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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:42 PM ( #1 )

The title says it all really; what's your favourite book and why? Mine is The Tulip Touch by Anne Fine (I think) because it's about what would really happen, not having a happy ending. It's the first children's book I've come across that's about reality and the way the world actually is rather than the way it should be.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:55 PM ( #2 )

Tiger's Curse series



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:43 PM ( #3 )

Harry Potter Order of the Pheonix

 

too bad one of my favorite character dies hahaha



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:47 PM ( #4 )

a game of thrones atm



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:24 PM ( #5 )

My favorite book series is definitely Warriors! It's the only series I really care about. My favorite book from it is...hard to say...probably Firestar's Quest.

 

As for my favorite stand-alone book? Tailchaser's Song!


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:24 PM ( #6 )

about reality and the way the world actually is rather than the way it should be.

**Searches for book.  Reads plot on Wikipedia.**

 

Wikipedia:

"Ultimately this novel paints a vivid picture of abuse"

"a victim of abuse who will likely remain trapped in a world of violence, criminal behavior and misery"

"world of abused becoming abuser."

 

Umm...what?  Abuse?  Misery?  Violence?  In reality, not everything is like that.  There are lots of people who never experience stuff like that, and are optimistic and happy.  And then there are those who go through bad stuff like that and end up thinking everything is miserable.  You can not say that is what would really happen; it's just a story.  "Not having a happy ending", while that sometimes happens in real life, it is really just pessimistic and unhopeful.  >_>

 

 

Back on topic, my favorite book I guess is War of the Worlds.  That is sort of sometimes dark and violent, and the main characters go through bad stuff (aliens attack), but in the end Earth's bacteria stop the aliens, the main characters survive and are reunited, and it has a happy hopeful ending.  :)



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:47 AM ( #7 )

My two favorite books are The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue and The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides.

 

Others on the list include The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Veronica by Nicholas Christopher and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:15 PM ( #8 )

My favorite series is Harry Potter forever!

I have a few favorite books, I just can't choose!

The Hobbit

Angel

The Mark Of Athena

Catching Fire



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:21 AM ( #9 )

Ooooh! I almost forgot some books even better than Warriors and Tailchaser's Song!

 

TAMAGOTCHI MANGA.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:09 AM ( #10 )

cicada summer

and divergence



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:06 PM ( #11 )

other books I love.... Jane Eyre, a scarlet letter, I love reading shakespeare's plays. I love reading the older Stephan King books (His newer books are rushed and lack quality) and ummm Wuthering heights, the infernal devices is an amazing book series, also the immortal instruments! (they better not ruin the movie) The hunger games books are really good, (still dont get the harry potter and twilight merge everyone said it was...they weren't romance based nor are they really anything close to harry potter) and the Divergent/ insurgent books... too many to count! I love reading I even read the original literatures on some of the Disney movies!  ( I love my kobo)



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:21 PM ( #12 )

My favorite book(s) are the Chronicles of Narnia collection, specifically The Horse and His Boy.

I just think they're really well written and I like the themes that the book explores.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:55 AM ( #13 )

Definitely The Fault in Our Stars...

Maybe Thirteen Reasons Why, too. 

Or maybe the Fallen series. 

I don't know. Too many to choose. 



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:25 PM ( #14 )

The Inheritance Cycle!!!! Really good stuff



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:02 AM ( #15 )

HP series. :D



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:51 AM ( #16 )

My favorite of all time is probably The Great Gatsby.

 

I really enjoyed all of Ellen Hopkins' books, The Catching Fire trilogy, Looking for Alaska, and The Fault in Our Stars, though.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:53 PM ( #17 )

I really like the Books of Elsewhere series.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:12 AM ( #18 )

"Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

 

It is a 1983 novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, in which she relates the Arthurian legends from the perspective of the female characters. The book follows the trajectory of Morgaine (often called Morgan le Fay in other works), a priestess fighting to save her matriarchal Celtic culture in a country where patriarchal Christianity threatens to destroy the pagan way of life. In stark contrast to most other retellings of the Arthurian tales, which consistently cast Morgan le Fay as a distant, one-dimensional evil sorceress, with little or no explanation given for her antagonism to the Round Table, Morgaine is presented as a woman with unique gifts and responsibilities at a time of enormous political and spiritual upheaval who is called upon to defend her indigenous matriarchal heritage against impossible odds.

 

There was also a TV miniseries made:

 

youtube.com/watch?v=5FOAz76Iiwk

 

Ra,



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:41 AM ( #19 )

I'd have to say it's a tie between Memoirs of a Geisha and the Call of Cthulhu. :)

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:03 PM ( #20 )

My favorite book(s) are the Chronicles of Narnia collection, specifically The Horse and His Boy.
I just think they're really well written and I like the themes that the book explores.



It's not often The Horse and His Boy is chosen as a fave, it's very different to the rest.
Still a great read though, but my fave out of the series lies with The Magicians Nephew, I thought it was hugely entertaining.