Discussion in 'General Books' started by Gavaha, Aug 9, 2003.
What is the best book you ever read?
oh boy...hmmm...well I can't pick just 1 so here's a few I loved:
Lord of the Rings- by JRR Tolkien
Interview With the Vampire- by Anne Rice
Memnoch the Devil- by Anne Rice
Pandora- by Anne Rice
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire- by JK Rowling
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix- by JK Rowling
Hot Blood- by Ken Englade
The Outsiders --> S.E. Hinton
LoTR --> J.R.R Tolkien
The Fionavar Trilogy --> Guy Gavriel Kay
To Kill A Mocking Bird
I remember reading the outsiders
Lord of the Rings obviously. The James Herriot Series I liked reading alot, very interesting. Anything by Shakespeare is fantastic.
Isn't it so touching? I don't normally like touchy things. But for some reason I did that.
I still have em in my bookshelf, which is taller than me and I could use another
No brainer here! The Lord of the Rings all the way!
But several others run a close second:
1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2) The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris
3) The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady by Gerald Morris
4) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lord of the rings
Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
Mariel of redwall
Eulalia, Ethuil! Blood and Vinegar!
These are just some of my faves...
Outcast of Redwall
Uncanny X-Men #150 (Ok, it's a comic book, but who cares? )
I'm sure I'll think of more later...
My absolute favorite is hands down:
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. I could read it over and over and over. Fabulous book. Runners up are:
The Lord of the Rings-Tolkien
The Unfinished Tales-Tolkien
Spindle's End-Robin Mckinley
Interesting Times-Terry Pratchett
James Herriot's Dog Stories
James Herriot's Cat Stories
Ella Enchanted-Gail Carson Levine
As You Like It-Shakespeare
Tales From the Mos Eisely Cantina
Tales of the Bounty Hunters
Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austin
Grey Enigma, I love "Ella Enchanted"! I can't believe I forgot to put it on my list!
I loved the Outsiders too. Great book.
LOTR - of course
1984 - George Orwell
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Little Women - Louisa Alcott
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Rowling
A Spell for Chameleon - Piers Anthony
And trashy romance novels by Beatrice Small.
Lord of the Rings of course
Jerusalem Fire - I keep going back to this one and I recommend it. I think it may be out of print but I got my copy second hand at Amazon
Oddly enough the Sil as well. I love the complexity in it but didn't the first time around
I love James Herriot stuff as well and Michael Palin's around the world stuff.
Books! I love books!
any H.G. Wells, but especially the Invisible Man. Excellent. I also really liked War of the Worlds, but it wasn't as good as The Invisible Man.
The Tolkien Miscellany-Tolkien
Mithgar series- 10 books by Dennis L McKiernan
Dark Elf Trilogy- R. A. Salvadore
Magic Time- (part one) I forgot the authors name uugggg
Once Upon a Winter's Night- Dennis L McKiernan
Caverns of Socrates- Dennis L McKiernan
The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
Tolkien is the best I've ever read. All of his books are wounderfull.
I love Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield. It's so atmospheric and quite sad. It conveys the passing of one age and the start of anther so well. And his characters are brilliant.
My fave fantasy book would have to be The Elfstones of Shannara. It's the first I read and got me started with Terry Brooks. It also has a great ending.
"The time of the free people is over. And here is the irony, my friend. You have destroyed us, you of all, Theseus, understood us best and loved us most deeply. You are one of us, and have been always."
Eleuthra. Last of the Amazons
Well I've got tonnes of favourites.
Magician series- Feist
All of David Gemmells work
The Devery series- Katherine Kerr
The Hobbit- Tolkien
DragonMaster books- Chris Bunch
All of Robin Hobbs books
George R.R. Martin
Theres lots more out there though.
Crime and Punishment by Fyoder Dostoyevsky: i had to read it in 11th grade and i have been changed ever since. it got me to seeing life from a criminal's point of view and to learn a sense of compassion for those who are less fortunate
The Hobbit and LOTR, without question
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (it's weird. Pullman is an atheist and Lewis a christian theologian, yet i love both of their book series, even though they have sometimes opposing viewpoints).
1984 by george orwell
2001, 2010, 2061, and 3001 from The Space Odyssey series by Arthur C. Clarke
and i'm sure there are more that i just cannot think of right at the moment.
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