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I've just listed my most loved and recommended reads on my log, and it just came to me that perhaps more of you people would like to list all your most favorite reads (and which you would love to recommend to others). It would be interesting to look at other people's lists, and if there's someone whose book tastes you find similar to yours (or maybe someone who reads the kinds of books you do not read, but would maybe like to try...), here could be a thread where to do some convenient stalking :D

 

So come on, share a list of your favorites! (I've organized my books in fiction, non-fiction, and childrens/YA, but you are welcome to organize yours just the way you like it, or not organize it at all. You could also organize by genre, for instance.)

 

It'll be interesting to see how many books you can limit your favorites to... It's hard to be hard! :giggle2:

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Here's my list.

 

8.9.2013

 

((FIN) means that the book is Finnish and hasn't been translated to English as of yet, at least to my knowledge)

 

 

Fiction

Linda Lay Shuler: She Who Remembers
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting
Stephen King: Misery

Kauko Röyhkä: Kaksi aurinkoa  (FIN)

Jennifer Lynch: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (also: watch the TV show!)

Stephen King: Green Mile

Helen Fielding: Bridget Jones books

Jane Austen: Northanger Abby

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities

Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

Jane Austen: Persuasion

Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five

Stephen King: Cujo

Katja Kallio: Kuutamolla  (FIN)

Ingvar Ambjørnsen: Elling series

Donna Tartt: The Secret History

Anita Shreve: The Weight of Water

Fannie Flagg: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affair

Patrick Süskind: Perfume

Andrey Kurkov: Death and the Penguin

Carlos Ruiz Zafón: The Shadow of the Wind

Jeff Lindsay: Dexter series

Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex

Stephen King: The Stand

Joanne Harris: Gentlemen & Players

Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Sarah Waters: Fingersmith

Markus Zusak: The Book Thief

Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Lloyd Jones: Mister Pip

John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces

Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Bram Stoker: Dracula

Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange

Anne Rice: Interview with a Vampire

Sofi Oksanen: Purge

John Boyne: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Iain Banks: Wasp Factory

Vikas Swarup: Q&A

Jeffery Deaver: Lincoln Rhyme series

Chelsea Cain: Heartsick

Robert Bloch: Psycho

Haruki Murakami: Sputnik Sweetheart

Michel Faber: Under the Skin

Charlaine Harris: Sookie Stackhouse series

Garth Stein: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Karin Slaughter: Grant County + Will Trent series

Sophie Kinsella: Twenties Girl

Väinö Linna: The Unknown Soldier

Linwood Barclay: Too Close To Home

Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion

Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

Dan Rhodes: Gold

Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby

Sapphire: Push!

Nick Hornby: Juliet, Naked
Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Voltaire: Candide

Grace Metalious: Peyton Place
Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird

Poppy Z. Brite: Exquisite Corpse

Michael Chabon: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Matt Haig: The Last Family in England

Ann Patchett: Bel Canto

John Steinbeck: The Wayward Bus

Erich Segal: Love Story

Kazuo Ishiguro: A Pale View of Hills

Emma Donoghue: Room

Irene Nemirovsky: The Ball

Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons: Watchmen

Peter Franzén: Tumman veden päällä  (FIN)

Daniil Harms: Incidences

Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises

Linda Gillard: Emotional Geology 

Daphne du Maurier: My Cousin Rachel

Pirkko Saisio: Punainen erokirja  (FIN)

Boris Akunin: The Winter Queen

L. M. Montgomery: The Blue Castle

Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

Tuomas Kyrö: Mielensäpahoittaja  (FIN)

John Boyne: Crippen

Siri Hustvedt: The Summer Without Men
Dai Sijie: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Anna-Leena Härkönen: Häräntappoase  (FIN)

Nevil Shute: Pied Piper

William Goldman: The Marathon Man
Stephen Fry: The Hippopotamus

Dennis Lehane: Shutter Island

Muriel Barbery: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Inna Patrakova: Naapurit

Guy Gavriel Kay: The Lions of Al-Rassan

Karin Brunk Holmqvist: Pieni potenssipuoti

Sue Monk Kidd: The Secret Life of Bees

Alex Garland: The Beach

David Mitchell: Black Swan Green

Lucy Dillon: The Secret of Happy Ever After

Jari Tervo: Pyhiesi yhteyteen  (FIN)

