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Started by joesvejk on Apr 29, 2018 6:30:03 PM
Your five favourite books.

List them here.

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TommyDGNR8 - 29 Apr 2018 18:37:05 (#1 of 128)

In no order and, on another day, all five might be different.

Isaac Asimov - Foundation

Matt Beaumont -

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Chris Brookmyre -

All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye

Douglas Adams -

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Charles Kingsley -

The Water Babies

joesvejk - 29 Apr 2018 18:38:15 (#2 of 128)

1 The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek.

2 Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

3 The Autumn of the Patriarch. by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

4 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez

5 At Swim Two Birds by Brian O' Nolan

darkhorse - 29 Apr 2018 18:50:02 (#3 of 128)

Not really favourites but these all had an impact on me at one time or another and I kept them to reread for ages, all for different reasons:

darkhorse - 29 Apr 2018 18:52:53 (#4 of 128)

Intimacy and Solitude - Stephanie Dowrick (self help)

Philosophy and Social Hope - Richard Rorty

Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky

Reasons to be Cheerful - Mark Steel.

The Energy Alternative - Walt Paterson

I don’t actually have copies of any of them now.

TommyDGNR8 - 29 Apr 2018 21:13:58 (#5 of 128)

Mark's books are all worth reading. I think my favourite is It's Not A Runner Bean.

Shadrack22 - 29 Apr 2018 21:37:30 (#6 of 128)

Philip Larkin’s Complete Poems

The Catcher in the Rye

The Great Gatsby

The Magus

Dream Story (Traumnovelle)

MontyPeculiar - 29 Apr 2018 21:41:40 (#7 of 128)

Crime and Punishment

Atonement

A Fine Balance

The Grapes of Wrath

Tintin in Tibet

TRaney - 29 Apr 2018 21:43:32 (#8 of 128)

The Fall

Diary of a Nobody

Three Men In A Boat

Q

Catch 22

Iveseenemgiven - 29 Apr 2018 21:51:32 (#9 of 128)

Cider with Rosie

To Kill a Mockingbird

Gone Girl

Mystic River

Gone with the Wind

Tadagee - 29 Apr 2018 21:54:59 (#10 of 128)

I share 2 of Traneys 5 (Catch 22 and 3 Men) so might try some of his otherdm

TRaney - 29 Apr 2018 21:56:41 (#11 of 128)

Go for Diary of a Nobody. The others aren’t so alike.

Plus it’s free online.

popstar7 - 29 Apr 2018 22:20:15 (#12 of 128)

As I Lay Dying

Notes From the Underground

Alone in Berlin

American Psycho

Leaving the Atocha Station

bossab2 - 29 Apr 2018 22:28:31 (#13 of 128)

  • The Magus


  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish


  • Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandelion_Wine

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintanence

ishyomah - 29 Apr 2018 23:55:18 (#14 of 128)

Robinson Crusoe (Defoe)

Jane Eyre (Brontë)

Another vote for To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee)

The Heirs of the Kingdom (Oldenbourg)

Just so Stories (Kipling)

(Marquez nearly made it in with Love in the Time of Cholera but was userped by a childhood remembrance of Kipling)

Cavewoman - 30 Apr 2018 00:38:29 (#15 of 128)

Catch-22 - Joseph Heller

Middlemarch - George Eliot

Henderson the Rain King - Saul Bellow

Beloved - Toni Morrison

Nights at the Circus - Angela Carter

SatelliteOne - 30 Apr 2018 04:14:13 (#16 of 128)

To Kill A MockingbirdThe Moon Is A Harsh MistressLord Of The RingsThe DispossessedThe Snail And The Whale

uranrising - 30 Apr 2018 20:10:25 (#17 of 128)

These are not my 5 favourites but 5 of my favourites - there are others that would tie with these, no problem.

The Letters of John Keats

Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality by Perls, Goodman and Hefferline

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts

any volume of Dilbert by Scott Adams



It's interesting how many choose all novels.

thisonehasalittlehat - 30 Apr 2018 20:11:44 (#18 of 128)

Why choose the letters of keats? That's like chosing the poems of Darwin.

popstar7 - 30 Apr 2018 20:18:44 (#19 of 128)

Dear Fanny, I've written another poem. Hope you like it. Yours JK

ishyomah - 30 Apr 2018 20:19:25 (#20 of 128)

Yes, uranrising. Hadn't specifically thought of that but novels seem to me to be those that stay with one. I have no explanation for that other than simple affection.

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