Favourite book/series?

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  1. StasyWalker

    StasyWalker Registered

    Jun 14, 2018
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    What is your favourite book or book series? Why? My favorite books are a series called the Earth's Children series,& they're by Jean M.Auel.(The first book in the series is called 'Clan of the Cave Bear',then it's 'Valley of the Horses','The Mammoth Hunters','Plains of Passage','Shelters of Stone',& the final book in the series is 'The Land of Painted Caves'.I love those books;even though there's only 6 books in the series,she puts so much research into them that the first book came out in 1981,and the final book didn't come out until 2011. And romeo and juliet by william shakespeare The fifth book came out in 2002,so I was so excited when the 6th & final book came out because I had been waiting 9 years for it. They take place in ice age Europe during the late Pleistocene Era,which I've always been really fascinated with.
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  2. CJ

    CJ Every Villain Has A Dreamcast

    May 4, 2008
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    It's been a while since I read a book, but as a gamer, I really enjoyed Console Wars by Blake J. Harris. A really engaging story of how former Mattel President Tom Kalinske was hired by Sega to help the struggling company go against Nintendo back in the early 90's.

    As for classic novels, Charles Dickens Great Expectations is my all-time favorite. I highly reccommend it.

    I also enjoyed the Jules Verne novels 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea & Journey to the Center of the Earth.
  3. ComicChick

    ComicChick I Work Too Much

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Sabaa Tahir's Ember in the Ashes series is probably my favorite series i've read in a very very long time. ive read each book 3 times already.

    also, i really like Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, particularly the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom Duology

    and Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy/Bloodlines series are very fond favorites from when i was younger. ive read the Vampire Academy series at least twice through, and almost every Bloodlines book twice as well.
  4. Silvermoon

    Silvermoon Made To Be Ruled

    Mar 30, 2003
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    I don't know that I can pick just one.... so just a few of my favorite book series:

    Mercy Thompson/Alpha & Omega (counting it as one series because they are somewhat interconnected/have started overlapping a bit more) - by Patricia Briggs

    Green Rider series - by Kristen Britain

    Like @ComicChick, The Grisha books/series (specifically Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom and by gosh I wish she would write more about Kaz and his group of miscreants) - by Leigh Bardugo

    Bone Witch series by Rin Chupeco (still need to read the most recent one)

    Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman (3rd book should be coming out this fall!)
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  5. ComicChick

    ComicChick I Work Too Much

    Apr 29, 2004
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    @Silvermoon finally someone else who has read the Grisha books :highfive:
    i'm actually tempted to re-read them
  6. Thorne316

    Thorne316 Registered

    Jul 18, 2019
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    I'm partial to John Sandford's Prey series, that old Lucas Davenport fella is tough as old leather and twice as ornery.
  7. joombo

    joombo Registered

    Aug 15, 2018
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    Harry Potter for me. I read all books a few times and I even wrote an essay about my fav character based on these books. With some help of wiritng service here https://uk.essayshark.com I got the hignest score in the class.
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  8. childeroland

    childeroland Registered

    Jan 13, 2010
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    The Gormenghast books.
    The Chronicles of Narnia.
    The Aegypt series
    The Dark Tower (books 1-4 only)
    The Alice books

    Individual Books:
    The Neverending Story
    Little Big
    Winter's Tale
    The Divine Comedy
    Pride and Prejudice
    Robert Alter's Hebrew Bible translation
    Richard Lattimore's New Testament
    Shakespeare's major tragedies
    Exercises in Style
    The Voyeur
    The Erasers
    Le Morte D'Arthur
    The Homeric epics
    Grimm's Fairy Tales
    Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
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  9. ComicChick

    ComicChick I Work Too Much

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Throne of Glass series turned out to be pretty enjoyable for me
  10. JimThompson

    JimThompson Registered

    Aug 22, 2013
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    The Fleming Bond series
    Robert B. Parker's Spencer series
    Andrew Vachss Burke series
    Don Pendleton's Executioner series (1-38)
    Murphy and Sapir's Destroyer series
    John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee series
    Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series
    Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes
    Bill Granger's November Man series
    Stephen King's The Dark Tower series
    Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
    Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance series (Chronicles and Legends)
    Craig Johnson's Longmire series
    John LeCarre's Smiley series
    Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy
    Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove series
    Robert Ludlum's Bourne trilogy
    Raymond Chandler's Marlowe series
    Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins series
    Robert Howard's Solomon Kane series
    Robert Howard's Conan series
    Robert Howard's King Kull series
    Tim Jenkins and Jerry Jenkin's Left Behind series
    Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone series
    Leslie Charteris' Saint series
    Nick Carter Killmaster series

