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Top Five Favorite Books

7 years ago

1. Looking for Alaska (John Green)

2. The Book Thief (Markus Zusak) 

3. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell) 

4. Paper Towns (John Green)

5. Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Connan Doyal)

Top Five Favorite Books

7 years ago

Comments:  Sherlock Holmes is more than just one book XD 

Personally, I loved Fangirl. (Rainbow Rowell)

I think John Green is overrated.  

The First Top 5 that came to mind (in no particular order):

1. Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World (Haruki Murakami)

2. The Scar (China Mieville)

3. A Perfect Vacuum (Stanislaw Lem)

4. Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov) 

5. The Last Unicorn (Peter S. beagle)

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7 years ago

Oh, Fangirl was great.

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7 years ago

I know, right? XD  

There's so many books out there about supposed nerd/geek/gamer girls that are clearly written by people who don't know anything about it in real life.  This was the first one that felt like the author understood why/where fanfic comes from.

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7 years ago

1. Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan & Legacies by L.E. Modesitt, jr. tie for first.

2. Septimus Heap by Angie Sage

3. The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney 

4. Companions Quartet by Julia Golding

5. The Immortal Nicholas Flammel by Michael Scott

(Companions - 4 books, Legacies, - 6(?) books, all others, 8+ books in series. I don't really have any favorites that aren't in series.)

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7 years ago

@tacocat If you liked Companions Quartet- have you read The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper?

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7 years ago

No. I don't see how the two are related though, other than the main character being a kid.

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7 years ago

They're not super alike.  CQ was the only of yours I hadn't heard of, and when I wikid it, my first thought was "oh, like dark is rising." hence the recommend.

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7 years ago

1. Not for Glory. (joel Rosenberg)

2. The Sleeping Dragon (Joel Rosenberg)

3. Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson)

4. Hero (Joel Rosenberg)

5. The Hobbit probably. (JRR Tolkien)

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6 years ago

Let me guess... you like Joel Rosenberg. 

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6 years ago

Phenomenal author. Got a couple of his books signed. 

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7 years ago

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)

Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)

American Gods (Neil Gaiman)

The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

Ulysses (James Joyce)

Edit: The Song of Ice & Fire novels are also pretty great, though not sure if I'd say they're up with those five, in my mind, yet.

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7 years ago

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6 years ago

1 ) A Song of Ice and Fire(George R.R Martin)

2 ) Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone(J.K Rowling)

3 ) Inheritance Cycle(Christopher Paolini)

4 ) Oregon Files(Clive Cussler)

5 ) The Bible( Various Authors)

All except No.2 are series.But all of them were too good. 

 

 

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6 years ago

The Bible is pretty good fantasy. 

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6 years ago
Spoiler: He dies in the end.

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6 years ago

Didn't even have the curtesy to black out the spoiler. Tssk tssk, Killa. 

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6 years ago

Yeah, I know the one guy necroed this thread, but... Might as well.

5. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

4. The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)

3. A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)

2. Riders On The Storm (John Densmore)

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)

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6 years ago

Might as well share my favorites too

1. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

2. The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

3. Bronze Bow (Elizabeth George Speare)

4. Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling)

5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)

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6 years ago

To Kill a Mockingbird is overrated IMHO.

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6 years ago
Here are a few more that I didn't see on anyone's list...

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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6 years ago

In no particular order:

- The Da Vinci code (Dan Brown)

-1984 (George Orwell)

-The Monstrologist (Rick Yancey)

-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

-Prey (Michael Chrichton)

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6 years ago

I haven't found a copy of The Monstrumologist anywhere. It's starting to drive me a wee bit nuts. Is it good?

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6 years ago

No I just put it as one of my favourite books as a joke. here you imbecile ^-^

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6 years ago

Thanks. :-)

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6 years ago

... I just have to ask, why do people like The Da Vinci code so much? Or at least, in this case, why do you?

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6 years ago
I believe it was Dan Brown who is quoted to saying the line: "The famous man looked at the red cup." - truly he is a philosopher ahead of his time.

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6 years ago

In no real order.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (all of them) By Douglas Addams

Winger by Andrew Smith

Discworld by Terry Pratchet (Especially the books focusing on Moist Von Lupwig)

The Martian by Andy Wier

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6 years ago

The martian was amazing. Can't wait for the movie, although they'll probably fuck it up. 

