What is the best book you've ever read?

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  1. JessicaR

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    The Lovely Bones was one of my favorite reads. I also really enjoyed these: So many more, just so hard to name only 1! :)

    The Great Gatsby
    My Sisters Keeper
    The Bell Jar
    The Fountainhead
    The Master and Margarita

    Looking forward to all the replies!
     
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  3. WDWBarb

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    The best book I have ever read was The Stand, without question.

    I'd have a hard time picking a second, or a third. I really enjoyed Anne Rice's Interview With a Vampire series when I was a teenager. My favorite most recent book was The Art of Racing in the Rain. Loved every minute of it.
     
  4. luvmy3

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    My favorite book is The Time Traveler's Wife. I also really love The Five People You Meet In Heaven.
    I'm currently reading 11/22/63 and I think I'd have to put that on my favorites list too.

    I don't think any of them would appeal to a foreign teenager though :)
     
  5. Lemonademouth

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    I was going to say the Ender series. Orson Scott Card has been one of my favorite authors forever. I made my husband read Ender's Game and he had read all of the older series within the week!!
     
  6. PeterPanic

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    From high school until this year (a long, long time) my favorite was a book titled, "Wind from the Carolina's" by Robert Wilder.

    This year I read 11/22/63 by Stephen King and was blown away by his writing and imagination and story telling as well as his ability to tie everything up at the end. Wonderful Story about Time Travel.

    I have known that King was a very prolific writer and to be honest most of his stuff was not to my taste, but this one hit the button.
     
  7. Tosie

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    I also loved Under the Dome and 11/22/63. Duma Key is another favorite (also by Stephen King).

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was terrific- not at all what I thought it was going to be.
     
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    The Hobbit
    Chesapeake by James Michner
    Night By Weisel

    For fun any of Joanne Flukes mysteries.
     
  9. OceanAnnie

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    I've seen titles I have really enjoyed on this thread.

    I haven't seen, The Life of Pi, mentioned. I loved it. Kept me on the edge of my seat at times. It's a surreal mix of intense adventure, the mundane, and lots of reflection. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I plan do plan to see it.
     
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    Ocean Annie ... Just saw the film. Catch it in 3D if you can, astoundingly beautiful and very true to the book. Whoever said Art of Racing in the Rain, I second. Fabulous book.
     
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    Thanks! I will definitely do it!
     
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    She's come undone. Wally Lamb
     
  13. pixi3ness

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    I love anything by Sarah Addison Allen though my favorite is The Girl who Chased the Moon.
     
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    Jane Eyre
    Twilight series
     
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    "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd, delicious.
     
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    My top three all time favourites, books I have read over and over again would be:

    White Oleander
    My Sisters Keeper <it's absolutely horrible how they changed it for the movie, it's not even the same story imo>
    The Lovely Bones
     
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    I felt the same way. Just finished 11/22/63 and loved it. I am not a fan of Stephen King but also liked Green Mile.
     
  18. Ginny Favers

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    Probably Boy's Life or Swan Song by Robert McCammon.
     
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    The Prince of Frogtown by Rick Bragg

    It's so good, one of those that stays with you for a long time but it is sad.
     
  20. wvjules

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    My favorite of all-time is The Book Thief. So I would definately recomend that since it is also a YA book.

    Another recommendation is 13 Reasons Why.

    And another nod for The Fault in Our Stars.

    I'm going to also add Hopeless to that list.

     
  21. mjkacmom

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    While I think the Twilight series are probably the worst written books out there, they appeal to teens, unlike many books on this thread (most of which I have read, and loved, but probably wouldn't have in high school).

    I think you'd be better off asking the teen set for book recommendations. I was (and am) I big Stephen King fan, and back in HS, LOVED trashy novels- Jackie Collins, Daniel Steele.... Can't stand them anymore, though.
     

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