My personal favourite book of all time is Between Two Seas, written by Marie-Louise Jensen. What about you? :)
It's hard to call one book an all time favorite, what actually qualifies?
A book I really enjoyed and recommend like crazy: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.
A book that sparked my imagination: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
Both are hard science fiction books.
"Speaker for the Dead" by Orson Scott Card is definitely in my top five.
Just finished "The Forge of God" by Greg Bear yesterday. Excellent book, working on its sequel "Anvil of the Stars" right now.
Honestly, I can't choose between Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, and Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Also maybe The Great Gatsby.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
@Kip This is a really good book, I was so moved by the movie that I went and read the book.
i had originally read the book before viewing the movie, but the movie was fantastic as well.
Can't remember the book name... But it's a romance story in the setting of how morality was a great issue for the gossip women who regard themselves as highly moral and others who doesn't follow their leagues as absolutely corrupted.
The main character is an ambiguous person in terms of who she really is. She hides herself because she doesn't want to be labeled and she enjoys witnessing the truth behind those people's smiling faces.
As the story goes on, she ended up being with this guy. At first they were in a sexual but loveless relationship, then they actually fell in love.
I guess the moral of the story is that... it's really important being who you are and that we all need to understand ourselves, since the girl main character denied the fact that they were in love.
She is scared of love and... doesn't trust anyone.
- The book's in Chinese. Since I pretty much wrote a summary here, I don't think anyone needs to read it, right?
Can't remember the book name...
Since I pretty much wrote a summary here, I don't think anyone needs to read it, right?
Wow... and this is a favourite book for you? So inspiring...
Now, for me the pick of the top one would be "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King. Not only this is not a horror book, but there's even no supernatural is it. It's just about the strength of the human character, and that's why I like it.
I can also say that for me the second place hold two books, both of them are Russian.
I can't pick one, honestly, with all the genres out there my answers could be very mixed.
9tailFox by Jon Courtenay Grimwood, I like how it mixed Sci-fi, mystery, and fantasy elements into a modern 21st Century setting
No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai is a book that had my interest from start to finish, even though it was very unsettling.
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
and Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, because I really enjoyed its take on death and the afterlife.
City of the Dead by Rosemary Jones. It was a novel I read back in middle school that was very light hearted. The colorful back story of the city and vivid characters still entice my imagination to this day.
@Kirn Wanna give us a summary? Sometimes, there are good books, but we just don't want to read anymore no matter how good it may be... maybe because we read too much and needs some rest? (I know I do. Had a hectic time a little while ago. lol.)
Wanna give us a summary?
No. And, you know, it's extremely well-known work. Goddamn movie is listed as the number 1 on imdb. Also.
Sometimes, there are good books, but we just don't want to read anymore no matter how good it may be...
That reasoning (and I use the word 'reasoning' very broadly here) doesn't really correlate with question about summary.
Surprised I didn't See Dune in this thread. It's supposedly one of the best selling sci-fis of all time, written in the 80's.
It's hard sci-fi but it focuses on the power of prophesy, religion, ecology and economics in a retro futurist world of Galactic feudalism.
It was one of the first "chosen one" books I read, and such a refreshing view of how technology might evolve.
It's the first book in quite an epic series.