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August 31, 2017, 9:32 pm
I will start! I love the books of Lori Foster, she writes paranormal and romance. She is very good transitioning her characters and making sure the plot is very good as well.
August 31, 2017, 10:19 pm
That's a great genre. I would love to read about her books soon! Thanks for the info
September 1, 2017, 3:54 am
My favourite books are many for many books have contributed positively to making me the kind of person that I a today. Those books have affected the way I think, the way I react to the situation and the way I react to actions of others. The first book that ever had a great impact on my life happens to be 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene and up till this day, the things I learnt from that particular book has made me a better person in life.
I was opportune to read one of the best financial/personal development book called Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki and I must confess that this particular book opened my eyes to see the mistakes I made earlier in life concerning wealth and how to create wealth. Kiyosaki took his time, using simple grammar and his personal life experience, to explain how we can come out of the rat race by thinking in a different way to how majority of people around the world think like to how the rich think and how thinking and acting like the rich can help to make us rich people as well.
Reading both books have influenced my life in a way I remain grateful for the chance to lay my hands on those books.
August 31, 2017, 10:30 pm
do you have a pdf file of that book? I've been getting great reviews about it.
September 3, 2017, 11:10 pm
I will start off with my favorite book which is "The Winning Attitude" by my favorite author, John Maxwell. He is an american author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. I love how he breaks down information to produce a book that depicts the essentials of leadership.
August 31, 2017, 10:39 pm
I am a huuuggee fan of Anne Rice and her Vampire Chronicles. Back in high school, my friend lent me Interview with the Vampire which was the first book of the series and I just fell in love with the story and the characters. Ever since then, I saved up a part of my allowance so I could buy the other books. Once I had enough money, I would meet up with my book-loving buddies and head off to what we called a book hunting weekend. We were just students back then and did not have much money so we went around town looking for book sales which were a lot cheaper. Good times.
Going back to the book series I was talking about earlier, I highly recommend it and guarantee that this series is no twilight or vampire diaries. If there is a standard as to how vampires should be, they should be based of off Anne Rice's vampires such as the beautiful and vain Lestat de Lioncourt and his friends from the coven of the Articulate. Why? That you would have to find out for yourself. While there are pdf and ebooks available online, I think it would be more better to read it off paperback.
August 31, 2017, 11:14 pm
I love John Maxwell too. He is very motivating and really help me to aim high. He inspires a lot of people with his books.
August 31, 2017, 11:19 pm
Here are my favorite books and authors:
1. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
I lost my words upon ending this book. I was becoming too attached to the characters. This is my favorite due to personal biases.
2. How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Since I know myself as an introverted person, the 'magic' this classic has impacted to me for the profits of my social capability is priceless.
3. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
I read this book when I was young and I still remember the way my emotions had sailed with the story.
4. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
This is a life-changing book to me as a professional with a lot on his plate. I learned how to declutter to achieve effectiveness. The book is of great impact to me that I read it monthly.
5. The Mysterious Benedict Society (Trilogy) - Trenton Lee Stewart
I am really fascinated with books having mentally-superior protagonists. This book actually made me inspired me to be more of myself everyday. It did help me to decide my course I wanted to pursue in college.
August 31, 2017, 11:23 pm
That looks like a pretty well thought list. I'm definitely going to check some of these out!
September 2, 2017, 12:18 am
Actually, Norwegian Wood is my 'best book' amongst the list. It's a book originally written in Japanese which tackles a lot of psychological issues among young adults. Please do read it.
September 3, 2017, 7:15 am
excited to read Tuesdays with Morrie! my friend flew to Minnessota and left the book to me.
September 3, 2017, 11:14 pm
I'm a big Potter fan so I would say J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series. That book is just magical. It made fantasy books cool again. It had the common theme of witchcraft and wirardry but J.K. Rowling made the story really interesting. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and muggles, a reference term that means non-magical people.
