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Favorite Books Of All Time

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Mine is probably The Witching Hour by Anne Rice.  I like most of her vampire/supernatural books.  Hers came out before Twilight and all that became popular.

 

I also really like everything by Wally Lamb so far.

 

Y'all?

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Tinka, your post made me smile b/c ODD loves the Ann Rice books and has read most of them, I believe. At the same time, YDD is a big fan of the Twilight series.

 

As for me, I think my "favorite books of all time" will always be the ones I read around 5th/6fh grade - The Secret Garden, the Anne of Green Gables series, the Alcott books and The Story of Mary Jemison. :_

 

However, I do have some faves I've read since then -  two books I read recently, Gone Girl and Mistress of the Sun come to mind, for example.

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Wuthering Heights is my favorite book of all time. I first read it in sixth grade. The story grabbed me from the beginning, and I still find it haunting today. Oh, and I like the Sookie Stackhouse books (Southern Vampire Mystery Novels) by Charlaine Harris.

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I read The Call of the Wild when I was about 12. I can still remember most of the story to this day. Other books I sometimes have to read a second time to remember the story line but this one has stuck with me.

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Oh I love Anne Rice.  I read a bunch of the vampire novels when I was in highschool/college.  So much better than the Twilight series.  My favorite of the vampire books is Memnoch the Devil.  I loved the discussion of the relationship between God and the Devil. 

 

As to favorite books of all time...probably Song of the Hummingbird by Graciela Limon.  It's a story about an Aztec woman who comes of age during the time the conquistadors conquered Mexico. 

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As a child, my first favorite book was Bedknobs & Broomsticks....then I discovered the "Little House on the Prairie" series, which still makes me all warm and fuzzy. Moved on to Gone With the Wind, which gets a re-read every couple of years.

 

I do love the novels of Herman Wouk...perhaps Marjorie Morningstar or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn could be my favorite. I'm also a big fan of John Jakes historical fiction. His research & character development are stellar.

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My absolute favorite book for years when I was in elementary school was "King of the Wind" by Marguerite Henry. It's an absolutely lovely story of the devotion of a grooms boy for "his" horse.

Later, Pride & Prejudice was (and is) a favorite.

And "The Stand" by S. King.

"Boys Life" by Robert McGannon. Wonderful mix of the supernatural and growing up in a smallish southern town.

Oh, and for years I'd reread the Dune series by Frank Herbert. Love it!

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To Kill a Mockingbird of course, The Help also, The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. I like stories about real struggles of people so I can learn and be more sympathetic towards others

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On Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 3:42 PM, TaxiMomma said:

"Boys Life" by Robert McGannon. Wonderful mix of the supernatural and growing up in a smallish southern town.

 

Boys life is also one of my faves! If you haven't read it, try Swan Song by the same author.

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