What is one of your all time favorite books you have ever read??

Laura - posted on 03/20/2010 ( 142 moms have responded )

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Hello ladies,

Now i could make a huge list , but think about a few of your all time favorites ever .Then you might just see it as one of the Book of the months.....I'm sure there will be alot , but we will try and get to most ......Jump back in the book club is on back full force , i had a family emergency and coulod'nt be on , but i am and i am happy to be ......Misss all my reading buddies ......



And again Thanks to Laura C. my other admin. , my hero , great job .......and hopefully when Keely had time she will jump back in....



Happy reading !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Laura~

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Pamela - posted on 02/08/2012

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As a child, my favorite was the Trixie Belden series! I still go back and re-read them sometimes but my copies are getting old and delicate. They re-released the first half of the set a few years ago, and I have those, but the publisher stopped half way thru and said it wasn't profittable to release the rest. This prompted several unhappy emails from me! As an adult, my favorites are the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich! There are 18 books so far and I am re-reading the series now and they are just as funny as they were the first time!

Cidelia - posted on 04/21/2010

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Hello Miss Laura, my name is Cidelia, in response to your question, (my age will show) lol I am a 47 year old single mom of 2, my dtr is 24 and my son is, are you ready??? 9..yep he's a young one..anyway back to your question, my fave book of all time is an older one called "Knight in Shining Armour" by Jude Devereaux. Its an historical romance, but its also a time travel piece. It made me laugh out loud and cry with the main character of the book. It took me to another country in different time periods and I have loaned it out many times and it never got returned thats how much its liked. I finally found it at an old book store and now selfishly keep it to myself. Its nice knowing I can "find" my dream in a book. Have a great day!!
Cidelia Wray

Harlie - posted on 06/29/2012

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Hello Ladies! So many books to choose from but I would say the one book that I could read over and over and over again is "Sunday's at Tiffany's" by James Patterson. Beautiful book and even a beautiful movie.
Harlie

Cheryl - posted on 06/25/2012

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I love Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and there are so many other books. Another favorite is Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg

EHChgo - posted on 11/06/2011

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Work and the Glory (9 volumes)
Left Behind Series (total books including prequel etc 16)
Clan of the Cave Bear Series
The Shack
The Notebook
Mists of Avalon
Women Who Run with Wolves
Harry Potter
The Thief Lord ( I know these are YA books but they were good)
Joshua
Believing Christ
Celestine Prophecy
Dan Brown books - much better than the movies
Picked up Anne of Green Gable recently but haven't read, although I love the movies

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Michelle - posted on 12/28/2013

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The Secret
The Secret
2006NR1hr 31m


An assembly of writers, philosophers and scientists share The Secret, a principle that reputedly brought success to Plato, da Vinci and other greats and that can empower viewers to attain success in their own careers, relationships and health.



This documentary was mind blowing I believe everyone should have to watch this its amazing how differently you look at and see things

Michelle - posted on 12/28/2013

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OMG I was addicted to her books my mother and I would go to thrift stores and rummage sales anywhere actual but I could never seem to get all the volumes but I loved her xoxoxxo

Michelle - posted on 12/28/2013

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For a great suspense book Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz took my breath away and then on another level "Dont sweat the small stuff" by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. It has 100 of the best inspirations

Becky - posted on 12/08/2013

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I think I would have to agree with you about the Stephanie Plum series. I am up to book 18 and have loved every book so far. I love the humor and the way Stephanie Plum always manages to get herself out of situations.

Maria - posted on 08/21/2013

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Hello ladies! I am new to this page. My name is Maria Castillo. I live in New York and The Martyr of the Catacombs is my most special read besides my Bible.

Deborah - posted on 12/11/2012

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i have read so many good books it would be hard to choose one,currently I am reading the left behind series and I am also working on writing a children's book.

Mrs Mary - posted on 06/17/2012

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book when I was a teenager...and I still read it now!Am turning 50 this year!!

Lisa - posted on 11/05/2011

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Anne McCaffrey...Pern series..Freedom series..etc.
Jean Auel...Clan of the Cave Bear series..
Piers Anthony...Xanth series

Jeannette - posted on 11/05/2011

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I have not seen anyone list this book, but it was a good one: We Have to Talk About Kevin. I cannot wait to see the movie, which apparently is getting released in France first.

