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Books to Read (Improve Verbal Score and Enjoy a Good Read)

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New post 02 Jan 2018, 19:05
I stumbled upon this topic by accident, and I'm glad I did. I first heard about The Fountainhead from Gilmore Girls. It piqued my interest due to its length, but then I forgot about it. I think it's finally time to give it a try :-)
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New post 02 Mar 2018, 21:45
I am preparing for the GMAT now. I believe 'A Tale of Two Cities'- by Charles Dickens, should make it in the list. Really a classic novel based on the backdrop of The French Revolution. I specially like the plot the author had prepared during the whole story. It of course has good English and is an inspiring book. Would definitely keep you absorbed while you read.

Another good masterpiece I would recommend is 'Frankenstein'- by Mary Shelly. This book is translated in over 19 languages all over the world. This is one of the best selling fiction novel.
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I'm reading articles form Scientific American and National Geographic in order to improve my reading skills.
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I would highly recommend "A people's history of the United States" by Howard Zinn, specifically chapters 1-12. The book provides good background on frequently tested topics from GMAT RC.
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New post 16 Sep 2018, 03:57
I would really Recommend "Godel Escher Bach" in non fiction for reading. It is a bit heavy, but it is very engaging and interesting.
It would give you nice training in critical reasoning also for what it is worth.
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A great thread. Would like to add Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari to this list. One of the best written books I’ve ever read.

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New post 12 Aug 2019, 00:46
Great work!!
Such great content in this threat. Thanks for sharing.
And about fiction books, I love to read those. Fiction books contain different level of stories and dramatic suspense.
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Can anyone suggest a good book for Biological Sciences, especially since we see quite a few RC passages on this topic.
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Can anyone suggest a good book for Biological Sciences, especially since we see quite a few RC passages on this topic.
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You will be wasting your time with that idea unfortunately. Moreover, that’s not a book anyone would choose to read or enjoy reading :-)

So I would not recommend a book or the concept.

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New post 16 Oct 2019, 04:14
Brilliant post, I have already read the following books and it has definitely improved my reading comprehension.
Guns Germs and Steel
The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal by Desmond Morris
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

I want another suggestion. A book that is dense, probably compares to the 700+ level of Reading comprehension on the GMAT.

Can you help me with that?? bb
Something non-fiction.
I was thinking a book on philosophy such as "A history of western political thought".
You think it will help?? Cause I found the content a little difficult to comprehend.
And maybe after finishing the book I can get a hang of difficult passages.
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