What was the best book you've ever read and why?

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  1. Mariska Moller profile image60
    Mariska Mollerposted 2 years ago

    What was the best book you've ever read and why?

    Can you give me a book review on the best book you've ever read?

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  2. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    I have read a lot of good books of many different genres, but one that always stands out for me is a fantasy series (four book in all) "The Wells of Ythan" by Marc Alexander.
    The story is compelling and the characters so appealing. I found the first book in the series in a second hand book shop and was so captivated and drawn in to the story that I had to track down the rest of the series. I did a search of Amazon and other book stores online and eventually found the other three volumes. The trouble was worth it and I can thoroughly recommend these books if you are into "fantasy".

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Another that has changed my view on life forever is "The Alchemist" by Paolo Coelho. It is amazing.

    2. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, John. It is as if he came for that purpose. This book has been translated into many languages. Have you read 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran?

    3. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No manatita, I have not had the pleasure.

    4. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ok Bro.

      Its a bit like Rumi. Weaving words in a mystical way, yes, but very loving and soothing. He too, is internationally known and his books are enjoyed by many households. Amazon must have it. Try, I will give you a fiver if you do not like it

  3. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    The book of 'Life'. Of course I am a little biased as I am the author. Perhaps that is little facetious . . . I dun'no. I love each chapter.

    Regarding print books as I pondered these moments 'a' book that impacted my life immensely is 'The Four Loves' by C.S. Lewis. The 'Lord of the Rings' by J.R.R. Tolkien fascinated me. A work by Aldous Huxley intrigued me - 'Brave New World'.

    Two that are still mysterious and mystical are 'The Poetic Edda' (Unknown authors) and 'The Odyssey' (Homer). Fun books are 'A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' series by Douglas Adams. I will always remember a biography of Edgar Allen Poe.

    But, today, a book I enjoy from time to time is 'Angels Can Be Silly and Playful Too!' by Sannel Larson. Even though a children's book it always brings a smile to me :-) When in times of doubt I find greater courage. At times as perspective is lost it seems to ground me. And, always, connections are made with those little ones in my life.

  4. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 2 years ago

    It is called the Path: Autobiography of a Western Yogi. I started reading under a lamp post in the Caribbean sunshine when I was four years old, and have read some truly great books. Still, they were not literally life-changing. The first book mentioned was.

    It came through my letter box in September, 1982, and I have not looked back since. I was and continue to be awake in the Spirit, because of this book. I have since read many better ones by my Spiritual Teacher, but that's how it all started 33 years ago. Nice question.

  5. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    wind in the willows! I love that kids book, very good story line

  6. Taopi profile image72
    Taopiposted 2 years ago

    I have so many beloved books that would qualify, but if I were to choose one, I would choose the most recent favorite, "Auriel Rising" by Elizabeth Redfern.  The story takes place in 1609 and involves the perilous adventure of a young man, Ned Warriner, who wins a mysterious letter in a card game and which begins: "To Auriel, I will give the gift of gold."  It's a literary novel, extremely well versed historically, but without the heady character introspection usually found in such a work.  It is the only book I've ever read that was like watching an epic film.  Very descriptive in place and setting.  Amazing cast as well.

    1. Guckenberger profile image88
      Guckenbergerposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I might have to read that; it sounds delightful!

  7. pratishtha2401 profile image62
    pratishtha2401posted 19 months ago

    I have not read so many books but out of all that I have read my favorite was If I Was Your Girl. i liked this book because it talks of people who most of us usually feel hate for. i never hated Transgender people but it was never easy to sympathize with them before i read this book.

  8. Guckenberger profile image88
    Guckenbergerposted 10 months ago

    I have a very hard time choosing only one! I will happily give some suggestions if you narrow it down to, perhaps, genre and subgenre!

 
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