Favorite Book

@dorannmwin (36697)
United States
January 5, 2010 12:13pm CST
I'm a reader, I've been a reader for as long as I can remember. I've read all of the books that I have at least once and several of them I've read more than one time. Now, I'm ready to start reading books that I may not have picked up in the past. So, I pose these questions to my mylot friends. What is your favorite book? Why do you think I should read it? As for me, it is hard to pinpoint one specific book that is my favorite, but my favorite author is Luanne Rice.
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I like history so I read alot of history books an right now I am reading the left behind series I wish someone would of told me there were 15 books to that series but I am up to book eight almost done
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I really wanted to read those when they first came out, but I could never find them in the right order so I gave up on them at that time and then I had all but forgotten about them. Now, they've been out for a while I may have better luck. Thank you so much for the reminder.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I found mine on amazon an they didn't cost that much to bad you don't live closer i would be happy to loan them to you
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I do a lot of my shopping through Amazon because I am blessed to be able to earn free gift cards for them so I am able to buy a lot of things on there and not cost me a dime out of my pocket. I will add them to my shopping list because I was interested in them before and then forgot about them for a time.
@thewayis (648)
• Bulgaria
8 Jan 10
I don't have one particular book which I could call favorite, becaue I have a whole list of favorite books. I don't know how will I explain some of them because I haven't read them in english, but I will try as much as I could. First, my favorite contemporary author is Nora Roberts - you can pick any book written by her and you will never be wrong. It doesn't matter if the book is about crimes, policements, firefighters, magicians, vampires or demons (becaue she has all of that in her books) the story is so well written that you can transfer your mind into the book. She is a great author My favorite classic book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin, which everybody should have read at least once in his life. I like books that describes different cultures so I one of the best books I have read is written by turkish author and I am not sure how can I write its name in egnlish, because I've read it in Bulgarian and I am not even sure if our translation of the title is decent enough to try to turn it into english. However the book is about a young girl in Turkey who runs away from home and is trying to manage in life, but considering the situation in Turkey in the early 20th century, it shows how hard is for a single woman to succeed in this world of men. It is interesting reading by Reshat Nuri. I would translate it as The Lark, you can searck for it, because reading it is a whole new level of experiance. There are some bulgarian book which are included in my list of favorites, but I don't see the point of writing about them here, as they are not even publish in English Have a Nice reading :)
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
8 Jan 10
Thank you so much for sharing your views. I would love to be able to find the book that you are referring to about the Turkish girl. It sounds like it would be a very interesting thing to read.
@thewayis (648)
• Bulgaria
9 Jan 10
Ok, you made me search for it :) So the original name of the novel was The Wren, but it was translated by Sir Wyndham Deedes as The Autobiography of a Turkish Girl. I don't know if the name can help you find it, but it sure is a start Good luck
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Thank you so much for the lead on it. I'm going to see if I'm able to find it. Otherwise, I guess I am going to have to learn to read in more languages.
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
6 Jan 10
Hi dorannmwin, if you're looking for a new author that you just can't go wrong with look out for Douglas Kennedy. His books are really excellent but each one is totally different, although my favourite of his remains 'The Big Picture' which involves stolen identity. More of his later books have been written through the eyes of a woman extremely well, there was one which moved into the McCarthy years.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
This sounds like another author that I would really like. I'm looking so forward to my next trip to either Half Priced Books or to the library. I've got a lot of new books and new authors that I need to try out.
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
7 Jan 10
You lucky thing, on the way back from the non existent library I could stop in at over priced books.I have just found an online book shop which delivers free world wide, which has proved reliable. No doubt they'll stop when they work out that the postage costs more than the book.
@irishidid (8147)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I think you should read my book.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
If you were to put it in front of me, more than likely I would read it.
@irishidid (8147)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I'm asking people to request their local library carry it. It is also available to order online or you can go to Barnes and Noble to order. If you are interested, I also have a fan page on fb under R.K. Finnell.
@ruowei73 (31)
• China
6 Jan 10
My favorite book is “the story of the stone”,but I have not read a book for a long time.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I've never heard of this one. Do you happen to know who the author is?
• China
7 Jan 10
Xueqin Cao ,an famous Chinese author.
