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What's your favourite book?

Asked by Meego (4697points) July 4th, 2011 from iPhone

I’m watching “Corner Gas” they are talking about their book club.
So it got me thinking of this question.
There is this book that makes me laugh, I know pretty much anyone I know would think it’s hilarious. It is now my favourite book, it reminds me of how my husband and I were not the only ones to struggle through parenting.
It’s narrated by Samuel L. Jackson
So what’s your favorite book :)

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KateTheGreat's avatar

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

For obvious reasons.

josie's avatar

A History of God – Karen Armstrong
From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life-Jacques Barzun

Jeruba's avatar

Whatever book I most recently read that really impressed me is most likely to be my favorite until another one comes along.

Just now I would say that book was The Likeness, by Tana French, which succeeded in pulling off a dramatic narrative on a premise unlike anything I’ve seen another author try. But I would call that my first-few-months-of-2011 favorite and not my all-time favorite. I have no idea what might be an all-time favorite.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

Forever by Judy Blume. Its a typical college teen movie.

TexasDude's avatar

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

I love young adult literature, and this book is sort of the modern paradigm of the genre.

mazingerz88's avatar

Dracula by Bram Stoker

KateTheGreat's avatar

@mazingerz88 I’m wearing a pretty badass Dracula shirt right now.

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SABOTEUR's avatar

I’d have to say any one of the Harry Potter series. I absolutely immersed myself in that world. If forced to make a choice, I’d say the first book because it caught me by surprise. It was a present my Mom gave to my daughter. She wasn’t interested so I picked it up to see why Mom chose it. I found it to be unexpectedly delightful.

filmfann's avatar

The Harry Potter series, The Stand, and Day of the Triffids.

But, yes, Go the F*** to Sleep is a wonderful book.

SABOTEUR's avatar

@filmfann Downloaded “Go” via audiobooks. Samuel L. Jackson reading it was rather amusing.

Berserker's avatar

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. I love that book to bits, and how hardcore it is. I love the movie too, but it’s nowhere near as awesome as the book it’s based on.

SuperMouse's avatar

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.

Kardamom's avatar

Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg.

I love all of her books, but this one, in particular, just floored me. It’s about really ordinary people living lives that seem extraordinary. Maybe it’s just because they were happy to live ordinary lives.

You will want to know these people, and at the same time, be more like these people.

GracieT's avatar

Like @jeruba my favorite book is whatever I’m reading now. I love to read and will read anything (even advertisements and packages) just to have something new to read whenever I have the chance. There are just entirely too many books that I’m still planning on reading to pick any that I’ve already read as a favorite. I did have a favorite as a kid, The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein. I guess that’s the closest I’ll get to truly setteling on anything.

mazingerz88's avatar

@KatetheGreat Nice on the t-shirt but what I’m really interested right now is the vein in your neck. Bwahaha!

KateTheGreat's avatar

@mazingerz88 You can bite me anytime! :D

jerv's avatar

The Illumninatus! Trilogy

SABOTEUR's avatar

@SuperMouse Lonesome Dove is incredible…though I admit never having “read” it.

(I’ve listened to the audiobook several times. It never gets old.)

King_Pariah's avatar

Hmmmm… SteppenWolf, Demian, Steppenwolf, or Demian….

ucme's avatar

Lord of the Flies

OpryLeigh's avatar

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

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