Kathryn Stockett: Help

 


Non-fiction

Deborah Spungen: And I Don't Want to Live This Life: A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Sylvia Beach: Shakespeare and Company

Augusten Burroughs: Running with Scissors

Alain de Botton: How Proust Can Change Your Life

Tuula-Liina Varis: Kilpikonna ja olkimarsalkka  (FIN)

Ronald Hayman: The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath

Augusten Burroughs: Dry

Augusten Burroughs: A Wolf at the Table

John Grogan: Marley and Me

Ann Rule: The Stranger Beside Me

Vicki Myron: Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Dave Peltzer: A Child Called It   (this is very disturbing, though, so beware!)

Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter

Nick Hornby: The Complete Polysyllabic Spree

Mötley Crüe: The Dirt

Augusten Burroughs: Magical Thinking

Mary Roach: Stiff – The Life of the Human Cadavers

Augusten Burroughs: Possible Side Effects

Flora Rheta Scheiber: Sybil

Peggy Claude-Pierre: The Secret Language of Eating Disorders

Philip Gonzalez: The Dog Who Rescues Cats

Lesley McDowell: Between the Sheets – The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th Century Women Writers

Tobias Wolff: This Boy's Life

Constance Briscoe: Ugly

Christopher V. V. Parnell: Hell's Prisoner

Danny Wallace: Yes Man

Pamela Druckerson: French Children Don't Throw Food



Children/Young Adult

Angela Sommer-Bodenburg: The Little Vampire

Maria Gripe: Salaisuus varjossa

Lois Lowry: Anastasia series

Anu Jaantila: Dear Sanna  (FIN)

Astrid Lindgren: Brothers Lionheart

J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter series
Lucy M. Montgomery: Emily of New Moon series

Astrid Lindgren: Bill Bergson series

Sue Townsend: Adrian Mole series

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince

Diana Wynne Jones: Fire and Hemlock

Lois Lowry: The Giver

Georgia Byng: Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday

Chris Priestley: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden

Roald Dahl: Matilda
Cornelia Funke: Inkheart

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General/Literary Fiction

Kevin Baldeosingh - The Ten Incarnations of Adam Avatar
Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate
Alex Garland - The Beach
Eowyn Ivey - The Snow Child
Jonas Jonasson - The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared
Yasmina Khadra - What the Day Owes the Night
Halldor Laxness - Independent People
Wendy Law-Yone - The Road to Wanting
Andrea Levy - Small Island
Yann Martel - Life of Pi
Kamin Mohammadi - The Cypress Tree
Jojo Moyes - Me Before You
Preeta Samarasan - Evening is the Whole Day
Magda Szabo - The Door
Roma Tearne - Mosquito
Steve Toltz - A Fraction of the Whole
Marie Vieux-Chauvet - Love, Anger, Madness
Albert Wendt - Sons for the Return Home

Young Adult/Fantasy

Liz Jensen - The Rapture

CS Lewis: Chronicles of Narnia
Daniel O'Malley - The Rook
Dilirium Trilogy - Lauren Oliver
Veronica Roth - Insurgent trilogy

Crime Fiction

Elizabeth Haynes - Into the Darkest Corner

Arnaldur Indridason - Reykjavik Murder Mysteries series
Stieg Larsson - Millennium Trilogy
Yrsa Sigurdadottir - I Remember You
SJ Watson - Before I Go to Sleep


Spirituality/Religion

Flo Aeveia - I Remember Union
Peter de Rosa - Vicars of Christ
Timothy Freke/Peter Gandy - The Jesus Mysteries
Timothy Freke/Peter Gandy - Jesus and the Goddess
Shakti Gawain - Living in the Light
Susan Jeffers - Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Richard Leigh/Michael Baigent/Henry Lincoln - The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail
Anne and Daniel Meurois-Givaudan - The Way of the Essenes
Debbie Shapiro - Your Body Speaks Your Mind
Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now
James Twyman - Emissary of Light
Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations with God series

