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multiple13-Aug-2014books/literatureTrinityAnn2 by votes24256.5%


What are some of your favorite books/novels/comic books?

List as many as you want,this can include children's books you read as a child,novels,comic books/graphic novels etc

10They are:
4I have no favorites
2I don't feel like listing them
1I don't read
0I can't read

posted 13-Aug-2014 10:26am  
Most any sci-fi/fantasy/fiction novels. Very few I have ever read I didn't like.
posted 13-Aug-2014 10:43am  
I've no real favorites. I pick mine up mainly from the public library that I go to about every couple of weeks. I like thrillers by people like Dean Koontz and John Saul but get newer ones that might look good in their new books area. Go to a huge booksale every year put on by the public library. Admission's free all days and books are from $.50 for a paperback to $5.00 for some hardcovers. Even then I usually just donate to a thrift shop when thru reading them. So not much of a collection. As a kid I was into Tarzan comix. I read a lot though.
posted 13-Aug-2014 11:31am  
The Thief of Always,Hunger Games (The First book), Skipping Christmas, The Host, The Monster at the End of This Book (a favorite children's book of mine when I was younger and one I love reading to my kids), Guiness Book of World Records, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, vampire series by Sherrilyn Kenyon,Goosebump books,Fear Street books..can't think others right this second. Side note:I've read many more than this, including many "classics" but these are the ones that stick out right now that I enjoyed.
(reply to Lysannus) posted 13-Aug-2014 11:37am  
What are some of the titles? I'm always up to try new books (I generally read horror or something like paranormal romance but I like to take a break and read new genres.)
(reply to Galomorro) posted 13-Aug-2014 11:39am  
Forgot about Saul, I also like King and Koontz and love our local library sales too,on the last day they let you fill a bag for $3 or a box for $5 (doesn't matter whether hard or paperback)
(reply to TrinityAnn2) posted 13-Aug-2014 12:06pm  
Sounds great. I've also donated books to the library for their sales as well. People fill whole grocery carts full of books. They have lots of kids' books as well plus various kinds of media - good for vinyl collectors,
posted 13-Aug-2014 12:39pm  
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Dune by Frank Herbert
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick
Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine
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posted 13-Aug-2014 12:53pm  
My all-time favorites really are the Anne of Green Gables series. And for juxtaposition, my other favorite is Infinite Jest. I'm also a big fan of anything by Tolstoy, and I recently read and loved Pride and Prejudice. Oh, and I love everything by Neal Stephenson as well.
posted 13-Aug-2014 4:53pm  
Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein
The Search by Tom Brown Jr.
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
posted 16-Aug-2014 3:17pm  
I'll do you one better and rank them:

1. "Ubik", by Philip K. Dick
2. "Breakfast of Champions", by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
3. "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury
4. "The Dreaming Jewels" by Theodore Sturgeon
5. "Man Drowning" by Henry Kuttner
6. "The Best of C. L. Moore" (collection) by C. L. Moore
7. "They Walked Like Men" by Clifford D. Simak
8. "The Sinful Ones" by Fritz Leiber
9. "The Shape of Things" (anthology edited by Damon Knight)
10. "5 Unearthly Visions" (anthology edited by Groff Conklin)

They're all novels except where noted.
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(reply to Zang) posted 16-Aug-2014 10:12pm  
I've never met anyone else who has read The Dreaming Jewels. Pleasantly surprised to see it on your list :)

My mom was given a whole room full of books for free when I was a baby (a nearby church closed down and gave everything away). She decorated the living room with them, but rarely read any. As a kid and teen I loved finding treasures in there, and this book was one of them. I read it when I was 9. I remember thinking it was very strange but also very good. Though I had difficulty sleeping for a while afterwards, as one of the stuffed toys on my bed had red jewelled eyes...
(reply to RainingFeathers) posted 18-Aug-2014 9:27am  
I've read it at least a couple of times (most of those on the list, as well).

When I was a child, there was a fire at a library somewhere nearby. We got a box (or two) of books that were slightly damaged. I have vague memories of some of those. I think that was my first encounter with science fiction books.
posted 25-Aug-2014 10:42pm  
posted 26-Aug-2014 6:05am  
Lately John Williams books: Stoner, Butcher's Crossing and Augustus.
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posted 29-Aug-2014 8:48am  
For short stories, Bailey White's Red the Rat Man is pretty great. I really love anything by her.

David Brin's The Postman, Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe, Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic, the Harry Potter Series, anything by Richard Matheson, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby.

I've always had a thing for old (sometimes out of print) dimestore paperbacks from the 50s-70s. I used to pick them up at Half Price Books for really really cheap. I think they figured me out though, because they started putting them in plastic like comic books and ripping me off. Thrift stores are a better bet for them anymore.

Also, I will buy any book that has the words 'house' or 'home' in the title. If there is a picture of a house on the front, I'm buying it. If it has a floorplan or a map inside, I will nearly pee myself. I recently purged many books and it was very painful to lose my house book hoard. I'm not always the biggest fan of 'haunted house' or 'inherited house' tropes, but sometimes you have to put up with ghost stories if you want the house stories.
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(reply to Lysannus) posted 29-Aug-2014 9:12am  
Have you read Swan Song?
posted 7-Nov-2014 8:40pm  
The 3 Little Pigs
posted 18-Nov-2014 3:11am  
So many, but now I am reading the Game of Thrones books. But I read Joyce Carol Oates, Julie Millet, Margaret Atwood. And Thomas Hardy, Edith Wharton, Em Forster. Children's series like The Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter.

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