What is your favorite book of all time?

@phyrre (2324)
United States
May 15, 2010 7:52pm CST
If there was one book you would say everyone should definitely read, what would it be? I'm just curious as I've been reading more often than I usually do because I finally actually have some time! My must-read book would be Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery. Yes, it's available in English (The Little Prince), but I'll have to say that the translation really ruins the original text. So what would you say is your must-read book?
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• Indonesia
16 May 10
I also enjoy reading books. I read any kind of books depend on my situation and my needs at time. All of books I've read I prefer to recommend "The Alchemist" written by Paulo Coelho as the must-read book. It just a little book that Coelho tell story in short but deep in meaning. I highly appreciate Coelho and his writings. The Alchemist is more than just a novel for me. It's about life.
• Netherlands
1 Jun 10
I also enjoy reading large books(over 400 pages long) and a fantasy setting so no biography's and war books.
• United States
16 May 10
Christy, by Catherine Marshall. Really, a wonderful book, great for young girls, and all people. I always have loved Catherine Marshall novels, they are inspiring.
@shibham (17025)
• India
18 Jul 10
i have many more books added in my favorite list. most of them are written in my local language. apart from them i have enjoyed THE ALCHEMIST, THE WHITE TIGER, THE NAMESAKE, THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS, AND QUIT FLOWS THE DON and so on....
@allamgirl (2145)
• Philippines
7 Jul 10
i would have to say the little preince as well. i love the simplicity of the little prince. i actually have both the english and french version. although i don't speak french, so i never read it. i actually bought the french one in a book sale. i just bought it right away 'cause it was so cheap. i cost like less than half a dollar in US currency. it was in good condition and it was had bound too. i was surprised when i got home to see an inscription on the first page that was dated 1967. it amazed me how a book that old managed to stay in such a good condition. the pages didn't even have any folds on them, even if they were all yellowed with age.
• United States
3 Jun 10
I love all kinds of books, so it's very hard for me to choose a favorite. I'd have to say the books my David Clement Davies, and if I must get more specific, then honestly, I think it would be The Sight. I love animal stories, especially when they're well written and actually take in to thought the real nature of the animal in the book; not changing the nature completely. I really just love all books, but animal books, especially those by David Clement Davies, are my favorite.
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
My favorite book that I love to read again and again is "God Wants You To Be Rich" authored by former economist to the White House under Bill Clinton's administration, Paul Zane Pilzer. It teaches us how and why everyone can enjoy material and Spiritual wealth in our abundant world. A must-read -- Paul Zane Pilzer has helped to shift our thinking from scarcity in resources to one of a cornucopia of economic abundance and richness.
@ronz30 (276)
• Philippines
23 May 10
My favorite book is TWILIGHT SAGA :)) This book inspire me so much because it makes me feel that vampires is cool ! haha
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
21 May 10
lord of the flies or mayor of casterbridge
• United States
17 May 10
Dang, I don't think I can pick a favorite! I read a lot, usually finish 2-3 books every week. I rarely re-read books, even the books that I really love. There's just so much new material to go through! But the few books I have re-read have been some of my all-time favorites. Those are This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti, The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, and The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. I'm still not sure I can put one on top though.