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Posted on Nov 16, 2012 12:29:50 PM PST
Debbie D says:
Engine Summer by John Crowley is one book I read over and over, a mind bender. Anything by Margaret Atwood and Ursula Leguin. So many great books, so little time!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 12:42:53 PM PST
R. H. Graham says:
Agree no question. the sequel was sadly no where near as good. Others all over the place but POO is superb

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 12:52:54 PM PST
Gone With The Wind, The Godfather, Silence Of The Lambs

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 2:42:51 PM PST
I forgot how much I love A Prayer for Owen Meany. Thanks for the reminder. Sigh, so many books, so little time . . .

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 7:21:48 PM PST
As many of you I too cannot pick just one, but one one has mentioned any of the Pat Conroy novels, especially Beach Music and South of Broad. One of the first books I fell in love with was Rich Man Poor Man and The Adventurers. Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird are wonderful. Love books that pull you can't wait to read what happens but you don't want to have it end.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 7:04:25 AM PST
Wes Harris says:
Harper Lee's only book, To Kill a Mockingbird.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 7:05:37 AM PST
Robin Leler says:
I haven't read Follet, so can't comment or compare. However I agree with those who pick Catch 22 or Lonesome Dove as all time favorites. I take it that "best book ever" is one that stands the test of time; one that I would read again. Faulkner, Hemingway, and Bronte do not do that for me. Some I turn back to are: Corelli's Mandolin, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mists of Avalon, Grapes of Wrath, The English Patient, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Wind, Sand and Stars, and The Book and the Brotherhood. I seem to be stuck on WWII books - still trying to puzzle out how deeply those wars shaped our world and no one presents it better than a novelist. Favorite authors, worth reading again and again include: Barbara Tuchman, Larry McMurtry, Isabel Allende, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, and, recently discovered, Geraldine Brooks. Thank you for your apt questioning. Current mystery writers may be popular now, but will someone still be reading them 50 years from now, or 100?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 7:29:17 AM PST
Robin Leler says:
You hit it right on. All classics, worth rereading, and you got it down to five!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 10:35:12 AM PST
Loved Angela's of my favorites too!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 3:52:15 PM PST
J. Greene says:
Yes, I agree. I just saw the movie recently and fell in love with it all over again. It's such a beautiful, hopeful story.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 4:29:47 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 7:53:34 AM PST
Reader says:
Yes - this was the best book! I still think about it often :)

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 8:51:07 AM PST
Wes Harris says:
"To Kill a Mockingbird" the only book ever written by Harper Lee.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 2:21:54 PM PST
BigHeart says:
A Course In Miracles Hands down, A Course In Miracles (also known as ACIM and "The Course") is the most profound, important spiritual book of our time. It's the path to God without religion.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 3:54:30 PM PST
Kat says:
I loved the book but really disliked the movie. Tandia is a good follow up to the book.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 8:32:11 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 11:16:50 PM PST
EKBerel says:
I LOVED this book. EKBerel

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 11:19:12 PM PST
EKBerel says:
and I am thinking of giving up on it - can't relate to it

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 6:40:01 AM PST
No question for me, "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry. It took me some time to get into it....52 pages. Then I looked to the end to see how many pages were left and was disappointed the book did not go on forever. Pulitzer Prize winner.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 7:30:10 AM PST
bwannie says:
I too loved The Sparrow...Russell is an incredible writer!

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 10:57:21 AM PST
Mary E. Haq says:
If you want a breath-holding, gripping, can't put it down, homework-feeding the family- and laundry go by the wayside, you will not sleep then you must MUST read Diana Gabaldon's Outlander! I have not found anything comparable. People have gotten angry at me for giving them this book- it took over their lives. Great thrilling, interesting, historical, gripping read. Did I say Gripping! Yes, you will re-read this book many times.
Mary BEth

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 5:43:03 PM PST
W. Dumas says:
The mirror was a wonderful book. It's not available on Kindle yet. Hopefully it will be soon. Also the outlander series by Diane Gabaldon is fab.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:33:09 AM PST
seb says:
Very long but very well done.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 2:18:10 PM PST
ausreader says:
Anna Funder's All that I am, is a great recent book that certainly hits the top 10 on my list

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 8:35:04 PM PST
lbugcoco says:
just reading Cutting for Stone now, hope I enjoy it as much as you two!
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