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.
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.
My all time favorite book is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. It's a great read!
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.
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!
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!
"The Alchemist" by Coelho... changed my view on life and shaped my youth.
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.
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)...
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!
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.
One of my favorite books is by, Ray Bradbury, Zen in the art of Writing. Ray Bradbury is such an AMAZING writer!
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by The Lion Queen 11 years ago
What a year! Favorite books? I'm thinking my favorite book this year was "Complications" by Atul Gawande, and his book, "The Checklist Manifesto" also really great.
by Ivana Divac 2 years ago
Let's discuss some of your favorite books, and the talented authors behind them! What are your favorite authors, favorite books, and why?
by Rebekah M 8 years ago
What is your favorite book from your childhood?All of us have that favorite book from when we were kids. Some were popular titles that everyone read, but some may have been more obscure. What was your favorite chapter book, and why?
by Cathy 10 years ago
What was your favorite book to read as a kid and why?a) What was the name of the book and who was the author?b) If you have children, have you bought the book for your child(ren)?
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What is your favorite book of all time? Mine is "A Long Fatal Love Chase" by Louisa May Alcott.
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