The English Patient- Michael Ondaatje
The God of small things- Arundhuti Roy
Anna Karenina- Tolstoy
Thy Brothers wife- Andrew M Greeley
The Outsider- Albert Camus
I have many other favourite books... I can't honestly just pick 5...but I tried my best
I like Camus too. The Fall and the Stranger specifically.
"1984" - George Orwell
"Calvin and Hobbes Collection" - Bill Watterson (Yes, it is a book, though originally a comic strip)
"Also Sprach Zarathustra" - Friedrich Nietzche
"Guns Germs and Steel" - Jared Diamond
"Oryx and Crake" - Margaret Atwood
As K Kiss said, I can't pick just 5, way too many good books out there.
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens
"Boabdil - Tragedy of The Last King of Granada" by Magdalena Lasala
"The House of The Spirits" by Isabel Allende
"Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"The Alchemist" by Pablo Cohelo
"Love in the Time of Cholera" is one of my favourites too... both the book and the movie
I didn't care much for the movie. But then again, they hardly make movies as good as books.
Harper Collins Study Bible
The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
The Feast of All Saints - Anne Rice
The Manipulated Man - Esthar Villar
Why we Buy - Paco underhill
Mistakes were made but not by me - Carol tavris
Six Thinking Hats -Edaward de bono
All Dr. Seuss's Books
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
"P.S. I love you" by Cecelia Ahern
"Rich man, poor man" by Irwin Shaw
"Arch of Triumph" by Erich Maria Remarque
"The old man and the sea" by Ernest Hemingway
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
Swan Song by Robert McCammon
Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
That's a nice mixture of steampunk, fantasy, dystopia/survival, and anthropology. If I could throw in a bit more, there would be romance (Chesapeake Bay series by Nora Roberts) and horror (anything by Stephen King and Clive Barker). Every now and then I tackle vampires, werewolves, and psychics (Charlaine Harris).
Man, if I were to describe my own personal world, it would be exactly how I described my favorite reads above.
Swan Song was a great book. I have not thought of that book for years, brings back apocalyptic nightmares.
I'm understanding " favorite Books " as any volume ever written on any subject...
1. Love: Walter Benton's book of verse " This is my Beloved "...I've worn out the spine on this book and shared it with many " creatures of an hour "...
2. History: Manchester's " The Last Lion "...About the young Churchill, but really about the Victorian and Edwardian eras...Fascinating read..
3. Fiction: Ayn Rand's towering " Atlas Shrugged "...A political cautionary tale...
4. Humor: Joseph Heller's hilarious anti-war polemic " Catch-22 "...I've read this novel dozens of times over the years and I still laugh out loud in the same places...
5. Tragedy: F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic " The Great Gatsby "...
Armor by John Steakly
Biting the Sun by Tanith Lee
The Boat of a Million Years
I like science fiction
Excellent scifi list...Dune was terrific, much better than the film...
My fav Scifi book is Asimov's " Foundation " series...
For fantasy have you read " Watership Down "..?
Im much of a bookworm, but these 5 usually pops in my mind each time the word "book" is mentioned
1. "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" -- Arthur Conan Doyle (for something which gets me into thinking)
2. "Daisy's Back in Town" -- Rachel Gibson (perked me up the first time i read it)
3. "Eleven Minutes" -- Paulo Coelho (for something very inspiring)
4. "Angels and Demons" -- Dan Brown (for a fast-paced highly informative read)
5. "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" -- Jules Verne (im always a fan of the Nautilius..)
1. Hood - by Stephen R. Lawhead (A great adventure novel, taking the story of Robin Hood and turning it on it's head. A lot of gritty realism and action)
2. Our Mutual Friend - by Charles Dickens (Who writes complicated mysteries filled with dozens of characters better than Dickens? While I love most of his work, Our Mutual Friend is my favorite)
3. Wizards First Rule - by Terry Goodkind (I can thank the TV series Legend of the Seeker for getting me interested in reading this wonderful series. It has much more objectionable content than anything else I've read before, but the storytelling is of the highest quality)
4. Dealing with Dragons - by Patricia Wrede (A humorous fantasy tale that takes all the fairy tales you grew up with and gives them a new spin. Great fun for all ages, I loved sharing the series with my family)
5. Sense and Sensibility - by Jane Austen (While Jane Austen's books are some of my favorites, S&S is my favorite story. It's so sweet and beautiful that I can never tire of it)
I read the entire Sword of Truth series before the show was announced.
They were incredible novels, Terry Goodkind is a great author!
Quiche of Death, M.C. Beaton
Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien
Celestine Prophecy James Redfield (i think)
Creekwood, e.lee caleca (sorry, had to put this one in)
The Book of Revelation, Paul?
Only five? Okay, here are the first five I think of, in no real order other than how they come out of my head:
UnLunDun by Chine Mieville
The Mortal Instruments Series (three books so far, but all one story, so I'm counting it) by Cassandra Clare
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
The Lines Between by Peter S Beagle (or, really, any book at all of his)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (even though it requires footnotes to read certain sections because they're barely English)
Here are some:
1. David Copperfield, By Charles Dickens
2. Waltzez I have not frogotten, By Bernadette Gabay Dyer
3. Lord of the Flies, By William Golding
4. Eyes of the Emperor, By Graham Salisbury
5. The Outsiders, By S.E. Hinton
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