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message 1: by Eliza (last edited Jan 12, 2009 09:23AM) (new)

Eliza (thelizardqueen) | 44 comments Mod
List your pics for your Top 5 Books. the catch? - they have to be from different genres

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

List pictures from my favorite five? I don't get it.

message 3: by Eliza (last edited Jan 12, 2009 01:56PM) (new)

Eliza (thelizardqueen) | 44 comments Mod
hahahaha! no no no! picks hahahhahaha! my bad :oD

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Hahahah! Oooooh! Okay.

message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 12, 2009 06:08PM) (new)

1. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey, biography.
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Brabury, horror.
3. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, comedy.
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, classic and romance.
5. Girl With a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier, fiction.

message 6: by Imageseer (new)

Imageseer | 47 comments Mod
well, how can any list truly have a chance to compete when there's the Twilight series?

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message 8: by Stefu (new)

Stefu Smith 1. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, science fiction
2. Misery by Stephen King, horror
3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, classic fiction
4. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie, non-fiction/self-help
5. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, fantasy

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Misery gives me chills!

message 10: by Imageseer (new)

Imageseer | 47 comments Mod
Ender's game was a fun read! I just can't do most of King's work, much too dark for me.

message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I think the only King's work I've read is Misery, and I started to read the Shining, and I couldn't. I agree. He's very dark.

message 12: by Michael (new)

Michael | 9 comments So this is my first (I think?) post to this group. I always get the emails, but never think I have time to respond.

1. The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien. I have to take this as "one" book, and in my humble (and nerdy, I guess) opinion, it is the best. I'm not the only fanboi you've all ever met, so I wont' bore you.

In no particular order,

2. The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger

3. Foundation, Asimov

4. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway

5. 1984, Orwell

Admittedly, a couple of these (2/5) are books you problem read in school. But I could easily add others (Invisible Man, the Good Earth, All the King's Men, the Things They Carried) that you may have also read in school, but it doesn't make them any less incredible.

message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Just because they are read in school doesn't mean they aren't great. Some of my favorite books I first read in school.

message 14: by Stefu (new)

Stefu Smith Michael:

I just finished reading The Things They Carried. I wasn't sure how I felt about it. I could never tell if it was fiction or fact. Was it supposed to be actual events or were they just stories BASED on actual events?

message 15: by Michael (new)

Michael | 9 comments The latter. O'Brien was a vet in Vietnam and while a lot of his books are based in his experiences, they're definitely fictional.

message 16: by Michael (new)

Michael | 9 comments I'm heading to the library today, time to find some new books (and the time to read them!) I've been on a fairly serious kick lately with a lot of Philip K. Dick and Ursula le Guin. I'm going to try to get something by Pratchett (always a fun time) and one other...maybe Something Wicked...

message 17: by Heather (new)

Heather Ingemar (heatheringemar) In no particular order:

1. The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Doyle), in Mystery.
2. The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe, in Horror.
3. The Cassandra Clare books, esp. Touch the Dark (Chance), in Fantasy.
4. The third book in the BrainShip series... I can't for the life of me remember the title! (McCaffrey) in Sci-Fi
5. The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians (can't remember author), in Kids Story Books!


message 18: by liz (new)

liz (lizevans) I have so many favorites it's hard to choose. I'm going with the ones I pick up the most often -

My top 5:

Lord of the Rings
Wheel of Time (I'm currently reading the series for the 7th time)
Banner in the Sky
The Princess Bride
The Scarlet Pimpernel

message 19: by Maria (new)

Maria (maria712) First of all, I wanted to introduce myself because I am to Arizona and new to goodreads. I'm Maria and so far I'm hating AZ, but I'm hopeful it will feel like home eventually.

Some of my faves from different genres are:

Mere Christianity (theology)
Diaries of Anais Nin (journal/autobiography)
Intensity (horror)
To Kill a Mockingbird (fiction/classic lit)
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse (short stories/contemporary)

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