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M asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Favorite Books?

What are your all-time favorite books? Can be from any genre. The only thing is, I don't want answers like "The Bible, it's the greatest story ever told," or, "The Qur'an." Let's keep out religious texts.


Some of mine include:

The Hobbit/ The Lord of the Rings Series (Tolkein)

Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse-Five (Vonnegut)

DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons, Digital Fortress, Deception Point (Dan Brown, and say what you will about the historical inaccuracies in DaVinci and Angels; I find them intriguing as works of fiction with a basis in history)

Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)

Lord of the Flies (Golding)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee)

and, as much as it makes me feel like a little kid, the Harry Potter series (Rowling) and the Chronicles of Narnia (Lewis)

18 Answers

  • Mimosa
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    any mary downing hahn book, neil gaiman, neil shusterman, and gabrielle zevin book

    the absolutely true diary of a part time indian

    breathe, a ghost story

    Twilight- Stephanie Meyer

    New Moon – Stephanie Meyer

    Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer

    The Host - Stephanie Meyer

    The Sacrifice – Kathleen Bennor Duble

    The Melting of Maggie Bean – Tricia Rayburn

    Crunch Time –Mariah Fredericks

    Call It Courage – Armstrong Sperry

    Night – Elia Wiesel

    Wringer - Jerry Spinelli

    My Name is Not Angelica –

    13 Little Blue Envelopes – Maureen Johnson

    Water Tales – Alice Hoffman

    Calvin and Hobbs - Bill Watterson

    Into the Mist – Patrick Carman

    The Face on the Milk Carton – Caroline B. Cooney

    Drawing Lessons – Tracy Mack

    Girl with a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chavalier

    Wish You Well – David Baldacci

    It - Stephen King

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne

    Scrambled Eggs by Midnight – Barkley &Hepler

    Under the Persimmon Tree – Staples

    Water Song –Suzanne Weyn

    The Barcode Rebellion – Suzanne Weyn

    The Truth about Forever – Sarah Dessen

    Lawn Boy – Gary Paulsen

    Caught by the Sea – Gary Paulsen

    Flipped – Wendelin Van Draanen

    Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

    Defining Dulcie – Paul Acrampora

    The Sunflower - Richard Paul Evans

    Prey – Michael Crichton

    Angela’s ashes – Frank McCourt

    Mystery Isle – Judith St. George

    Nightrise – Anthony Horowitz

    Four Perfect Pebbles –

    I have lived a thousand years – Livia Bitton Jackson

    Your eyes in stars - M.E. Kerr

    Claws – Dan Greengurg

    The Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke

    Igraine the Brave - Cornelia Funke

    Messenger- Lois Lowry

    Gossamer – Lois Lowry

    The Time capsule – Lurlene Mcdaniel

    Searching for David’s Heart

    Letters from a nut – Ted L. Nancy

    Annie John - Jamaica Kincaid

    Bee Season - Myla Goldberg

    Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

    The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

    Big Fish – Daniel Wallace

    Breaking Point - Alex Flinn

    A Brief Chapter in my Impossible Life - Dana Reinhart

    The Brief History of the Dead - Kevin Brockmeier

    The Five People you meet in Heaven – Mitch Alborn

    For one more day – Mitch Alborn

    How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff

    Jumping the Scratch – Sarah Weeks

    Kit’s Wilderness – David Almond

    The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Looking for Alaska – John Green

    Lush – Natasha Friend

    Marley and Me – John Grogan

    Me & Emma – Elizabeth Flock

    The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards

    The Minister’s Daughter – Julie Hearn

    The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd

    Thirsty – M.T. Anderson

    A Time for Dancing - Davida Wills Hurwin

    Tithe; A Modern Faerie tale – Holly Black

    Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan

    Marly’s Ghost - David Levithan

    Airhead – Meg Cabot

    Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen

    Confessions of a Serial Killer – Wendelin Van Draanen.

    Exodus – Julie Bertagna,

    Frostbite – Richelle Mead,

    Faerie Path – Frewin Jones

    Spud – John van de Ruit.

