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List 5 of your favourite books

  1. K Kiss profile image76
    K Kissposted 6 years ago

    The English Patient- Michael Ondaatje
    The God of small things- Arundhuti Roy
    Anna Karenina- Tolstoy
    Thy Brothers wife- Andrew M Greeley
    The Outsider- Albert Camus

    I have many other favourite books... I can't honestly just pick 5...but I tried my best

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      Stuck in Orbitposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like Camus too. The Fall and the Stranger specifically.

      "1984" - George Orwell
      "Calvin and Hobbes Collection" - Bill Watterson (Yes, it is a book, though originally a comic strip)
      "Also Sprach Zarathustra" - Friedrich Nietzche
      "Guns Germs and Steel" - Jared Diamond
      "Oryx and Crake" - Margaret Atwood

      As K Kiss said, I can't pick just 5, way too many good books out there.

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

    "Boabdil - Tragedy of The Last King of Granada" by Magdalena Lasala

    "The House of The Spirits" by Isabel Allende

    "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    "The Alchemist" by Pablo Cohelo

    1. K Kiss profile image76
      K Kissposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Love in the Time of Cholera" is one of my favourites too... both the book and the movie

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        klarawieckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't care much for the movie. But then again, they hardly make movies as good as books. wink

        1. K Kiss profile image76
          K Kissposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          My liking could be because I saw the movie first... and Javier Bardem being one of my favourite actors tongue
          But I do agree with you that movies are usually not half as good as the books

  3. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    Harper Collins Study Bible

    The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio

    Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

    Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

    The Feast of All Saints - Anne Rice

  4. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    The Manipulated Man - Esthar Villar

    Why we Buy - Paco underhill

    Mistakes were made but not by me - Carol tavris

    Six Thinking Hats -Edaward de bono

    All Dr. Seuss's Books  big_smile

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    miolunaposted 6 years ago

    "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
    "P.S. I love you" by Cecelia Ahern
    "Rich man, poor man" by Irwin Shaw
    "Arch of Triumph" by Erich Maria Remarque
    "The old man and the sea" by Ernest Hemingway

  6. Sunny Robinson profile image85
    Sunny Robinsonposted 6 years ago

    Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

    Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

    Swan Song by Robert McCammon

    Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

    The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

    That's a nice mixture of steampunk, fantasy, dystopia/survival, and anthropology.  If I could throw in a bit more, there would be romance (Chesapeake Bay series by Nora Roberts) and horror (anything by Stephen King and Clive Barker).  Every now and then I tackle vampires, werewolves, and psychics (Charlaine Harris).

    Man, if I were to describe my own personal world, it would be exactly how I described my favorite reads above.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Swan Song was a great book.  I have not thought of that book for years, brings back apocalyptic nightmares. lol

      1. Sunny Robinson profile image85
        Sunny Robinsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I read that one for the first time a few years ago and have notched it into the very top of the fave list ever since.  It's due for a re-read!

  7. maven101 profile image74
    maven101posted 6 years ago

    I'm understanding " favorite Books " as any volume ever written on any subject...

    1. Love: Walter Benton's book of verse " This is my Beloved "...I've worn out the spine on this book and shared it with many " creatures of an hour "...
    2. History: Manchester's " The Last Lion "...About the young Churchill, but really about the Victorian and Edwardian eras...Fascinating read..
    3. Fiction: Ayn Rand's towering " Atlas Shrugged "...A political cautionary tale...
    4. Humor: Joseph Heller's hilarious anti-war polemic " Catch-22 "...I've read this novel dozens of times over the years and I still laugh out loud in the same places...
    5. Tragedy: F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic " The Great Gatsby "...

  8. princess g profile image60
    princess gposted 6 years ago

    Ender's Game

    Armor by John Steakly


    Biting the Sun by Tanith Lee

    The Boat of a Million Years

    I like science fiction

    1. maven101 profile image74
      maven101posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent scifi list...Dune was terrific, much better than the film...
      My fav Scifi book is Asimov's " Foundation " series...
      For fantasy have you read " Watership Down "..?

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
        Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Watership Downs was about rabbits?

        If it is I read the book as a youngster.

        1. maven101 profile image74
          maven101posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes..It was about rabbits...very special rabbits that gripped my young imagination years ago...

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    OddyDahBodyposted 6 years ago

    Im much of a bookworm, but these 5 usually pops in my mind each time the word "book" is mentioned

    1. "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" -- Arthur Conan Doyle (for something which gets me into thinking)

    2. "Daisy's Back in Town" -- Rachel Gibson (perked me up the first time i read it)

    3. "Eleven Minutes" -- Paulo Coelho (for something very inspiring)

    4. "Angels and Demons" -- Dan Brown (for a fast-paced highly informative read)

    5. "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" -- Jules Verne (im always a fan of the Nautilius..)

  10. Windsweptplains profile image87
    Windsweptplainsposted 6 years ago

    1. Hood - by Stephen R. Lawhead (A great adventure novel, taking the story of Robin Hood and turning it on it's head. A lot of gritty realism and action)

    2. Our Mutual Friend - by Charles Dickens (Who writes complicated mysteries filled with dozens of characters better than Dickens? While I love most of his work, Our Mutual Friend is my favorite)

    3. Wizards First Rule - by Terry Goodkind (I can thank the TV series Legend of the Seeker for getting me interested in reading this wonderful series. It has much more objectionable content than anything else I've read before, but the storytelling is of the highest quality)

    4. Dealing with Dragons - by Patricia Wrede (A humorous fantasy tale that takes all the fairy tales you grew up with and gives them a new spin. Great fun for all ages, I loved sharing the series with my family)

    5. Sense and Sensibility - by Jane Austen (While Jane Austen's books are some of my favorites, S&S is my favorite story. It's so sweet and beautiful that I can never tire of it)

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I read the entire Sword of Truth series before the show was announced.

      They were incredible novels, Terry Goodkind is a great author!

      1. Windsweptplains profile image87
        Windsweptplainsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I suppose that watching the TV series with the knowledge of the books would give one a different perspective.

        I agree, they are great novels and Terry Goodkind now one of my favorite authors.

  11. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    Quiche of Death, M.C. Beaton
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien
    Celestine Prophecy James Redfield (i think)
    Creekwood, e.lee caleca (sorry, had to put this one in)
    The Book of Revelation, Paul?

  12. samanthaholloway profile image89
    samanthahollowayposted 6 years ago

    Only five? Okay, here are the first five I think of, in no real order other than how they come out of my head:

    UnLunDun by Chine Mieville

    The Mortal Instruments Series (three books so far, but all one story, so I'm counting it) by Cassandra Clare

    Sunshine by Robin McKinley

    The Lines Between by Peter S Beagle (or, really, any book at all of his)

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (even though it requires footnotes to read certain sections because they're barely English)

  13. Surabhi Kaura profile image84
    Surabhi Kauraposted 6 years ago

    Here are some:

    1. David Copperfield, By Charles Dickens
    2. Waltzez I have not frogotten, By Bernadette Gabay Dyer
    3. Lord of the Flies, By William Golding
    4. Eyes of the Emperor, By Graham Salisbury
    5. The Outsiders, By S.E. Hinton