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How many of you wrote, “Read more books” on your 2011 resolution list? If you just raised your hand, then you’ve found the right blog post!
We want to help you fulfill that lit-minded resolution. Look for the return of our regular Book of the Month reviews of new novels, memoirs, and more! We’ve heard that you want to see more genre fiction, fashion histories, and anthologies, and hopefully we’ll have some for you!
And because we love you all, you still have an opportunity each month to win a copy of our featured book! For each review, we’ll ask you to join our discussion here on the blog. If you leave at least one comment answering our discussion question, you have a chance to be randomly chosen to win a book.
So, join us each month to see what we’re reading! Though there’s not a book giveaway right now, let’s get a discussion started anyway!
What are three of your favorite books? GO!
This is exciting!
The Bell Jar, Gone With the Wind, and the Kool Aid Acid Test. I’m nothing if not diverse 🙂
1. ‘Rebecca’ by Daphne Du Maurier
2. ‘The Silver Chair’ by C.S. Lewis
3. ‘The Wolves of Willoughby Chase’ by Joan Aiken (It’s so classic and storybook-like; I love it!)
— Maria E.
Oh agree on Rebecca!
You know, picking 3 only is too hard, because after reading others’ comments including children’s literature, I couldn’t help but want to immediately add Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles and “The Westing Game” to my list.
Arg, it didn’t post my last part which was that I hadn’t heard of “The Wolves of Willoughby Chase” but I just looked it up on Wiki–now I really, really want to read it!
Yeah, there’s a sequel to Rebecca (by Susan Hill) called Mrs. De Winter, and I started it but I’m not sure how much I like it so far.
I love Lloyd Alexander! The Pyrdain Chronicles are amazing.
1. Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson
2. The Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
3. Like Water For Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel
– Michael Ende’s “The Neverending Story”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Tender is the Night”
– Jonathan Lethem’s “Fortress of Solitude”
Does anyone have any fantasy recommendations, not including the big ones out there (Jordan, Tolkien, etc.)? Thanks!
The Over Sea, Under Stone sequence by Susan Cooper is really, really good. I highly recommend it.
lol! I was so keen on sharing my favorites, I commented before reading your request. Here’s hoping you’ll love my picks as much as I do. 🙂
I haven’t read anything by Susan Cooper–I’ll definitely be checking her out! Thank you!
Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality is a good fantasy series.
Anything by Stephen Lawhead is amazing fantasy! (My favorite is the Pendragon Cycle)
Thank you! I’ve added these authors to my list!
1. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
2. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
3. Harry Potter series (because you just can’t pick one)
1) The Harry Potter Series – JK Rowling
2) Shout Down the Moon – Lisa Tucker
3) The Bodies Left Behind – Jeffery Deaver
“The Mists of Avalon,” the book in the picture, is actually one of my favorite books and has been for years.
i also love “Autobiography of Red,” by Anne Carson, and
“Caramelo,” by Sandra Cisneros.
-The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
– As You like It by Shakespeare
– The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Difficult to choose just 3, but here there are:
1. Pride & Prejudice – oldy but goody
2. To Kill a Mockingbird – makes me cry everytime
3. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – new favorite!
1. Watership down – you actually MISS the characters when you are finished.
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone – I’m a fangirl
3. Survivor (By Palahnuik) – I love this book more than I have loved boyfriends.
Gloria by Keith Maillard
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
– The Harry Potter Books 🙂
– Shutter Island (the book is better than the movie!)
– Catcher in the Rye
You have my second on that ballot 🙂
Oooh, The Mists of Avalon! One of my all-time favorites. I’m not sure if I can pick three, but I’ll try.
1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
2. The Cider House Rules, John Irving
3. Persuasion, Jane Austen
YES! Certainly raised my hand… 3 favorite books… these are all a bit older but:
– The time traveller’s wife
– Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
– The Glass Castle
Cannot wait to see what everyone else will recommend! 🙂
Okay that is an impossible question, but..
Harry Potter series all the way,
Anything by Tamora Pierce she has the most kick but women ever and I can’t pick another I am a complete readaholic.
Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Loove your choices! Those are some of my favorites too! 🙂
This is impossible but:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – i’ve loved it since I was a kid.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – can’t stop rereading this one
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee – most people think it’s depressing but me? Somehow I really do like it.
I recently read Never Let Me Go – it was totally not what I expected. Although I appreciated it’s originality, I can’t say I was a huge fan. What about it appeals to you about it the most? Have you seen the movie?
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D Salinger
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
Paper Towns – John Green
and, of course, the Harry Potter Series!
(all of my favorite authors start with “J”…)
I’m officially in love with Amie Bender:
1. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
2. An Invisible Sign of My Own
3. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (currently in progress, but I seriously cannot put it down.)
All amazing reads!
I have to pick four, although even to limit it this much is hard!
Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
THe Life of Pi – Yann Martel
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Ishmael – Daniel Quinn
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast – Robin McKinley
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice – Laurie R. King
I love The Beekeeper’s Apprentice! Great book. 🙂
-Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
-American Gods – Neil Gaiman
-Its Kind Of A Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
– All the books written by Jane Austen (simply classic and wonderful)
– Handle with Care by Judy Picoult (a heart-wrencher)
– Harry Potter series (because they are just too whimsical not to mention)
geek love (katherine dunn)
wild sheep chase (murakami)
year of the flood (m. atwood)
NOT a fan of harry potter, actually! currently reading blindness by jose saramago.
Geek Love rules!
– Blindness, JosÃ© Saramago
– Persopolis, Marjarine Satrapi
– Imperium, Ryszard Kapuscinski
– The human stain, Philip Roth
* On the Road- Jack Kerouac
* Ella Enchanted- Gail Carson Levine
*The Year of The Flood- Margaret Atwood
I like the Mists of Avalon too!
-Notes from the Underground-Dostoyevsky
-Love in the time of cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Angela, YOU are awesome. So are books. 🙂
Mother Night- Kurt Vonnegut
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
Hocus Pocus- Kurt Vonnegut
I should have admitted that it is hard to pick just three! Reading is just that awesome. 🙂
My 3 are –
1. The Mists of Avalon (as seen above)
2. A Clockwork Orange (Book only. I can’t handle the movie.)
3. Charlotte’s Web (The first novel I read!)
Charlotte’s Web is also the first novel I read!
Aw Angela! You’re adorbs.
Just three is almost impossible for me:
1. Requiem for a Dream – Hubert Selby, Jr.
2. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
3. And almost anything by Emile Zola, Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Mansfield, Honore de Balzac … okay, I’m cheating.
Fellow Southern Gothic lover. <3
I love books so much! This last tuesday I read a book in one day! i don’t really know the authors of them, but these books are AWESOME!
1. The Sherwood Ring….?
2. The Lord of the Rings series
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
Yeah , it’s hard for me to only pick three!!
This is so impossible 😛
but these will always be in my top favorites:
The Thief of Always – Clive Barker
It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
and of course, The Harry Potter Series hehe
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
I’m so stoked about this- my only new years resolution was to get around to reading 3 “classics” that always looked interesting, but seemed too intimidating to me. Anyway, my 3 favorite books…
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -J.K. Rowling
The Giver- Lois Lowry
The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
What are some of the classics you’re thinking of reading?
Suttree — Cormac McCarthy
Provinces of Night — William Gay
As I Lay Dying — William Faulkner
” My mother is a fish”…. most memorable chapter in a book!
picking my favorite book is like a mother saying she has a favorite child! but my go to books would have to be
The Perks of being a wallflower-Stephan Chbosky
Emma- Jane Austen
The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins
Fear and Loathing in las vegas
The Phantom Tollbooth
and The perks of being a wallflower.
Random taste i guess 🙂
Ooohhh… i love reading. My three favorites are:
The Stranger by Albert Camus
A Hearbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
The Divine Comedy by Dante
Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Suess
The Once and Future King – TH White
Lamb – Christopher Moore
The Well and the Mine – Gin Phillips
The Water is Wide – Pat Conroy
The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
1. The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall (the only book I’ve ever read twice)
2. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
3. Bring me your saddest Arizona by Ryan Harty
This is a hard one to answer! But I figured it out, after some thought.