    Glass – Ellen Hopkins

    Rumors – Anna Godbersen,

    Madapple – Christina Meldrum

    The Fire Eternal – Chris D’Lacey

    Model –

    The Telling Pool – David Clement-Davies

    Tweak – Nic Sheff

    Wings – E.D. …

    Black Rabbit Summer – Kevin Brooks

    Trouble – Gary D. Schmidt

    Peaches – Jodi Lynn Anderson

    Feed – M.T. Anderson

    Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson

    Twisted – Laurie Halse Anderson

    Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

    News from the Dead –

    A Break with Charity – Ann Rinaldi

    Wicked –

    Wake – Lisa Mcmann

    Impulse – Ellen Hopkins

    stuck in neutral - terry trueman

    everlost - Neil shusterman (the best!!!!!!!)

    hush, an irish princess's tale

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'd have to say Blue Bloods series.

    It's by Melissa De La Cruz.

    She also writes The Au Pairs series which is AMAZING!

    I would also have to say South Beach by Aimee Friedman.

    The second is French Kiss.

    Also Balefire series by Cate Tiernan.

    The first book is A Chalice Of Wind.

    Also the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine.

    The first book is Class Houses.

    Also the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.

    And my FAVORITE next to Twilight saga is House of Night Novels by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

    AMAZING! The first book is Marked.

    I would also say A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.

    It's has two others in the series, but I really couldn't get into the second one.

    Wicked Lovely---Melissa Marr

    Ink Exchange---Melissa Marr[2nd to Wicked Lovely]

    The Declaration---Gemma R. Malley

    Smack---Melvin Burgess

    The Lunatic Cafe---Laurell K. Hamilton

    Wild Roses---Deb Caletti

    The Lovely Bones---Alice Seabold

    Lucky---Alice Seabold

    Wasted---Marya Hornbacher

    Scribbler of Dreams---Mary E. Pearson

    The Notebook---Nichalos Sparks

    The Rescue---Nicholas Sparks

    Define "Normal"---Julie Anne Peters

    Boy Meets Boy---David Levithan [Prety much anything by David Levithan I love.]

    Sandpiper---Ellen Wittlinger

    Parrotfish---Ellen Wittlinger

    Razzle---Ellen Wittlinger

    It's Kind of a Funny Story---Ned Lizzini

    Jinx---Meg Cabot

    Bitten---Kelley Armstrong [The 2nd is Stolen]

    Life As It Comes---Anne-Laure Bondoux

    Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac---Gabrielle Zevin

    Before I Die---Jenny Downham

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Stand by Stephen King

    Jane Eyre

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

    Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and the sequel World Without End

    The Dark Tower series by S King

    heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

    There are so many good books that I have read over the years! My list would be endless!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I really like Christopher Brookmyre's books, my favourite is A Tale Etched In Blood and Hard Black Pencil.

    I also love Labyrinth and Sepulchre by Kate Mosse, and The Jeremy Clarkson books always put a smile on my face. The Harry Potter set is classic too, and being a Dexter fan, I can't help but love the books Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Deeply Devoted Dexter.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

    Desperation by Stephen King

    IT by Stephen King

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

    The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

    World War Z by Max Brooks

    The Marriage of Sticks by Jonathan Carroll

    Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

    Everville by Clive Barker

    Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

    Also, various short stories by H.P. Lovecraft.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

    Fight Club by Chuck P.

    Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy by Tolkien

    Flower for Algernon by ??

    Fear Street Series by R.L Stine

    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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  • Nora Roberts' In Death series

    Gone with The Wind

    The Chosen by Chaim Potok

    Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series

    Sue Gratfton's alphabet series


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  • 4 years ago

    I am a die hard Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan The book that started this trend was "The Hobbit", the precursor to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy by JRR Tolkien. I would say that "Foundation" by Issac Assimov is up there as favorite Sci-Fi novel. I read for enjoyment and relaxation, so after exhausting most Sci-Fi, I now read a lot of Westerns. In that Genre you cannot beat "The Sacketts" or anything else by Louis Lamour. But if I had to pick one book as my favorite it would be "The Firm" by John Grisham.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I love Chuck Palahniuk books! Survivor, Choke and Rant especially. I like Kurt Vonnegut ones too.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i love anything by jodi picoult;

    1 the tenth cirlce

    2 the pact

    3 my sisters keeper

    4 nineteen minutes

    ellen hopkins;

    1 burned

    2 crank

    3 glass (sequel to crank)

    melissa kantor:

    1 if i have a wicked stepmom where is my prince charming

    richelle mead;

    * the vampire academy saga

    and i liked melissa de-la cruise:

    * blue blood saga

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