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Help me to add to my reading list. What's your favorite novel, why, and who wrot

  1. capricornrising profile image61
    capricornrisingposted 6 years ago

    Help me to add to my reading list. What's your favorite novel, why, and who wrote it?

  2. emichael profile image77
    emichaelposted 6 years ago

    Oh I have to give just one wink

    My favorite book is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. But that's for sentimental reasons, really. It's the first book that really got me into reading as a kid.

    The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a book I always recommend to people, and I've never gotten a negative review from those who have read it. It's a great story set in a post-apocalyptic world and focuses on the relationship between a father and son as they do everything they can to survive. It's heartbreaking and brilliant.

    I could go on and on but you only asked for one smile

  3. brittanytodd profile image94
    brittanytoddposted 6 years ago

    Kafka on the Shore by Murakami.  I have to give another...Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut (and Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49).

  4. Emmanuel Kariuki profile image90
    Emmanuel Kariukiposted 6 years ago

    My Favourite novel has to be 'Hawaii, by James Michenner.'...It is a brick of a book -the historical research that went into it, from archeology, geology...early settling on the island, tribal history, family history for several generations....the coming of the explorers, settlement by Europeans, imported labour from Japan and elsewhere... the world war and the bombing of Pearl Harbour - the story is phenomenal. If you have never read it, you should make an appointment.

  5. smohr profile image61
    smohrposted 6 years ago

    The book that got me into reading as a kid was "Magic Kingdom: For sale: Sold" by Terry Brooks. It is a story about a big shot lawyer who has lost his wife and doesn't feel like he belongs anymore. One day he receives a catalog from a department store his wife used to order from, while flipping through the pages he sees an ad for "A Magic Kingdom" for $1,000,000. He eventually buys it and goes, but it's not as he thinks it would be...won't go into much of it in case you decide to read it, but I got lost in that book and it was an amazing read for me!

  6. wonderingwoolley profile image56
    wonderingwoolleyposted 6 years ago

    Anything by Pat Conroy, he is AMAZING! If you prefer something a little more "fluffy" I suggest the classic, "Mansfield Park" by Jane Austen, it's fantastic! If you like that, I further recommend "An Old Fashioned Girl" by Louisa May Alcott. If you want a long, but not challenging list to get through, try Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series with Detective Kinsey Millhone. They are a fast tantalizing read.