What are your favorite books?

Katherine - posted on 05/26/2011 ( 37 moms have responded )

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Ok so I have a few:





*The Lace Reader

*Heavenly Bones

*Necrophenia

*Candide

*The Count of Monte Cristo





And more what are yours?





***Edit to add A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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Jayce - posted on 05/29/2011

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Anne of Green Gables
Little Woman
To Kill A Mocking Bird
Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy seris
The DragonLance Chonicles
The Wheel of Time series
Harry Potter

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/28/2011

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I qm surprised how many of you are into Harry Potter. I know it isn't just for kids, but wowza......never got into the series myself.

Sarah - posted on 05/28/2011

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HARRY POTTER!! Since I was in middle school :)
The Hunger Games
Most Jodi Picoult, esp Handle With Care, My Sister's Keeper, and her new one Sing You Home!
The Books of Ember series
Brave New World
1984
I Am Legend
Everything by Kristen Hannah esp Winter Garden

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 05/28/2011

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Sara Douglass and her Wayfarer Redemption Trilogy
Da Vinci Code
Black Magicians Guild
Clan of the Cavebear series by Auel
the Bourne Supremecy series
Harry Potter ♥

Tara - posted on 05/28/2011

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The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris
Pilgrims of the Wild by Grey Owl
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Delores Clayborne by Stephen King
The Stand by Stephen King
Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Admas
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Cry of the Kalahari by Mark and Delia Owens
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Robber Bride by Atwood
A Handmaid's Tale By Atwood

Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. These are books that I remember well, that I think of more often than others, that I have fond feelings for. I can remember where I was when I finished them, why I liked them, how long it took to read them.
I can't read things more than once, I have a near photographic memory for the typed word and that makes it impossible to enjoy a book the second time around.

I love to read, absolutely love a good book, that's why I am so happy to have a wonderful library with an extensive inter library exchange program, and most times my librarians will order things in new if I ask for them.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/28/2011

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Ok, I gotta ask again since no one responded. Has anyone read "The Decent" by Jeff Long??? I want to know if it creeped anyone else out as much as me.....

Lady Heather - posted on 05/28/2011

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Oooo. I love pretty much anything Allende, and that one is a particular favourite for sure.

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So many I can't possibly decide

But recently I've read the Stieg Larsson trilogy and it was very exciting. Has anybody else read them?

For a long time I used to say House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende was my favorite, but I haven't re-read it for a long time now, so can't say any more.

Lady Heather - posted on 05/27/2011

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All the Laura Ingalls books then. Hahaha. Those were my favourites as a kid.

We read The Red Tent in book club and I most enjoyed it.

Mrs. - posted on 05/27/2011

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We had to do this in one of my first classes back at school for creative writing. The teacher made it clear that he didn't want us to just tell him a bunch of books that we hoped would impress him. We were supposed to just list the books that we actually enjoyed reading the most, even the guilty pleasures...so I did:



1.Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

2.Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

3.The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

4.Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

5.Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by John Krakauer

6.Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

7.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

8.The Host by Stephenie Meyer

9.Lamb by Christopher Moore

10.Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

We only had ten. The list would actually be a lot longer, but I think ten is good, round number.

ME - posted on 05/27/2011

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I don't have favorite books so much as I do favorite Authors...

M. Atwood, Jane Austen and K. Vonnegut are atop my list...I've read just about everything by each of them...I also love JRR Tolkien, Harry Potter series, His Dark Materials and most of the classics...I'll try almost anything as far as reading goes...A good book is my favorite thing :)

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I love, love, love reading too! But I have to admit that after reading 7th/8th grade books for over 10 years, I recently switched to reading more adult series. So yes, plenty of classics, but then I admit I jumped on the vamp bandwagon too. BUT......big disclaimer, Anne Rice will trump all the vamp books out there! So, for the past few years I've read a lot of paranormal romance, and the current series I am reading is Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/27/2011

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Sarah, I remember my sister was obsessed with the sweet valley high series growing up! Too funny.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/27/2011

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Oh man Heather, I tried so many times to read that book...just couldn't make it through.

I really liked the Red Tent

Lady Heather - posted on 05/27/2011

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100 Years of Solitude. I thought of that one last night while I was lying in bed.

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Totally forgot to add To Kill a Mockingbird! 'Harper' made the list of names for baby number two and I forgot to add her book to my list!

Sarah - posted on 05/27/2011

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Little Women/Good Wives/Jo's Boys

Anything by Stephen King (except Dark Tower stuff and Lisey's Story)

Anything by Jodi Picoult

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Jane Eyre (SO much better than Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice!!!!)

