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What are your Top 3 favorite books?

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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen Gonzalez (karengonzalez) | 8 comments Mod
Hello Monkey Lovers!

I would love to hear what your top 3 favorite books are and why. I know this might be a toughie for some of you, I myself, have trouble narrowing down my favorite anything! I figured that this might be a great way to get discussion going here while learning more about each other.


I will add mine soon, I promise!

message 2: by Matt (last edited Sep 17, 2012 08:06PM) (new)

Matt Fuller (matt_at_monkey_in_the_cage) | 2 comments Mark Bowden's "Black Hawk Down"; Stephen Ambrose's "Band of Brothers"; and Bram Stoker's "Dracula"

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Michelle Reid (michelleareid) Yep, I can't choose 3 favorites, so I'll offer three I find myself recommending the most.

1. "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks - a heart wrenching story about the events surrounding a book. It depicts the best and the worst of humanity.

2. "On Writing" by Stephen King - King writes about how he became a writer and then about his process as a writer. I found myself completely intrigued.

3. This is were I stumble. Do I go with a kids books? A particular genre? Do I go with an oldie or a recent find?...

The first Fantasy book I read as a girl was "Dragonsong" by Anne MacCaffrey. I like to think I read a wide range of books, but Fantasy novels are my favorite.

4. (See no one can stop at three!) I'd recommend the "Harry Potter" series as it's one of the few books I've read numerous times, but I think we've all read it. If you haven't read it, then you're missing out. If reading isn't your thing (you wouldn't be here) then try the audio books read by Jim Dale. They're a lot of fun.

message 4: by Temmogen (last edited Sep 19, 2012 05:22PM) (new)

Temmogen | 2 comments #1 The Caverns of Socrates by Dennis McKeirnan,#2 Neuromancer by William Gibson, #3 Moon of Mutiny by Lester Del Rey. If I had to narrow it down.

message 5: by Potatowast3 (new)

Potatowast3 1. "Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh

2. "Old Man and the Sea" by Hemmingway

3. "Lullaby" by Chuck Palahniuk

All three of these books caused me to read so much more than I normally would have.

Honourable Mentions would go to:
"1984" by Orwell
"Wicked" by Gregory Maguire
"Skinheads" by John King
"Little Miss Strange" by Joanna Rose
and "Women" by Charles Bukowski

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Jim (bilboh20s) | 1 comments Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett, which introduced me to his wonderful Discworld.

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher, partly because this happens http://lanternhollow.files.wordpress....

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, which is where I got my nickname and my interntet handle.

Also, the rest of the Discworld, The Dresden Files, and Lord of the Rings series. And too many more to list here.

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