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6 years ago

Agreed. Matt Damon was only cast because he was in Interstellar; not based off the fact that he'd be a good Watney. 

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6 years ago

Matt Damon seems to be spending a lot of time in space recently, doesn't he. 

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6 years ago

People should stop leaving him on frozen planets. 

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6 years ago

Astronauts are assholes. 

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6 years ago

One could call them... astroholes. Hehehe

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6 years ago

That.. uh.. makes no sense. 

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6 years ago

I'll see myself out. 

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6 years ago

I think you're looking for "asstronauts."

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

I'm terrible at picking favorites. I know I really liked The Chronicles of Narnia as a kid, particularly The Horse and His Boy. I liked the rest, but I've always had an odd fondness for middle-eastern settings and it was so different, culturally and story-wise than the rest of the books. And I dunno, I felt more sympathetic to Shasta (aka Cor) than most of the children protagonists.

I also really liked The Hobbit. In the case of LOTR, I prefer the movies for the main three, but I'd rather read about Bilbo than watch him. The "My Life As..." series was entertaining when I was a tween, but I couldn't pick a single book. It was about a WMD-grade walking disaster area sort of nerd that didn't have Urkel's genius and wanted to be a screen writer.   

... But yeah, I can't really make a list. xD

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6 years ago

The Horse and His Boy was probably one of my favourites in the Narnia series. I don't really know how to explain it, but it felt more real to me. 

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6 years ago

It was about Narnians, instead of kids from Earth that got transported there.

Also, it felt less like an allegory.  Even though I'm sure it was.

I was like, seven the first time I read them, and Silver Chair scared me so much my mom put them away and said I could read them again when I was older.  So I was like, 13 before I knew Last Battle even existed. 

(Also, Magician's Nephew is not the first book. XD)

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6 years ago

Yeah.

xD I didn't find The Silver Chair particularly scary, but I didn't honestly find it all that interesting, either. Not when compared to The Voyage of the dawn treader, The Magician's Nephew, or The Horse and His Boy. (Though I liked Puddleglum. :3)

Over all, Silver Chair was my second to least favorite, with The Last Battle being my least favorite. It was ... uncomfortable to read. Interesting, but uncomfortable. I respect C.S. Lewis's decisions for his world, but ... I don't have to like any of them and, in the case of that book, I didn't. I understand what he meant by it, still don't like it.

(Random? Well. Uh, that's technically true and technically not true. It was the sixth book written, absolutely, but it was the first book chronologically, you know. After all, it's a prequel to The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. The Pevensie kids weren't even a twinkle in daddy Pevensie's eye at the time, considering he presumably was either an infant or not even born...)

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6 years ago

No, I used to work at a bookstore & the new box sets actually put the books in chronological orders! 

Because a stupid kid wrote Lewis a letter saying "my mommy & I disagreed because I think the magicians nephew should come first isnt that right?"

& Lewis was nice enough to write back & say it seemed sensible. So after he died his idiot heirs insisted the books now be read out of order.

LWtW doesn't make any sense if you already read Magicians nephew! It's completely ruined! 

Besides, Lewis could've had the publisher change it during his lifetime if he wanted to.

I will firmly debate any misguided individual who thinks series should be read in chronological order rather than the order in which they were written.

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6 years ago

My list is probably very similar to Aman's but with 'Flan' (Stephen tunney) at the top. I also really liked 'Canticle For Leibowitz' (Walter M. Miller) a lot but I wouldn't to know where to place it. Very intriguing book.

Top Five Favorite Books

6 years ago

1. The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)
2. Ender's Game / Shadow (Orson Scott Card)
3. Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
4. A Storm of Swords (George R. R. Martin)
5. MaddAddam (Margaret Atwood)
 

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6 years ago
  • Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) [series/set]
  • Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams and Eoin Colfer) [series/set]
  • His Hour (Elinor Glyn)
  • A Brief History of Time (Stephen Hawking)
  • Southern Victory (Harry Turtledove) [series/set]

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6 years ago

1. Sherlock Holmes (the all-in-one version)

2. Lord of the Rings (the all-in-one version with bits of history here and there)

3. The Crossing (Gary Paulsen)

4. A Good Courage (Stephanie S. Tolan)

5. In Search of Lost Time (Proust)  <----I'm not even done with this fucking monster XD