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    Your all time Top 11 favorite books

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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    you mean for readin' and stuff?
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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    This is incredibly hard for me as I read a lot and I've read nearly every book by the authors listed so I'll just toss out my favorites off the top of my head, knowing that I could never distill my favorites down to one list (This list is just novels)


    A prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
    Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
    Nobody's Fool - Richard Russo
    Skinny legs and All - Tom Robbins
    Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon
    Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
    Skipped Parts - Tim Sandlin
    God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater -Kurt Vonnegut
    Cloudsplitter - Russell Banks
    Christopher Moore - Fluke
    To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    Just Fiction

    Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
    David Copperfield - Dickens
    Gone with the Wind - Margret Mitchell
    Cats Cradle - Vonnegut
    The Depford Trilogy - Robertson Davies
    Huckleberry Finn - Twain
    To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
    Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
    Catcher in the Rye

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    Battle Cry - Leon Uris

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    1. Penthouse
    2. Playboy
    3. Big uns
    4. Britney Spears: My life in Pictures
    5. Pimpin for Dummies
    6. Fart Jokes 2007
    7. The Scouting Report by Marty Brennanmen
    8. The Early Years of My Life (1888-1924) by RFS62
    9. A Real Man's Guide to Banana Hammocks by ChipR
    10. Get Off My Lawn by Roy Tucker
    11. My Son Plays Youth League Football by Red Leader
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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
    Great Expectations- Charles Dickens
    The Complete Correspondence Between Jefferson and Adams
    Origins of the Bill of Rights- Levy

    I'm drawing a blank- will have to post more later.

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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    I'm so disappointed that my biography: My Dad's a Doctor, didn't make your list, Puffy.

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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    I'm so disappointed that my biography: My Dad's a Doctor, didn't make your list, Puffy.

    You made that a book - I just thought that was a pick up line.

    Ohhhhh, a whole thread on Red Leader's pick up lines.......

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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    I'm emotionally attached to all the following for one reason or another.

    To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (w/o a doubt my favorite, I've read it over and over)

    The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (every time I read it, I like it better..the perfect novel)

    Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (also read numerous times..I'll admit it, I'm in love w/ Mr. Darcy)

    Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (I just read this 3 summers ago while house and dog sitting in Chicago for my daughter and her husband when they went to France. I had lots of time to just relax and read and enjoy. Tolstoy has no equal. I will read it again before I'm gone.)

    Middlemarch - George Eliot (I just read this in the last year, and as soon as I finished, I was ready to start it again. She was so far ahead of her time. I miss the characters.)

    Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (this isn't great lit. or anything, but I read it twice as a girl of 12, when all around me was falling apart, and it was my refuge. I also fell in love w/ Rhett Butler.)

    The World According To Garp - John Irving (My introduction to Irving, I remember laughing my way through all the craziness and heartbreak and couldn't wait for his next book.)

    In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (he scared the begeezus out of me..a book I couldn't put down once I started reading it.)

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem or The White Album - Joan Didion (for many reasons I identify w/ her and her writing. These compilations of essays and articles are my favorites.)

    Little House Books - Laura Ingalls Wilder (I'm adding these because they are some of the first (non-picture variety) books I read aloud to my children when they were very young (3 or 4 maybe)..we loved them. The children basically learned to read w/ them. Just brings back that wonderful time, doing one of my favorite things.)
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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    I'm a big fan of In Cold Blood and Gone with the Wind too.

    Never read any Tolstoy.
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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Never read any Tolstoy.
    he reminds me of Tolkein, only set in the real world.
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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (this isn't great lit. or anything, but I read it twice as a girl of 12, when all around me was falling apart, and it was my refuge. I also fell in love w/ Rhett Butler.)
    Exactly why my wife loves it and why she turned me on to it.. I have a taste for the epic long ones.

    The World According To Garp - John Irving (My introduction to Irving, I remember laughing my way through all the craziness and heartbreak and couldn't wait for his next book.)
    I love Irving, he was and still a big part of my life in the 80's

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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord View Post
    he reminds me of Tolkein, only set in the real world.
    Very descriptive?
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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    Where the Red Fern Grows
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    Sympathy for the Devil - Kent Anderson
    Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancey
    Red Thrust - Steven Zaloga
    Mutual Contempt - Jeff Shesol
    Confessional - Jack Higgens
    The Eagle Has Landed - Jack Higgins
    Treasure/Iceburg/Vixen 06/Raise The Titanic - Clive Cussler
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    Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Very descriptive?
    yep. painfully even at times...at least in War and Peace. still a kick ass book though.
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