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Favorite Books Answered

What are your favorite books? I know mine are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Luxe books by Anna Godbersen, and My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, though there are MANY others!
PLEASE NO SPOILERS FOR ANY BOOKS!!!

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tim1

7 years ago

Hatchet all the way!!!!!!!!

I love anything by Stephen King (I've read all his work, including a lot of unpublished stuff) my favourite at the moment is Duma Key. I also like the work of Ruth Park - The Harp In The South books.

Norma

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bumpus

8 years ago

The Phantom Tollbooth.

yay! Phantom tollbooth. I love their taste in words. Did you get it? I made a funny!

Loved Phantom Tollbooth.

OoooOOooo! I remember that one! Full of win. :D

My favorites are:

The Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
The Inkheart trilogy (Cornelia Funke)
The Inheritance series (Christopher Paolini) (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, etc…)
The Fablehaven series (Brandon Mull)
and the Percy Jackson series (Rick Riordan)

Possibly my favorite fiction book of all time is Neil Gaiman's American Gods.

That said, the others faves are:

Anything Neil Gaiman
Anything Douglas Adams
A Clockwork Orange
The Night Watch (Terry Pratchett)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is pretty awesome. And that comes from somebody as old as Luke :D

I like Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men. The first book!

My fave book is Coraline by Neil Gaiman! I LOVE it!

To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies

Catch 22
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
The Grapes of Wrath
Of Mice and Men


*All of these books are not exactly "happy", but if you're looking for amazing stories, these are my recommendations. Some of these are more "adult" themes or may offend people's beliefs. I didn't have a problem with them, but I'm just letting you know.

Stephen King's (It and The Dark Tower series, especially), Harry Potter (third book was my favourite), Anne McCaffery's Dragonriders of Pern, The Pigman by Paul Zindel, Jack Finney's Time and Again and Time After Time, Addie Pray by Joe David Brown (an excellent book that was made into a movie at least as good as the book)... I have a lot of favorites. Comic books are another topic, but I like Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side and Dilbert

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travw

8 years ago

I've read like 70 StarWars novels. I love each one more than the last.
Read them. Now.

I love My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes is good too. 

 I haven't seen the movie, but I heard they changed the ending. The book was great, though!

The people they cast for the movie looked a lot different from what I expected! 

  I read the novel with the characters on the front, though I don't know what the others looked like, so I could imagine. Was the movie good? I'm pretty sure the book is better...

I haven't seen the movie, just the trailer for it. It looks like it'd be good, but I bet the book is better :P 

More meh than bad.  It had it's moments, but only a few.

Not my favorite but I discovered Robert Howard's corpus on the Au gutenberg site, just about to finish the last Conan story, much better than I expected.

Hmm
Favorites
"A World Out of Time" Niven
"Song of the Dodo" David Quammen
spoiler alert, the dodo is extinct
"Man Eaters of Kumoan" Jim Corbett
The tiger did it.
That's all without checking the bookcase.

My favorites right now are Christopher Moore books.  I can pour over one in an evening if the mood strikes me.

I especially like The Dirty Job.

Naturally, anything by Pratchett, but also Gaiman, Niven & Pournelle, Asimov, Clarke, Mieville, Cohen & Stewart, Dawkins, Gurstelle, Bear, Brin...

Startide Rising by Brin is definitely awesome.

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CrLz

8 years ago

Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun tetralogy of
The Shadow of the Torturer
The Claw of the Conciliator
The Sword of the Lictor
The Citadel of the Autarch
I first got turned on to Gene Wolfe after reading his novella the Fifth Head of Cerberus in an anthology collection.  His best works are definitely some of the greatest writings I've ever read.
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My favorite books (fiction) are by Isaac Asimov:  specifically:  The Foundation Trilogy, and the I, Robot books.

I have numerous favorites in the non-fiction dept. however.