    Individual novels/works:
    The Bible
    The Matarese Circle, Robert Ludlum
    Spycatcher, Peter Wright
    Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
    Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein
    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert Heinlein
    Friday, Robert Heinlein
    Time Enough for Love, Robert Heinlein
    The Past Through Tomorrow, Robert Heinlein
    The Parsifal Mosaic, Robert Ludlum
    The Aquitaine Progression, Robert Ludlum
    Dracula, Bram Stoker
    The Stand, Stephen King
    Layercake, J.J. Connelly
    Contact, Carl Sagan
    The Immense Journey, Loren Eiseley
    'Salems Lot, Stephen King
    American Gods, Neil Gaimen
    Good Omens, Neil Gaimen
    The Gentle Assassin, Clay Richards
    The Dogs of War, Frederick Forsyth
    The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
    The Negotiator, Frederick Forsyth
    The Deceiver, Frederick Forsyth
    License Renewed, John Gardner
    The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
    The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammett
    Final Blackout, L. Ron Hubbard
    Shalako, Louis Lamour
    Heller with a Gun, Louis Lamour
    Last of the Breed, Louis Lamour
    Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
    Colonel Sun, Kingsley Amis
    No Country For Old Men, Cormac McCarthy
    Down the River unto the Sea, Walter Mosley
    On Boxing, Joyce Carol Oates
    Love and Glory, Robert B. Parker
    James Bond: The authorized biography, John Pearson
    Star Trek: Federation, Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens
    Star Trek: Prime Directive, Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens
    Star Trek The Next Generation: Q-Squared, Peter David
    Empire Falls, Richard Russo
    World War Z, Max Brooks
    The Virginian, Owen Wister
    Musashi, Eiji Yosikawa
    Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
    Love Story, Erich Segal
    Oliver's Story, Erich Segal
    Jonathon Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
    The Night Manager, John Le Carre
    The Godfather, Mario Puzo
    The Sicilian, Mario Puzo
    Sharky's Machine, William Diehl
    The 7 Habit's of Highly Effective People, Stephen R Covey
    The Speed of Trust, Stephen M.R. Covey
    Babbit, Sinclair Lewis
    It Can't Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis
    The Rum Diary, Hunter S. Thompson
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
    Walden, Henry David Thoreau
    Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
    #10 JimThompson, Sep 7, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2019
  11. Fincher

    Fincher Inner Circle

    Jul 3, 2014
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    I'm not the biggest reader around, but my favorite book is Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, and my favorite series is The Dark Tower.
  12. Shinobi Shaw

    Shinobi Shaw The Black King of THC

    Mar 22, 2018
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    Favorite book is a toss up between ‘The Feast of All Saints’ by Anne Rice and ‘East of Eden’ by Steinbeck.

    Hands down, Harry Potter is my favorite book series.
  13. jolldan

    jolldan Registered

    Mar 6, 2014
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    Happy Roald Dahl day everyone:D
  14. Slade W

    Slade W "Who Is Slade?"

    Mar 9, 2015
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    Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari are two great books that I have read in recent years. They are amongst my favourite books ever, and are the best books I have read in recent years. Obama has praised Sapiens and Bill Gates has praised both Sapiens and Homo Deus, and both are known for going through lots of books. If I recall, Bill Gates had Sapiens 7th on a list of his favourite books ever. Basically what I am saying is, I highly recommend both books. They are very thought-provoking and can change how you view many things, both in the present and in history. Yuval Noah Harari is great at seeing the big picture.
  15. gaffer

    gaffer Registered

    Jun 25, 2018
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    Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are my top two favorite series.
  16. Marvolo

    Marvolo Registered

    Dec 29, 2006
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    In no particular order:

    Malazan books
    Harry Potter
    Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere books
    Dresden Files
    Riyria world books
    Powder Mage books
    Longmire Mysteries
    Pet Semetary

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