@arafol (232)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
My favorite book is the trilogy of Alexander The Great by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. The first book is Alexander: Child of a Dream. The second book is Alexander: The Sands of Ammon. The third book is Alexander: The Ends of the Earth. The story is so good that I fall in love with the book and was able to finish reading up to the third and last book. Try this one, the story will surely captivate your minds.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Oh, I've never heard of these, but you've given them such a good review that I am going to have to look for them and read them. Thank you very much for your suggestion.
@arafol (232)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
I'm glad that you have taken interest to read the books about Alexander The Great. Maybe it could top as one of your favorite once you read it :)
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
I usually read self-help books. My all-time favorite, Robert Fulghum's "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten". I also like Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad concept.
@crazeMD (196)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
i also love these books. i also have "uh-oh" by fulghum. i love reading it over and over again.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I've always intended to reas All I Really Need to Know but I've never gotten around to it. Thank you for the reminder.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
5 Jan 10
i dont typically read a lot of fiction but sometimes i do. i tend to like biographies more than anything. my favourite book is about a Christian missionary to China during years just prior to and including ww2. there was even a movie made about her. it is called 'the inn of eighth happiness'.
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
6 Jan 10
I love that book too about Gladys Aylward, the little woman. Ingrid Bergman played her in the film.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
That sounds like a very interesting book. I'm going to have to look for it the next time that I am at the second hand bookstore or the library. Thanks so much for your suggestion.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 10
Hi dorannmwin, during childhood I was engrossed in reading all kinds of fairy tales. The characters in the tales as well as the legends were wonderful, brave and bright with wisdom mostly. I couldn't but kept on reading one book after another whenever I was free. I indulged in reading romantic books during my middle school days and then followed by detective and science fiction the rest of the time. when getting older I mostly read books to enhance my knowledge and information in different aspects. At present I'm sluggish in reading. I try to read a couple pages before having a nap as well as going to bed daily. If I could I would like to reread the four long stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Yeah he is one of my favorite writers as well Take care and happy posting
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
17 Jan 10
One of the things that is great about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is that his stories are timeless. I haven't read any of them in a long time, but I remember that they are great and they are so easy to picture yourself being a character in.
@tabet20 (14)
• United States
14 Jan 10
I am naturally pulled towards horror, sci-fi, fantasy. I am really big into the teen vampire novels right now. Like the Vampire Academy Series, The Vampire Diaries, and Twilight Saga. I would reccomend any of these, but if you are not into teen novels, I would recommend Stephen King, Christian Feehan, and Lori Foster. Stephen King writes horror, my favorite book of his is Carrie. Christine Feehan writes love stoies involving vampires, and people that can turn from human to an animal. Most of her books are set in the Carpathian Mountains or the South American Jungle. She has alot of "adult content" in her books. Lori Foster writes love stories, she also has alot of "adult content". I hope this gives you some ideas. Happy reading in 2010.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
14 Jan 10
Believe it or not, I love the Twilight Saga. It is sad to say in a certain sense that I have become a junkie for them. I may try out some of the other vampire books that you've mentioned.
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
I've got a number of favorite books. One of them that I would recommend to you is the book by John Gilstrap titled Nathan's Run. This is especially good if you are into action and drama. Other books I recommend are Silent Honor by Danielle Steele, Firestarter by Stephen King, and Purpose Driven Life.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
9 Jan 10
The Nathan's Run that you've mentioned sounds like it is right up my alley, I'm definitely going to have to look for that one on my next trip to the store. Thank you very much for your suggestion.
• United States
7 Jan 10
I can't pick a favorite book right now. In the past I've said "This Present Darkness" by Frank Peretti, and then I went to "Shadow Over Kiriath" by Karen Hancock. But I don't know anymore. I've read books that I've liked more than those two but I can't put one up on the pedestal of "favorite book". I typically read fantasy novels these days. I like high fantasy like Lord of the Rings. I can't say you would want to read the two books I listed, but If you wanted to check them out one day, then that'd be great.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I read almost everything so I may check them out one day. The worst thing that could ever happen when I pick up a book is that I don't enjoy it and the best thing that could happen is that I love it.
@bricked (151)
• United States
6 Jan 10
The author of my books that i like to read is Mary Janice Davidson. I love her book. I have been reading the undead serious. It is a romance book but with a little comedy. It is just interested how she could bring a character into life
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I think that the strength of character development is one of the most important things in a good book. Thank you for giving me a name of another author that I should try out.
