What is your Favorite book of all time?

United States
January 11, 2007 11:50am CST
What do you feel was the best book you have ever read? Maybe it was a novel from when you were younger, or maybe it was a new best-seller. I still love one from when I was a kid called "Where the Red Fern Grows." What is your favorite?
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@abednego7 (1060)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
The Bible is has all the lessons we need to achieve real happiness in this cruel life. What can we expect more from the book that is being written by prophets in guidance of Almighty God. This is the love letter from God and our guidelines to live worthy in the eyes of our creator. Some find it boring but if you study it well you can tell its not. Did we say its boring to take medicine? Now what more to something that will make us achieve life here and beyond eternally.
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Harriet the Spy - Book cover for Harriet the Spy. This is the classic edition.
This is a hard question! I love all the Ramona books. I'm a huge Harlan Coben fan. And my all time favorite author is Eudora Welty. In my adulthood, I have re-read Harriet the Spy. I don't know, this is hard and I don't think I can pick just one!
• United States
16 Jan 07
Good choices on the Romona books, as well as Harlan Coben.
• United States
16 Jan 07
Good choices on the Romona books, as well as Harlan Coben.
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
My favorite book which is the best seller of all time is the Holy Bible. This is the best source of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. And this leads to salvation if we believe in God. The Holy Bible has been existing about 2,000 years already and despite attacks from unbelievers, and even attempts to burn and eradicate it from existence, the Holy Bible is still here for our everything. It consists of 66 books which are full-packed with information for whatever in our lives. I am a translator of the Word of God and I have already published THE WILL New Testament (Greek to English), GENESIS & EXODUS (Greek to English), and other books which I hope could help people understand the Word of God.
• United States
16 Oct 07
Well you cannot really go wrong with one of the classics! Good choice.
• United States
18 Jan 07
There are two books that pop in to my head that I remember very well and recommed still to this day and surprisely enough they are both by Judy Blume. The first one is a young adult one called - Just As Long as Were Together. The other is Summer Sisters - an regular adult fiction book.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
Judy Blume is definitely a talented author that's for sure. Nice choices.
• United States
14 Jan 07
John Shors - author of Beneath a Marble Sky
I have many but one of my most favorite books recently was a book by John Shors called Beneath A Marble Sky. It's a historical fiction based on the building of the Taj Mahal. It is truly one of the best books I've read. I'm a very avid reader so it's tough for me to pick the most favorite of all times.
• United States
16 Jan 07
that sounds like a really interesting historical text that would probably give a vivid depiction. Thanks for the tip!
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
13 Jan 07
My favorite book is Dean Koontz - Watchers, although I don't remember it too well. I own it so I can read it again :) It's about a very smart dog that's why I love it! It's pretty pg rated which is also good. It's interesting, and if you like mystery/thriller/sci-fi, you should check it out. I've never read the Fern book although I've heard of it. What's it about?
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• United States
16 Jan 07
I haven't read "Watchers" but I will have to look it up sometime. "Fern" is a book about a boy that saves his money to buy two hunting dogs, and the life they lead. I cannot make it sound as good as it is :)
@shywolf (4520)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I used to read like crazy when I was younger, and I love all kinds of genres, but my favorite are sci-fi and fantasy books. My favorite book of all time is the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. He blends sci-fi and humor together in just the most perfect way! ^_^ He is truly my favorite author of all time. It is just sad that he is no longer with us. I would love for him to still be writing new books today.
• United States
11 Jan 07
Great choice! I have most of the Adams books in my collection, and was turned on to them by my dad when I was younger.
@huanghaozi (1474)
• Egypt
14 Feb 07
Count of Montecristo by Alexander Dumas.The hero is Edmond Dantés, a young French sailor who, falsely accused of treason, is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of Château d'If. After staging a dramatic escape he sets out to discover the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies. A novel of enormous tension and excitement, Monte Cristo is also a tale of obsession and revenge, with Dantés, believing himself to be an `Angel of Providence', pursuing his vengeance to the bitter end before realizing that he himself is a victim of fate.The author did a great job describing the emotions of the prisoner.Disbelief,denial,self pity,madness,apathy and finally hope.For God's sake don't see any of the movies based on the book.They don't do justice to the book.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I will have to answer that by giving you a favorite author. Eugenia Price. I can't choose which novel is my favorite becasue they are all great. She has written several series of novels all about life during the Civil War based in Savannah, GA area. They are really nice and have a bit of history in them too. Good topic!
• India
11 Jan 07
a tamil novel called PONNIYIN SELVAN written by kaklki
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@kminer (101)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Kid's books have a lasting effect on me as well - things we read in high school, etc. I'd have to say my favorite book of all time is "Of Mice and Men". As a side note, I couldn't even *watch* the complete movie, I kept crying so many times!
@Kackie3 (345)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Yes that was a sad one, at that. I bawled everytime I watched the movie knowing what the turnout would be.
@mara82 (16)
18 Oct 07
that is a really good book, I cried both reading and watching the movie.
• United States
17 Oct 07
The best book I have ever read is the Bible. I began reading it just about as soon as I could read (around 6 years old). The reason it is incomparible to other books is the fact that it is "living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword." Once you put your trust in Jesus Christ (or Yeshua Ha'Maschiach) you realize as you read it that God is using it to speak to you right where your area of need is. It doesn't matter where you happen to be reading, for instance, if you're reading through the Bible in a year, or two years--when you pick it up and read right where you left off the day before, the LORD speaks to your situation directly, if you're listening. It may be correction, or rebuke, or comfort, or something He wants you to share with another person that day (or all of those things at once). But it is no ordinary Book. It is my favorite Book because it is "God-breathed"--and you certainly can't say that about any other book in the world!
@arsonizta (946)
• Philippines
24 May 07
My favorite book is Harry Potter. It makes my imagination plays alot. I love the story. :)
@Kackie3 (345)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I think my favorite book was Woman of Substance. I have many many more favorites but this one comes to mind as one that went through an entire lifetime of a woman, her ups and downs and her triumphs. I think it is by far the best.
@Josette_J (806)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 07
The True Story of Lilli Stubeck. It's a good book by James Aldridge. Is 'Where the Red Fern Grows' a good one? I've heard of it but haven't read it.
@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Feb 07
My favourite book of all time is a book called 'Essie' by Flora Pearce (I think). It's a book written by an author who was local to my home town. I didn't read it until a few years ago, but the character in the book (Although it was set at the start of the last century) had alot of things in common with myself including the village she grew up in and also where she moved to (some 200 miles down the road). I've also quite recently read 'The Da Vinci Code' and that was a really interesting read!