What are your top 5 favorite books in each genre you read?

@snowcat46 (2323)
United States
January 26, 2009 10:17am CST
Mine are Sci-fi/fantasy 1. The Rowan/Anne McCaffrey 2. The Warlock in Spite of Himself/Christopher Stasheff 3. The Ruby Knight/David Eddings 4. On a Pale Horse/Piers Anthony 5. Pilgrimage/Zenna Henderson Mystery 1. Crocodile on the Sandbank/Elizabeth Peters 2. Stitches in Time/Barbara Michaels 3. The Camelot Caper/Elizabeth Peters 4. Devil-May-Care/Elizabeth Peters 5. Vanish with the Rose/Barbara Michaels Romance 1. The Kadin/Bertrice Small 2. Undead and Unwed/Mary Janice Davidson 3. The Corinthian/Georgette Heyer 4. A Girl's Guide to Vampires/Katie MacAlister 5. Enchanted/Kay Hooper Horror 1. Guilty Pleasures/Laurell K. Hamilton 2. The Laughing Corpse/ Laurell K. Hamilton 3. Circus of the Damned/Laurell K. Hamilton 4. Club Dead/Charlaine Harris 5. Dead Until Dark/Charlaine Harris Art 1. The Fantastic Art of Boris Vallejo 2. Dreams/ Luis Royo 3. Soft as Steel/Julie Bell 4. Icon:A Retrospective/Frank Frazzeta 5. Dreams:the Art of Boris Vallejo How about you?
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@kel1483 (986)
• United States
26 Jan 09
A lot of the books I read can fall into various generes, so I think I'll just make one list that contains my five favorites. I guess, most of what I read would be thriller/suspense kind of stuff, but I do read a lot of other stuff, too. Ok. On to my list: -Midnight by Dean Koontz -Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer (I can't pick just one of them) -Angels & Demons by Dan Brown -The Picture Of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde -Still Waters by Tami Hoag
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I've always wanted to read The Picture of Dorian Grey, but have never been able to find it in the library. I think I know the gist of it, from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but haven't been able to see for sure. That's so frustrating!
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@kel1483 (986)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I was desribing the plot to 'The Picture Of Dorian Grey' to my mom the other day and she mentioned she saw something like that in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, so yeah that is the basics of the book. I haven't seen that movie, so I didn't know it had something like that in it, I should probably watch it. I ended up just buying the book cause I didn't see it at the library. I don't like a lot of older novels, but I do enjoy that one.
@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
26 Jan 09
I don't have a particular favorite genre, so I'll just post my top 5 favorite books. Mixed genres: 1. The Talisman - Stephen King and Paul Straub 2. Mystic River - Dennis Lehane 3. She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb 4. Lullaby - Chuck Pahlaniuk 5. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
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@samma00 (342)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
i like sooo many books. so i guess here's my top 5. 1.Blindness by Jose Saramago 2.Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer 3.Girls in Trouble by Caroline Leavitt 4.A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews 5.The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls oh and I have another favorite.. 6.The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath that's only a couple of my favorite books
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Ha Ha, my plan worked!!! I now have so many future books to read. What a delightful response!
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
27 Jan 09
I love books and i read a lot . It is very difficult to pick any five from such a vast variety. However i will try to pick a few - Rage of Angels by Sydney Sheldon, Armageddon by Leon Uris, The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum, Endess Night by Agatha Christie , The Gin Drinkers by Sagarika Ghose ( an Indian author, A suitable boy by Vikram Seth - i can add at least another 50 books to this list
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
27 Jan 09
there is always an endless list. That's why I only put 5 per genre, for myself. But feel free to add as many as you like... That makes my plan work even better, making a reading list!!
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
I am an avid reader myself and here are some of my fave books: FANTASY 1.Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer( I fell in love with the vampire lover thing... although I read the book before seeing the movie) 2.The Key Trilogies by Nora Roberts 3.A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux 4.Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling (of course) 5.The Summerhouse also by Jude Deveraux Romance 1.The Moonstone (not sure of the author it was the first book i ever read) 2.The Gift by Julie Garwood 3.Remember When by Julie Garwood 4.The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 5.Wedding the Highlander by Janet Chapman ehehe nice idea on collecting the books.. hope you also find, read and enjoy these.
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I plan on it!! Thanks for all the ideas.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Oh this could be tough! LOL but i'll give it a whirl Horror 1 - Weaveworld/Clive Barker 2 - Books of Blood 1-5/Clive Barker 3 - The Cell/Stephen King 4 - Everythings Eventual/Stephen King 5 - Four Past Midnight/Stephen King Vamp Horror/romance 1 - 5+ LOL the Black Dagger Brotherhood series/J.R Ward Spiritual 1 - Awaken the Buddha Within/Lama Surya Das 2 - Awaken the Buddhist Heart/Lama Surya Das 3 - Dancing the Dream/Jamie Samms 4 - Tao Te Ching 5 - If Buddha Got Stuck/Charlotte Kasl Self Help/Mental Health 1 - The Courage to Heal/Laura Davis 2 - Letting Go of the Person you Use to Be/Lama Surya Das 3 - Sometimes I Act Crazy/Jerold Kreisman 4 - The Scared Soul/Tracy Alderman 5 - Toxic People/Lillian Glass Humour/Comedy 1 - You Suck/Christopher Moore 2 - Practical Demonkeeping/Christopher Moore 3 - The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove/Christopher Moore 4 - Lamb/Christopher Moore 5 - A Dirty Job/christopher Moore thats just SOME of the books I love LOL I'm a huge reader and enjoy so many different titles/authors/genres etc it would take forever just to do 5 from each etc ya know...
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Practical Demonkeeping? What's in that book? It sounds fun! Oh I know. But I thought I'd just put 5. I have so many on my shelves it was hard deciding which ones to list. I'll bet You Suck is about vampires, yes? It sounded good.
@shhheila (1847)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
my top 5 are Twilight, Hollywood Star, Amityville Horror, Dark Dreams, and IT
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I know about Twilight, Amityville Horror and It from the movies. What are Hollywood Star and Dark Dreams about? Could you tell me?