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Feb 10, 2009, 2:09am   #31
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Greywalker by Kat Richardson.

i haven't read the rest of the series yet though. hopefully getting them on Amazon for my B-day in October. lol
Feb 10, 2009, 9:05pm   #32
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Originally Posted by GnomeNisse
Jane Eyre.
Me too. I'm beating myself up over the fact that I lost my copy. UGH.

To Kill a Mockingbird is another great one.

I read The Great Gatsby about a month ago. I liked it, but I enjoyed Tender Is the Night more. . . although I read that two years ago when I was 13, so I'm going to have to re-read it. I just remember it being so strange but also intriguing and beautiful.
Feb 10, 2009, 9:06pm   #33
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♥In your eyes♥
Twilight... i just cannot resist Edward Cullen!
Feb 11, 2009, 12:17am   #34
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Kitty Squisher
My favorite book ever is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It has nothing to do with Motorcycle Maintenance and everything to do with Zen, QUALITY, life, the meaning of everything... every time I read it my soul grows. It's amazing. (Note: I majored in English and I highly recommend any other English or Philosophy major read this if you haven't already.)

Same goes for *anything* by Ralph Waldo Emerson and other transcendentalists involved in early American literature. I like Ben Franklin's stuff on Deism and Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" - that pamphlet change the political landscape of our country and it's *amazing* how the words STILL apply today!

Someone mentioned The Importance of Being Earnest - LOVE everything by Oscar Wilde!! Love any Jane Austin as well.

My favorite books for *entertainment* are all of the books by Phillipa Gregory (The Virgin's Lover, The Other Boleyn Girl, etc) pertaining to King Henry VIII and his various wives... love historical fiction.

I also dig all the Vampire Chronicals by Anne Rice and the Twilight Series kept me amused. And Jenna Jameson's autobiography was pretty entertaining also. Oh and I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max... I read a chapter aloud to my boyfriend everynight before bed and we almost freaking died we laughed so hard.

I could keep going: Memoirs of a Geisha, Room With a View, Brave New World, 1984, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,... all fun and good for the soul
Feb 11, 2009, 12:42am   #35
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I wasn't a fan of Catcher in the Rye (don't hurt me) but one of my all-time favs is Nine Stories by Salinger. Also, I liked Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

Less "classic" books I like include Ayn Rand, and Kurt Vonnegut, especially Cat's Cradle.
May 26, 2009, 9:33pm   #36
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It's been years since I read it, but I really loved "An Instance of the Fingerpost" by Iain Pears.

Four different characters give their version of the events surrounding a murder in the mid-1600's
May 27, 2009, 2:48am   #37
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Emily :)
Paulo Coelho By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
Paulo Coelho The Alchemist
May 27, 2009, 5:28am   #38
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I think anything Orwell will always be my firm favourites although at the moment I'm very taken by Capote's 'in cold blood'. Couldn't decide which is number one out of those.
May 27, 2009, 6:01am   #39
Wow, this is hard!!!

Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaleel Husseini (also Kite Runner was fabulous)
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant

Honorable Mentions: Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden), The Eight (Katherine Neville), the Outsiders (SE Hinton), Harry Potter series.
May 27, 2009, 6:16am   #40
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a prayer for owen meany by john irving, he's my favorite author in general
May 27, 2009, 6:46am   #41
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Originally Posted by qwerty822

The Eight (Katherine Neville)

I really, really loved that book!!
May 27, 2009, 10:44am   #42
amoureaux de cuirsac
- Les Miserables (complete/unabridged edition) by Victor Hugo
- Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
- A History of Mathematics by Carl Boyer
May 27, 2009, 12:39pm   #43
Originally Posted by mundodabolsa
a prayer for owen meany by john irving, he's my favorite author in general
That is a great book. I read it about 12 years ago and loved it. I should read it again.
May 27, 2009, 1:15pm   #44
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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Anything by Jack Kerouac...On The Road, Big Sur, Dharma Bums, etc.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
May 27, 2009, 1:16pm   #45
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the picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Crime and Punishment by Dostojevski...many many more of course but these came to mind when reading the question

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