I'm looking for interesting books to read.
Please tell me about any good reads you've had the pleasure to read.
My top ten is:
anything by C. G. Jung
"The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford
""The Sound and the Fury" by William S. Faulkner
"Does God Play Dice?: The Mathematics of Chaos Theory"
"Tertium Organum" by P.D. Ouspensky
i have many more
I've always wanted to read this one:
Does God Play Dice?: The Mathematics of Chaos Theory
What was it like?
With Hamster's suggestions in mind-I'm a Jung fan myself-I'd recommend "The Deptford Trilogy" by Robertson Davies, a Canadian author who delves into magic, Jungian therapy and much more-it's a form of 'slipstream' fiction, actually.
It is very strange-and compelling!
Midnight by Dean Koontz, Lord of the Rings by Tolkein, Mort by Tery Pratchett, The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Classics) by Ken Kesey is a good one to read, funny, sad and intuitive. Great fun
I see you like biographies. I was absolutely enthralled by "Million Dollar Mermaid," the autobiography of film star Esther Williams. It may not be great literature, but it's an amazing look at a bygone era.
Maybe have a look at my hub to see all the books I have reviewed...something may take your fancy!
A person's taste is entirely their own, of course, but I would recommend these diverse novels:-
"Persian Boy" by Mary Renault.
"Armand" by Anne Rice.
"Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse.
"Illusions" by Richard Bach.
"Burnt Offerings" by Laurell K Hamilton.
"Frostbite" by Kelley Armstrong.
Oh, I loved Illusions! In fact, all of Richard Bach's books are great, especially "The Bridge Across Forever" and "One."
"Many Lives, Many Masters" by Brian Weiss
"Replay" by Ken Grimwood
"Almost Adam" by Petru Popescu
"Mindhunter" by John Douglas
"The Alchemist" & ""Veronica Wants to Die" by Paulo Coelho
"The Tenth Justice" by Brad Meltzer
"The Andromeda Strain" by Michael Chriton (love all his books)
I just finished "A Target Rich Environment" by Timothy Daniels -slow at first but I sure got hooked several chapters in and couldn't put it down.
My tastes change all the time, but a few still remain my favorites even though I read them many years ago:
"The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
"Sophie's Choice" by William Styron
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
"The Stand" by Stephen King
"The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner
"The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice
I know they are scholastic books but I totally enjoyed every book in the Harry Potter series.
Any Dean Koontz work, and especially:
"The Bad Place"
Difficult when you don't say what you like. I like the "Daventry" books by Katherine Kerr; it's a fantasy series. There are loads of them now. What draws me is that she writes about a fairly small group of people. She follows them through various reincarnations. So, one person could be somebody's son in one book, their lover in another and their sworn enemy in a third. This strategy means it is possible to read the books in any order. Each time I reread them, I find out something new which adds to my enjoyment.
Dean Koontz scares me to death! What a mind that man has. Whew!
I just read The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. It is the first christian book I have ever read but very good. Very Inspiring if you are looking to strengthen your relationship with God.
Code complete by Steven McConnell
Science of being great
There are many other books, can't list one or two.
ANYTHING written by the great GONZO Journalist, Mr. Hunter S. Thompson
Currently reading "Cityboy: Beer and loathing in the Square Mile" - and I can say it's one of the most entertaining things I've ever read
Here is my current top 10:
The Rule of Four is by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, I have it and loved that book! I read it before the Da Vinci Code and couldn't appreciate the Da Vinci Code as well because of it. I like the Rule of Four better.
Another Dean Koontz fan here, and James Rollins is still my favorite with all his creepy but true science mixed with secret societies and government involvement. I like many of Michael Crichton's books too (State of Fear, Prey, Next), I miss him.
The Traveler's Wife, The Forgotten God, Wyvern...so many.
Too many to list. The last best one I've read is the Picture of Dorian Grey-Oscar Wilde.
PG wodehouse and Agatha Christie are always gauranteed good read. Time flies
Has anyone read "Cry, the beloved country" by Alan Patton?
You are sure to cry
Have read Cried the beloved Country! Excellent book. You may also like A Dry White Season by Andre Brink aslo adapted into a movie.
The Land God Made in Anger - John Gordon Davis
Serpent - Clive Cussler
Digital Fortress - Dan Brown (Davinci code fame)
Hunt for Atlantis - Andy Mcdermott
Night Fall - Nelson Demille
Some of mine are
The Shining by Stephen King
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
for me, i'm more a fan of action and romance, some mystery and even paranormal. the current book i'm reading in by rebecca york 'dragon moon'. this is one of the moon series book. i have actually written down some of my personal favourites that i enjoyed in my blog if you're interested. there are authors like alexandra ivy, tara janzen, christine feehan, jacquelyn frank and so on. hope you enjoy.
Oh my. I LOVE reading and rarely read a book that I end up not liking. MY favorite two authors are Jodi Picoult and Meg Cabot. Jodi Picoult writes more serious books on courtroom drama, real life issues, that sort of thing. Her books are all absolutely phenomenal. Meg Cabot (she is the author of The Princess Diaries) writes more chick lit type books. Her latest book, Insatiable, was one of the best books that I have ever read. It is sort of a modern retelling of the dracula story. Sort of. Definitely a vampire type book and I LOVED it. Better than Twilight in my opinion although I'm sure some will disagree
I also really like Charlaine Harris. She wrote the book series that the HBO TV series True Blood is based off of, and I just started reading her books. So far, I love them!