General Non Fiction

Elaine Aron - The Highly Sensitive Person
Barbara Dimmock - Nothing to Envy
Charles Ferguson - Inside Job
Tony Hawks - Round Ireland with a Fridge
Chanrithy Him - When Broken Glass Floats
Owen Jones - Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class
Tracey Kidder - Strength in What Remains
Doreen Lawrence - And Still I Rise
Layli Miller Bashir/Fauziya Kassindja - Do They Hear You When You Cry
Chris Morton/Ceri Louise Thomas - The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls
Jeremy Narby - The Cosmic Serpent
Zecharia Sitchin - The Twelfth Planet
Rebecca Skloot - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Tom Steel - The Life and Death of St Kilda
Jennifer Worth - In the Midst of Life

last but no means least

Any and all Icelandic Sagas

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Okay... my post would have to be,

 

Fantasy/Fiction

 

David Eddings- The Belgariad series, The Malloreon series, The Elenium series, The Tamuli series and The Redemption of Althalus :-)

 

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman- The Death Gate Cycle

 

L.E. Modesitt- The Corean Chronicles

 

Terry Pratchett- All Discworld books :-)

 

Piers Anthony- the Xanth series

 

J.R.R Tolkien- The LOTR of the Rings

 

Justify to name a few favourites.

 

Y/A

 

C.S Lewis- Narnia series

 

Susan Cooper- Dark Is Rising series

 

And that is all I can think of off the top of my head.

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I have a GoodReads favourites list, but I'm going to sort it into genres and such. I'm going to have to think about this! Great idea for a thread, I look forward to check out some of all your recommendations.

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I think we all have a lot more to read :).

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Just been going through my reader and came across a few other books that I would recommend.

 

Tad Williams- Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series

 

Robert M. Persia - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (non-fiction)

 

Yann Martel- Life of Pi

 

 

Fritz Leiber- Lankhmar series (for those of you who are interested, this are the books that inspired the Discworld books by Pratchett)

 

Spy/thriller/crime/mystery (yes I know s little off topic but these books are just to good to be left out :D )

 

Jefferson Bass- Body Farm series

 

Tony Hillerman- the Joe Leathern and Jim Chee series

 

Qiu Xiaolong- the Inspector Chen series (really injoyed these books, first proper detective books that I ever read and injoyed)

 

All great books that I have injoyed reading.

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Talisman, usually when I see what books you are reading, they are ones I've never heard of, so it was very intriguing to see your list, because I didn't expect to see (m)any familiar titles. There were surprisingly many, though! :)

 

It definitely shows that you've been doing the Around the World Challenge, so many foreign authors :)

 

 

Spy/thriller/crime/mystery (yes I know s little off topic but these books are just to good to be left out :D )

 

You mean off-topic as in non-fantasy? :D Hehe, it's always good to go off-topic every now and then :giggle2: Rebel yell!

 

 

Poppyshake, that was quick! :D Off to take a look at your updated list (which I will of course be stealing).

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Rules were meant to be broken or at least bent went they?? :P lol yes I meant non-for-profit fantasy or sci-fi (which I mostly don't read :shocked: )

You mean off-topic as in non-fantasy? :D Hehe, it's always good to go off-topic every now and then :giggle2: Rebel yell!

 

Rules were meant to be broken or at least bent went they?? :P lol yes I meant non- fantasy or sci-fi (which I mostly don't read :shocked: ) Edited by Vimes

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I don't think I've ever done a list in full before, but here's what I've come up with:
 

FICTION
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson
A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Suzanna Clarke
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher
The Devil In Amber by Mark Gatiss
William - An Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
Clash Of Civilizations Over An Elevator In Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Quartet In Autumn by Barbara Pym
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan
Blindness by Jose Saramago
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
The Earth Hums In B Flat by Mari Strachan
Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Armin
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

SHORT STORIES
Free Love and other stories by Ali Smith
Other Stories and other stories by Ali Smith
The First Person and other stories by Ali Smith
The Whole Story and other stories by Ali Smith
Love Begins In Winter by Simon Van Booy
The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy

NON-FICTION
The Ripening Sun by Patricia Atkinson
The Farm by Richard Benson
For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair With Poker by Victoria Coren
The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal
Howards End Is On The Landing by Susan Hill
Now All Roads Lead To France by Matthew Hollis
Findings by Kathleen Jamie
Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie
Adventures on the High Teas by Stuart Maconie

Duende by Jason Webster
Sacred Sierra by Jason Webster
Corvus by Esther Woolfson

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Except for the few Jane Austin books and the dark is rising by Susan cooper, I have to admit that I haven't read of any of the books in your list :P.