Jeannette - posted on 11/04/2011

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@Carla- I LOVED Wrinkle in Time, Black Pearl, Merlin Trilogy, and most recently Cutting for Stone. All of these books used language that made the read so beautiful and enjoyable.
I have also loved The Help, Silas Marner, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Road, The Whipping Boy, actually, I have loved too many! ;)

Dixie - posted on 09/08/2011

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Literally, or Literature-aly all over the place. I have a book in my car, another by my bed, one for in the bubble bath after the family is asleep and random others including the ever entertaining and informative, "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader" and while I do all that reading, I also write my own books and substitute teach and be a Mom and wife and daughter. I love life! Books help me live my own and sample all the others :)

Dixie - posted on 09/08/2011

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I loveso many books, but my summer has been wrapped up in reading and the ones I've really enjoyed were, The HElp, which you've probably all heard of, and I loved the movie. Annie Freeman's Traveling funeral by Kris Radish, which I loved! Narnia type fantasy in Duffy Barkley: Seek Well and Sci Fi in 11 books in the Ender's game series by Orson Scott Card.

Then with Pottermore coming online I signed up as a beta tester so have been rereading the Harry Potter books and loving them. If you are on Pottermore, I am StarDawn199 in Hufflepuff - I was so sure I was a Ravenclaw.

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Love Patricia Briggs! Esp the Mercy Thompson series!
The Hunger Games' series was also fabulous! Good choices ladies!

Leeann - posted on 09/07/2011

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Moon Called, Bone Crossed, Cry Wolf and Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs just to name a few. Wonderfully written in first person, (something I usually don't like to read.) If there is any suggestions I am open, I'll read almost anything :)

Chandra - posted on 09/05/2011

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I agree with 'The Help' it was an amazing book, and such an interesting look at the differences between the way it was to have in home help in the South during the late 50's early 60's as compared to having in home help in say, New York - where my Mom grew up and her family had help that they considered members of the family!

I also LOVED the entire 'The Hunger Games' series - 3 books, and I read them all in less than a week - I couldn;'t put them down. Thought the story would be REALLY awful and hard to read, but decided I was wrong - can't judge a book by it's cover!!! KWIM? LOL!

But I read so much and have SOOO many favorites, I could never choose just one!

Michele - posted on 09/01/2011

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Some people have mentioned the Sookie Stackhouse series, I really, really like these books! The HBO True Blood is NOT a good representation of the books. The screenwriters have taken the basic storyline and characters and changed it to fit the usual R rating of TV. Thats my opinion for those wondering about the books vs HBO

Marife - posted on 08/04/2011

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I'm having a hard time choosing and I usually read depending on my present interest and mood - I love mystery, romance, literature and Self Help/Guide. But I read ALL of Erich Segal ( I suggest "Doctors" ) and Sidney Sheldon books. Intriguing choices will be " Da Vinci Code". Barbara Kingsolver's "Poisonwood Bible", and the "Red Tent". Nicholas Sparks " The Notebook" and "A Walk to Remember"- I cried so hard . Harry Potter-all volumes. And " A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith.

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Are you talking about Room by Emma Donoghue ? I read this earlier this year. It was kind of disturbing, but it was a quick read and I did end up enjoying it. Not a favorite by any means, but it was ok.

Bevely - posted on 06/09/2011

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Gosh this is hard, favorite book of all time. Like if I was going to be trapped on an island for 6 months and could only bring one book what would it be? Well, I guess it would have to be "The Once and Future King." But that is only b/c I flipped a coin, tales would of been "Wuthering Heights"

Gladys - posted on 05/15/2011

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Karma, by nancy deville
Such an addictive book and very well written! Y'all have to look it up, because the title does not do it justice... !!

Carol - posted on 05/09/2011

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last book i read and really enjoyed was herion dairies and tattoo and trquilllia by vince nel.the iook was by nikki sixx.

Carla - posted on 05/05/2011

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As young child/tween I really enjoyed a WRINKLE IN TIME - it is a science fantasy[1] novel by Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962.[2] The book won a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.[3] It is the first in L'Engle's series of books about the Murry and O'Keefe families.
Also THE FARAWAY TREE a series of popular novels for children by British author Enid Blyton. The titles in the series are The Enchanted Wood (1939), The Magic Faraway Tree (1943), The Folk of the Faraway Tree (1946) and Up the Faraway Tree (1951).

The stories take place in an enchanted forest in which a gigantic magical tree - the eponymous "Faraway Tree" - grows. The tree is so tall that its topmost branches reach into the clouds and it is wide enough to contain small houses carved into its trunk. The forest and the tree are discovered by three children named Jo, Bessie, and Fanny, who move into a house nearby. When the children climb the Faraway Tree they discover it is inhabited by different magical creatures. At the very top of the tree they discover a ladder which leads them to a magical land. This land is different on each visit, because each place "moves on" from the top of the tree to make way for a new land. The children are free to come and go, but they must leave before the land "moves on" or they will be stuck there until the land returns to the Faraway Tree. I still remember some of the stories after more than 30 years :)

Shamika - posted on 05/05/2011

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Hi ladies,
I have not been on here to post before but I love reading and my favorite book is by Linda Howard, "If Tomorrow Comes", Reading is the essential part of my life that calms me down from many things and keeps me sanes especially as a mom. Good day girls.
Shamika

Lisa - posted on 04/28/2011

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I'd like to recommend my husband's book, "In Defense of the American Teen." He is a high school teacher and tutor who has an inside view of life as a teenager in high school. The families in our community love the book and have found lots of helpful advice. Here's the link www.in-defense-of-the-american-teen.

