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Top 5 Faviroute Books (1 Viewer)

Ore-sama

Senior Member
What are your top 5 faviroute books? Mine are:

5.To Kill a Mockingbird
4.Golden Compass
3.The Subtle Knife
2.Clockwork Orange
1.I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
 

jtassinaro

Senior Member
5. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
4. The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
3. The Other Side of Dark (Joan Lowery Nixon)
2. An Hour is Forever (Ethel Blackledge)
1. All Around the Town (Mary Higgins Clark)
 

Rahvin

Senior Member
Ooohh... that's a tough one...

Not really in any particular order, and off the top of my head, but:
5. Eisenhorn (Dan Abnett)
4. Galaxy in Flames (Graham McNeil)
3. Knife of Dreams (Robert Jordan)
2. The Stand (Stephen King)
1. Scion of Cyador (L.E Modesitt Jr.)
 
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fjf1329

So many books so little time...in no particular order

1. For Whom the Bell Toll... Hemingway
2. The Fist of God............ Forsyth (Fredrick)
3. Pillars of the Earth........ Follett
4. Lonesome Dove............ McMurthy
5. Treasure Island............ Stevenson

IMO Stevenson's writing is the greatest prose ever written...
 

Shawn

WF Veterans
5. Northwest Passage - Kenneth Roberts
4. The Mirror Crack'd - Agatha Christie
3. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
2. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie... by far
 
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Truth-Teller

fjf1329 said:
IMO Stevenson's writing is the greatest prose ever written...

1. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
2. My Uncle Oswald
3. The Girl Next Door
4. Boy's Life
5. Misery
 

thedreamweaver

Senior Member
Oh dear, whoever put 'All Around the Town' as their no1 book of all time.. eek! And I really don't think Agatha Christie should be up there either.

Mine:
1. The Bell-Jar - Sylvia Plath
2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
3. The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
4. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
5. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote.
 

Shawn

WF Veterans
thedreamweaver said:
And I really don't think Agatha Christie should be up there either.

Queen of Crime... hello? The Bell Jar is a little cliche for being a favorite book, don't you think? :)
 
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Edgewise

5. 1984
4. Clockwork Orange
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls
2. Tremor of Intent (two Burgess books, I know, but you can't go wrong with Burgess)
1. Any one of Charles Bukowski's stories (long or short, it doesn't matter).
 

Himani

Senior Member
Favorite books are a very individualistic decision, so there's no right or wrong answer.

I actually wanna ask Shawn: why those two out of like her bajillion others? And why #1? I'm a big fan of "And Then There were None" myself. Although "Murder on the Orient Express" is a close second. :) Have you played the computer game? :p


So hard to choose a top 5. I know my top #1 for sure, the rest tend to switch places depending on my mood:

1. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (definitely my #1)
2. Alanna by Tamora Pierce (although I love all 4 in the series)
3. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
4. The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce
5. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
 

Shawn

WF Veterans
No, I haven't played the game. But she sheds insight on British society that is invaluable to me. I would say that the Murder of Roger Ackroyd is her best.. it was, after all, the only one that stumped me completely.

I have to say I like Jane Marple more than Poirot, though.
 

Himani

Senior Member
Aw, I love Poirot. He's so funny and entertaining. Miss Marple always struck me as a busy-body, and one of the type of people that always kept me from moving to "close knit communities." ;)
 

RebelGoddess

Senior Member
One of the hardest questions out there, if you ask me. I have too many favorites, and they often change!

But here they are, as of June 25th, 2007:

5. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
2. Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
1. EVERYTHING by Jasper FForde (they all tie as number one; I just can't pick!)

I have an addiction: Jasper Fforde.

haha, if you couldn't tell! lol

Racheal
 

Wilderness

Senior Member
Desert Flower (Waris Dirie)
The Poet (Michael Connolly)
Which brings me to you (Steve Almond and Julianna Baggott)
Stillriver (Andrew Rosenheim)
Derailed (James Seigel)


Lani
 

Shawn

WF Veterans
Himani said:
Aw, I love Poirot. He's so funny and entertaining. Miss Marple always struck me as a busy-body, and one of the type of people that always kept me from moving to "close knit communities." ;)

The only book that ever made me cry was Curtain: Poirot's Last Case. But Marple was always a sweet old lady who knew too much for her own good, for me.
 
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Phosie

*grumbles* I can't believe I have to choose just five...

1. Sphere - Michael Crichton
2. The Prestige - Christopher Priest
3. The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
4. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
5. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
 
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Lyra x.

1. The Amber Spyglass
2. Oryx and Crake
3. The Rum Diary
4. deadkidsongs
5. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

:)
 

jtassinaro

Senior Member
jtassinaro said:
5. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
4. The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
3. The Other Side of Dark (Joan Lowery Nixon)
2. An Hour is Forever (Ethel Blackledge)
1. All Around the Town (Mary Higgins Clark)

I actually stumbled across my copy of "The Other Side of Dark" and I started reading it and now I think it's horrible. I read it when I was about 15 and loved. It's funny how tastes change as you grow.

So my edited top 5 are as follows

5. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
3. The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
2. An Hour is Forever (Ethel Blackledge)
1. All Around the Town (Marry Higgins Clark)
 

quarterscot

Senior Member
In no particular order:

The Raj Quartet - Paul Scott (and yes, thank you, I can count these four books as one)
Behind The Scenes At The Museum - Kate Atkinson
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood (excellent choice, Lyra)
Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
 

Dan

Senior Member
thedreamweaver said:
Oh dear, whoever put 'All Around the Town' as their no1 book of all time.. eek! And I really don't think Agatha Christie should be up there either.

Mine:
1. The Bell-Jar - Sylvia Plath
2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
3. The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
4. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
5. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote.
I mean this in good fun: I don't know if you should be denigrating anyone's personal favorite books when your list reads like a high school A.P. English syllabus.
 
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