What are the best books mentioned by CGP Grey?

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    #1A Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    A Short History of Nearly Everything is a popular science book chronicling events from the nothingness before the Big Bang to the present. Complicated concepts are explained in uncomplicated terms, making it suitable for all ages.
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    Leo Huang
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "In this transcendent book, author Bill Bryson seeks to understand and explain some of life's biggest mysteries. What was the Big Bang? How did we get here? What led to the rise of civilization. Bryson interviews leading experts in their field, including archaeologists, scientists and anthropologists and complies the information into this entertaining and fascinating book. "
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    #2Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson is a cult classic of gonzo journalism. It chronicles a drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times of a road trip that went down in the annals of American pop culture.

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    Hu Dong
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book is a must-read. It is about American Dream."
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    #3The Stand

    The Stand

    The Stand is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The survivors will have to choose between two very different leaders and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

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    Vishal Patil
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I've been a fan of Stephen King's since I started reading 30 years ago. The Stand is by far my favorite. I love how all the characters are fully developed so it made it easy to think of them as real people. This book kept me entertained the whole way through. The really liked how the characters came together as either good or evil."
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    #4The Martian

    The Martian

    Mark Watney is one of the first humans to walk on Mars, but he's also the first person to die there, officially. After a terrible storm that nearly kills him and forces his crew to be evacuated, Mark, a world-wide known biologist, works hard to survive on the surface of the red planet. 

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    Tammy Morrison
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Andy Weir, the author of this book, is an inventive and funny writer with a strange but compelling take on things. Although I haven't yet read this book I have read other works by the author and enjoyed them immensely. I can absolutely see why this podcaster would mention The Martian."
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    #5Trust Me, I'm Lying

    Trust Me, I'm Lying

    Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday is a non-fiction book on politics and psychology. This book will let you know the science behind media and how people are being manipulated by it.

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    Joyce Roberts
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "If you're looking to find something about the behind the scenes of the media, this is the book you've been waiting for. CGP Grey has mentioned this book numerous times and if it's one of his favorites, it must be the best! "
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    #6The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

    The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

    The The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague In History is a non-fiction book by John M. Barry. First published in 2004 by Penguin Books under ISBN 0143036491, it focuses on the 1918 flu pandemic.

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    Amy Perkins
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "CGP Grey is an educational YouTuber who knows his stuff. The books posted on this site are both informative and interesting. "THe Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History" is no different. A non-fiction work by John M. Barry it shows how deadly this one virus can be, it surely inspired me to go get my flu shot that next season!"
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    #7The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Mary Cox
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is definitely a must-read fiction. Highly recommend."
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    #8Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is an advanced guidebook written by veteran coach and management consultant David Allen. It was first released in December 2002. It is about the making and sticking to a "to-do list".

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    George Thomas
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "GOOD THINK ONE"
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    #9A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods is an autobiographical novel by Bill Bryson, who wanted to rediscover his country upon his return from Britain. With his friend from college Stephen Katz, the two men hike the 2,100-mile long Appalachian Trail.

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    Margaret Weber
    Written on May 10, 2018
    " Can see price and reviews . used and new copies ."
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    #10A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol is one of Dicken's greatest masterpieces. It tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets unexpected visitors in his sleep one Christmas Eve and wakes up a changed man.

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    Elizabeth Cordero
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a classic that everyone should read. I know we've all scene the movies, but the books are so much better. You really get involved with the main character and his growth."
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    #11Me Talk Pretty One Day

    Me Talk Pretty One Day
    Me Talk Pretty One Day is comedian and author David Sedaris' book containing snippets from his life, particularly his move to Paris and his experience of learning French from a teacher who did not like their sessions.
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    Lori Wright
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I was looking for a book to read, and this one is on lots of lists, including two lists from CGP Grey. I can see why! It is a must-read."

Summary

Best What are the best books mentioned by CGP Grey
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Short History of Nearly EverythingBooks 44 Paid
2Fear and Loathing in Las VegasBooks 39 Paid
3The StandBooks 37 Paid
4The MartianBooks 34 Paid
5Trust Me, I'm LyingBooks 24 Paid
6The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in HistoryBooks 17 Paid
7The HobbitBooks 16 Paid
8Getting Things DoneBooks 13 Paid
9A Walk in the WoodsBooks 11 Paid
10A Christmas CarolBooks 3 Paid
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