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About Books

When I think about books, I smile. I read A LOT when I was little and I haven’t stopped yet. I’ve always read a book. Now I am reading The Lord of the Rings and I’ve almost finished the second book. It is amazing. I realize now, while I am reading it, how close the film is to the book, but I think (and this is not only my opinion) that books are always better than the films that are made after them. I would always suggest the book first, rather than the film.

I’ve gathered, for a long time now, a list of books that were either suggested to me by my friends and acquaintances or I found them in my own or others bookcases or public libraries. Most of them I read but still remain a lot that are to be read in the future. Because there are so many, I put them on a list, my own, so that I would know what to read next. And thought of sharing this list with you. There are books for different ages and all give me pleasure. I recommend them dearly and you are free to choose from here or not. I just think that they are worth reading and might help you in some way or another. If you have a favourite book, feel free to tell me. I will always be editing this post. 🙂

Romanian literature for children and young adults:

  • Ciresarii – Constantin Chirita
  • All Canvases Up – Radu Tudoran

Romanian literature for adults:

  • Happiness Diary – Nicolae Steinhardt
  • 320 Black Cats- Rodica Ojog-Brasoveanu (in fact all her book from the cicle Melania Lupu) (Violeta)
  • Call for Simplicity – Ernest Bernea

Foreign literature for children and young adults:

  • Big Questions from Little People…: And Simple Answers from Great Minds – Gemma Elwin Harris
  • Harry Potter  – J. K. Rowling
  • 1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
    2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

New Moon
Breaking Dawn

  • The Wanderer or The Lost Domain – Alain-Fournier
  • The Witches – Roald Dahl

Foreign literature for adults:

  • 40 Rules of Love – Elif Shafak
  • all Agatha Christie’s books of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple
  • all Arthur Conan Doyle’s books of Sherlock Holmes
  • A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks
  • Beloved – Toni  Morrison
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  • Chocolat – Joanne Harris
  • Cien Sonetos de Amor (100 Love Sonnets) – Pablo Neruda
  • Crime and Punishment – Feodor Dostoevski
  • Dune – Frank Herbert
  • Have Confidence in Yourself – Marie Haddou
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  • One Thousand and One Nights
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Suskind
  • Profesor Wilczur – Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz
  • Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy – Irving Stone
  • The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson
  • The Invitation – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • The Kabuki Dancer – Sawako Ariyoshi
  • The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Magus – John Fowles (Mihai)
  • The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
  • The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  • The Return – H. Beam Piper & John J. McGuire (Simona)
  • The Robe – Lloyd C. Douglas
  • The Sleeping Beauty Proposal – Sara Strohmeyer
  • The Teaching of Don Juan – Carlos Castaneda
  • Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome (Magda)
  • Walden (Walden; or, Life in the Woods)- Henry David Thoreau

Self-help? books:

  • ACT with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences and Strenghten Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – And Keep – Love – Amir Levine M.D. & Rachel Heller M.A.
  • Being Genuine: Stop Being Nice, Start Being Real – Thomas D’Ansembourg (Paula)
  • Combating Cult Mind Control (1988) – Steven Hassan
  • Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharm Has Corrupted Healthcare – Peter C. Gotzsche
  • Delays and Unfulfilled Promises – Olga Krasnikova
  • Divorce: How to prevent and How to Get by – Dmitry Semenik
  • El destino del Eros. Perspectivas de moral sexual – José Noriega
  • Emotional Intelligence. Why It Can Matter More Than IQ – Daniel Goleman
  • Esoteric Hollywood:: Sex, Cults and Symbols inFilm – Jay Dyer
  • First, Break All the Rules (Manager contra curentului) – Marcus Buckingham (Irina)
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Freedom of Mind – Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs (2012)- Steven Hassan
  • Ideas Have Consequences – Richard M. WeaverHis Needs, Her Needs – Willard F. Harley Jr.
  • I Am Right, You Are Wrong –Edward de Bono
  • I’m OK – You’re OK – Thomas Anthony Harris
  • L’art de culpabiliser – Robert Neuburger
  • Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil – Thomas Hobbes
  • Loneliness – Olga Krasnikova
  • Love’s Hidden Symmetry: What Makes Love Work in Relationships – Bert Hellinger & Gunthard Weber
  • Love Without Conditions – Paul Ferrini
  • Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  • Narratives from the Crib
  • New Secular Religions – Nicu Gavriluta
  • Power vs Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior – David R. Hawkins (Ileana)
  • Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care – Jennifer Block (2008)
  • Reality Transurfing 1: The Space of Variations (Ileana)
  • Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves (2000) – Steven Hassan
  • Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars: An Introductory Programming Manual – Anonymous
  • Starved for Affection – Randy Carlson
  • Tantra – Val Sampson
  • Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts – Gary Chapman
  • The 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate – Gary Chapman
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Classic of the Plain Girl – translated by Jolan Chang
  • The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind – Gustave le Bon (1895)
  • The Gurus, The Young Man and Elder Paisios – Dyonysios Farasiotis
  • The Long Tail – Chris Anderson
  • The Magic of Breakup – Florin Alexandru
  • The Revolt of the Masses – José Ortega y Gasset (1929)
  • The Seeds of Happiness – Michael Aivanhov (Simona)
  • The Woman and Her Issues: The Perspective of the Orthodox Psychiatrist – Ioana Besedina, Dr. Dmitri Avdeev
  • True Love. The Mistery of Love Before and After Marriage – Dmitry Semenik
  • Who Moved My Cheese? – Dr. Spencer Johnson (My Flower)
  • Women Who Love Too Much – Robin Norwood

What book do you read?