
Quran/bible
hadith book
durusuh lugah

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Majesticniyi(m): 6:36am On Jan 24, 2017
*The Holy Bible

*Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

*48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

*Understanding your Covenant Rights by David Oyedepo

*Spirit Controlled Temperaments by Tim Lahaye

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by bellville: 6:37am On Jan 24, 2017
48 laws of power
The richest man in Babylon
How to win friends and influence people
Drive
The Godfather

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by VitaminB12(m): 6:37am On Jan 24, 2017
Mynd44 please remove that Angels and Demon from the list. It's pure fiction from Da Vinci.

Here are my top 5

The Bible (will teach you morals and uprightness)

Rich Dad Poor Dad (make u think out of the box)

Awaken the giant within (imposes self confidence)

48 Laws of power (will keep you winning always though manipulative)

The power of positive thinking by Norman peale (makes you an optimist)

Please let me add one

The Secret by Rhonda Bryne (the secret of success in life)

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by maxtop(m): 6:39am On Jan 24, 2017
In this order ...
1. Ireke Onibudo
2. Alawiye
3. The drummer boy
4. Akin our naughty little brother
5. Ade goes to school


Lobatan grin grin grin

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Charleschidera(m): 6:41am On Jan 24, 2017
Have you try any of John Chase Books?

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by feran15(m): 6:41am On Jan 24, 2017
1.the richest Man in Babylon
2.The 48 laws of Power
3.how to win friends and influence people
4. Things Fall Apart
5.The Art Of Seduction

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 6:42am On Jan 24, 2017
nightingalee:
Good question! That's your homework.
Not taking into consideration the fact that the bible is an excellent work of literature and should be left at that, I can only mention how the ills associated with the bible and the negative impact it has on society. Why don't you tell us the benefits of reading the bible?

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by chrisxxx(m): 6:42am On Jan 24, 2017
Gracious007:

Of what use is the bible?
'May the usefulness of the Bible elude you'
Say 'Amen'

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by emi14: 6:42am On Jan 24, 2017
THERE WAS A COUNTRY by Chinua Achebe

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Edubestconsult: 6:42am On Jan 24, 2017
1. Why You Act The Way You Do- Tim Lahaye (This is one book that talks extensively on the different temperaments and how you can cope with people regardless of their temperament)

2. Things Fall Apart- China Achebe (LOL. Do I really need to say much here? This is perhaps the best Nigerian prose ever IMO)

3. Waiting For an Angel- Helon Habila (Helon Habila paints a perfect picture of what the military era in Nigeria was like and how the people of the press were intimidated)

4. The Famished Road- Ben Okri (hahaha. This book is scary (na soso juju and spirit gist) but Ben Okri's style of writing is CAPTIVATING.

5. The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born- Ayi Kwei Armah (OK! If there's ever any book that talks about Africa's no 1 problem, corruption and also the struggle to stay clean in an unclean society, it has to be this book!

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by uvalued(m): 6:44am On Jan 24, 2017
nightingalee:
Firstly, Your bible.

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