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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Hello. Am new here and hope to stay. Have so many favourites like many of you to choose from but it would have to be Harry Potter. Adored the Twilight series too..

Monet - posted on 04/25/2010

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The best book that I ever read was "Left to Tell" by Immaculee. The last name I cannot pronounce but it is a story told by a survivor of the genocide in Uganda in 1994. Its a great book...make me want to read it again.

Sara - posted on 04/23/2010

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My true love is fantasy, specifically magic, thus my favorite book of all time are Harry Potter. I have read several other fantasy series and only the Eragon books come close so far, although the Dark Materials trilogy was a little more adult and enjoyable.

Candace - posted on 04/22/2010

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This isn't my all time favorite cause I don't really have one..I just read wayy to much..but "Pandora's daughter" By Iris Johanson..it really is a great book...i couldn't put it down til i was done with it..i was actually walking and reading at the same time trying to get the house clean...:)

Jessica - posted on 04/22/2010

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My favorites:
1. The Book of Mormon
2. The Pearl of Great Price
3. The Doctrine and Covenants
4. The King James Version of The Bible
5. Stephan King; The Gunslinger series
6. Nisa

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

Vicki - posted on 04/13/2010

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One of my favorites is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

I absolutely love all Nicholas Sparks and Karen Kingsbury books!!!!

Tamar - posted on 04/11/2010

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I agree, The Help was fantastic. I loved it. An old favorite of mine is Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.

Lauren - posted on 04/10/2010

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Hiya. I'm new here. A few of my favs;

The World According to Garp - John Irving
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley

I have been reading Jonathan Safran Foyer lately, he has 2 amazing books out. They're non-linear stories, somewhat heavy subject matter.

Lisa - posted on 04/10/2010

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My favorite book right now is "The Help". What a great story! The characters are so interesting. I could not put it down!

Leah - posted on 04/09/2010

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My favorite book is Twilight! I love it. Before that book, my favorite used to be Coldest Winter Ever. I do read ALOT and right now I am reading Kerrelyn Sparks romance series. It is very good and has some funny moments in them which I like quirky books too.

Jessica - posted on 04/09/2010

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Lurlene McDaniel 'How Do I Love Thee' is by far my favorite book of all time. I read it in the 9th gread. I think it was the first chapter book i ever read! lol

Paula - posted on 04/09/2010

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The Help was an awesome book, my husband just read it also. My kids all made fun of me because the library gave me a copy with large print.

Randa - posted on 04/09/2010

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I will have to go with favorite authors instead because I have some many favorite books. Lori Wick, James Michael Pratt, Jodi Picoult, Linda Lael Miller, and Johanna Lindsey. Also, just want to say to please check out your local library instead of always buying your books. You get to read for free as long as you bring them back in time. Really, the books you read, do you read them more than once? If so I am a fan of buying them. Otherwise, the amount of money you spend on books could go towards something fun for your kids like an extra trip to the zoo. Also, the more circulation a library has, the more money they will receive and can provide more programs for everyone. I highly recommend taking your child to your local library for storytime, toddlertime, baby time, or the summer reading program. Happy Reading Everyone!

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@ Rebecca - don't feel completely shy about it...I love the Sleeping Beauty trilogy as well. I had all three in a nice box set a while ago, but let someone borrow them and then their truck got stolen with my books inside...I was not happy. but it is a supremely well-written series, and you're right...not for the faint of heart.

Rebecca - posted on 04/08/2010

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to try and pick one makes my head hurt so heres the basics
tween books- the twilight saga
sci-fi book- snow crash (its amazing and weird)
suspense/horror/sci-fi- the dark tower series by stephen king i've read them all twice and it took forever and was worth it both times
books i'm totally nerdy about- harry potter. as stephen king once said- "harry potter IS harry potter for adults you idiots!" and i totally agree
series i'm shy about admitting i love- the sleeping beauty trilogy by anne rice... otherwise known as the erotic tales of sleeping beauty (super steamy and not for the faint of heart)

Michelle - posted on 04/08/2010

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I can only pick one book!? Not possible! I'm gonna pick a series and that has to be Anne Rice's Vampire series! I have reread the whole series many times.

Tanya - posted on 04/08/2010

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OK, I had to think really hard on this, but my fav book right now has got to be "Falling Upwards" by Kassandra Sims. I think I have read that book a hundred times since I got it (I keep it in the car so I can read it wherever I go!). After that it is "Bet Me" and "Agnes and the Hitman" by Jennifer Crusie and anything by Gena Showalter, Linda Howard, Anne Rice, and the Merry Gentry series by Laura K Hamilton.