@much2say (35424)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I'm actually not a novel reader . . . I don't seem to have the attention span to read them. However, I have always had an interest in children's literature (I still would like to illustrate and write children's books). I collect them and just love reading them over and over again. My little one seems to be going in that same direction! One book that I always took to heart - even as an adult - was "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. In short, it's about a tree who gives everything to this boy as he grows up. The story has always made me cry - and even moreso as a mother, who is willing to give everything I have to my child. And it's neat when you can read the stories you enjoy and enjoy them with your child.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I honestly believe that being able to share my love of books with my children is one of the most rewarding things that I've encountered from being a mother. My daughter is now starting to read some of the books that I still have from my elementary years on her own.
@crazeMD (196)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
i love to read if i have time and i can't really pick one since i have a lot of favorite books. so here's my list of authors and books: 1. the Bible - it gives wisdom, encouragement, a guide on how our life must be lived. 2. robert fulghum - all i really need to know i learned in kindergarten 3. mitch albom - tuesdays with morrie, five people you meet in heaven 4. yan cartell - life of pi (it's a light read.) 5. paolo coelho - all of his books!!! 6. alice seybold - the lovely bones 7. the time traveller's wife i'll add more if i remember something else. have fun reading!
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Thanks for the great suggestions. I am writing all of these down so that I can find some good new books for me to read the next time I get to Half Priced Books or to the library. Unfortunately, it could be a while because my husband has been leaving me without a car a lot here recently.
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 10
Well I don't have a favorite book either and I am not a kid but my favorite author to date remains J K Rowling.I still adore the Harry Potter series.The other authors I admire are Dan Brown,Sidney Sheldon,Jeffrey Archer and Paulo Coelho.I am an avid fiction reader and these guys just keep my stuck to the book.I doubt that you wouldn't of heard of them but just in case you haven't tried them out,now s the time..:)
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I've read some Sidney Sheldon and some Jeffrey Archer. However, I have never read the Harry Potter books yet and because of my sister and the people on here that have also suggested them, I am going to have to give them a try.
@vijayanths (7878)
• India
6 Jan 10
My favorite author is Dale Carnegie. How to win friends and influence people, how to stop worrying and start living. Norman Vincent Peale's "Power of positive thinking are my favorites. I used to read James hadley chase, Sidney shelton, Denise robins, Perry mason, Agatha, Harold robins and so on when I was young.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I really think I need to read some of the Dale Carnegie stuff. It really sounds like something that I need in my life right now. Thank you very much for your suggestion.
• India
6 Jan 10
hi, my favorite book was encyclopedia and five point someone which are the two books i like most after that i like harry potter books which all these are very nice and which resembles the morals and we can gain knowledge from encyclopedia.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
My little sister has recently informed me that I need to read the Harry Potter books but I haven't been to their house to borrow them from her.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
6 Jan 10
My favorite book eh. My favorite book in what genre? Over all? There are far too many really good books. I do not have a favorite. At the moment I am reading the bible, so that I have a better understanding of the history of religion, and that I may converse more comfortably with missionaries and controversialists. It is also calming me down a lot, which I found odd. Before this my main area of book ready was action adventure fantasy. Dragons and wizards are the best. I also read personal development books, so far my favorite one of those is "The Ultimate Gift" by John Stovall, but there are many I have not yet had the pleasure of reading. I read one chapter in Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich each week and then master mind that with a group of network marketing professionals that is quite the experience. Cheers.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I guess I could have been more specific. But that is my main problem, there is not a specific genre that I read. Really, if I see a book and I need something to read I will pick up anything to try it out.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi Dorann. Oh wow, I love so many books and have read thousands by now. Like you, I could never pick just one favorite, unless it would be the Bible. Authors I recommend: Jodi Picoult, Dan Brown, John Grisham...I've never read anything by any of them that wasn't great. I also highly recommend reading "The Shack." It is a small novel which truly changed how I see God and people (for the better)...it made a lasting impression...a life-changing one. karen
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I've got several John Grisham novels and I will definitely agree that all of his books are awesome. I've read one of Jodi Picoult's books and that is now on my favorites list. I've been looking for more of her books. Now, Dan Brown I am not familiar with, so I am going to have to look into those for something different to read.