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Your favourite books?

  1. Trademelove profile image59
    Trademeloveposted 6 years ago

    I'm looking for interesting books to read.

    Please tell me about any good reads you've had the pleasure to read.

    My top ten is:


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      hamstersmessiahposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      anything by C. G. Jung
      "The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford
      ""The Sound and the Fury" by William S. Faulkner
      "Does God Play Dice?: The Mathematics of Chaos Theory"
      "Tertium Organum" by P.D. Ouspensky
      i have many more

      1. Trademelove profile image59
        Trademeloveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I've always wanted to read this one:
        Does God Play Dice?: The Mathematics of Chaos Theory

        What was it like?

      2. lorlie6 profile image84
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        With Hamster's suggestions in mind-I'm a Jung fan myself-I'd recommend "The Deptford Trilogy" by Robertson Davies, a Canadian author who delves into magic, Jungian therapy and much more-it's a form of 'slipstream' fiction, actually.
        It is very strange-and compelling! lol

    2. Dave Harris profile image89
      Dave Harrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Midnight by Dean Koontz, Lord of the Rings by Tolkein, Mort by Tery Pratchett, The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury.

    3. warchild75 profile image50
      warchild75posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Anything by Martina Cole!! smile

    4. marwan asmar profile image77
      marwan asmarposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Classics) by Ken Kesey is a good one to read, funny, sad and intuitive. Great fun

    5. deblipp profile image60
      deblippposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I see you like biographies. I was absolutely enthralled by "Million Dollar Mermaid," the autobiography of film star Esther Williams. It may not be great literature, but it's an amazing look at a bygone era.

    6. whatkatieread profile image70
      whatkatiereadposted 5 years ago in reply to this


      Maybe have a look at my hub to see all the books I have reviewed...something may take your fancy!

  2. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image90
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 6 years ago

    A person's taste is entirely their own, of course, but I would recommend these diverse novels:-

    "Persian Boy" by Mary Renault.
    "Armand" by Anne Rice.
    "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse.
    "Illusions" by Richard Bach.
    "Burnt Offerings" by Laurell K Hamilton.
    "Frostbite" by Kelley Armstrong.

    1. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, I loved Illusions!  In fact, all of Richard Bach's books are great, especially "The Bridge Across Forever" and "One."

      "Many Lives, Many Masters" by Brian Weiss
      "Replay" by Ken Grimwood
      "Almost Adam" by Petru Popescu
      "Mindhunter" by John Douglas
      "The Alchemist" & ""Veronica Wants to Die" by Paulo Coelho
      "The Tenth Justice" by Brad Meltzer
      "The Andromeda Strain" by Michael Chriton (love all his books)

      I just finished "A Target Rich Environment" by Timothy Daniels -slow at first but I sure got hooked several chapters in and couldn't put it down.

  3. Sunshiney31 profile image78
    Sunshiney31posted 6 years ago

    Anthem by Ann Rand short but very good...

  4. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago

    My tastes change all the time, but a few still remain my favorites even though I read them many years ago:

    "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
    "Sophie's Choice" by William Styron
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
    "The Stand" by Stephen King
    "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner
    "The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice

    1. wrhapsody profile image60
      wrhapsodyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I found that "To Kill a Mockingbird" is the most God-awful book I have ever read. I don't know why I was resistant to such a classic, but I just wasn't feeling it.

  5. mod2vint profile image69
    mod2vintposted 6 years ago

    I know they are scholastic books but I totally enjoyed every book in the Harry Potter series.

    1. Trademelove profile image59
      Trademeloveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yeah tell me about it - The Harry Potter series is a totally unique take on magic all together. - It's also wonderfully written ----(I'm a fan so maybe disregard whatever I say about Harry Potter.)

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    Jill Bruceposted 6 years ago

    Any Dean Koontz work, and especially:
    "The Bad Place"

    1. Dave Harris profile image89
      Dave Harrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Midnight is one of my favourite's!

