Your favorite book of all time....

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  1. MarieAlana1 profile image69
    MarieAlana1posted 10 years ago

    What is your favorite book of all time? Why is it your favorite?

    1. ajwrites57 profile image84
      ajwrites57posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think my favorite book of all time is "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee (her only novel). The major theme of the novel, racism, makes it a timeless work because of man's enduring intolerance of man.

  2. Zelkiiro profile image90
    Zelkiiroposted 10 years ago

    Didn't this topic just happen recently...?

    Well anyway, I said it was Swallowing Stones by Joyce McDonald. It's a quick and easy read, and it takes me back to my teenage years when it single-handedly sparked my interest in reading. Thinking back on it, it's only an okay book, but it's nostalgic and my theater-of-the-mind version of it begs to be made into a movie.

    1. MarieAlana1 profile image69
      MarieAlana1posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Was there a topic like this? oops... Well thank you for coming and joining this forum.
      Swallowing Stones does sound like a good book.

  3. faythef profile image70
    faythefposted 10 years ago

    My favorite book was actually a series ...Left Behind

    1. MarieAlana1 profile image69
      MarieAlana1posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Left Behind was such a good series. When I was a teenager, I remember going to the park by myself and sitting on a picnic table reading the 1st and 2nd book of these series. I still have that book today and absolutely love it. What is your favorite book of this series?

    2. profile image58
      poeticnaturallyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite book is Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. It's the story of a young woman named Janie who goes through so much but still finds a way to love.

  4. cam8510 profile image93
    cam8510posted 10 years ago

    The Outline of History by H.G. Wells.  Somehow it didn't read like a textbook.

    1. MarieAlana1 profile image69
      MarieAlana1posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I need to read some more H.G. Wells.

      1. cam8510 profile image93
        cam8510posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        He has a shorter version called A Short History of the World.  The longer Outline of History, to my knowledge, is still in print.  Both are wonderful books.

  5. Rafini profile image69
    Rafiniposted 10 years ago

    Why is it always only one?  I can't choose just one....

    Harry Potter series
    The Outsiders (S.E Hinton, ?, I think? - can't remember the other titles, but I liked them too)
    The Help
    The Da Vinci Code
    The Leopard
    Little Women
    Song of Solomon

    why?  I have to know why?  - okay, here's why:  the stories are very well crafted!

  6. Willsummerdreamer profile image66
    Willsummerdreamerposted 10 years ago many. Here's small list.

    6. Everything Ray Bradbury ever wrote.

    5. Dune by Frank Herbert.

    4. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.

    3. American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

    2. Lord of the Rings. by J.R.R Tolkien.

    1. The Wheel of Time saga (all 14, 15 if you count the prequel novel, of them).

  7. bookfanaticsclub profile image56
    bookfanaticsclubposted 10 years ago

    Wow its tough to share one! I love Chris Ryan and Andy McNab's... I actually feel like I am in the trenches with them! But one that I have read this past 6 months that really stood out was "Before I go to sleep". by SJ Watson.... WOW it was good

  8. Jason Marovich profile image87
    Jason Marovichposted 10 years ago

    The Good Earth and Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck.  Tai-Pan by James Clavell.  The Histories of King Kelson (trilogy) by Katherine Kurtz.  Centennial by James Michener.  The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King.  Just to name a few.

    1. MarieAlana1 profile image69
      MarieAlana1posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome! I've heart that "The Eyes of the Dragon" is a great one. I wonder if it will ever be made into a movie.

      1. Woodmckinney profile image68
        Woodmckinneyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Great book! Best by King I've ever read

  9. Alastar Packer profile image72
    Alastar Packerposted 10 years ago

    Blood and Roses by Helen Castor. I rarely read a book twice but this one i read three times. It contains the Paston Letters which were written within a family during England's War of the Roses and is just about the only detailed inside source of everyday life from the middle class in Britain during the 15th century.

    1. MarieAlana1 profile image69
      MarieAlana1posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting! Good for you for reading it three times. You must have gotten a lot of insight from it.

  10. Lauren Amy Smith profile image57
    Lauren Amy Smithposted 10 years ago

    Catcher in the Rye, beautiful book.

  11. embarrett91 profile image62
    embarrett91posted 10 years ago

    My very favorite of all which is also a series is "The Dark Tower" By Stephen King. As soon as I finished the last one, I wanted to pick up the first one and start all over again.

  12. Woodmckinney profile image68
    Woodmckinneyposted 10 years ago

    1. The Doctors Wife
    This was the first book that I ever finished in its entirety in my spare time. It was a roller coaster ride- never a full moment
    2. A Clockwork Orange
    For once, glad I saw the movie first, otherwise, their slang would have made the entire book a different language

  13. Jared Miles profile image70
    Jared Milesposted 10 years ago

    My favourite book of all time is "The Swiss Family Robinson".

    It's my favourite because it tells the story of a simple life. For those that aren't familiar with it, a crew is shipwrecked, and only one family remains. They get to shore by salvaging materials from the ship, then use the island's resources to survive.

    Living in a world that is gradually becoming more complicated, I think the book provides me with a moral guide-point, as well as remind me of life as it used to be. I grew up reading it, and even today I learn lessons from it's pages. smile


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