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Old 11-01-2007, 12:05 AM
 
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I know this is a toughie! Mine are: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I Know This Much is True Wally Lamb
Pillars of the Earth Ken Follet
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
Shutter Island Dennis Lehane
Sorry, I HAVE to add 1 The Giver Lois Lowry
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:19 AM
 
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1. Rise the Euphrates by Carol Edgarian

2. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

3. {a tie} Choke and Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk

4. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

5. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

and the one I have to add:

6. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Pillars of the Earth is my, hands down, favorite book. I am waiting for cold weather, and a long weekend to read the sequel, out now World Without End.

2.....The Karleen Koen Saga of Alice Verney

3...Gone with the Wind

Gosh, those are my top three, others are all equal.
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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Martinez, I got the brand spanking new book "World Without End" yesterday for my birthday, and I stayed up till 5:00 am this morning reading it! Its wonderful.

MainStreet, I'm glad you told us what The Color of Water is about. I've seen the title, but didn't have a clue.

I have to add another. I cant believe I forgot about this one:
The House of Sand and Fog
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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Martinez, I got the brand spanking new book "World Without End" yesterday for my birthday, and I stayed up till 5:00 am this morning reading it! Its wonderful.
Yea....I am so looking forward to reading it
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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That is tough!

1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2) Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
3) The Inferno by Dante
The other favorites are all tied...I read a lot of Nora Roberts and she is just wonderful so her books are all tied. I read a lot of other authors too and their books are all tied with Nora's. Too many...
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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My all time favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. After that it gets complicated. But I guess I'd put these on the list:

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Those are all books I read and couldn't stop thinking about and wanted everyone else to read. But now I'm feeling disloyal to all the other wonderful books out there.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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Aaaaaargh. I left out East of Eden by John Steinbeck. That's gotta be squeezed in there somewhere.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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Pillars of the Earth is my, hands down, favorite book. I am waiting for cold weather, and a long weekend to read the sequel, out now World Without End.

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Pillars of the earth is wonderful ! And I've just started on World without end. Just into a 100 pages or so ,but it is just as good !
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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Moby Dick - Melville
Huckleberry Finn - Clemens
The Plague - Camus
Walden - Thoreau
Light in August - Faulkner
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