What is your favorite book?

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  1. starstream profile image67
    starstreamposted 10 years ago

    What is your favorite book?

  2. David De Jesus profile image60
    David De Jesusposted 10 years ago

    I'll have to say a fairly recent read, "Unbroken" is my favorite book. That book was written so well, the real life characters just jumped off the pages. Filled with sadness, happy days and several funny moments.

    One of the memorable parts of the book was when one of the American prisoners in a japanese prison camp was teaching one of the prison guards how to say his japanese name in english. This guard was so happy, that he would always tell the new American prisoners to the camp his name in english.

    Except, the American who taught the guard on how to say his name in english, wasn't completely honest. The guard would introduce himself to the new prisoners telling them his name in english as, "I'm an A%hole". Unfortunately, I can't remember the exact instance as it was told, but you get the idea.

    The story in this book was a great example of the American spirit. Something to remember as we approach the 4th of July Celebration.

  3. Mr Archer profile image84
    Mr Archerposted 10 years ago

    I have many that I read and re-read over and over. What Dreams May Come by Richard Mathison; Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; Crow Killer by Raymond Thorpe; Centenniel by James A. Michner; River by Colin Fletcher; Without Remorse by Tom Clancy; and The Shack by William Young, to name but a few. But I think the one that I have enjoyed the most over the years is A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean. It is short, at only a little over a hundred pages, but it is easily the most visual book I have ever read. Maclean was a true master at his craft. Because it is short, one may have a tendancy to hurry through it; don't. Allow it to wash over you and pull you in. Savor it, and you will see what I mean about a visual book. I actually have a hub about it, listing some instances between it and the movie starring Brad Pitt.

    1. starstream profile image67
      starstreamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank so much for your list of favorite books.

  4. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 10 years ago

    My all time favorite book is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. It's a great read!

    1. HLKeeley profile image83
      HLKeeleyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I have that book. I just have not gotten around to reading it.

  5. billybuc profile image87
    billybucposted 10 years ago

    To Kill A Mockingbird has been my favorite since the first time I read it many decades ago.  One of the most beautiful works of art ever written.

    1. Mitch Alan profile image79
      Mitch Alanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      great book...

    2. starstream profile image67
      starstreamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your favorite book.

  6. HLKeeley profile image83
    HLKeeleyposted 10 years ago

    Hands down "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher. It was such a great, dark teen fiction. You are just so curious to find out why the narrator is on the list. When you find out, its a bit disappointing because all of the build up, but other than that the book is a great read that has stuck with me for years!

  7. maharg1956 profile image59
    maharg1956posted 10 years ago

    Good question and very difficult to answer. Same as the favourite film type of question. I suppose most people could nominate several books but, suppose I was going to be stranded on a desert island and could only take 1 book with me then it would be The Lord Of The Rings, simply because I have already read it about 20 times over the past 40 years or so and each time I read it, I seem to read a slightly different book from the last time!

    Mind you, the Bible is an extremely strong contender too and who knows, as that ship was going down and I had to grab my book, the Bible could still be the one I reach for first!

    1. starstream profile image67
      starstreamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I think it is likely I'd grab for my Bible first too. Thanks for pondering and answering the question.

  8. startupninja profile image61
    startupninjaposted 10 years ago

    "The Alchemist" by Coelho... changed my view on life and shaped my youth.

  9. dobo700 profile image59
    dobo700posted 10 years ago

    "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson (but I'm a mac nerd)

  10. jadesmg profile image81
    jadesmgposted 10 years ago

    hitchickers guide to the galaxy. there's 5 or 6 of them. Haven't read the last two if there's six but the 4 books are good, gets better actually by the 3rd. It's just a really simple, understated humor that I really like.

    1. Mitch Alan profile image79
      Mitch Alanposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  11. Mitch Alan profile image79
    Mitch Alanposted 10 years ago

    Mine too would be a list rather than a single book. It would definately include the Bible, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, the Shack, The Collected works of Shakespeare, The Return of the Dark Knight (graphic novel) and the Bathroom Reader (any edition)...

    1. starstream profile image67
      starstreamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your favorites.

  12. iggy-kun profile image59
    iggy-kunposted 10 years ago

    The Art of Racing In the Rain by Garth Stein. Very amazing book and so touching. It is through the eyes of a dog, Enzo, who lives with his owner Denny Swift, a race car driver. Some people might not like it because of that (and I'm not much of a fan of talking animals too), but I found myself laughing and crying when reading. It was so good, I would suggest reading it!

    1. starstream profile image67
      starstreamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This book sounds interesting. It is certainly unique since the story is told as seen through the eyes of a dog.

  13. profile image0
    Darkmetalyposted 10 years ago

    mine are the morgan kane books i love the setting and the stories and it reminds me of all the western movies i watch and love. if i had to pick a favorite morgan kane book it would be To the Death, Senor Kane the first one i read.

  14. hazelwood4 profile image69
    hazelwood4posted 10 years ago

    One of my favorite books is by, Ray Bradbury, Zen in the art of Writing.  Ray Bradbury is such an AMAZING writer!

    1. starstream profile image67
      starstreamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't seen this book yet. Thanks for sharing your choice!


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