Fave books

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  1. Jackie's Strength

    Jackie's Strength Staff Alumni

    Okay, so I'm a big book lover, although I admit I don't actually get around to reading much 'cause it can be hard to concentrate. Regardless, I am always curious to know what books others recommend and eager to add to my already super-long list of books to read. So yes, please share away. You can always come back and post more if you read something new you like, or recall something you forgot initially.

    Two of my personal faves are:

    Catcher in the Rye &
    Flowers for Algernon

    I will definitely add more later.
     
  2. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    when depression settles in like an oppressively moist, dark, and sweaty cloud of unpleasantness during a blackout with no functioning air conditioners for miles, I lose interest in just about everything... except books.


    favity fave of the last year:

    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
     
  3. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Jane Austen's Pride and Predujice
    Sense and Sensibility
    Persuasion

    Anything by Stephen Donaldson, but especially The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

    Emile Zola's Therese Raquin

    Could go on, but we could be here all day :laugh:
     
  4. AxiomUltimatum

    AxiomUltimatum Well-Known Member

    I'm a total fantasy freak so any of Terry Pratchetts books especially the ever growing discworld series.

    Just finished a great series by karen miller. The godspeaker series. I tried starting the King maker/King breaker series but couldn't get into it.

    If it's not fantasy, it tends to be psychology/medical/physics etc....

    I'm reading a very interesting book atm about the quieter borderline personality. Its called psychotherapy of the quiet borderline patient by Sherwood Cohen.

    The classics are great but I can never read a book twice for some reason and the classics tend to not have sequels coming out next year lol.

    (Also love my anime collection)
     
  5. lancashirelass

    lancashirelass Well-Known Member

    My fav books are anything by Norah Roberts and true stories.
     
  6. ZombiePringle

    ZombiePringle Forum Buddy and Antiquities Friend

    I could give a full list but that would be a lot... :D but I'll give you a few....

    Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    The Hunger Games Trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins
     
  7. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    i just read tiger, tiger. about a girl's 15 year relationship with a pedophile, starting from when she was 8. it's a memoir, a true story. it's a bit intense, but very very good.

    i always loved anne rice's interview with a vampire series. i re-read them every few years.

    two excellent non fiction books are

    gavin de becker the gift of fear

    steven pressfield the war of art
     
  8. Louis03

    Louis03 Well-Known Member

    War Of The Spider Queen series... Good stuff.
     
  9. Jackie's Strength

    Jackie's Strength Staff Alumni

    I can't believe I forgot books by Irvin D. Yalom... I love his stuff...

    There's:

    When Nietzsche Wept
    Lying on the Couch
    The Schopenhauer Cure
    Momma and the Meaning of Life &
    Love's Executioner
     
  10. erro

    erro Member

    Um, off the top of my head...The Sound and the Fury, Lolita, 1984.

    Edit: actually, I should say most stuff by Faulkner, Nabokov, Camus, Beckett, McCarthy, Delillo. I also like the work of a less well known writer (in comparison) called Ha Jin. :3
     
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  11. xZombiexAngelx

    xZombiexAngelx Well-Known Member

    The Millennium Series (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl who Kicked The Hornets Nest) by Stieg Larsson

    Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark

    Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard

    Harry Potter series

    Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan

    And all of Sarah Dessen's books.
     
  12. ZombiePringle

    ZombiePringle Forum Buddy and Antiquities Friend

    I just started reading the girl with the dragon tattoo not too long ago and its pretty good.
     
  13. Jackie's Strength

    Jackie's Strength Staff Alumni

    Angela's Ashes.
     
  14. Growing Pains

    Growing Pains Well-Known Member

    I haven't done much reading lately because I just haven't felt like it... but I do love reading and have a massive collection. So, instead of giving a long list:
    The Harry Potter series
    Most books by Stephen King
    the original V.C. Andrews' work
    Marley & Me
    ... books about dogs. Yes, by that I mean "educational" ones.
    and the Chicken Soup books
     
  15. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    by Janette Turner Hospital
    Borderline
    Charades
    The Last Musician
    Due Preparation for the Plague
    Oyster

    by Richard Powers
    The Gold Bug Variations
    Plowing the Dark

    by Cormac McCarthy
    The Road

    by Truman Capote
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    Other Voices, Other Rooms
    and various short stories

    by Barbara Kingsolver
    Animal Dreams
    Pigs in Heaven
    The Poisonwood Bible

    by Douglas Coupland
    Generation X
    Microserfs
    Life After God
    jPod
    The Gum Thief

    by Timothy Findley
    Headhunter
    Not Wanted on the Voyage

    by Emily Dickinson
    Final Harvest (poetry)

    by Walt Whitman
    Leaves of Grass (poetry)

    by Leonard Cohen
    Stranger Music (poetry)
     
  16. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Actually, just a query; anyone read any Bernice Ruebens?
     
  17. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    I haven't, but just googled her. She sounds interesting! Will give her a try!
     
  18. Stripe

    Stripe Well-Known Member

    Matthew Reilly - Temple
    This is the first book of MR's I ever read. Now I own all of his books. Strongly recommend this one. Oh, and on his web site he publishes his short storys for free. Worth checking out.

    Stephen King - Duma Key
    Probably not the best book hes written but something about it seems to compleatly take me away from reality and put me beside the main character, walking along a beach in Florida in the sunshine.

    Robert Rankin - The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
    RR is very hit and miss with his books with them either being an incredable and hilarious experiance or being damn right dull. This book is a shining example of hilarity.

    Douglas Adams - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
    This short book is better than the Hitchhikers Guide books and should be made in to a classic. Genius.

    Ok, I think this is enough for now.
     
  19. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Bernice Rueben's : Sunday Best, I Sent a Letter to my Love and Our Father.....priceless!

    You will scream with laughter one moment and cry the next.
     
  20. the masked depressant

    the masked depressant Well-Known Member

    all the harry potter books

    railway children

    secret garden

    good night mister tom...
     
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