What is your favorite book? Can you recommend some good books?

India
August 21, 2011 6:24am CST
Sometimes we pick up a random book and it ends up changing our life and our outlook on life. Have you ever had this experience? What is your most favorite book of all time? Which book would you recommend to others? As for me, my favorite books are those by Agatha Christie featuring Hercule Poirot.
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• United States
25 Aug 11
I don't think I can pick a favorite in all honesty, though I can list quite a few books that I have completely adored. I love the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, those books were totally my childhood, and they still mean a bunch to me now. I think I love them even more than when I was a kid! lol I also love The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, The Unicorn Chronicles by Bruce Coville, and the Legend of the Guardian-King series by Karen Hancock. I'm a bit of a high-fantasy nerd if you can't tell from my favorite reads. lol
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@dfollin (12732)
• United States
26 Aug 11
I read the "Chronicles of Narnia" with my daughter.It was really goodAnd I read "The Lord of the Rings" when I was in high school,long,but good!
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• United States
26 Aug 11
Yeah, I felt the same way about Lord of the Rings. It was kinda a long and hard read for me, but ultimately I loved the books. Totally worth it.
• India
22 Apr 12
I have read the first few pages of Lord of the Rings and think it was really funny! Will go back to reading it sometime later.
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@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
21 Aug 11
There are all kinds of great books out there and I agree they can change your outlook on life and even bring some excitement to your life as well. As far as good suggestions I am not sure what kind of books you are into. I love the author Nicholas sparks, v.c Andrews. If you would be more specific on what types of novels you enjoy I can help you more. I'll check back to see if you responded, then I can be more thoural.
• India
21 Aug 11
am readin one of vc andrews books presently. as for my taste in books, its very unpredictale. i like mystery books but not all mystery books, only those by a specific author. sometimes i like chick lit too, if its well written.
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• United States
21 Aug 11
Have you ever read anything by Nicholas sparks? I am sure you seem some of the movies like the notebook, walk to remember, message in a bottle?
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• India
26 Aug 11
i liked the notebook..but somehow i didnt like his novels..
@koperty3 (1877)
21 Aug 11
I love Anne Rice's book. But If I have to choose only one my favourite from her rich collection it would be The Queen of the damned. This particular book got everything what I love in reading some mystery, passion, vampires, love and complicated characters. I really enjoyed reading it.
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• India
21 Aug 11
i have seen the movie and i loved it :) but i think the book is too long for me.
@koperty3 (1877)
21 Aug 11
The book is completely different than the film.
• India
21 Aug 11
yes, so i heard.
@vastari (331)
• Ireland
21 Aug 11
I've always been a fan of the Hercule Poirot series of books, so I'm happy to see you mentioning them. :) The Bartimaeus Trilogy of books is also pretty damn good, and I'd thoroughly suggest checking them out. The first one, "The Amulet of Samarkand" is particularly awesome, though my view may be skewed because it's the first one I ever read.
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• India
21 Aug 11
thanks for the suggestion. i will check the trilogy books out!! im kinda sad since im reading the last poirot novel (curtain)...im gonna miss him :(
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@vastari (331)
• Ireland
21 Aug 11
I haven't read that one yet, but I was sad to hear there wouldn't be any more Poirot novels. Best murder mystery stories going, easily.
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• India
22 Apr 12
I know! Im so grateful that a great mind like Agatha Christie wrote detective novels.
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
I can recommend you to read the Bible. The Bible contains a lot. It is perfect and complete. You can never ask for more. It gives you wisdom because it is the word of God. It instruct you on what is the best thing to do and helps you to discern what is right and wrong. I kept on reading on it after I woke up and going to bed. It helps me to be renewed each day and sleep a peaceful night. Also, I can recommend you the love comes softly series, it the best love story book. But the most important is to read the Bible because it is our spiritual food.
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@dfollin (12732)
• United States
26 Aug 11
Yes,the bible is the word of God and complete.But,I get confused and always end up calling someone to try and figure it out.I read a chapter in the KJV,the re read it in NIV format to try and understand what I just read.
• India
26 Aug 11
i like reading the bible too.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
22 Aug 11
Once in a while, when I get the time, I enjoy reading books. I usually go to the Public Library, pick the ones that I like, sit sown in the readung room, and relax reading a book. I have many favorites. One of my favorites of all time is "Anna Karinina" by Leo Tolstoy.
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• India
22 Apr 12
Yes, Anna Karinina is next on my reading list. I like Russian literature.
@riverblue (183)
• India
21 Aug 11
Hello, Though I am also a fan of Agatha Christie,I prefer Miss.Marple books.Have you read any books by Mary Higgins Clark?.Try reading books by robin cook john Grisham,dean Koontz, Stephen king Lee Child,James Patterson, there are many read one each of every author and decide whom you like'
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• India
21 Aug 11
hmm..ok. i like miss marple too, after poirot. i like suptd battle and parker pyne as well. what i dont like are tommy and tuppence ;)
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@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
5 Jun 12
I cannot choose a favorite book, as there are so many that I have enjoyed throughout my life. I am a big fan of John Steinbeck, as well as Stephen King. These authors have very different writing styles, but still I enjoy them. I see that you are a big Agatha Christie fan. My partner is a big Christie fan as well and, I do believe has read all of Christie's books. I would much rather read than watch the television shows, even the shows like The Family Guy and How I Met Your Mother. In fact, I do enjoy Family Guy, especially how that zany Peter is always getting in trouble somehow and how the rest of the family reacts to it. Have you, perchance, seen the Family Guy Star Wars special?
• India
6 Jun 12
I didnt say anything about family guy! But yeah ive seen that one..id dint like it. im not familiar with star wars. Ive read almost all christie books...she is amazing. RIP.
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• United States
6 Jun 12
I didn't like it either, even though I am familiar with Star Wars. What else do you like to read?
@dfollin (12732)
• United States
26 Aug 11
My favorite book is the bible,but sometimes it's confusing and seems to controdict itself.But,them my favorite books are the Harry Potter series [and the books written by Stephen King. I also like the Notebook,Jeanette Oake books as well as "Little House" series of books.I also like to read the western's in the Harlequin romance books and the Twilight Saga series. I seem to like series books most and the bible is a series....that's a big book.
• India
26 Aug 11
twilight... :) :) i like reading the bible too sometimes.