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Your five favourite books

Post by mavisbramston » 12 Mar 2016, 13:19

Love to know yours. Its hard to narrow it down to five but here goes.

1. Crime and Punishment.. Had to read it for literature class. Never forgot it and read it a few times. The use of annalogy and metaphore amazes me. The imagery is extraordinary
2 Wuthering Heights vivid rich characters and towering romance.
3. The series of Winnie the pooh no matter how old I get I still find great charm in the marvellous world of AAMilne. I love the characters and those pictures are a constant delight. Then there sre the poems The anthology Now we wre six and When we were very young. The kings Breakfast is still a favourite.
4 The secret river. A great read
5 it. By Stephen King gripping read

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by godfather » 12 Mar 2016, 21:38

Books are a difficult choice to rate because we are such diverse people and each one having different expectations. Nevertheless, it is an interesting subject because, to a degree, one can deduct other members characters and inspirations.

So, here is your challenge to dissect me.

1) "Schindler's List"
2) "Red Omega"
3) "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
4) "10 North Frederick"
5) "Of Mice And Men"

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by Perrorist » 13 Mar 2016, 07:51

The Magus, first version, by John Fowles
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by mavisbramston » 14 Mar 2016, 21:38

What wonderful choices. I have read all but a few are on my list.

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by Maggs » 17 Mar 2016, 10:43

I can never forget Watership Down by Richard Adams......head in book 24/ 7

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by lynny » 17 Mar 2016, 15:31

Impossible for me to pick five books only. But I am a sucker for English history and so any of the many books by Philippa Gregory would be my choice.

Otherwise, Elmore Leonard writes American crime with a hint of unAmerican black humour and any of his books would be a read again for me.

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by godfather » 17 Mar 2016, 20:44

Agree that it is very difficult to pick just 5 great books as favourites.
However, it is only a bit of trivia to see what others have read and enjoyed.
I am always looking to read what other people find interesting and I have ignored, so be a good sports and help us with picking new material in our searches for the perfect book.
Have you noticed that no one so far has agreed with another posters choices?

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by Pamela » 17 Mar 2016, 23:42

Nowadays I tend to read thrillers by writers such as Harlan Coben etc. I enjoy a nice juicy murder or two. :icon-mrgreen: However, there are some books that I can easily read over and over again so I guess they would best be classed as my favourites. They are....

A town like Alice - Nevil Shute
To kill a mockingbird - Harper Lee
Giant - Edna Ferber
Gone with the wind - Margaret Mitchell
Wind in the willows - Kenneth Grahame

In fact just recently I read Wind in the Willows to my granddaughters.
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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by mavisbramston » 19 Mar 2016, 15:00

I like nearly all the choices but as I suggested limiting it to five I see where Godfather is coming from. There are a few I have not read but would like to.

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by Pamela » 19 Mar 2016, 17:52

Ooops....I really must learn to count. :icon-mrgreen: I'll remove one of them now.

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by mavisbramston » 20 Mar 2016, 10:07

Don't worry Pamela. No rules really. Its just fun finding out books other people like.
I wanted to add several of those you have on your list. Wind In The Willows is a gem. I don't know about you but I enjoyed it more as an adult.
Watership Down was one of the best books I ever read Maggs. Mmm might read it again.
Does anyone read a book again?

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by Dreamweaver » 22 Mar 2016, 14:16

Maggs wrote:I can never forget Watership Down by Richard Adams......head in book 24/ 7
Absolutely, Maggs!
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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by Perrorist » 22 Mar 2016, 14:58

If memory serves me right, that book had my daughter in tears.

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Re: Your five favourite books

Post by mavisbramston » 23 Mar 2016, 10:01

The book did have me in tears but so did the movie but for different reasons The book is a joy but the move missed the point. It was awful.
Watershed Down now I must read it again.

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