September 1, 2017, 12:24 am
My favorite author would be chuck palahniuk. He has a different approach in writing his books compared to other author's books that I have read. His works are somewhat satyrical and hilarious in a weird way haha, that's what I like about his works. My favorite among his works would be fight club, survivor and diary.
September 1, 2017, 12:34 am
I love the responses! MIBF is coming! I am so excited to check books there and also I heard that they will be having another level for the book fair.
September 1, 2017, 12:38 am
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith “
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
wasn’t a new book when my mother was young. It’s still luminous, the story of Francie Nolan struggling up in a tenement slum through the cracks in the pavement to reach the sun. It may be the best book I’ve ever read about poverty, parenthood, the immigrant experience, and just about everything else. My firstborn daughter is named Francie Nolan.”
September 1, 2017, 12:54 am
I love sci-fi books. One of my favorite sci-fi book is "The Future Door" by Jason Lethchoe. Jason Letchoe is one of my favorite author, because of his creation of Sherlock Holmes fantasy.The book is about being a detective next to Sherlock Holmes. If you like adventure, then I highly recommend it. I hope you will enjoy reading it too.
September 1, 2017, 1:25 am
I am a fun of Rick Riordans' Percy Jackson series. I love reading Greek mythology that pretty explains why. I am still reading it now and I am looking forward to new releases. Aside from that I also love Mike Mullins' Ashfall series. It gives you a roller coaster ride story. I really can relate to it as a teen. I just love reading books!
September 1, 2017, 2:56 am
Percy Jackson's series! i haven't started the series though getting awesome reviews about it.
September 3, 2017, 11:15 pm
My all-time favorite books is the I Am Number Four series written by Pittacus Lore. This is my first time having the whole set of books in one series. I've been subscribing to these books and some movies to be made, however only one movie had made it. There are rumors that the nest book will become a movie but years has already passed and I still got no update from it.
I read some series books but I don't easily get attracted to the story. So far the I Am Number Four series has made it to my book shelf.
September 1, 2017, 3:27 am
I favor the book of Sylvia S. Mader. I have interest with her Science books that she wrote. I love science books. Reading books is one of my hobby. Reading books makes your memory more sharp.
September 1, 2017, 3:48 am
I have read so many books but I think my favorite is a book written by Miriam Baa titled "The pride of motherhood" it book that highlight what motherhood entails and why every woman should go through it with joy.
I like the writing pattern of the author.The grammar was clear and simple.It a book with compelling story that keep one guessing the end of the story.It a book I love to read over and over again.
September 1, 2017, 4:17 am
I have only read the books of Suzzane Collins specifically the Hunger Games and it was great. I love it! I read the books first before watching the movie version. Some of the movies were frustrating and did not satisfy me but it was good that they have chosen the best actors and actresses who really represents how they were described in the book. I also suggest that you read it even if you have already watched it because there are certain things that are not shown in the movie but can be found in the book.
September 1, 2017, 4:39 am
For me Stephen King and HP Lovecraft are my favorite authors. Almost every book I read from them is a spine cold content. And that being said, I can tell you that these days It's hard to find the content on the topics which they have written in past. So that's something you can see for sure. I have explored other writers too. But for now there does not seem to be a good content from those authors. I'd stick with the horror and the mystery genre. I like reading content on that genre most of the time.
September 1, 2017, 4:50 am
All Sidney Sheldon books are my favorite! I love how he uses his heroine in his novels, and I can say that his manner of story telling is magnificent!
September 1, 2017, 5:12 am
I have several books and authors that I like, who have made a difference in my life:
Robin Sharma - The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist
Mark Twain -The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The list can be endless.
September 1, 2017, 6:08 am
This is a pretty hard choice for me to make because it tears me between all the classic fantasy books that I've known and loved for years now, and a lot of non-fiction that I've been reading up on recently. Ever since I was a child, I loved the works of J.R.R Tolkien and J.K Rowling, and I grew up with the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. They've remained some of my favorites. Then as an adult I grew to love George R.R Martin and the Song of Ice and Fire series. However, recently I've put down the fictional novels in exchange for non-fiction and have been reading up on books about Buddhist psychology by Jack Kornfield, and they are some of the most comforting works of literature I've come to know and love.
