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silentasylum 01-19-2012 05:56 PM

what are your 20 favorite books
 
here are mine:

1. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

2. Cannery Row - John Steinbeck

3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson

4. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

5. Whale Talk - Chris Crutcher

6. The Absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian - Sherman Alexie

7. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

9. The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison

10. The Infinite Plan - Isabel Allende

11. Love that Dog - Sharon Creech (children's book)

12. Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech (children's book)

13. Weaveworld - Clive Barker

14. Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy

15. Woman Hollering Creek and other stroies - Sandra Cisneros

16. The Sandman: Endless Nights - Neil Gaiman (graphic novel)

17. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

18. Bright Lights, Big City - Jay McInerney

19. Buried Child - Sam Sheperd

20. True West - Sam Shepard

Badbird 03-31-2012 11:02 PM

Wow. Can't believe no one else has posted in this for two months. People love posting lists, what gives?

I'll bite:

1 - Far Seer (1a - Fossil Hunter, 1b - Foreigner, It's a trilogy), Robert J Sawyer

2 - Forrests of the Night, S. Andrew Swan

3 - Watership Down, Richard Adams

4 - The Sword of Samurai Cat, Mark E Rogers

5 - The Fire Rose, Mercedes Lackey

6 - Fearful Symmetries, S. Andrew Swann

7 - Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton

8 - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C O'Brien

9 - Samurai Cat goes to Hell, Mark E Rogers

10 - Red Dwarf, Grant Naylor

11 - More Adventures of Samurai Cat, Mark E Rogers

12 - Martin the Warrior, Brian Jacques

13 - Moonbane, Al Sarantonio

14 - Mattimeo, Brian Jacques

15 - Becoming Alien (15a - Being Alien, 15b - Human to Human), Rebeca Ore


Anymore than this is reaching too far back. I just don't read much anymore.

KcMsterpce 06-19-2012 12:26 AM

I have read literally hundreds of books, but I have very few I consider "favorites". I don't think I can make a top 20 list. The first six on this list are certainly favorites for me.

1. Shogun - James Clavell
2. Boy's Life - Robert McCammon
3. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
4. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingslover
5. Angela's Ashes and/or 'Tis - Frank McCourt
6. Watchmen - Alan Moore
7. Dune - Frank Herbert
8. Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
9. Different Seasons - Stephen King (for "The Body" and "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption")
10. Weaveworld - Clive Barker
11.

Yeah, I'm done. I can't think of anything else. I have been staring at the screen for ages now.

one_crow_sorrow 08-12-2012 09:15 PM

Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens
Apathy and Other Small Victories - Paul Neilan
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
Against the Day - Thomas Pynchon
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Armadale - Wilkie Collins
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Cecilia - Frances Burney

Tayzlor 01-05-2013 02:57 PM

01. Under the Volcano [Malcolm Lowry]
02. Gravity's Rainbow [Thomas Pynchon]
03. Going Native [Stephen Wright]
04. White Noise [Don DeLillo]
05. The Sheltering Sky [Paul Bowles]
06. To the Lighthouse [Virginia Woolf]
07. The Sound and the Fury [William Faulkner]
08. The Sot-Weed Factor [John Barth]
09. Infinite Jest [David Foster Wallace]
10. Wittgenstein's Mistress [David Markson]
11. Three Novels: Molloy/Malone Dies/The Unnamable [Samuel Beckett]
12. Pale Fire [Vladimir Nabokov]
13. Moby-Dick [Herman Melville]
14. Austerlitz [W.G. Sebald]
15. Correction [Thomas Bernhard]
16. Herzog [Saul Bellow]
17. Light in August [William Faulkner]
18. Omensetter's Luck [William H. Gass]
19. Go Tell it on the Mountain [James Baldwin]
20. The Melancholy of Resistance [László Krasznahorkai]


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