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What is your favorite novel that you would recommend to others?

  1. LaThing profile image75
    LaThingposted 5 years ago

    What is your favorite novel that you would recommend to others?

  2. Mary Contrary profile image59
    Mary Contraryposted 5 years ago

    I am in the midst of reading "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayne Rand.  This book was written in 1946, but it is uncanny how much it relates to our world today.  I reccommend it to anyone who is concerned about our country becoming a nannystate.  I certainly want to mention the author's talent for making the words flow throughout the novel so that she showcases the beauty of writing as an art.

  3. whonunuwho profile image79
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, perhaps because I was a teacher of handicapped kids for quite a long time and felt compassion for the characters in the story, and I,too, am from the south. I lived in Alabama and Georgia for most of my life. Maybe if the world had a few more people like Atticus, a father and town attorney who defended with a heartfelt strength, then there would be a better world for all of us.

  4. Tess45 profile image83
    Tess45posted 5 years ago

    The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. It's a wonderful story about a beautiful opened-minded Indian boy, lost at sea with a 650 lb Bengal Tiger named Richard APrker. This book wil change your life.

    1. alex-shiels profile image60
      alex-shielsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was literally JUST about to write The Life of Pi when I saw your comment.
      I second this.

  5. uNicQue profile image81
    uNicQueposted 5 years ago

    My favorite novel is "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. It is similar to Mary Contrary's suggestion of "Atlas Shrugged", but I personally preferred "The Fountainhead". It is not a short read, but I fell in love with Ayn Rand's writing when I was a sophomore in high school, and I have read her major works multiple times, getting something new out of them each time. Her characters are so unique and complex, and you'll find yourself completely lost in Rand's writing.

  6. suziecat7 profile image90
    suziecat7posted 5 years ago

    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It's about a missionary family who move from the U.S. to the Belgian Congo in 1959. Really good read.

  7. chipped teacup profile image91
    chipped teacupposted 5 years ago

    American Gods by Neil Gaiman.  This book is a wonderfully imaginative story that is interwoven with mythology.

    1. Mritzert1 profile image80
      Mritzert1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Neil Gaiman is a fabulous author. I'm having the kids read his book, The Graveyard Book, for my summer school class right now.

  8. MG Singh profile image45
    MG Singhposted 5 years ago

    My favorite is John Masters ' Bhowani Junction'. This is an excellent novel with all the ingradients of romance,love, sex and above all history. It mirrors the period when the British were leaving India. A must for all who want to read a good stry.

  9. Clive Donegal profile image76
    Clive Donegalposted 5 years ago

    "A Tale of Two Cities" is my "chicken soup for the soul." I love the way it is framed and the foreshadowing and the varied and wonderfully-developed characters. Every time I read it I find something new.
    Just talking about it makes me happy.

  10. Mritzert1 profile image80
    Mritzert1posted 5 years ago

    There are so many good ones out there, it's so hard to pick just one. One of my favorites has always been The Hobbit, by Tolkien. I can reread it and still be just as entertained as I was the very first time I stumbled across the book back in middle school.