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March 13th, 2004, 1:41pm
I love to read and would like to know what is on everyone's bookshelf. I read mostly fiction and right now in my "To Read" pile is:
1. Angels and Demons
2. East of Eden
3. How to get your child to love reading
4. The Creative Memories Way
5. Dragonfly in Amber
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
My favorite book is Outlander and The Davinci Code
The Seahorse Lady
March 13th, 2004, 1:51pm
You have great taste in reading material. I also enjoy those books. I used to read at least a book a week until I got addicted to this site. Now, I don't have much time for reading. I enjoy fiction the most when I do have time to read.
March 13th, 2004, 1:51pm
I Love To And Have Always Enjoyed Reading I Read Everything And I Can Transport Myself To Another Time Place Its Great
March 13th, 2004, 1:54pm
The DaVinci Code rocks.
But the best book I have ever read...which I happen to be reading now and putting off the ending because I love the characters so much...is "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. Very imaginative, sharp and clever.
I believe a movie is in the works.
Also memorable for me:
Valley of the Dolls
Bridget Jones' Diary
Confessions of a Shopaholic
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
OK, so not every book is on the all-time classics list but they are great reads!
March 13th, 2004, 3:06pm
My TBR (to be read) pile has over 400 books. I've lost count of how many keepers I have.
My faves at the moment include:
Joanna Brady series
Anna Pigeon series
Jayne Castle/Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz
Amelia Peabody (latest is due March 31)
Meg Lang... series
Bimbos of the Death Sun/Zombies of the Gene Pool [VERY funny mysteries]
I'm a librarian, I can get all the "great literature" I need at work.
March 13th, 2004, 8:16pm
Ahh! A thread that goes straight to my heart! I LOVE reading! And I'm so glad to find fellow readers on this board!
I have so many favorite authors and books, but here's a short list in no particular order: :read:
1) Life of Pi
2) Rebecca Wells - Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhoood
3) Fannie Flagg - I didn't enjoy her current book but I loved "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Daisy Fay & the Miracle Man"
4) Anything by Isabelle Allende
5) Sharon Shinn - the "Archangels" series
6) The Shopaholic series.
7) Phillip Pullman - the "Dark Materials" trilogy
8) Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
9) Briget Jones Diary and BD's Diary II The Edge of Reason (can't wait for the movie!)
10) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - "The Mistress of Spices"
11) Anything by Amy Tan
12) Susan Vreeland - her art history novels
13) Tracy Chevalier - her art history novels
14) Carl Sagan - "Contact"
15) Betty Smith - "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and "Joy in the Morning"
And I'm surprised that no one has mentioned this, but has anyone read "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio"? This book got me into sweeping!
After hearing all the hype, I must read The Da Vinci code! I've been wanting to read it for awhile, but my library has a hold list of 2466 people!! Argh. At that rate I should just buy the book! But I usually don't buy books unless I have read it first....or until Barnes & Noble has a nice sale.
March 13th, 2004, 8:47pm
I also like to read and a lot of my favorites are on MizAmy's list.
I have also just read The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. I really enjoyed it.
For light reading I love the Sue Grafton mysteries.
I have also enjoyed
Da Vinci Code
Girl in Blue Hyancith
Where the Heart Is
There are too many to name and I don't get to read too much as I have a 10 mo old baby.
March 14th, 2004, 2:24am
Does anyone read the Earth's Children series by Jean Auel or the Anita Blake or Merideth Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton? How about the Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony? My all-time favorite book is The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. -- The sequel, Dark House was very disappointing, but then it had a hard act to follow. Oops! I'm babbling again! I'll stop. :)
March 14th, 2004, 4:45pm
How about the Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony?
Haven't read that one yet! Is it good? I really enjoyed reading Piers Anthony's Mode series - Virtual, Fractual, Chaos and Dooon.
March 14th, 2004, 4:50pm
Laurell K Hamilton ROCKS!! I just got the new Merry Gentry, read it in one day and had to mail it to my son in college so he could read it.
I read Jean Auel, Laurell K Hamilton and basically anything .. also love the Harry Potter books. . .
Sharon McCrumb. . I love her mysteries. She has interesting titles too . ."If I'd killed him when I'd met him" is a good one. .
Any of the Robert Aspirin books, Terry Pratchett, of course Anne McCaffrey.
Elizabeth Moon, Sheepfarmers daughter. .
Way to many to list. .
If anyone is looking for a good read, try Hamilton, she's got a great writing style. It is adult reading, but very good.
March 14th, 2004, 6:25pm
The Piers Anthony books are really good, and easy reads to boot! There are 7 books in the series, each dealing with a different "office"--Death, Time, War, Fate, Mother Nature, Satan, and God. The first book is called "On a Pale Horse". If you've read Piers Anthony, you know they're quirky. I have all of the Anita Blake books, but have borrowed the Merry Gentry books from the library --I'll buy them, too! I forgot about Harry Potter, you're right, those books are really good! They don't read like children's books. I have a hard time with new books anymore because of my short term memory problem. Often, I'll read a few chapters, and will have completely forgotten the beginning of the book. The good news is I can re-read a book lots and LOTS of times and not get bored with it! :laugh:
March 14th, 2004, 8:33pm
I have been wanting to read Ms. Hamilton's books. I may go buy the fisrt one-no libraries here have it. I just started "The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living"- It is a fictional story of a judge who is coherced to go on a treasre hunt for stolen money. A little far fetched but good so far. It is actually written by a circuit judge. Next on my list is "Welcome to My Planet" and I have my name on the wait list for "Confessions of a shopaholic" since a few of you said it was good. <):)
April 19th, 2004, 3:37pm
I just finished reading The Pact by Jodi Picoult which was good.
I also enjoy James Patterson books and Alice Hoffman.
April 19th, 2004, 3:41pm
To Kill A mocking Bird is one one of my favorite books.I liked the movie too,But the movies are never as good as the books.I have developed a liking for some of the locally published authors here in NC.Jill Mccorkale is my favorite right now.She writes with a southern flavor and can be very humours too.
April 19th, 2004, 7:39pm
i had to do a book project on to kill a mockingbird (tkam) in school. It was kinda cool, and i like the name Atticus. But one of my favorite all time books is Timeline by michael crichton. The book is WAY better than the movie.
April 21st, 2004, 1:53am
What's on my bookshelf? Just about everything Ray Bradbury wrote, all of Philip K. Dick, A.E. Van Vogt, Clifford D. Simak, Robert Anton Wilson, a lot of Alan Watts, some Herman Hesse, Carlos Castaneda, Harry Harrison, Keith Laumer, Douglas Adams and Kilgore Trout. :cheer7:
April 23rd, 2004, 5:43pm
I have more books than bookshelves and I have 2 huge bookshelves.
I own all of Steinbeck and I'd like to own all of them from Penguin, printed at about the same time.
I own many classics
I have an eclectic array of books that I love and I keep adding to my collection almost monthy.
I also collect cookbooks.