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Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Thu, 19th Mar '09 11:44 PM


Just like certain movies, I find certain books worth revisiting from time to time.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Fountain Head by Ayn Rand

What are some of yours?

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 12:01 AM

I'm so cheesy:

The King of Torts (John Grisham)
The Christmas Sweater (Glenn Beck)
The Silk Vendetta (Victoria Holt)
This Present Darkness (Frank Peretti)
If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing Here In The Pits (Erma Bombeck)
The Bible

Lodi  (Level: 106.0 - Posts: 2144)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 1:03 AM

The Journeyer and Aztec by Gary Jennings

Fudypatootie  (Level: 205.9 - Posts: 1302)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 1:05 AM

To Kill a Mockingbird
Fahrenheit 451
The Giver
The first 6 Harry Potter books
The Chronicles of Narnia

Cujgie  (Level: 182.1 - Posts: 754)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 1:31 AM

In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Nine Stories - J. D. Salinger

Aquamar  (Level: 186.0 - Posts: 925)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 2:09 AM

Gone with the Wind
North and South
Bourne Identity
Clan of the Cave Bear
Valley of Horses
Mammoth Hunters

Garrybl  (Level: 291.8 - Posts: 6772)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 2:15 AM

Anything by Jane Austin

Rex Stout thrillers

Calvin and Hobbes collections

James Thurbers articles (the Years with Ross is my favorite)

Dave Barry in small doses

Bridge World Magazine

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 5:50 AM

Off the top of my head;
A Dead Man in Deptford - Anthony Burgess
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie
Julian - Gore Vidal
Journey to the West - Wu Cheng'en
Straw Dogs - John Gray
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Any of Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld' series

I'm stopping here or I'll never get any work done!

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 6:40 AM

A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry
Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
A Fan's Notes Frederick Exley
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver

Bokeelia  (Level: 196.3 - Posts: 114)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 12:06 PM

the stand

Crazy4games  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 1019)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 12:10 PM

The Stand - Stephen King

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 12:17 PM

Samuel Pepys diary
Soledad Brother
The Diary of Anne Frank
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky

Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5235)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 12:29 PM

Anything by Diana Gabaldon.

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 12:32 PM

Book of Lists
Baseball Encyclopedia
Kama Sutra
Mad Magazine
A Dark and Bloody Ground by Darcy O'Brien with a forward by Patty O'Furniture

"Print is Dead"............Dr. Egon Spengler

Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1139)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 1:01 PM

A Prayer for Owen Meany for me also. And anything that David Sedaris has written - I laugh every time like I am reading it for the first time!

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 1:06 PM

Anything by Stephen King, I've read The Stand 3 or 4 times. Really The Fountainhead, I thought we were being honest.

Achad  (Level: 212.2 - Posts: 661)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 3:45 PM

Thomas Covenant Trilogies: Stephen Donaldson

Ladyvol  (Level: 212.4 - Posts: 5651)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 8:34 PM

The entire Left Behind Series...I've already read them 4 times!
Anything written by Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller and Johanna Lindsey.
Nancy Drew Mysteries....loved them as a kid and I still enjoy reading them!
Gone With The Wind
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes the autobiography of Annette Funicello

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 9:05 PM

Absolutely anything written by James Michener, Flannery O'Connor or John Cheever is tops with me!

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.8 - Posts: 1581)
Sat, 21st Mar '09 10:08 AM

Gone With the Wind, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged are probably my three all time favorites.

I loved the Harry Potter series and I've read it three times; enjoyed it each time.

I just finished the Vampire series and it was entertaining as well. Stephanie Meyers is the author.

It may be considered blasphemy, but I don't care for Stephen King at all. I keep trying to read him and his style just doesn't thrill me. I read Rose Madder and loved it but that's it.

I'm all over the place with authors.
I like John Sandford, Iris Johannsen, Patricia Cornwall, Dean Koontz, Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Scottoline, Michael Crichton (brilliant), just to name a few off the top of my head.

I've read everything James Michener wrote and loved it.

Enough from me.

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Sat, 21st Mar '09 10:23 AM

The Secrets of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh

Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Sat, 21st Mar '09 4:05 PM

I don't think I have ever reread a book. Always seems like I have a stack of books I want to read for the first time.

The fiction authors that I enjoy the most have been John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Lawrence Sanders (got some gore but they are real cliffhangers).

Enoy historical non-fiction. As a kid I loved the Landmark series of books. Now I read some top sellers like A Team of Rivals about Lincoln's cabinet.

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