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  • to kill a mockingbird
    the catcher in the rye
    trainspotting
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
    The Chronicles of Narnia
  • This thread is quite old, but who cares? :D
    Wuthering Heights - read it in junior high and refused to go to school for three days so I could finish it; that's how gripping it was.

    Robinson Crusoe - yes, it IS tedious because it has practically no dialogue, but what did you expect? He's alone in the island for 28 years! What got under my skin was probably the insight on human behavior and his relationship with God and others.

    To Kill A Mockingbird - Absolutely wonderful, for kids aged 0-99. I'll never forget Atticus's closing speech in the court.

    The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember - just when we thought that profundity has no place in the 90s, here comes Nicholas Sparks

    And Then There Were None - arguably the greatest mystery novel of all time, by Dame Agatha Christie

    Mysteries of Taal - better if you're reading it while looking at Taal

    Love Story, Oliver's Story
    The Rainmaker
    The Testament
    Sphere
    Syempre, Harry Potter
  • Originally posted by Aragorn
    Sionell: The Dragon Prince trilogy, huh? Are the books available locally? I wouldn't want to buy the first book only to find out the next two can't be found...I had a hard time with that while reading the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. A friend and I had to scour every Book Sale shop in Manila (separately, too!)

    are Melanie Rawn books really hard to find there????

    all her books are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY ME!!

    The Dragon Prince Series is actually 6 books..
    The GOLDEN KEY w/ it's not yet released sequel The Diviner.

    The Golden Key is the most unique book I've ever read! I highly recommend this one

    and there's the Exiles series which isn't completed yet.. awesome fantasy concepts on magic!
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    lord of the rings (tolkien)
    silmarillon (tolkien)
    the caine mutiny (wouk)
    moby ***** (melville)
    the black marble (wambaugh)
    illiad
    le mort du arthur
    chanson de roland
    the mahabharatha
    a tale of two cities
    in our time (hemingway)
    centennial (michener)
    the great train robbery (crichton)
  • Too many to choose from. Off the top of my head:

    BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy
    DIRTY WHITE BOYS by Stephen Hunter
    FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury
    PREACHER by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon (it's a comic
    book)
    WATCHMEN by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
    ELLROY'S L.A. QUARTET (BLACK DAHLIA, BIG NOWHERE, L.A.
    CONFIDENTIAL, WHITE JAZZ)
    AMERICAN TABLOID also by James Ellroy
    FINDER by Greg Rucka
    EON by Greg Bear
    THE ALIENIST by Caleb Carr

  • hey everyone. i'm new here!

    Queen of the Damned -- Anne Rice
    The Giver -- Lois Lowry
    The Narnia Chronicles -- C.S. Lewis
    Memoirs of a Geisha -- Arthur Golden
    Like Water for Chocolate -- Laura Esquivel
    Ode to Billy Joe -- Herman Raucher
    The Miko -- Eric van Lustbader
    The Ramayana

    there are still so many great books out there that i'm itching to read...
  • anything by jostein gaarder
    rita mae brown, not the cat books, though.
    anais nin
    griffin and sabine
    anything by shirley jackson
  • breakfast at tiffany's - when you have a crush and just can't get it on

    catcher in the rye - for those with a superiority complex

    on the road - if you need a vacation but don't want to leave your bed

    hitchikers guide to the galaxy - fast forward into the future

    lord of the rings - grand epic with small characters

    stephen king books - to read or not to read..

  • Books I wouldn't mind reading again and again are:

    She's Come Undone- Wally Lamb
    The Kitchen God's Wife- Amy Tan
    To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee
    The Shipping News- E. Annie Proulx
    What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by- Pearl Cleagle
    Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
    City of Joy- Dominique LaPierre
    Number the Stars- Lois Lowry
    The Watsons Go to Birmingham- Christopher Curtis
    Wrinkle In Time- Madeline L'Engle
    Harry Potter series
    and
    all books by Grisham, Archer and Segal

    I like these books because they made me feel sad and happy at the same time.