1. Le Petit Prince – Antoine de St. ExupÃ©ry
2. Everything Is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
3. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
1. Good Omens- Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
2. Weaveworld- Clive Barker
3. From Hell- Alan Moore
I like Clive Barker!
I completely agree with you about Good Omens!
Oooo, Good Omens is a good one.
I decided to geek out and choose my fave fantasy novels!
1. Just like Angela: Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Mists of Avalon
I read this every couple of years!
2. The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
3. The Princess Bride, William Goldman
I’ve read these as well and LOVE them, and I see that Rothfuss’ next book in the series is out on March 1! Our fantasy tastes are very much alike! Do you have any other suggestions? I think outside of these books, L. Alexander’s works, the other big names (including Moorcock and Salvatore) and maybe one or two others, I haven’t read any others!
I’m counting the days until March1!
His Dark Materials, P. Pullman’s trilogy, is mind-blowing and NOT just for kids. Gabaldon’s Outlander series is great but you have to be ready to commit to a long series. Finally, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game (oops, this one’s sci fi) is also terrific – kind of like Lord of the Flies in outer space.
P.S. Yes, I do work in a book store! 🙂
*The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
*Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontÃ«
*The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
1. The Hiding Place
2. The Help
3. Gone With the Wind
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
“Steppenwolf” by Hesse
“Rebecca” by Daphne DuMaurier
“The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende
It seems I can’t leave this topic alone.
Here are my top three from required school reading lists:
1. Catcher in the Rye
2. Fahrenheit 451
3. Of Mice and Men
I promise this is my last entry!
My favorites from this century:
1. Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
3. Cutting For Stone, Abraham Verghese
Happy reading, everyone
Hahaha, you are hilarious. And must love books.
1. The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck
2. The Stand- Stephen King
3. To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee
What great lists everyone has!
1. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
2. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
3. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
Such a difficult decision.
1. The Picture of Dorain Grey
2.Pride and Prejudice
3. Into The wild
Lonesome Dove, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Victory Over Japan
invisable monsters – chuck palahniuk
a long way down – nick hornby
go ask alice
So hard to choose, but I’d have to say:
1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
2. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
3. Middlemarch by George Eliot
1. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
2. The Stranger by Albert Camus
3. Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski
I just read The Zoo Story by Edward Albee. That was also excellent.
— Weeping Under This Same Moon by Jana Laiz
— To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
— Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (if that counts)
Calvin and Hobbes totally counts! 🙂
1. The Bell Jar
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
3. Interview with the Vampire
1. The Book Theif
2. The professor and the madman
-Alice in Wonderland
-His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and the Amber Spyglass)
-You Remind Me of You
Currently Reading: A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Island – Aldous Huxley
The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint Exupery
The Things they Carried
The life of Pie
Half Broke Horse
…there are just too many haha
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell , Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and The Grapes of Wrath by George Steinbeck…this was a tough decision 🙂
1. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
2. Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
3. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
confederate general from big sur – richard brautigan
ida – gertrude stein
the deer park – norman mailer
I havent read it since I was young but my favorite book is “So Far from the Bamboo Grove” and its sequal “My Brother, My sister and I” both by Yoko Kawashima Watkins. Its an amazing first hand account of what it was like for a regular citizen during the second world war.
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
and a toss up between
A Wrinkle In Time – Madeleine L’Engle
Marjorie Morningstar – Herman Wouk
1.) The Bell Jar -Sylvia Plath
2.) Girl, Interrupted – Susana Kaysen
3.) Jurassic Park – Micheal Chrichton
1. The Hound of The Baskervilles
2. The Man With Two Left Feet
3. Little Women
Yeah, I should stop. You only asked for 3 and I could list 30.
Homeland by R.A. Salvatore
Darkly Dreaming, Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
I know the Giving Tree is a children’s book but it’s still one of my favorites. I can’t even begin to tell about the other books I’ve read!