September 1, 2017, 8:25 am
Since I'm more interested in immersive sci-fi, I guess my favorite author would be H. P. Lovecraft. Ever since I've readed "At the mountains of madness", I just became a lover of this genre. "The Shadows over Innsmouth" is one of my favorites books too. Besides Lovecraft, I also love some of King's work. "The Mist" is such a immersive book, the movie adaptation was pretty decent tho, in my honest opinion.
September 1, 2017, 8:53 am
I have always been a lover of books, have tried different genres and authors, but after all that, only works of 3 authors really stood out for me. Sidney Sheldon, Tess Gerritsen and Sherrilyn Kenyon are my most favorite authors. I can say that I have probably read 90% of their work. I know, it's kinds weird because these three have different styles and genre, and almost no similarities with the kind of work they do, but that's just the way I am because I like trying out different things so as not to have monotony in the things I do. Tell me your dreams, Rizzoli and Isles Series, and Dark Hunter Series are only a few of my favorite books because honestly, I have a lot and I can't really think of only one.
September 1, 2017, 9:22 am
I love reading fiction books. Most of my owned books are fiction. I start reading books back in high school I remember I first read the "Diary of a wimpy kid". Every time I saw that book it tend me to remember my high school days. Reading books is essential because you can get lessons that you may use and apply in real life.
September 1, 2017, 9:37 am
i used to read that set of books
September 3, 2017, 11:22 pm
Angela's Ashes is my favorite book written by Franc McCourt. It's a memoir about his struggle with poverty during his childhood. When you don't have to eat and you see other people with plenty but who are unwilling to share with you. You wish that they could understand your hunger and one can learn equality from poverty. Good thing some people who come out of poverty is for them to carry those feelings with them in their daily intentions and to acknowledge people living in poverty today with certain compassion.
September 1, 2017, 9:50 am
I have wide variations when it comes to books. I love to read fictional yet romantic, thriller or suspense and of course stories with unpredictable plot twists. I have tried reading different works from different authors but i guess my favorite authors are Sidney Sheldon, Dan Brown, Daniel Steele, and John Grisham. I love how these authors get me hooked in every book and in every story that I read. I enjoy how they make me visualized the characters, the heroins, the setting, the places. I am always related on how they set their plot that it becomes very unpredictable and creative.
September 1, 2017, 10:12 am
I have not read any adult fiction or non fiction book in my life. Not even Harry Potter books. I love reading children story books especially Enid Blyton. Her stories are alive and realistic. I used to read them when I was 10 years old. My mom brought me to the library and bookshops to read them because she cannot afford to buy them. When I had my own job, I bought Enid Blyton books and kept them until now, 30 years already.
September 1, 2017, 10:22 am
I don't usually read books but if I do, I usually get hooked on it. My favorite book in the world is the
"The Da Vinci Code"
by Dan Brown and I have read it twice about 7 years ago. It's a mystery-detective novel that has something to do with religion. Some people say that if you are a Christian or a Catholic it would have some effect on your belief in God after reading the book or watching the movie. For me, my faith just got stronger. Others have doubted about theirs or even got bothered if what they believe is real or not. For me, if you want to read this book, you should keep an open-mind. Have you read this book as well? If so, I want to know about your reflection on this book. Take care!
September 1, 2017, 10:27 am
I've always wanted to read the book "The Da Vinci Code" and even watch the movie as it holds a lot of mystery and had many good feedbacks.