  7. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    Difficult when you don't say what you like. I like the "Daventry" books by Katherine Kerr; it's a fantasy series. There are loads of them now. What draws me is that she writes about a fairly small group of people. She follows them through various reincarnations. So, one person could be somebody's son in one book, their lover in another and their sworn enemy in a third. This strategy means it is possible to read the books in any order. Each time I reread them, I find out something new which adds to my enjoyment.

  8. Lynne1110 profile image61
    Lynne1110posted 6 years ago

    Dean Koontz scares me to death! What a mind that man has. Whew!
    I just read The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. It is the first christian book I have ever read but very good. Very Inspiring if you are looking to strengthen your relationship with God.

    1. Flightkeeper profile image80
      Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Dean Koontz is very chilling. I can't read his books at night it has to be in daytime when the sun is shining smile

  9. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    Oh, and "The Sound and the Fury" is amazing!

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    probafixposted 6 years ago

    Earn Millions Start from Scratch....my favourite book..

  11. starx profile image54
    starxposted 6 years ago

    Code complete by Steven McConnell
    Science of being great

    There are many other books, can't list one or two.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago

    ANYTHING written by the great GONZO Journalist, Mr. Hunter S. Thompson

  13. Black Lilly profile image78
    Black Lillyposted 6 years ago

    Currently reading "Cityboy: Beer and loathing in the Square Mile" - and I can say it's one of the most entertaining things I've ever read big_smile

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    sophsposted 6 years ago

    'To Kill a Mockingbird' and

    'Angela's Ashes' Frank McCourt

  15. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 6 years ago
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    smokingskullposted 6 years ago

    The Rule of Four -unknown
    Persuader - Lee Child

    1. TLMinut profile image60
      TLMinutposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The Rule of Four is by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, I have it and loved that book! I read it before the Da Vinci Code and couldn't appreciate the Da Vinci Code as well because of it. I like the Rule of Four better.

      Another Dean Koontz fan here, and James Rollins is still my favorite with all his creepy but true science mixed with secret societies and government involvement. I like many of Michael Crichton's books too (State of Fear, Prey, Next), I miss him.

      The Traveler's Wife, The Forgotten God, Wyvern...so many.

  17. victoria brothers profile image60
    victoria brothersposted 6 years ago

    i like mill boom

  18. kids-toy-box profile image57
    kids-toy-boxposted 6 years ago

    Too many to list. The last best one I've read is the Picture of Dorian Grey-Oscar Wilde.

  19. thirdmillenium profile image72
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    PG wodehouse and Agatha Christie are always gauranteed good read.  Time flies
    Has anyone read "Cry, the beloved country" by Alan Patton?

    You are sure to cry

    1. kids-toy-box profile image57
      kids-toy-boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Have read Cried the beloved Country! Excellent book. You may also like A Dry White Season by Andre Brink aslo adapted into a movie.

      1. thirdmillenium profile image72
        thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Seen the movie with The excellent Donald Sutherland and Marlon Brando to boot
        Book presumably is good too

  20. Dale Nelson profile image30
    Dale Nelsonposted 6 years ago

    The Land God Made in Anger - John Gordon Davis
    Serpent - Clive Cussler
    Digital Fortress - Dan Brown (Davinci code fame)
    Hunt for Atlantis - Andy Mcdermott
    Night Fall - Nelson Demille

  21. lianhughes profile image61
    lianhughesposted 6 years ago

    Some of mine are

    The Shining by Stephen King

    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    The Girls by Lori Lansens

    Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

    1. sminut13 profile image79
      sminut13posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      for me, i'm more a fan of action and romance, some mystery and even paranormal. the current book i'm reading in by rebecca york 'dragon moon'. this is one of the moon series book. i have actually written down some of my personal favourites that i enjoyed in my blog if you're interested. there are authors like alexandra ivy, tara janzen, christine feehan, jacquelyn frank and so on. hope you enjoy.