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As to Vimes's favorites, I have read

 

Okay... my post would have to be,

Fantasy/Fiction

David Eddings- The Belgariad series, The Malloreon series, The Elenium series, The Tamuli series and The Redemption of Althalus :-)

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman- The Death Gate Cycle

L.E. Modesitt- The Corean Chronicles Not sure about this, I read a set called Recluce, Order (Black, Good) and Chaos (White, Bad) Magicians

Terry Pratchett- All Discworld books :-)

Piers Anthony- the Xanth series

J.R.R Tolkien- The LOTR of the Rings

Justify to name a few favourites.

Y/A

C.S Lewis- Narnia series

 

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I think I have read the first Recluse book years ago, they are good but Corean Chronicles is way better IMO. I just loved the lead characters as well as finding the story fascinating and had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through.

 

P.S didn't you think that the Death Gate series was great? I injoyed them so much. Very thought provoking I thought. Corean chronicles as well both have points in them that I thought were worth a passing thought :P

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I don't think I've ever done a list in full before, but here's what I've come up with

Ooh .. I'm excited Claire :yahoo: some great books there .. and some I need to check out :D 

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These are some of my favorites...

The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles
The Magus - John Fowles
The French Lieutenant's Woman - John Fowles
The Death of the Heart - Elizabeth Bowen
Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson
Benito Cereno/Bartleby - Herman Melville
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Secret History - Donna Tartt (a new novel next month!)
A Dance to the Music of Time - Anthony Powell
2666 - Roberto Bolano
Parades End - Ford Madox Ford
Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather
Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Hadji Murat - Leo Tolstoy
Your Face Tomorrow - Javier Marias
Endless Love - Scott Spencer
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon

Against the Day - Thomas Pynchon
The Bay of Noon - Shirley Hazzard

Stoner - John Williams
 

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I haven't read anywhere near as many books as most of you and I'm picky about what books I put up but I will put up my list so far. 

 

Fiction

No Time For Goodbye - Linwood Barclay 

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho 

The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien

Limitless - Alan Glynn

The Millenium Series - Stieg Larsson 

All of the Sherlock stories - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo

War Horse - Michael Morpurgo 

 

Non-Fiction

Mastery - Robert Greene

Awakening Your Inner Genius - Sean Patrick 

Bounce - Matthew Syed 

Catch Me If You Can - Frank Abagnale Jr. 

A Wild Life On Exmoor - Johnny Kingdom 

A Survival Guide For Life - Bear Grylls 

Mud, Sweat and Tears - Bear Grylls 

Watch My Back - Geoff Thompson 

The Crocodile Hunter - Steve and Terri Irwin 

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I loved Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale. It was so intresting to see the situation from his point of view. As well as seeing how he actually managed to con all of those people.

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What a good idea Frankie! I am using this list to order more new books from. Some I have read [years ago] so it would be good to actually re-read them now, as well as try out some of the favourites from all the members.I will add my own when I have time. :blush2:

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I loved Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale. It was so intresting to see the situation from his point of view. As well as seeing how he actually managed to con all of those people.

 

Me too. The French prisons sounded awful! 

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A very good reason not to do crime in France or any other country! LOL :)

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I keep a record of my 6-star books on my reading blog thread, 6-stars being 'all-time favourites'. The current list stands at 88 individual books.

 

I've also listed my favourite series. Quite often very few, sometimes no, books in a series will achieve 6-stars, but as a whole the series is a 'favourite':

 

Fiction (61)

Ackroyd, Peter: Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem

Ackroyd, Peter: Hawksmoor

Atkinson, Kate: Case Histories

Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility

Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice

Austen, Jane: Emma

Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre

Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights

Buchan, John: John Macnab

Carr JL: A Month in the Country

Carr JL: The Harpole Report

Carre, John Le: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury Tales

Chevalier, Tracey: Falling Angels

Childers, Erskine: The Riddle of the Sands

Collins, Norman: London Belongs To Me

Cunningham, Michael: The Hours

Davies, Martin: The Conjuror's Bird

Dickens, Charles: Bleak House

Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield

Elphinstone, Margaret: The Sea Road

Elphinstone, Margaret: Voyageurs

Ewing, Barbara: Rosetta

Greig, Andrew: The Return of John MacNab

Haddon, Mark: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Herbert, Frank: Dune

