Looking for good books to read

United States
November 1, 2010 10:00pm CST
I am an avid reader. I like almost all genres and am looking for ideas on good books to read. What's your favorite book and why?
11 responses
@silentwill (1686)
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
I love the books by James Patterson. I have never read any book with a faster pace than JP's. I love the Alex Cross series and the Women's Murder Club series.
• United States
2 Nov 10
Love James Patterson! I have a lot of his books and love the pace of them.
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
I'd also recommend The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins for a fast read.
• United States
2 Nov 10
Oh boy! My specialty! lol I could recommend a lot of books to you! My top 3 Stephen King books would be The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Misery and Rose Madder** I also really liked his newest one, Under the Dome! Watchers by Dean Koontz is GREAT! One of my favorite books. Bad Men by John Connelly is a really spooky, well written book! I love all the characters in that one too! Contest by Matthew Reilly is another really good, different book. Crazy For You by Jennifer Cruise is a really fast paced, fun, thrilling novel too. I'll let those ones sink in, and if I can think of any more I'll definitely let you know! :)
• United States
2 Nov 10
Love Stephen King and Dean Koontz! I may have to check out the others, it seems like you have similar taste in books! Thanks for the ideas!
• United States
3 Nov 10
Ooo which King and Koontz books have you read!? I have a lot of King books that I still have yet to read, but I've also read a lot (man he has a lot of books! lol).
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
I also love to read. These days I read books on entrepreneurship, self-improvement and prosperity books/ebooks/audio books. For these genres I recommend: THE SECRET, RICH DAD POOR DAD BY ROBERT KIYOSAKI, THE 4 HOUR WORK WEEK BY TIM FERRIS, THINK AND GROW RICH BY NAPOLEON HILL. I hope you enjoy these books :-)
• United States
2 Nov 10
Do any of these tell you how to make money? I need to read some with good strategies for making money and small business.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
2 Nov 10
I have read all of these as well, hippiemomdiaries, except The Secret, and I highly recommend them as well. The Tim Ferris book actually has a lot of money making tips as well. I also recommend other Kiyosaki books, if you can find them, and there are many other gems in this genre as well. I kind of like Donald Trump's books as well!
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
2 Nov 10
I don't really have A favorite book. I have favorite writers, quite a few of them. I guess my most favorite writer is Ann McCaffrey, but that's not to say I love all her books, but her Dragon books are right up there. I also like Mercedes Lackey, I think I can safely say that most of her books I've read have been greatly enjoyed, the "Urban Elves", the SERRA-ed edge books are good, her 500 kingdom fairy stories are fun, but she's best known for her creation of Valdemar. I think Orson Scott Card is a GREAT writer, his Ender's Game series is wonderful, but my personal favorite is Songmaster. And Robert J. Sawyer, a Canadian sf writer is also great, his Hominid/Human/Hybrid series is probably my favorite of his. The TV show Flash Forward was based off one of his books. But if that's too much SF/F, I also like mysteries. Tony Hillermann (RIP) was a great writer, his "Navajo" mysteries are well known, and they've made some into a couple of made for TV movies - I think. Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who..." books are much fun, but we've been left dangling with #30 not coming out. They are considered "cozy" mysteries. And I LOVE Janet Evanovich's Stephenie Plum books, and now she's working on another series. Her stories are so funny! And then there are the Brother Cadfeld mysteries by Ellis Peters... Finally, if you can find Stuart Kaminsky's Toby Peter's books... they run you around the late 1930's and into the second world war in Southern California, with all the silver screen heros, off the silver screen... Heck, he even runs into a young Ian Fleming...
• United States
2 Nov 10
I'll have to check some of these out! Never read Ann McCaffrey, but I'll have to check out her Dragon books, is it a series?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
2 Nov 10
yes, Dragonflight was her very first one, but after she wrote about 12 books she wrote the "origin" story, Dragondawn - I think....
@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
I like Harry Potter the most. I read it every year. When I want to read love stories, I read Nicolas Sparks' stories like Message in the Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Dear John, Night in Rodanthe and The Wedding. It breaks my heart. The stories are so touching. I am now reading Holiday Princess by Meg Cabot. It's fun to read.
• United States
2 Nov 10
Never have really got into Harry Potter at ALL. I love all those love stories! My check out Holiday Princess. Thanks!
@camposkat (310)
16 Nov 10
I've always loved fiction novels. To be quite honest I don't have a favourite book but I can share some of the titles of books that I have been hunting down for quite sometime now LOL. 1) The time traveller's wife by Audrey Niffeneger - I have seen the film and I am very curious as to what is the story is about. Loved the plot and the confusing story so I am looking forward to borrowing it from the library. 2) The devil wears prada - I've also seen the movie but I haven't read the novel. 3) Confessions of a Shopaholic - another similar novel about a girl in the fashion industry like the devil wears prada. 4) Yes Man - the movie adaptation intrigued me so I am also looking for the book. :) 5) My sister's keeper - I don't know if you've seen the film but it does interest you that this novel is kinda like true-to-life story. :)
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
There is this novel, Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn. I haven't read it but a friend of mine recommended it to me. He said, "It's set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, and it tells the story of a woman who conceives through and adulterous affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, the author explores themes of legalism, sin and guilt....it's an interesting book:) " :)
• India
3 Nov 10
My favorite book is "The Two States" by Chetan Bhagat.... He is an Indian writer.... I like all his 4 books but this one's the best.... The way he humorously narrates makes me laugh like anything.... He is the best at characterization too.... If you know the Indian cultures and all.... Then you would surely have a great time reading it.....!!!
• South Africa
3 Nov 10
I love reading and also enjoy different genre. I can't claim any specific book as my favorite, but I have a few authors to share with you. Stephen King, Dean Koontz, horror is their forte as you already know, Wilbur Smith (read quite a few of his books, Eric Lustbader (Nicholis Linnear series), adventure genre, Robin Cook writes medical thrillers, one of his books "Coma" was made into a movie, Louis Lamour, westerns, Johanna Lindsay (a favorite), Hannah Howel, Nicole Jordan, historical romance and my latest fad, fantasy, Karen Marie Moning, especially the Fever series, Trudi Canavan, Black Magician Trilogy and Jean Johnson. I have seen the Stephen King has also written a few novels in the fantasy genre, like the Dark Tower, but I haven't read any of them, although I would like to, unfortunately I buy my books and his fantasy novels are a bit expensive. Will have to look for second hand books. But choose any of the books of the above authors and you will have an enjoyable read, this I guarantee.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
2 Nov 10
At the moment I really like Harlan Coben's books and Stieg Larsson's books, so if you like thrillers and murder mysteries and such, I can highly recommend those!
@llbo1981 (1242)
• China
2 Nov 10
I will read many books which i like in daily.There are many books in the world.Such as the Youth Digest,story books,love novels,and so on.They all have their own advantages.Most of them can give you some courages.