You've definitely got to check out Stephen King! Great Horror author who dives deep into his characters. They jump off of the page like you've known them for years.
Great development too!
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen was eye-opening. It's a true story of how he found his mission in life in a rather unexpected way. (I don't want to say too much in case you read it.)
While I usually read non-fiction, marketing and biographies - I loved all the Harry Potter books and The DaVinci Code. Fun!
I love the depth of Paulo Coelho's novels! Still reading Eat, Pray, Love by Liz Gilbert now. Any comments on her?
Chesapeake - by James Michener
Hunter's Horn - Harriette Arnow (awesome!)
Harvest Home - Thomas Tryon
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Christmas Carol - Dickens
Centennial - James Michener
Ghost Story - Peter Straub (scariest book EVER!)
Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy
Lonesome Dove series - Larry McMurtry
Reading keeps me writing.....here are a few that I have enjoyed recently:
Infidel - Hayan Hirsi Ali
The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
Ghost Train to The Easter Star - Paul Theroux
Loving Frank: A Novel - Mary Horan (about Frank Lloyd Wright)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larrson
...Reading keeps me sane!
I just recently read "Devil's Knot" by Mara Leveritt. Its a true crime book. It was really good and had a lot of good information, while reading it i never wanted to put it down and in my opinion that means its a good book.
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Ham On Rye - Charles Bukowski
All King's and Rice's books are extreme. Beautifully presented (sometimes dragging but are still cool and amazing). And the stories are exceptional.They (King and Rice) are my favorites in suspense, horror, thriller genre.
But I am wept away every time I read books of Paulo Coelho. This man surely captivates. Have you read "The Alchemist," "By the River Piedra I sat and Wept," "The Devil and Miss Prym" ?
There are still a lot and I love them all!
I love and am addicted to Vampire Academy series, The Immortals Series, and Born to run.
Vampire Academy - about a dhamphir named Rose who has to protect her moroi friend and princess Lissa from the evil Strigoi and hides a forbidden romance with her teacher Demitri.
The Immortals - a girl who lost her parents at young age meets an enchanting guy. Little does she know she has known him for four hundred years in her past lives where she always died at a young age.
Born to Run - all about a dog that was found by little boy in a bag in the river with his brothers and sisters. He gets kidnapped and is looking for his little friend.
Amazing books and worth the read.
My personal favourites although surrounding the teen girl catergory more than anything, I love the way these authors connect words to the page.
P.C. Cast (House of Night Series, Divine Goddess Series)
Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries and a whole line of books, including her adult books that are under another pen name of Patricia Cabot)
Thanks for posting!
So far my favourites are:
* The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
* Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
* Wuthering Hrights by Emily Bronte
* Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
* The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I love to read anything written by Dean Koontz! I find his writing absolutely amazing! He has such an imagination! You should read "The Taking" or "Soul Survivor"... or any of his books! I have read all his books, except for the new one that came out on Dec 28th which I am gonna buy and download onto my ereader in the next day or so! I haven't came across even one of his books that bored me or wasn't awesome!!!
interesting, i haven't read most of these books.
I liked to kill a mockingbird and siddhartha as well.
My other recommendations are:
This Side of Paradise, which is hard to get into but is really touching in the end. you'll like it if you like the Great Gatsby.
extremely loud and incredibly close - a quirky and really emotional book
everything is illuminated - much better than the movie
i'll have to read one by koontz
"The Hunger Games" "Rangers Apprentice" and "The Road". These books I really enjoy reading over and over again. Hope this helps!
Another vote for Dean Koontz, my all-time favorite author...
I love all of his books(especially the older ones), and own most of them--I love to re-read them from time to time...
"The Help" by Kathryn Stockard. It was very well written and a very moving book about a town in Mississippi in the 1960's. I would recommend it.
Love Koontz also but my favorite Author is Ken Follett. I read all his books but Pillars Of The Earth has been my favorite book since I first read it 14 years ago! I've probably read it about 20 times since! Definitely a MUST READ!
I don't get to read much anymore. I used to love Danielle Steele. I recently read Jentezen Franklin's book called Fasting. It was fascinating and empowering.
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom - Slavomir Rawicz
Broken Glass - Alain Mabanckou and Helen Stevenson
American Tabloid - James Ellroy
Complete Sherlock Holmes (Wordsworth Library Collection) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Stephen King's 'The Stand' is one of my all-time favorites. Multiple story lines, good vs. evil, well developed characters and a whopping 1,200 pages in the uncut version. Your still left hungry for more. If you like mystery/suspense novels then anything by Michael Connelly is a must read. Check out my hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-books-saved-my-sanity
Personally some good books i would recommend are:
To Kill A Mockingbird
War and Peace
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
But really, what you should read is just whatever catches your imagination most hope you give them a read.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and Choke By Chuck Palahniuk.
Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho, is a book of short stories that will inspire you and make you have a different perspective on life.
I am in the middle of reading a book called I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak, and it is wonderful. It's the story of how a simple-living, australian cab driver impacts the lives of various, random people when he starts to receive mysterious playing cards in the mail with names written on them. Give it a go if you are looking for a great book!
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