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Top 5 favorite books... (1 Viewer)



It was hard to choose, but here are my top 5 favorite books are; 1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, 2. Avalon High by Meg Cabot, 3. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray (second to A great and terrible beauty), 4. The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittany Ryan , 5. Whispering to Witches by Anna Dale. List yours or comment on mine. Have a nice day.


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kalibantre said:
I just couldn't do it, it's to maliable (sp?). My list is forever changing and evolving as I am.


It's the wrong word, however, as something that is malleable can be shaped. You can't shape a top five.


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Double L. Malleable.

I have a list of my favourite favourite novels, but the list is often changing and growing. Its hard to name just 5, and it will get harder as I read more and more novels.


Walker Pierce

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Wilderness said:
I have a list of my favourite favourite novels, but the list is often changing and growing.

Agreed on that point. Although I must admit I have not read as large or vast an array of novels as many I know, and many here, I still must say that I could, given the right amount of contemplation, bring up five books that strike me more than others. But, as Wilderness stated, the list shifts and changes as more books are read.



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in no order:

Lonesome Dove (LMcmurty (sp? I can never remember how to spell his name)
Catch 22 (heller)
Great Gatsby (good ol' fscott)
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Yen (kids book by Alexander)
Watchmen (Moore)


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I agree with kalibantre vbmenu_register("postmenu_618048", true); . books are too special. I couldn't list them. I love them all, even those i haven't read. okay, so there are some i can't stand to read, but books are books and I love them.

pug of crydee17

Im a fantasy fan as my list will show.

1. Magician by Raymond E Feist
2. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
3. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson
4. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
5. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The bottom of the list is ever changing.

Mike C

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List subject to the vagaries of memory and mood, but

1984 - Orwell
Crash - Ballard
The Kraken Wakes - Wyndham
The Bread of those Early Years - Boll
Blindness - Saramago

5 isn't enough.


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Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler
The World According to Garp by John Irving
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Nine Stories by JD Salinger

And I agree. Five is not enough. I like the list of ten we have going on in another thread, especially because I expanded it to you a list of sixteen because it made me sad cutting out books I loved.

BeYoNd WoRdS

Villete by Charlotte Bronte
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Persuassion by Jane Austen
This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti


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Heir to the Empire, Timothy Zahn
Without Remorse, Tom Clancy
Bag of Bones, Stephen King
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
Faith of the Fallen, Terry Goodkind.

5 is way too short of a list, especially when you are asking writers about their choices in books. We are the people that can read 100 books in a year, where others may take a lifetime to read that many.


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Normally, my favorite book is the one I am currently reading, but for all time . . .

On the Road - Jack Kerouac
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the end of the World - Haruki Murakami
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Tie between:
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller (Ha! I know a bit racy)
Confederacy of Dunces - John Toole
The Stranger - Albert Camus

Kira the wanderer

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The Phantom of the Opera, By Gaston Leroux
Pride and Prejudice, By Jane Austen
Phantom, By Susan Kay

and for the others... I'm not sure....


Top five at the moment, but my favourites are always changing

A Disaffection - James Kelman
The Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
Lanark - Alasdair Gray
Lord Of The Flies - William Golding
1984 - George Orwell


Asne Seierstad - The Bookseller of Kabul
Pierre Loti - Pêcheur d'Islande
Stephen E. Ambrose - Band of Brothers
Philippe Milner - Je Hais les Elèves
Amélie Nothomb - Antéchrista

Those books being mostly written in foreign languages. Asne Seierstad is Scandinavian, Amélie Nothomb, Pierre Loti and Philippe Milner French. Why should it always be a Top Five ? Why not a Top Thousand ? :mrgreen:
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
For Who The Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
Pretty Birds - Scott Simon
Hamlet - Shakespeare
Tales of The Otori - Liam Hearn
Walden's Pond - Henry David Thoreau


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At the moment my top five are
  • 1, 2 & 3- "The Dragonvarld Trilogy" by Margaret Weis
  • "The Broken Sword" by Molly Cochran & Warren Murphey
  • "Cube Route" by Piers Anthony