Best book ever read



  • Lucy1752
    Lucy1752 Posts: 499 Member
    hapa11 wrote: »
    Lucy1752 wrote: »
    fidycixer wrote: »
    All The Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy

    McCarthy is, IMO, one of the lesser known and highly underrated authors of the current era. Again, JMHO.

    He is excellent.
    If you like him, you may like Colum Mcann, Let the Great World Spin. I just read it last week. Not quite as heavy as McCarthy, but still gritty.

    Was that the one about the tightrope walker? That was good.

    It is and I thought it was good too.
  • StacywithaY
    StacywithaY Posts: 117 Member
    Lonesome Dove is perfection.

    I cringe when people say how much they love the movie :neutral:
  • cbl40
    cbl40 Posts: 281 Member
    The Red Tent is my overall favorite but I have so many.
  • kq1981
    kq1981 Posts: 1,098 Member
    There's too many!!!! Papillon was excellent though, ringolevio was great. I can't decide :-/
  • Gamliela
    Gamliela Posts: 2,470 Member
    the Gita
  • lkirchner82
    lkirchner82 Posts: 31 Member
    I am always so excited when this topic comes up - I love sharing my favorites and adding new books to my "to read" list!
    1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
    2. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry/Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
    3. And the Mountains Echoed
    4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    5. The Color Purple
    6. Angela's Ashes
    7. The Secret Life of Bees
    8. Dark tower series
    9. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    10. Maniac Magee

    I'm reading The Poisonwood Bible right now, and I have a feeling it will end up in the top ten.
  • TonyB0588
    TonyB0588 Posts: 9,520 Member
    tjiddy wrote: »
    To Kill a Mockingbird and 1984

    Yes!! I read both of those and enjoyed them.
  • Leirea
    Leirea Posts: 1 Member
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
  • dpwellman
    dpwellman Posts: 3,271 Member
    edited March 2017
    It was a book on anti-gravity. I couldn't put it down.
  • Sharon_C
    Sharon_C Posts: 2,132 Member
    Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
    The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
    The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory

    There are more but I'll stop there
  • dpwellman
    dpwellman Posts: 3,271 Member
    edited March 2017
    Going on impact it's a tossup between The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman and It's Not Luck by Eliyahu Goldratt. For fiction I'd have to pick Dune.

    Recently, the best fiction I've read is Memorial Day -- Vince Flynn*
    The best non-fiction is The Lieutenant Don't Know: One Marine's Story of Warfare and Combat Logistics in Afghanistan -- Jeffrey Clement

    *Ever since Flynn died, I haven't been interested in reading. Well apart from working through different English translations of the Bible. So far NIV, Living, The Message, The Voice (not good, didn't finish). Currently on NASB. Found out my 13 year old is doing the same thing. Well, until I gave her all my old Star Trek novels.
  • tuddy315
    tuddy315 Posts: 10,176 Member
    The Christmas Box trilogy, also anything by Lisa Gardner. I love murder mysteries!
  • BrinaBecnel
    BrinaBecnel Posts: 122 Member
    I cannot pick just one book! :s
  • Timshel_
    Timshel_ Posts: 22,843 Member
    Too many good ones.

    On Walden
    Mostly Tail-feathers
    A Hunters Road
  • beagletracks
    beagletracks Posts: 5,996 Member
    Trumpet by Jackie Kay
    The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • scrumhalf7
    scrumhalf7 Posts: 175 Member
    Last train to memphis
    Lord of the rings
  • scrumhalf7
    scrumhalf7 Posts: 175 Member
    kq1981 wrote: »
    There's too many!!!! Papillon was excellent though, ringolevio was great. I can't decide :-/

    Papillon is a great book!
  • AmyOutOfControl
    AmyOutOfControl Posts: 1,425 Member
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

    I love Murakami!

    Favorite book right now is The Time Travelers Wife
  • Lbrobt
    Lbrobt Posts: 13 Member
    The Christmas Sweater by Glen Beck. Not political at all by the way...definitely worth it. Had me in tears.
  • salembambi
    salembambi Posts: 5,605 Member
    Phantom Self by David Icke