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr
Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry? by Elizabeth McCracken
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
The first two are long-time favorites, the third changes every time I think about it!
I just finished reading, “Water for Elephants” and it was a fun, feel good quick read with some awesome insight.
To Kill A Mockingbird
Just about anything by Poe!
Mary Called Magdalene
– The Fuck Up by Arthur Nersesian
– Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
– To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye are tied…
Just three?! But I could go on… 🙂
omg, I LOVE Microserfs! Coupland is so awesome sometimes.
1. Don Quixote-Cervantes
2. Cien aÃ±os de soledad-GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez
3. A Game of Thrones-George RR Martin
Water for Elephants
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
The lovely bones
…..and that’s about it. I’ve read so much but those are the only two I very much enjoyed.
Tess of the D’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy
War And Peace- Leo Tolstoy
Tuck Everlasting- Natalie Babbit
* The Constant Gardener…..John le Carre
*Snow Falling on Cedars…..David Guterson
*The Grapes of Wrath…..John Steinbeck
*The Sun Also Rises….Ernest Hemingway
*Pride & Prejudice….Jane Austen
*The Beautiful & Damned….F. Scott Fitzgerald
*The Things They Carried….Tim O’Brien
*To Build a Fire & The Call of the Wild….Jack London
*Jane Eyre….Charlotte Bronte
*As I Lay Dying….William Faulkner
*War & Peace….Leo Tolstoy
*House of Mirth….Edith Wharton
….i’m somewhat addicted to reading 🙂
Oh boy, BOOKS!!!
My #1 all time favorite is The Sound And The Fury by Faulkner
#2 A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
#3 is Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
And it was truly hard to pick 3!
1. Phantom Tollboth
2. Harry Potter Series
3. The Neverending Story
Never heard of the first one. I LOVE the Harry Potter Series. And I haven’t ever read The Neverending Story but I loved the movies when I was younger.
The Princess Bride
Oh and anything Joan Bauer.
Ooh! Book club!!
1. Catcher in the Rye
2. The Tempest
3. The End of the Affair
1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
2. Blindness by Jose Saramago
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Poetry by Carlos Drummond de Andrade (a brazillian poet!)
The Bell Jar, The Great Gatsby, Sense and Sensibility
Wuthering Heights, Queen of Camelot, Memoirs of a Geisha
After You’d Gone
The Thief of Always
The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
Watership Down – Richard Adams
The Grey King (actually, all of The Dark is Rising Sequence is awesome) – Susan Cooper
Only 3? Lamb (Christopher Moore), Jemima J, The Time Traveler’s Wife.
A random three selections of my favorite books: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block, and Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
1. Crescent by Diana Abu Jaber
2. A Slipping Down Life by Anne Tyler
3. The Desert Rose by Larry McMurtry
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Good in Bed – Weiner
Pride & Prejudice – Austen
1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, 2. Looking for Alaska by John Green, and 3. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. But… that’s only for right this second. That list changes more often than I change my outfit. 🙂
the adventures of huckelberry finn
one flew over the cuckoos nest
brave new world
1. Harry Potter series
2. The Incarnations of Immortality Series by Piers Anthony
3. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; Lucia, Lucia; Catching in the Rye. 🙂 And about a million others…
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, The Marzipan Pig by Russell Hoban.
Where the Red Fern Grows (I don’t care if it’s for kids, it’s just so good)
The Harry Potter series
The Time Traveller’s Wife
I study children’s lit, so my favorite children’s lit books are:
Madeleine L’Engle’s Kairos
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville (brilliant deconstruction of whiteness, orientalism, and commodification.)
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan.
Loving the recommendations so far!
Ahhh picking only three is difficult!
1. Brave New World
2. Northanger Abbey
3. The Series of Unfortunate Events (every time I read them, I find more allusions!)
I can’t wait! Book clubs are so lovely.
I have way too many favourites to pick just three, but aside from Harry Potter, and all books written by John Green:
– The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
– Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut
– The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
I have the most difficult time picking favorite anything. A lot of really great books are listed already, so here’s a few new ones:
The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
The Secret of Lost Things – Sheridan Hay
now im reading The historian!!!!…again! its such a good book!!!!
