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Top Five Favorite All-Time Books

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In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 10:08:15 PM PDT
David Maynez says:
I've got The Last Ride, but I haven't read it yet. I am so behind in my reading it's not even funny. Enjoy St. Agnes' Stand.

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 10:31:39 PM PDT
TopFlight says:
The Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts (Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
Watership Down (Adams)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (Hardy)
Accesssories After the Fact (Meagher)non-fiction

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 6:32:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 6:40:15 PM PDT
Taylor Caldwell's books are all excellent and have become harder to find in used book stores; I recommend Amazon,I've been able to complete most of her works. 20 years ago it was easier to find theme out there.Some of the best are; as you mentioned Testimony of two men, To look and Pass, A pillar of Iron, Captains and Kings, Grandmother and the Priests and There was a Time. I intend to finish her collection, it's on the bucket list. How unfortunate we are that her late husband destroyed over 140 of her un-published novels. If you get close to around 40 of her published novels you will have some fine reading.

Posted on May 13, 2012 7:18:03 PM PDT
I'm no lit critic but...
The Stand
All the Preys by john stanford
McNally's Luck
Knight in Shining Armor

Posted on May 13, 2012 8:42:46 PM PDT
tom o'connor says:
I bought a kindle, I thought I would put my top ten favorites on it in their own collection, I ended up with 32 . LOL

Posted on May 13, 2012 8:45:17 PM PDT
tom o'connor says:
I think , but I am not sure , : Shoes of a Fisherman : was Taylor caldwells biggest book ?

Posted on May 13, 2012 8:56:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 8:57:37 PM PDT
tom o'connor says:
! Tales of the city, Futher tales of the city
2, Shogun, Noble house
3.outlander series
4. All the McNally books
5 Rags Glory by Stuart Clothe
6 Men Of Rome series by Colleen McCullough
7, Lonesome dove
8 Shike by Robert shea
9. Enough rope by Lawerence Block
10. Sub Rosa series by steven saylor

all the above are excellent in there own way, from light reading to mysteries to true historical fiction. I think most of you would enjoy any of them .

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 6:25:41 AM PDT
I've read them all, but "Shoutin'" is the best.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 8:55:22 AM PDT

I agree with your assessment.

Jerry J.

Posted on May 14, 2012 9:50:11 AM PDT
I read and reread "The Swiss Family Robinson" as a boy. I loved the creativity of the Family as they constructed a home and built systems to meet their needs.

Posted on May 14, 2012 2:51:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2012 9:41:45 PM PDT
ken jones says:
terriemills. says: A Vision Of Light by Judith Merkle Riley Jitterbug Perfume By Tom Robbins Uncle Toms Cabin The Outlander series and the first 3 Jean Auel Earth Children series

Posted on May 14, 2012 3:11:27 PM PDT
mike says:
Killing Linclon
Killer Angels
Heart of the Game
Sacred Hoops
Hunger Games

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 3:12:02 PM PDT
couldn`t get through middlesex,got half way and was bored

Posted on May 14, 2012 3:17:46 PM PDT
The kitchen house
little women
Tom Sawyer

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 3:32:10 PM PDT
1. Brothers K by Dostoevsky
2. Huckleberry Finn
3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
4. Madame Bovary
5. Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche

Posted on May 14, 2012 4:04:31 PM PDT
A. Schuelke says:
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil- John Berendt
The Necromancer- Michael Scott
Agincourt- Bernard Cornwell
Worlds Fair- E.L. Doctorow

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 12:08:23 AM PDT
Suzysemyorka..Hello,....Shoes of a Fisherman was a novel by author Morris West an Australian- 1963 and was a very popular book that was made into a movie in 1968. Maybe you were thinking of one of Taylor Caldwell's other novels but Shoes of a Fisherman wasn't her novel. She had over 40 published novels and there were many that could be considered her ' Biggest' , some are the one's I mentioned in my previous post. Go to Amazon home and click on books and enter Taylor Caldwell, many will show up and I also found reports in an old people magazine, aprox, 1984, while in search of other links to her that gave a graphic story about her life from young child to her later years. My joy is working through her novels and researching her life.

Posted on May 15, 2012 7:44:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 15, 2012 7:49:22 AM PDT
To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
Dubliners, James Joyce
For whom the bell tolls, Hemingway
Civilization and its Discontents, Freud
As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
Game of Thrones, George Martin, Dune, Frank Herbert

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 7:48:13 AM PDT
I agree with 3 of these - Owen Meany, Middlesex, and Empire Falls. They are not the greatest books but they are excellent, thought provoking, and literate.

Posted on May 15, 2012 1:47:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 15, 2012 1:53:42 PM PDT
CoCoHerself says:
Sholokov: Quiet Flows the Don 1960 Nobel
Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita
Rushdie: Midnight's Children (influenced by Bulgakov and Gunter Grass) --Booker of Bookers
Sinclair Lewis: Arrowsmith 1930 Nobel
Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird Pulitzer

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 5:15:02 PM PDT
gree says:
Thomasina B. O'Donnell: This forum is for people to list their top five favorite all-time books--not for you to agree or disagree or critique their choices. You are free to list your top choices. But please, you don't need to tell them their choices aren't the greatest books. Thank goodness not everyone likes the same books, movies, furniture, clothes, cars, etc. Let others choose without your critique please. Some become intimidated when they are afraid their choices will be publicly criticized.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 5:58:39 PM PDT
I agree, gree. Sorry, couldn't resist. We all like different books, but we all have this in common: we all love books or we wouldn't be here! I have read so many books, I'm not sure I could choose among them. It would be like choosing between my children. I like seeing what books others have chosen and have bought some titles based on what I've read here.

Posted on May 15, 2012 6:26:38 PM PDT
I believe that differences reflect diversity, which is the nature of this forum.
Without diversity,Stepford Wives.
Jerry J.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 6:36:37 PM PDT
loved Island of the blue dolphins!! love so many of the books my girls read at school. Read WONDER by Palacio. think it's gonna win the Newberry this year.

Posted on May 15, 2012 8:38:17 PM PDT
I am using this topic as a source for more books to read
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