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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 5:19:41 PM PST
Thank you! You said it so much better than I could have. I have to admit that discussions of "50 Shades of Grey" tend to frighten me regarding the future of "literature". I would add that everyone has his or her own reason for reading at any given time. Frankly, much of the time I read for entertainment, not necessarily for improvement of mine or education. I always thought that by this point in my life, I wouldn't have to make scholarly book reports.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 5:40:22 PM PST
John Irving's "Cider House Rules" is the best novel I've read - and, everybody should read it.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 5:47:39 PM PST
To Kill a Mocking Bird one of my favorites I have read many of the mentioned books but found so many good suggestions I am making a list to tackel thru the long cold winter .

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 6:06:36 PM PST
LaLa says:
Movie is one of my oldie faves!

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 6:45:18 PM PST
Art girl says:
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
A multi layered story of family and struggle, love and hardship, the power of motherhood and history. Has stayed with me for months!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 6:48:37 PM PST
C. Lockwood says:
So glad to see Kingsolver! The Poinsonwood Bible is my favorite.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 6:50:56 PM PST
C. Lockwood says:
So glad to see Kingsolver! The Poinsonwood Bible is my favorite.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 8:56:23 PM PST
Hard Nut says:
Is that the same and Edgar Sawtelle? Who is the author please?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 8:59:32 PM PST
I read A Rand stuff when I was way too young to get the message, I just thought it was over the top romantic and the characters were like none I knew. I read it later and also some essays by her. Not much of her philosophy stuck, but I liked reading her prose. Enough said.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 6:21:01 AM PST
Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead by Ayn Rand are amazing. Storyline, characters, philosophy,....
I would also add "Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 7:18:04 AM PST
DAMS says:
Once We Were Brothers. Loved this book. Couldn't put it down...a page turner.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:30:36 AM PST
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BDS says:
My all time favorite was "Gone With The Wind". Another one was Jean Auel's first novel, "The Clan of the Cave Bear". Another was "Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:47:42 AM PST
F. Miers says:
I have read 15 of Ken Follett's books and found "Pillers of the Earth" to be the best and all the others to be good, except one, "The Third Twin" which I wasted my time reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 2:13:23 PM PST
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Agree. Couldn't put Crime and Punishment down. The psychology of the novel is captivating. A must read.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 2:25:41 PM PST
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Make me understand why I should read Cider House Rules. I've heard the title and well-known author for years, but no one has ever tried to convince me why I should read it.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 2:36:26 PM PST
Please read "Stones From the River" by Ursula Hegi. It's a novel that is written like poetry. The main character is a young dwarf woman growing up during WWII who runs a pay library with her father. The reader sees the world through her eyes. I must have read parts of the book 5 or 6 times. It made me a better writer.
Chris

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 5:44:12 PM PST
Maria Holt says:
Yes yes yes!!! Each of these made an enormous impact on my life.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 6:55:46 PM PST
3-Putt says:
Without a doubt, "Sarah's Key". It lingers with me still.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 7:09:02 PM PST
"The Power of One" is one of the best books I have ever read. I think I have read it four times. Roberta Galloway

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 7:11:44 PM PST
"Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese is the best book I have ever read.
Roberta Galloway

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 6:00:27 AM PST
R. Volcheff says:
That would also be mine

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 9:32:01 AM PST
I have several. To Kill a Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, The Color Purple, A Tale of Two Cities and Moby Dick. Now there's a collection!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 10:55:00 AM PST
Michael T says:
I agree----Have you read The Source by Mitchner. Michael

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 11:11:38 AM PST
Yes. Wonderful.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 12:23:07 PM PST
K. Rice says:
A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving. Best book I have ever read, and I have read many.
In the team picture are Straight Man by Richard Russo and Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon.
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