Jeramie - posted on 04/07/2010

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"Gone with the Wind" is one of my all time favorites. Some other wonderful books that I have read many times are actually out of print. "The Jamais Vu Papers" by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin, is so great I keep lending it out and losing it. I have my third copy now. It is hard to find because it's out of print. Another is "Rizpah" by Charles E. Israel. It is biblical fiction about a Hebrew girl who becomes the concubine of King Saul, the first king of Israel. This book made me love biblical fiction, and lead me to others like "The Red Tent", and Orson Scott Card's women of the bible series.

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I could go on and on listing books I love and why I love them...

Little Women was a book I got as a child - a very early edition, that I read cover to cover more times than I care to think of. It's one of the few that immediately jump to mind.

Same with the Anne of Green Gables series. I identified with her as a girl, as I'm also a redhead and had to deal with being made fun of for looking different.

For science-type thrillers, I enjoyed The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton and Deception Point by Dan Brown.

Historically, I loved Gates of War by Steven Pressman and Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond.

For romances, Johanna Lindsey's Malory books and Julie Garwood's Claybornes never fail.

The Harry Potter books are some that will never leave my shelf - especially the seventh. EPIC.

The Looking Glass Wars trilogy is just plain awesome.

Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki is one of the best biographies I ever read. Mineko was the geisha that Arthur Golden used as a basis for Memoirs of a Geisha, though he corrupted some of the aspects. Ms. Iwasaki's book is a much truer version of the geisha life.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman is just above and beyond words.

I could keep going, but I think I'll stop there for now!

Jacqueline - posted on 04/05/2010

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Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon is probably my all time favorite book. I love the author and I loved the book so much that I named my son after the main character in the book

Shannon - posted on 04/05/2010

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Oh I didn't know about that one. Thanks I'll be getting that book to read now. :)

Heather - posted on 04/05/2010

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David Pelzers brother also worte a book about him being abused after david was taken away its by his lil brother Richard Pelzer and its called " A Brothers Journey" its a good read

Shannon - posted on 04/05/2010

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Anything by James Patterson or Steven King (before the accident). I also like the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series. "A Child Called It" and "The Lost Boy" by Dave Pelzer...if you haven't read these books they are based on this mans childhood, so very sad. "Go Ask Alice"--Anonymous. "House of Sand and Fog"--Andre Dubus III. "The Memory Keepers Daughter"--Kim Edwards. My good friends mom wrote "Songs that I Whisper", "Concealed in My Heart", and "What the Heart Knows"--Regina Puckett. They aren't really my style of reading but they aren't bad books.

Kitty - posted on 04/02/2010

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One of my favs is by Olive Ann Burns "Cold Sassy Tree". It's the tale of a young boy growing up in rural Georgia in about 1910. With his grandmother dead just 3 weeks, his grandfather quickly and scandalously remarries. Wonderful coming of age story.

Sarita - posted on 04/01/2010

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I also recently read lovely bones becuse my 11 yr old son wanted to see the movie so i bought it so he could read it but it might be a little much for him any suggestions

Sarita - posted on 04/01/2010

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I read homecomming in j.h.s I went and purchased it so me n my daughter could read it together. A more tense book I read was Lions Blood by Steven Barnes really good

Mandy - posted on 03/31/2010

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My all time favorite is Gone with the Wind. I'm reading it (again) right now...the movie isn't too bad, either! :)

Melissa - posted on 03/31/2010

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I just read "The Help" and thought it was fantastic. So well written - I didn't want to put it down.

Margo - posted on 03/25/2010

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Now my favorite all time book to read over and over..... Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. You just fall in love.

Margo - posted on 03/25/2010

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This is not my favorite book, but it is a wonderful book to read, especially as a parent. I realize the movie is already out in theaters, but i think you will get more from the book. But "The Lovely Bones" a sad book, but offers hope and justice instead of a happy ending. Based a little on fantasy a little on reality. Beware, it is a tear jerker, so arm yourself with a beach towel.

Melissa - posted on 03/24/2010

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I reread alot of my books because I love them so much, but the one book that I have loved since I was probably 14 or so is Love Story by Erich Segal. One summer I think I read it at least 2 or 3 times. I haven't read it in awhile but I can still recite most of the first page. Great book poor movie in my opinion.

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There is absolutely NO WAY I could choice a favorite! I read so much that my favorites change all the time!

Shannan - posted on 03/23/2010

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Wow, this is a really hard question! I'm going to say The Mummy (Ramses the Damned) by Anne Rice. I have so many it was hard to pick just one!

Lucy - posted on 03/23/2010

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This may sound childish, but I love reading CS Lewis' Narnia books. I have been reading them every couple of years since I was a little girl. There's just something about the way he lays the story out that I love.

Laura - posted on 03/21/2010

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Thank you , I AM GOING TO GO GET IT !!!! I usually go to the book store every Tuesday or have them delivered .....Thanks, and Happy reading......

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