Most beloved books amongst a thousands:
Very favourite number one book: The perks of being a wallflower, by Steven Chbosky
second: Smillas sense of snow, by Peter Hoeg
and: The reader by Bernhard Schlink
The Harry Potter books (Obviously!)
Everything by Stephen Lawhead (I love my fantasy)
Everything by Ted Dekker
(I think its funny that no one mentioned the Twilight series. he he he)
Lol, what an astute observation!
I’m also glad to see Modcloth fans with good taste in books as well as fashion!
a confederacy of dunces by john kennedy toole
blindness by josÃ© saramago
the unbearable lightness of being by milan kundera
All time fave: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Such a beautiful, tender, heart-breaking book.
Best kept secret of the book world: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. A terrific story, and the writing is so engaging. (Plus, her name is *Dodie*!)
Non-fiction: Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott. An honest, humbling, hilarious essays by an honest, humble, hilarious writer.
One of them is the book on the cover! I LOVED Mists of Avalon. Pride and Prejudice is another favorite, and The Thorn Birds!
Crime and Punishment, (Brothers Karamazov) Dostoevsky
The Help, Karthryn Stockett
Anna Karenina, Tolstoy
The Man who was Thursday, Chesterton
The Arms Maker of Berlin, Dan Fesperman
*The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
*Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
*The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
You’re asking me to pick just 3 books? Goodness! Saw some of my other favorites listed so…
1. Ghosts of Vesuvius by Charles Pellegrino (my most favorite nonfiction work)
2. Cast Two Shadows by Ann Rinaldi (favorite young adult author, love all her books)
3. Sick Puppy by Carl Hiassen (favorite modern author, I enjoy all his novels)
My top 3:
1- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
2- Picture the Dead
3- Bleak House
Hmmm… It’s hard to say what my top three favorite books are, since I read all the time. I have over 300 books on my GoodReads account! But if I had to choose three, I’d choose:
-The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)
1. The Blood of Flowers, Anita Amirrezvani
2. Color: A Natural History of the Palette, Victoria Finlay
3. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
1. The Gargoyle, Andrew Davidson
2. Twilight, Stephani Meyers
3. The Coldest Winter Ever, Sista Souljah
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
So difficult to choose 3! … but here goes…
1. The History of Love – Nicole Krauss (SO BEAUTIFUL.)
2. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
3. The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield (Modern, yet classically gothic.)
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
First They Killed My Father
Memoirs Of A Geisha
“In Cold Blood” – Truman Capote
“The Things They Carried” – Tim O’Brien
“Water for Elephants” – Sara Gruen
“To Kill a Mocking Bird” – Harper Lee
“The Kite Runner” – Khaled Hosseini
“The Hundred Secret Senses” – Amy Tan
“Into the Wild” – Jon Krakauer
Plus, anything that either J. K. Rowling or Michael Crichton has ever touched…
and…from when I was younger:
“A Wrinkle in Time” – Madeleine L’Engle
“Freak the Mighty” – Rodman Philbrick
I also liked the “Lioness Rampant” series by Tamora Pierce
Get reading! 🙂
I’m sorry – I couldn’t just choose three!
It’s impossible to pick, but some of my favorites:
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes- Eleanor Coerr
Son of Shadows- Juliet Marillier
The Green Rider Series- Kristen Britain
… I’m a bit of a fantasy nerd…
1. We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
2. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
The Mists of Avalon
The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy
The Outlander Series
The Pillars of the Earth
Anything by Alison Weir
The Wheel of Time Series
I could go on and on and on!
1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
2. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
3. Henry and June by Anais Nin
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Venus and Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess
“Read more” was definitely on my list of goals for 2011!! I just finished reading The Red Tent – it was sooo good!!
To Kill a Mockingbird
Gone With the Wind
La sombra del viento – Carlos R. Zafon
Rayuela – Julio Cortazar
La isla de los amores infinitos.
