Summer party: Library

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Summer party: Library
Wed, 06-21-2006 - 12:34pm

Let's set up a favourite books library! It can be any kind and all sorts of books: fiction, non-fiction, self-help, spiritual, mysteries, memoirs, children's books, etc.

Name 10 books that you loved reading.

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Wed, 06-21-2006 - 3:18pm


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 06-22-2006 - 5:14pm


I could name 1,000, but I'll confine it to the first 10 that I can remember reading at least twice...LOL.

In no particular order:

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

Cry to Heaven - Anne Rice

Crowned Heads - Thomas Tryon

Mila 18 - Leon Uris

The Making of a Chef - Michael Ruhlmann

Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser

Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

So many little time!


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 06-23-2006 - 10:19am

~ A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth

~ Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 09-17-2006 - 12:32pm

I'm bumping up this post. Though it's constantly summer here, the rainy season will soon be here and what a better way to spend it than reading whilst a nice cool breeze floats in through the window. Do you find that you read more in the fall and winter?

What books do you recommend?

Looking forward to your favourite books list,

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Registered: 09-02-2006
Tue, 09-19-2006 - 8:02am

I'm so glad you bumped up this post. I keep a running list of books people suggest and check them out on tape for my car.

my very favorite books

"The Poisonwood Bible," by Barbara Kingsolver
Powell's Books - Scandalmonger (Harvest Book) by William Safire


I found "Atlas Shrugged" endless. Ok, plot. Good seed of an idea padded in endless repetition.
I would read "The Fountainhead" if someone could tell me it was better

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 09-19-2006 - 9:39am

I haven't read the Poisonwood Bible but I