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  1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Hobbit or There and Back Again

    By J.R.R. Tolkien

    Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure.

  2. The Prophet by Gibran Khalil Gibran

    The Prophet

    By Gibran Khalil Gibran

    The Prophet represents the acme of Kahlil Gibran’s achievement. Writing in English, Gibran adopted the tone and cadence of King James I’s Bible, fusing his personalised Christian philosophy with a spirit and oriental wisdom that derives from the richly mixed influences of his native Lebanon.

  3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    By Alexandre Dumas

    Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon…

  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    By J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic…

  5. The Stranger by Albert Camus

    The Stranger

    By Albert Camus

    Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd.” First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

  6. Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Animal Farm

    By George Orwell

    Animal Farm is a brilliant political satire and a powerful and affecting story of revolutions and idealism, power and corruption. “All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.” Mr. Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock…

  7. Hotel Alpha by Mark Watson

    Hotel Alpha

    By Mark Watson

    Howard York – self–made man and founder of London’s extraordinary Hotel Alpha – is one of those people who makes you feel that anything is possible. He is idolized by his blind adopted son, Chas, and Graham, the inimitable concierge, whose lives revolve around the Alpha. But when two mysterious disappearances raise questions that no one seems willing to answer…

  8. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

    The Diary of A Young Girl

    By Anne Frank

    One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen–year–old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Anne Frank and her family fled the horrors of Nazi occupation by hiding in the back of a warehouse in Amsterdam for two years with another family and a German dentist. Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe…

  9. رجال في الشمس لـ غسان كنفاني

    رجال في الشمس

    لـ غسان كنفاني

    تعد رواية رجال في الشمس من أوائل الأعمال الروائية الفلسطينية التي تكتب عن التشرد والموت والحيرة. وفيها يروي حكاية ثلاثة فلسطينيين من أجيال مختلفة، يلتقون حول ضرورة إيجاد حل فردي لمشكلة الإنسان الفلسطيني المعيشية عبر الهرب إلى الكويت، حيث النفط والثروة…

  10. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    By Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life…

  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    By J.K. Rowling

    For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed…

  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    By J.K. Rowling

    The Dursleys were so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike…

  13. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

    By J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright…

  14. Balthasar’s Odyssey by Amin Maalouf

    Balthasar’s Odyssey

    By Amin Maalouf

    Balthasar sets out on a long journey to find a very rare book: The Unveiling of the Hidden Name by Abu Maher Al Mazandarani, commonly known as “The Hundredth Name”. In Islam there are 99 names for God, this book is said to reveal a secret and sacred one hundredth name that offers salvation from the apocalyptic year 1666, also known as the year of the beast.