Sweet Valley High (hangs head in shame)

Let the Right One In

Shutter Island

Memoirs of a Geisha



I'm sure I'll think of more. LOVE reading :)

Kellie - posted on 05/27/2011

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Harry Potter (think I know them off by heart LOL)
True crime
Patricia Cornwall's Scarpetta series
The Obernwynten Books by Isobel Carmody
Fiona mcIntosh's books (Fantasy)
anything really I LOVE to read :D

Sara - posted on 05/27/2011

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I love love love Pride and Prejudice. It's probably my favorite of all time.



Slaughter-house Five

The Hunger Games Trilogy

It

Ender's Game

Harry Potter

Anything by Edgar Allen Poe



That's all I can think of off the top of my head, but there's more!

Minnie - posted on 05/27/2011

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I LOVE A Wrinkle in Time!



I'm an Anne Rice fanatic. J.R.R. Tolkein is another I really like. Must read the Silmarilion, I think that's the only one I have left. I also love Arthur C. Clarke.



But my favorite series? The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy group. LOL. They're totally awesome.

Bridgette - posted on 05/27/2011

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I am not sure what is says about me but I real almost all murder mystery books! I like a huge number of authors, too many to list. I do have one other series of books I like that dont always include murder - the Stephanie Plum series off books by Janet Evanovich.

I think I just like trying to solve the mystery in most of them, and like having a character make dumb mistakes in the last set of books noted. Nice to have something outside my sometimes boring life (or it was boring until Zach came along!!)

Katie - posted on 05/27/2011

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Anything by Stephen King (with a couple exceptions...) especially the Dark Tower series and Insomnia.
The Outlander Series.
I used to love Dean Koontz, but now every book he writes has a golden retriever as the main character, and it got old pretty fast.
Life of Pi
Clean of the Cave Bear series
Soooooo many others! When I was younger I would read out the whole library in the summer (I wasn't very popular, lol)
Now that I have a toddler I am a big fan of the belly button book :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/27/2011

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OHhhh....the scariest and favorite of all scary books is "The Decent" anyone else read it???? My husband and I read it years before the movie came out.....the movie was really nothing like the book. Like I said, I have read MANY Steven King books, but this books was the most chilling by far! The first chapter, just thinking about it makes me shiver and stand my hair on end.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/27/2011

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LOL, my husband and I argue over whether a Wrinkle in Time was any good....I say no, and he loves it. We love all the Narnia series.

~Life of Pi
~The World According to Garp
~Delores Claiborne (the movie sucked...read the book first, incredible)
~Really most Steven King books....older ones

Tania - posted on 05/27/2011

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Yes To Kill a Mockingbird....and Little Women too.
Animal Farm is a great George Orwell book too.

Isobel - posted on 05/26/2011

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1984
The Handmaid's Tail
The Outlander
Orix and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
Brave New World

...
are you recognizing a pattern?...

Firebird - posted on 05/26/2011

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Anything from the Dragonlance series
Harry Potter
Convict Grade by Azrael Paul Damien
Pet Semetary
Mine by Robert R. McCammon (fantastic book!)

There's an important one that I'm forgetting about, if I remember, I'll be back =)

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The books that come to mind at the moment:

Pride and Prejudice
Rebecca
The Princess Bride
Harry Potter
The Hiding Place
The Hunger Games
Wuthering Heights
Huckleberry Finn
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Outsiders
The Chronicles of Narnia


I'm in the middle of The Help right now, and it will likely be added to my list of favorites.

I like to read non-fiction, too. I'm also in the middle of Brain Rules for Baby.

Anybody else have the habit of reading four books at once?

Tania - posted on 05/26/2011

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The Harry Potter books.
The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.
V.C Andrews early books....I know I know.
Anne of Green Gables
When I want another quick mindless read I go for anything by Mary Higgins Clark.

Nikki - posted on 05/26/2011

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Mine are embarrassing! I tend to only like books aimed at children or teenagers! lol hmm what does that say about me... Maybe I don't like reality.

The Harry Potter series
Twilight series
Tomorrow when the war began series

Amber - posted on 05/26/2011

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I honestly just love to read. The book that I pick up just depends on my mood at that moment in time. There have been very, very few books that I haven't enjoyed.

Lady Heather - posted on 05/26/2011

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Anna Karenina. I am reading it AGAIN right now. That's my all time favourite. Another big favourite is A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. It's in three super long parts and I read it while backpacking so there's some weird emotional attachment to it too. There are so many...I could make a list really long, but I'll just leave it at that.

Michele - posted on 05/26/2011

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Pride and Prejudice

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

The Mists of Avalon

The Clan of the Cave Bear



** I will add those to my list too

a wrinkle in Time

The Lion the witch and the wardrobe



have to admit i enjoyed harry Potter, percy Jackson series and the hunger Games also

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