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My favorite book is "A Woman Called Fancy". I found it in my grandmother's basement and simply started reading it. I got so into it that she let me keep it. It's one of my most beloved personal items.

Kathren - posted on 04/05/2011

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The Odd series by Dean Koontz and this new series I'm reading the Night Watch series by Sergei (can't remember his last name)

Jilleen - posted on 04/04/2011

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Can you keep a secret by Sophia Kinsella is still one of my favorite chick lit books. I have lots of favorites, but this one is such a funny, fast read.

Shannan - posted on 04/04/2011

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Yes Sookie is awesome! And no I don't like the show either-too gruesome. But the books are great=and the next one coming in May-Yea!!

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Oh yeah, the Sookie Stackhouse books are really good - I do not like the TV Show True Blood, but loved the books.

The best book I have read so far this year has been 'Into the Wilderness' by Sara Donati - if you liked Outlander by Diana Gabaldon you should love this series!

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I have not read that one yet, but i cannot wait and i did not know of the witches trilogy and now im going to have to look into that as well!!

I had someone ppl tell me to read the true blood books based on the hbo series but im a little bit leary only b/c it seems to be more naughty then anything else hehe.

but i will let u know what i think of ramses once i've read it :D

Shannan - posted on 03/31/2011

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Alana- you can't go wrong with those vampire chronicle books! I never read the witches trilogy that goes along with those books before, because I didn't know about them. So about a year ago I read the first one of the witches but now I want to read the vampire chronicles over and read the witches ones too in the correct order but as you know, that is some intense reading and a lot of books so don't know when I'm gonna start. This book club has so many suggestions and they are mostly such good books!!

The Mummy (Ramses the Damned) is what I said was my favorite all time book. Have u read that one yet?

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I have really enjoyed all books written by dan brown, the ones before the da vinci code even such intriguing stories.

however i have to say i just finished water for elephants and my gosh that book was absolutely amazing!! definitely worth reading!!

i am currently reading anne rice vampire chronicles and im almost done with book 3 and i have yet to be disappointed!!!

Trina L - posted on 10/08/2010

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Margo is totally right about "The Lovely Bones". I have to agree with Kitty about "Cold Sassy Tree". Another good coming-of-age book is "Where the Red Fern Grows". I know it's a children's classic, but I loved that story and read it so many times the book fell apart, and I got my mother to buy it for me more than once.

Trina L - posted on 10/08/2010

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"A Tale of Two Cities" is one of the most moving, surprising books I ever read. I was supposed to read it for 11th grade English, but wound up not reading it until I found it in some of my old high school stuff after I had children. Now it's one of my absolute favorites. I still have that same copy by my bed.

Dixie - posted on 09/16/2010

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I love so many books, but my favorites have always tended to be ones with strong characters and a lot of imagination. Now however, I finally got brave or foolish enough to publish my own YA fantasy, a bit Narnia / Neverland and a whole lot ME. "Duffy Barkley is not a Dog," is my third child, and every bit as nerve wracking as my two teenagers. It is on Amazon or at https://www.createspace.com/3450238 or for a preview look at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1071913

but of other authors books, the ones I always keep close at hand are "Ghost Boy" by Iain Lawrence and "Mere Mortals" by Neil Ravine, and right now I am loving "Hunger games" and" Eat Pray love"

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I loved The Help and Water for Elephants Amanda! The Glass Castle was too depressing for me and I could not finish it...

Amanda - posted on 09/15/2010

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I don't think that I could pick just one!!!

I love :

Nineteen Minutes
The Glass Castle
The Help
My Sister's Keeper
Change of Heart
The Lovely Bones
Water for Elephants
The Memory Keepers Daughter
& oh yea, all the Harry Potter Books.

I could list so many more, but then I wouldn't get anything done today!

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A lot of us on here are reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon!
Keely and I are both on the latest one "An Echo in the Bone".

Sarah - posted on 08/24/2010

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Mine is a series by Diana Gabaldon, the Outlander series. I have never read so much so fast and loved it.

Denise - posted on 08/22/2010

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My favorite from childhood is The Secret Garden. I can't wait to read it with my daughter when she gets old enough. I loved The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks and Sundays at Tiffanys by James Patterson was really good as well. A few others of you have picked some good ones - A Thousand Splendid Suns and I love Dan Brown's Angels & Demons.

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