  22. Brett Winn profile image88
    Brett Winnposted 5 years ago

    The Last of the Breed, by Louis L'Amour

  23. Donna Janelle profile image83
    Donna Janelleposted 5 years ago

    Oh my. I LOVE reading and rarely read a book that I end up not liking. MY favorite two authors are Jodi Picoult and Meg Cabot. Jodi Picoult writes more serious books on courtroom drama, real life issues, that sort of thing. Her books are all absolutely phenomenal. Meg Cabot (she is the author of The Princess Diaries) writes more chick lit type books. Her latest book, Insatiable, was one of the best books that I have ever read. It is sort of a modern retelling of the dracula story. Sort of. Definitely a vampire type book and I LOVED it. Better than Twilight in my opinion although I'm sure some will disagree smile
    I also really like Charlaine Harris. She wrote the book series that the HBO TV series True Blood is based off of, and I just started reading her books. So far, I love them!

  24. backword_65 profile image59
    backword_65posted 5 years ago

    You've definitely got to check out Stephen King!  Great Horror author who dives deep into his characters.  They jump off of the page like you've known them for years.

    Great development too!

  25. Sue Bond profile image80
    Sue Bondposted 5 years ago

    Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen was eye-opening. It's a true story of how he found his mission in life in a rather unexpected way.  (I don't want to say too much in case you read it.)

    While I usually read non-fiction, marketing and biographies - I loved all the Harry Potter books and The DaVinci Code.  Fun!

  26. JustJets profile image60
    JustJetsposted 5 years ago

    I love the depth of Paulo Coelho's novels! Still reading Eat, Pray, Love by Liz Gilbert now. Any comments on her?

  27. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Chesapeake - by James Michener

    Hunter's Horn - Harriette Arnow (awesome!)

    Harvest Home - Thomas Tryon

    Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

    Christmas Carol - Dickens

    Centennial - James Michener

    Ghost Story - Peter Straub (scariest book EVER!)

    Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy

    Lonesome Dove series - Larry McMurtry

  28. Avamum profile image87
    Avamumposted 5 years ago

    Reading keeps me writing.....here are a few that I have enjoyed recently:

    Infidel - Hayan Hirsi Ali

    The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

    Ghost Train to The Easter Star - Paul Theroux

    Loving Frank: A Novel - Mary Horan (about Frank Lloyd Wright)

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larrson

    ...Reading keeps me sane!

  29. NikkiMoe profile image60
    NikkiMoeposted 5 years ago

    I just recently read "Devil's Knot" by Mara Leveritt. Its a true crime book. It was really good and had a lot of good information, while reading it i never wanted to put it down and in my opinion that means its a good book.

    1. iamalegend profile image73
      iamalegendposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      my favorite book is "nalukettu" by m.t vasudevan nair

  30. billy sidhu profile image76
    billy sidhuposted 5 years ago

    The Kite Runner and To kill a mocking bird!!

  31. Maranda Writes profile image59
    Maranda Writesposted 5 years ago

    Anything by Dean Koontz

  32. Lexe Charleston profile image75
    Lexe Charlestonposted 5 years ago

    The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
    Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
    Ham On Rye - Charles Bukowski

  33. pilesnoway profile image59
    pilesnowayposted 5 years ago

    All King's and Rice's books are extreme. Beautifully presented (sometimes dragging but are still cool and amazing). And the stories are exceptional.They (King and Rice) are my favorites in suspense, horror, thriller genre.

    But I am wept away every time I read books of Paulo Coelho. This man surely captivates. Have you read "The Alchemist," "By the River Piedra I sat and Wept," "The Devil and Miss Prym" ?

    There are still a lot and I love them all!


  34. EverMoreShaz profile image60
    EverMoreShazposted 5 years ago

    I love and am addicted to Vampire Academy series, The Immortals Series, and Born to run.

    Vampire Academy - about a dhamphir named Rose who has to protect her moroi friend and princess Lissa from the evil Strigoi and hides a forbidden romance with her teacher Demitri.

    The Immortals - a girl who lost her parents at young age meets an enchanting guy. Little does she know she has known him for four hundred years in her past lives where she always died at a young age.

    Born to Run - all about a dog that was found by little boy in a bag in the river with his brothers and sisters. He gets kidnapped and is looking for his little friend.

    Amazing books and worth the read.