My still-favorite books of when I was much younger are
The Golden Compass- Philip Pullman
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind- Suzanne Fisher Staples
Island of the Blue Dolphins- Scott O’Dell
Now here are a few of my favorites off the top of my head now that I’m older:
Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden
Running With Scissors- Augusten Burroughs
The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
Toni Morrison’s Beloved
Kurt Vonnegut’s Welcome to the Monkey House
If you guys like J.K. Rowling, check out Terry Pratchett! He seems to be one of her influences. Monstrous Regiment is my favorite.
Gosh, just three?
1. Animal Farm
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
3. Mary, Bloody Mary
1. The Bell jar
2. The Tracy Fragments
3. Invisible Monster
I LOVE The Mists of Avalon! I can’t even count how many times I have read it!
If you love Mists, I really have to suggest Firelord by Parke Godwin. Excellent!
Harry Potter series. (yes, and everyone else too.)
american gods – neil gaiman, he is a faviorte of mine but thhat book was amazing.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers. A book I read for lit class that I just loved to death.
…and whatever the last thing I read was. I love books Ive never meet a book I didnt like unless it was twilight.
I’m probably biased because I’m a romance novelist, but I vote for romance! My three favorite authors right now are Julie Anne Long, Meredith Duran and Courtney Milan (with honorable mentions to Carrie Lofty, Shana AbÃ©, Tessa Dare, Ava Gray and Kresley Cole).
1. Water for elephants
2. The help
3. Wuthering heights
Brave New World
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
For those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like. 😉
(So much love for Miss Brodie!)
Three favorite books are:
Pride and Prejudice
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
-The Great Gatsby
-Loitering with Intent: The Apprentice
1. (series) The Dragon Crown Warcycle but Michael A. Stackpole is my absolute favorite
2. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
3. (series) Drizzt Durden by R.A Salvatore
The Historian -Elizabeth Kostova
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close- Jonathan Safran Foer
Long Day’s Journey into Night – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Long Day’s Journey Into Night- Eugene O’Neil
I absolutely looooved “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.
As well as “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo.
And “God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian” by Kurt Vonnegut.
And only because I can’t leave this one unmentioned: “Memnoch the Devil” by Anne Rice. Epic.
Too many favorite books.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (my favourite Jane Austen, although they are all great)
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry (technically a children’s book, but I love it, it’s so old-fashionedy and perfect)
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (I have been rereading them since I was about 7, and I love them more every time)
“Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade” (a book I stumbled upon because I was judging it by its cover), “I Capture the Castle” (one of the best accounts of subtle sibling rivalry), and “Vile Bodies” (because Evelyn Waugh’s wit is truly under-appreciated)
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
The Island – Victoria Hislop (Amazing book! Such a great, powerful story. I highly recommend it!!)
Pride and Prejudice
The Memoirs of Cleopatra
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far by Stefan Sagmeister
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
…and pretty much every book I read in 6th thru 8th grade. I am a YA book nut!
The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
Musicophilia – Oliver Sacks
The Life of Pi – Yann Martel
The Outlander Series – Diana Gabaldon
Oops, was that 4? My bad.
this is tough!
it’s a novella, does that count? “train dreams” by denis johnson so wonderful!
i love short fiction as much as i love a great novel.
1. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oliver WIlde
2. Nine Stories, JD Salinger
3. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
1. Firelord by Parke Godwin — has been my favorite book since I was 15. Just amazing.
2. The Princess Bride by William Goldman — another serious favorite.
and 3. Till We Have Faces by C.S Lewis
Hard to choose but:
1. East of Eden
2. White Teeth
3. Lady Chatterly’s Lover
I also love the book Angela is holding (The Mists of Avalon). I reread it every summer- it’s such a good fantasy read!
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett
1. Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
2. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I love recommendations. 🙂
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I have so many other favourites, but anything by any of the Bronte sisters is excellent. As is anything by H. P. Lovecraft if horror is more your thing 😉
*Unbearable lightness of being
*by the river piedra I sat down and wept
*Harry Potter Series
I just love reading!!!
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