your top favourite books

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  1. broxi

    broxi ButtErFly

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    This is for any readers out there who want something to take their minds off food. I'm an avid reader of good stories. Here's a list of my all time favourites. What are yours?


    1. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
    2. Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
    3. Along Came a Spider - James Patterson
    4. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picault
    5. A Voice in the Wind - Francine Rivers
    6. Cashelmara - Susan Howatch
    7. Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
    8. Pay it Forward - Catherine Ryan Hyde
    9. These is My Words - Nancy Turner
    10. Star of the Sea - joseph O'Connor
    11. A Dangerous Fortune - Ken Follett
    12. A Place Called Freedom - Ken Follett
    13. Memories of a Geisha- Arthur Golden
    14. River God - Wilbur Smith
    15. Lucia, Lucia - Adriana Trigiani
    16. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe- Fannie Flagg
    This is all I can think of just now that I've absolutely loved.
     
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  3. sumayyah

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    cage 11 - gerry adams
    before the dawn - gerry adams
    the whole shopaholics series - sophie kinsella
    the appeal - john grisham
    long walk to freedom - nelson mandella
    the juror - john grisham
    most things by mills and boons ( hate the historic ones )
     
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    Elvira Mistress of the Dark

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    1. Dracula-Bram Stoker
    2. Frankenstein-Mary Shelley
    3. The Da Vinci Code-Dan Brown
    4. Foucault's Pendulum-Umberto Eco
    5. All Harry Potter-J. K. Rowling
    6. The Other Boleyn Girl-Phillipa Gregory
    7. The Boleyn Inheritance-Phillipa Gregory
    8. The Fog-James Herbert
    9. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe-C. S. Lewis
    10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-Lewis Carroll
     
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    OMG am i odd i dont read anything other than magazines :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    *skulks into non reader corner*
     
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    Ooh good thread. Lots of books in your lists that I haven't read.....yet!


    My favourites:

    Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
    The Crimson Petal and the White - Michael Faber
    Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee
    Lambs of God - Marele Day
    Chocolat - Joanne Harris
    Jack Maggs - Peter Carey
    The Snapper - Roddy Doyle
    The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
    Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
    The Way I found Her - Wally Lamb
    Veronika decides to die - Paolo Coelo
    Misery - Stephen King

    That's all I can think of now. I will remember loads more once I've posted this :rolleyes:
     
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    oh i like to read the twilight series! might have a nosey at some of the books mentioned though!
     
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    I've just finished reading 'A piece of cake' by Cupcake Brown, which is absolutely amazing. Definitely one of my favourite books.
     
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    I see there are some very well read folks out there -puts me to shame lol. Unfortunately since finishing school and studies where I reluctantly had to read some very boring stuff, I rarely read for pleasure. But loved the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and anything by Maeve Binchy - her novels are mainly set in Ireland so might be particularly appealing to anyone like myself with some Irish connections.
     
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    lol i read all the different womens magazines every week, i love them

    i tend to read a book a day thru sheer boredom, im a single mom to a disabled child so i hardly ever leave the house
     
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    Awwww i can see why you'd read alot being at home claire :)

    Im out the house from 8.45 to 6pm working so just cannot be arrsed to read when im not working lol
     
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    There's a lot of books there I haven't read but Lion, Witch, Wardrobe is a favourite. Tinley I've read a good few on your list and forgot to add The Crimson Petal to my list cos it's one of my favourites too. Always meaning to read The Poisonwood Bible.
    I read cos it helps me unwind. I like most books as long as the story is good. Funnily, I can't read magazines and most women love them- don't know why I don't like them.
     
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    I'm a bit of a sci-fi nut, I'm making my way through Ben Bova's bibliography at the moment, and Stephen Baxter has written some interesting books.

    I'm quite a fan of old-skool sci-fi: stuff growing on Venus, people walking around there, that type of thing, so Robert Heinlein and Stanley G Weinbaum.

    Non-sci-fi, I enjoyed Trainspotting, Glue and Porno by Irvine Welsh. Just waiting to read Skagboys. Robert Rankin's Brentford stuff is brilliant.

    Wouldn't like to pin myself down to a top 10 or anything though.
     
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    Just reminded me of reading 'trainspotting' years ago, had trouble to start with getting into the scottish lingo, so used to read it out loud so i could understand wtf they were saying!
    Love any books really, non-fiction/biography/crime/horror with the odd chick lit thrown in. 'The jigsaw man' by Paul Britton is one of my faves, about his work in offender psychological profiling- gripping stuff. Just wish had more time to read.
     
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    I like a whole range:
    Adriana Trigani: big stone gap series
    janet evanovich: stephanie plum series
    Shadows of the wind Carlos ruis zafron
    The book thief
    The lovely bones

    Anything by jane green, sophie kinsella for a good trashy read

    Sori off hand can't remember all the authors
     
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    I love all of Chuck Palahnuik's work - he wrote "Fight Club" and "Choke", both made into films. But my personal favourite of his is "Invisible Monster", powerful stuff.

    Another great author in the same vein is Douglas Coupland. For me, his stand out novels are "Girlfriend In A Coma" and "Hey Nostradamus!"

    I recently read "The 19th Wife" by David Ebershoff, was very impressed by it, a real saga to get your teeth stuck into. A similar book is "The Hour I First Believed" by Wally Lamb. Had me laughing and crying - sometimes simulatneously!

    Just a few of my favourites xx
     
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    I love this thread!!! Have some brilliant ideas of what to read next....

    Ok going to start with the books that I loved as a teen and work towards what I've loved recently!

    The books of my teens, I re read them from time to time...

    The Crysalids by John Wyndham (Sci-fi)
    Z for Zacharias by Robert C O'Brien (Sci-fi but was published posthumously so there won't be any more :()
    Empty world by John Christopher (more Sci-fi!)

    The real stickers recently have been

    the magic cottage by James Herbert
    Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
    Labrynth by Kate Mosse
    Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
    My best friends girl Dorothy Koomson
    p.s. I love you by Cecelia Ahern
    The time travellers wife by Audrey Neffenegger

    OK I've exceeded my ten by one, but what the hell!!!
     
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    Hah, yeah it's a bit of a struggle at first but it's pretty natural after a while I thought
     
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