Horwood, William: Skallagrig

Hulme, Keri: Bone People

Japrisot, Sebastian: A Very Long Engagement

Kipling, Rudyard: Puck of Pook's Hill

Kipling, Rudyard: Rewards and Fairies

Lee, Harper: To Kill A Mockingbird

Mantel, Hilary: Wolf Hall

Melville, Herman: Moby Dick

Mitchell, David: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Miller, Andrew: Pure

Milne AA: Winnie the Pooh

Milne AA: The House at Pooh Corner

Moorcock, Michael: Mother London

O'Brian, Patrick: The Mauritius Command

Pears, Ian: An Instance of the Fingerpost

Penney, Stef: The Tenderness of Wolves

Pullman, Philip: Northern Lights

Rushdie, Salman: Midnight's Children

Seth, Vikram: A Suitable Boy

Smiley, Jane: A Thousand Acres

Smith, Dodie: I Capture the Castle

Stephenson, Neal: Cryptonomicon

Stevenson, Robert Louis: Kidnapped

Swift, Graham: Waterland

Thackeray, William: Vanity Fair

Thomas, Dylan: Under Milk Wood

Thompson, Harry: This Thing of Darkness

Tolkien JRR: The Lord of the Rings

Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace

White, TH: Mistress Masham's Repose

Willis, Connie: To Say Nothing of the Dog

Woolf, Virginia: Mrs Dalloway

Woolf, Virginia: The Years

Woolf, Virginia: To The Lighthouse

Woolf, Virginia: Between the Acts

Woolfenden, Ben: The Ruins of Time

 

Non-fiction (27)

Brown, Hamish: Hamish's Mountain Walk

Cocker, Mark: Crow Country

Cooke, Alistair: Letter from America

Dawkins, Richard: The Blind Watchmaker

Fadiman, Anne: Ex Libris

Frater, Alexander: Chasing the Monsoon

Hanff, Helen: 84 Charing Cross Road

Hastings, Max: All Hell Let Loose

Holland, James: Dam Busters

Hoskins, WG: The Making of the English Landscape

Huntford, Roland: Shackleton

Junger, Sebastian: The Perfect Storm

Longford, Elizabeth: Wellington, The Years of the Sword

Lee, Hermione: Virginia Woolf

Moore, Richard: In Search of Robert Millar

Nichols, Peter: A Voyage for Madmen

Pennac, Daniel: The Rights of the Reader

Rackham, Oliver: The History of the Countryside

Pinker, Stephen: The Language Instinct

de Saint-Exupery, Antoine: Wind, Sand and Stars

Salisbury, Laney and Gay: The Cruellest Miles

Simpson, Joe: Touching the Void

Taylor, Stephen: Storm and Conquest

Tomalin, Claire: Pepys, The Unequalled Self

Uglow, Jenny: The Pinecone

Unsworth, Walt: Everest

Wheeler, Sara: Terra Incognita

 

 

Series

Aaronovitch, Ben: The Rivers of London series

Bond, Michael: The Paddington Bear stories

Fforde, Jasper: The Thursday Next series

Leon, Donna: The Commissario Brunetti series

O'Brien, Patrick: The Aubrey-Maturin series

Ransome, Arthur: The Swallows and Amazons series

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I would just like to put Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos series in here. Of my favorite fantasy authors he seems to be the least know.

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Here is a list I just compiled.  The ones with a star are a little more outstanding than the other favorites.  Many of these are audiobooks I have listened to.

 

 

Favorite Fiction Books:


*The Martian by Andy Weir

*The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

*The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards (audio a must!)

*The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak

*Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (audio a must!)

*My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

*Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

*Paranoia by Joseph Finder

*The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

*Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

*The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

*The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

*The Help by Kathryn Stockett

* Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never
Seen by Christopher McDougall

*City of Thieves by David Benioff

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork (YA)

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale

Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card

Dancing at the Rascal Faire byIvan Doig

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel by Rachel Joyce

Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell

The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Winds of War & War and Rembrance by Herman Wouk (audio outstanding)

 

Non-Fiction

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian  by Sherman Alexie

Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage by Kay Bratt

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel (audio a must, narrated by author)

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard



 

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