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Old 12-06-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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"She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb is excellent. Never read "I Know This Much Is True", but I need to try it out, I see.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:46 PM
 
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Gunluvver, that is so funny because I HAVE A LIST! I'll have to post it for you sometime to see if we have any of the same books! I wondered if anyone else kept one. I lost my last one, so had to make another. I added to it, last night from here. Oh, and I cannot wait to see Angelina in that role, talk about perfect casting.

World Citizen, I like non fiction also. I like memoirs. Thanks for the info, and I wish you would list your bad books, it could only help us.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:30 AM
 
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Well, I can't believe this. I left off another book! "Where the Heart is". Fantastic.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:46 AM
 
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Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
Operation Shylock - Philip Roth
Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
The Awakening - Kate Chopin
Beloved - Toni Morrisson
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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Hmm, I just can't squeeze five into my list because some are series.

My five favorite books/series are:

Watership Down~Richard Adams
Gone With the Wind~Margaret Mitchell
Outlander series~Diana Gabaldon
Lord of the Rings~J.R.R. Tolkien
Sacajawea~Anna Lee Waldo
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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Default That ok notjustamom,

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Hmm, I just can't squeeze five into my list because some are series.

My five favorite books/series are:

Watership Down~Richard Adams
Gone With the Wind~Margaret Mitchell
Outlander series~Diana Gabaldon
Lord of the Rings~J.R.R. Tolkien
Sacajawea~Anna Lee Waldo
I'm up to about 10, i think.
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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#1 The Time Travelers Wife - Ruined fiction for me. It was just so good, nothing will ever come close.

2. The Secret History - Just amazing, left such an impression that stayed with me.

3. Catcher in the Rye - What can I say.

4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Huge impact on my life. Have a 1st edition hardback. Reflect upon it constantly.

5. Where the Red Fern Grows - Dan and Little Ann. This book chokes me up. I love dogs. The sacrifices that they make and their desire to make us (humans) happy will never cease to amaze me.

Okay I am cheating but Classic runner up: Anna Karenina.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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5 Favorite Single Book works of Fiction:

Catcher in the Rye
Catch 22
Lord of the Rings (this stretches the category, but my copy is one book)
Dune
High Fidelity

(some honorable mentions: To Kill A Mockingbird, On The Road, Practical Demonkeeping, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ender's Game, Huck Finn)

Best Series: Song of Ice and Fire
Best Non-Fiction (or close enough): The Right Stuff
Best Graphic Novel: Watchmen
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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My top 10

1. Chronicles of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
3. Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
4. Interview with a Vampire- Anne Rice
5. The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
6. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
7. Sula - Toni Morrison
8. Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
9. Quicksand - Nella Larsen
10. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neal Hurton

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Old 01-14-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Here are my top choices...

1. Night - Elie Wiesel
2. House of the Spirits - Isabelle Allende
3. The Green Mile - Stephen King
4. The Ways of White Folks (short stories) - Langston Hughes
5. And my favorite as a child, Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
How could i forget
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