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30 books everyone should read before 30th birthday

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Sep 2013 4:10 pm

I've managed only 16 but over 60 years! But all those on the list that I have read were read before the age of 40. :(

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 03 Sep 2013 6:37 pm

Four. But I did read the most useful one on the list: The Prince :P :cool:

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 03 Sep 2013 7:42 pm

I did a search for the books that I have read so far and there were none.
These are the books I have read.
Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn
Moby Dick
Robinson Crusoe
Famous Five
Nancy Drew
Secret Seven

Have to say though, that I read all those before the age of 15 and then just stopped. Damn! :x

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 04 Sep 2013 7:37 am

I believe 75% of this was in the primary and secondary school. I made some attempts to read (with limited success) the classics but it was never my sort of thing.

H Harrison
R Sheckly
U Le Guin
P Dick
S Lem
S Mrozek
Topor
I Assimov

and many more, mostly from the area of F&SF.
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Postby nutnut » Wed, 04 Sep 2013 7:47 am

I've read 8 of them, if you had told me 8 years ago, I would have done the lot before 30.
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Postby the lynx » Wed, 04 Sep 2013 8:39 am

...to the library!

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 04 Sep 2013 9:02 am

You don't have long young lady, get them read!
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Postby the lynx » Wed, 04 Sep 2013 9:38 am

nutnut wrote:You don't have long young lady, get them read!


Yes, uncle! :mrgreen: :P

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Postby evehill » Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:13 am

I've passed the 30 mark and i've not read any of the books listed... Kill me... Kill me now...

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Re: 30 books everyone should read before 30th birthday

Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:15 pm



But... but... Murakami is not in the list...
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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:18 pm

Wd40 wrote:I did a search for the books that I have read so far and there were none.
These are the books I have read.
Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn
Moby Dick
Robinson Crusoe
Famous Five
Nancy Drew
Secret Seven

Have to say though, that I read all those before the age of 15 and then just stopped. Damn! :x


Oh, yes. I remember reading one more book as a teen, which surely has to be the best book I have ever read. One thousand and one arabian nights :)

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Re: 30 books everyone should read before 30th birthday

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 01 Oct 2013 1:13 pm

v4jr4 wrote:But... but... Murakami is not in the list...


Rightfully so, if 1Q84 is indicative of his other works. (The only book of his I've read or plan to read, now that I've finished it)

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 02 Oct 2013 7:04 pm

Good News I have read 4 of them ........

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