  35. sammyfiction profile image60
    sammyfictionposted 5 years ago

    My personal favourites although surrounding the teen girl catergory more than anything, I love the way these authors connect words to the page.

    P.C. Cast (House of Night Series, Divine Goddess Series)

    Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries and a whole line of books, including her adult books that are under another pen name of Patricia Cabot)

    Thanks for posting! big_smile

  36. Sarah Masson profile image79
    Sarah Massonposted 5 years ago

    So far my favourites are:
    * The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    * Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    * Wuthering Hrights by Emily Bronte
    * Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
    * The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

  37. libby101a profile image61
    libby101aposted 5 years ago

    I love to read anything written by Dean Koontz! I find his writing absolutely amazing! He has such an imagination! You should read "The Taking" or "Soul Survivor"... or any of his books! I have read all his books, except for the new one that came out on Dec 28th which I am gonna buy and download onto my ereader in the next day or so! I haven't came across even one of his books that bored  me or wasn't awesome!!!

  38. saesha profile image60
    saeshaposted 5 years ago

    interesting, i haven't read most of these books.
    I liked to kill a mockingbird and siddhartha as well.
    My other recommendations are:
    This Side of Paradise, which is hard to get into but is really touching in the end. you'll like it if you like the Great Gatsby.

    extremely loud and incredibly close - a quirky and really emotional book

    everything is illuminated - much better than the movie

    i'll have to read one by koontz

  39. WorldCup~2010 profile image61
    WorldCup~2010posted 5 years ago

    "The Hunger Games" "Rangers Apprentice" and "The Road". These books I really enjoy reading over and over again. Hope this helps!

  40. TamCor profile image82
    TamCorposted 5 years ago

    Another vote for Dean Koontz, my all-time favorite author...

    I love all of his books(especially the older ones), and own most of them--I love to re-read them from time to time... big_smile

  41. terrence14 profile image61
    terrence14posted 5 years ago

    "The Help" by Kathryn Stockard. It was very well written and a very moving book about a town in Mississippi in the 1960's. I would recommend it.

    love readings

  42. Stina Caxe profile image87
    Stina Caxeposted 5 years ago

    Love Koontz also but my favorite Author is Ken Follett.  I read all his books but Pillars Of The Earth has been my favorite book since I first read it 14 years ago!  I've probably read it about 20 times since!  Definitely a MUST READ!

  43. lovelypaper profile image67
    lovelypaperposted 5 years ago

    I don't get to read much anymore. I used to love Danielle Steele. I recently read Jentezen Franklin's book called Fasting. It was fascinating and empowering.

  44. Shadowblack profile image61
    Shadowblackposted 5 years ago

    Try these:

    The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom - Slavomir Rawicz

    Broken Glass - Alain Mabanckou and Helen Stevenson

    American Tabloid - James Ellroy

    Complete Sherlock Holmes (Wordsworth Library Collection) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  45. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    "Complete Sherlock Holmes". My favorite philosopher.

  46. jagerfoods profile image60
    jagerfoodsposted 5 years ago

    Stephen King's 'The Stand' is one of my all-time favorites. Multiple story lines, good vs. evil, well developed characters and a whopping 1,200 pages in the uncut version. Your still left hungry for more. If you like mystery/suspense novels then anything by Michael Connelly is a must read. Check out my hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-books-saved-my-sanity

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    lozzomsposted 5 years ago

    Personally some good books i would recommend are:

    To Kill A Mockingbird
    War and Peace
    The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

    But really, what you should read is just whatever catches your imagination most smile hope you give them a read.

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    MOlmsteadposted 5 years ago

    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and Choke By Chuck Palahniuk.

  49. Truism profile image59
    Truismposted 5 years ago

    Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho, is a book of short stories that will inspire you and make you have a different perspective on life.

  50. cjcarter profile image87
    cjcarterposted 5 years ago

    I am in the middle of reading a book called I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak, and it is wonderful. It's the story of how a simple-living, australian cab driver impacts the lives of various, random people when he starts to receive mysterious playing cards in the mail with names written on them. Give it a go if you are looking for a great book!