    Teka, pahabol, I forgot to mention Jamie Suzanne, one of the authors of the Sweet Valley series, who I still love :)
  • dear me, dear me, it's so difficult to choose...but here goes...in no particular order...

    1. The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and the Silmarillion - is it any surprise that my user name is such? ?

    2. Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
    3. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
    4. The 'Dragonriders of Pern' saga
    5. A Swiftly Tilting Planer by Madeleine L'Engle
    6. Julius Caesar - Shakespeare
    7. Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
    8. The Boys of Summer - Roger Kahn
    9. The World According to Garp - John Irving
    10. The Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
    11. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
    12. The Prydain Chronicles - Lloyd Alexander
    13. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    14. The Sandman series - Neil Gaiman
    15. Light Cavalry - Fr. Horacio de la Costa, SJ
    16. The Giver - Lois Lowry
    17. A Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Patterson

    I'm sure I've missed a few, but there they are so far. :D
  • invisible cities by italo calvino
    foucault's pendulum and the name of the rose by umberto eco
  • Too many favorite books 4 me 2 list, but when asked ALL time faves, books from my childhood came 2 mind.

    Though I didn't grow up reading all these books, I like these books so much and find their messages important even to my adult life that I read these to children whenever I'm in a classroom situation, lotsa good pictures for children from grades 1-5:

    The Stories that Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
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    -if for the first story alone "The Pudding", totally hillarious reading...

    You are Special by Max Lucado
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    -a good story about self-acceptance in a very competative world. Christian valued, yet substancial.

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
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    -unconditional love simplified.

    The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein
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    -wanna understand olivertravel? This book right here is my autobiography.:|


    [Edited by *happy*phantom* on 04-04-2001 at 02:45 PM]
  • a tale of two cities
    the last resort
    ramayanA!!!
  • Just Friends by Robyn Siesman
    Message in a Bottle, The Rescue, A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
    Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger
    The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern abridgement by William Goldman
    Twisted Jessica Zafra
    Harry Potter series (go JK!)
  • perfume-patrick suskind
    neverwhere-neil gaiman
    talking it over-julian barnes
    american psycho-bret easton ellis
    the fall- albert camus
    zen and the art of writing-ray bradbury


    so far that's all i can think of...will post [email protected]!
  • oh yeah...
    there's:

    franny and zooey- jd salinger
    catcher in the rye-jd salinger
    letters to a young poet-rainer maria rilkE
    the adrian mole series- sue townsend
    the lord of the rings trilog-jrr tolkien

    and the list goes on and on
  • Excluding the classic classics, some of the all-time favorites in my library are:

    Almost all books by Taylor Caldwell (e.g., Captains and Kings, Ceremony of the Innocent, Devil's Advocate, Pillar of Iron, Dear and Glorious Physician, The Great Lion of God, Testimony of Two Men, etc).

    Some of Jeffrey Archer's books (especially Kane and Abel)

    Books by Leon Uris (e.g., Roots, Trinity)

    Some of James Clavell's books (Shogun, etc)

    Some of Irving Stone's books (especially The Agony and Ecstasy)


    Can you tell I am partial to historical fiction? :)

  • in no particular order. dont know about THE all-time, but theyre all gread reads.

    Cather in the Rye by JD Salinger
    Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
    Gravel Edition: The Pentagon Papers- The Department of Defense papers on US involvement in Vietnam.
    Crime and Punishment by Dosteovsky. classic!
    Pure Drivel by Steve Martin...hilarious!
    Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.
    Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
    Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson.
    Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantez Saavedra
    Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
    You can never tell by George Bernard Shaw.
    Collected Poems of Edwin Arlinton Robinson....Richard Cory is my favorite poem of all time.
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Focault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
    Antigone by Sophocles

    TA (Tanghalang Ateneo) did Antigone in 1993.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
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