what is the best book that you have read?

Philippines
February 5, 2013 5:32am CST
Harry Potter is my favorite book. It is a series of seven fantasy novels written by J.K Rowling. It is about Harry's quest to overcome the dark wizard Lord Vodemort, who wants to become immortal,powerful and conquer the wizarding world. The first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone release on June 30, 1997 and back then I am only 3yrs old. I started reading books when I am already 1st year college..and I finished reading all Harry Potter books when I am on 2ndyr college because college life is so hard so many things to do. I am reading on my free time and when I am bored. I also have read Bob Ong's books, Twilight series and currently reading Hunger Games.
11 responses
@allknowing (68752)
• India
5 Feb 13
I have read so many books and I have always chosen only those books on recommendation. It is hard for me to pinpoint any one single book that I could say could be the best one. By author I have liked Somerset Maugham.
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
What is your favorite by W. Somerset Maugham? I have only read The Painted Veil and I couldn't believe how different it was from the movie but I love both. Based on that, can you recommend the next book of his I should read? Thanks.
@allknowing (68752)
• India
13 Mar 13
I have read his short stories and the famous Razor's Edge but have forgotten what it was about. . It was a long time ago.Now, Internet is taking most of my time.
@sporwal (92)
• India
5 Feb 13
i love reading books. i started reading books when i was in 10th class. the list of my favorites in somewhat long . the two books that i really do like are : Chetan Bhagat's 5 point someone Nandan Nilekani's Imagining India
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
5 Point Someone, isn't that the book from which the 3 Idiots movie was based on? Did you like it better? I have wanted to read the book since I saw the movie.
@Janurmas (645)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 13
I love to read romantic fiction books. The best romantic book that I've read is Fifty Shadows. It is a very exciting story about love. another good one that I still reading is the Casual Vacancy. The author of this book is the author of Harry Potter books. I am curious what exactly the book is telling about. Please, anyone who have finished reading The Casual Vacancy, tell me what the book is telling about.
@ulan12rc (223)
• Qatar
5 Feb 13
Welcome my dear, Bob Ong's book reminds me of someone who had introduced that book to me. Anyway for me I like Danielle Steel's novel especially the love and romance.
@Liliac26 (558)
• Romania
5 Feb 13
I really don't know what is the best book I have read. This is one of those questions that becomes very difficult to answer once you've read more than ten books ... Every (good) book is special in its own way, but no book is perfect. My favourite book is "The Master and Margarita" by M. Bulgakov. It's a great book that has everything: humour, romance, fantasy, serious stuff ... But I wouldn't necessarily say it's the best book I've ever read. It's just the one that suited my taste the most. I haven't actually read any of the books you mention. I tend to be cautious--or prejudiced--about books that are very popular. But I'm thinking about giving Harry Potter a try, and maybe I'll love it too.
5 Feb 13
Hmmm... best book. That's a tough one. I think I'd list "Lord Demon" as the best overall. Roger Zelazny's my favourite author and it's his best, in my opinion. Not as involved or detailed as, say, "Lord of Light" (which is awesome and won loads of awards) but an easy, fun read. Other than that, I'd have to include Imajica (Clive Barker), the Rai-Kirah trilogy (Carol Berg) and a bunch of other titles as favourites. There are loads of excellent books around, after all! By the way, totally agree on Harry Potter. By no means great writing or epic in any real sense of the word but very enjoyable indeed. It's a shame the films had to be simplified (for length), though they still managed to cover most of the important stuff.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
I have read a lot of good books and quite a few of them stuck in my mind. here are some of those in my list: A child called it - this one is an autobiography and it talks about the suffering of a child at the hands of his parents (his mother particularly). I have probably cried a river reading this book and i am hurt myself thinking how a mother could ever abuse her own child. Tuesdays with Morrie - this book is really wonderful, it talks about a teacher, and an author who learns about life, yet again. My favorite is the alchemist - it talks about a lot of things, the universal laws of life, the universe wanting to help us with what we want if only we will be patient enough, and so on. =)
@mensab (4207)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
there are several books that i really like. one book that stands out is somerset maugham's of human bondage. i like the story of human struggles through suffering and hope and promise of hardwork and better destiny awaiting us. i also like stephen king's novels and dostoyevsky's novels such as brothers karamazov and crime and punishment.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
5 Feb 13
The best book I have read so far, is a book called "Who moved my cheese?" It has a personal narrative about how we should adapt to changing circumstances. The comparison is between mice and men. Short but a very inspiring and practical book. Very useful in these times where change is a norm. If you are interested it is available on the net as an ebook.
@spicymary (558)
• Romania
5 Feb 13
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It's smart, witty, prophetic. It entartains you and also makes you think. I totally recommand it to everybody.
@Outcast (633)
• United States
5 Feb 13
I love to read. But the best book I have read are the Left Behind series. That books ate awsome. Its about rapture of the church and god taken his children. And then the ones that were left behind have so long to accept God into their lives or they dont go to heaven. Very good book. And there are like 40 books in the series. I couldnt put them down.