September 2, 2017, 5:42 pm
I like Dmitriy Glukhovskiy's Metro 2033. It's a post apocalyptic story where mankind has engaged in an all out nuclear war and now everyone is forced to live underground and deal with these strange mutant creatures. Very good if you like survival theme and also nuclear apocalypse themes
September 1, 2017, 11:22 am
i also like John Maxwell he wrote for motivational purpose for people who are suffering depression it also gets some good characteristic on how to handle problems in life he helps people who are like dying inside spiritually he is a great writer.
September 1, 2017, 11:23 am
I really wish I can have more THAN 3 TO 4 books of him. He is really good to uplift one's character.
September 10, 2017, 10:40 pm
I love j.k rowling. I'm a big fan of harry potter so i choose her as my favorite author. I really admire her on how great her mind is in writing harry potter. The way she takes me to magical world just by reading her work? It's really amazing, how she create those characters, spells, magic, beast etc. it's great reading a story that can open your imagination in a different way. And specially the story. Ofcourse it all depends on the story. The outline of the story is really great that you know you will always wait for her new works cause no one might give you the satisfaction you experience in her writings.
September 1, 2017, 11:26 am
Reading books is my passion and I try to read at least one book in 10-12 days. I have loved various books by different authors over the years. I will mention some of my favorite books and their authors.
1) Digital Fortress - Dan Brown. Dan Brown is one of my favorite authors with other classics like The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and Inferno.
2) The Firm - John Grisham. A classic suspense-full book which invented John Grisham.
3) Harry Potter series - J.K.Rowling. It was my best book during my childhood days. Reading Harry Potter books would lead me into the magical world of imagination.
4) Sands of Time - Sidney Sheldon. Written by Sidney Sheldon in 1988. One of my most favorite Sidney Sheldon books of all times. His books were bestsellers all around the world.
September 1, 2017, 11:29 am
My favorite books is Mc arthur and bob ong is the author of this book, he is a filipino writer that writes a book with a very good lesson.The story of his book is similar what happened to my fellow country.Many of the people in Philippines are much related on his books, some lines of his book give a good lesson in life.So that i buy his books and read all of his story.
September 1, 2017, 12:21 pm
My favorite books is Think and Grow Rich written by Napoleon Hill. I started reading his copy at the age of 17. It's quite an inspiration book because it helped in shaping my mentality and approaches towards making money.
September 1, 2017, 1:00 pm
There was a similar thread not long ago and the same as I wrote there, my all time favorite author and writer is the legendary Stephen King. Who doesn't know him? All that he writes is a hit. Every single book. Just to name a few: The Mist, IT, Misery, The Green Mile, and more. Also, a lot of his books are adapted into the movies years later. I just always found his work to be very inspiring because he creates this whole new world just with words. It's incredible. I don't know if I have a favorite book since I like too many.
September 1, 2017, 2:21 pm
A favorite author is the one you feel is writing with you in mind. For me, that's Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
I can't get enough of his books. I own half of them and I'm purposefully not plowing through them all at once because I want to have new Marquez to read throughout my life. I've even got a few of his more obscure works---and at the time I read one of those obscure works, mine was the only (the only!) review on Goodreads for the title, and he's a Nobel
September 1, 2017, 3:10 pm
That's a very hard question. I can't really pick a favorite author, but I really enjoy Lovecraft's work. He is a pure genius, the whole universe he has created on his own is amazing, after him a lot of people have also continued his legacy and contributed to the world. For beginners you can always start with the "Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft", which can give you an insight of his works and if you're a fan of mysterious worlds full of all kinds of creatures, then he is the author for you.
September 1, 2017, 3:13 pm
I mostly collect non-fiction books about creativity, psychology, business and communication.
Here are my picks:
Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon
The 50th Law by Robert Greene and Curtis Jackson a.k.a 50 Cent
The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Mastery by Robert Greene
September 1, 2017, 3:29 pm
I barely read any books anymore so I don't know of any recent books that would be my favourite. But I would have to say that I am Zlatan by Zlatan Ibrahimovic was an excellent book to read. It is an autobiography by Zlatan who currently plays for Manchester United. It has everything that you would need to know about it from the start to his time at PSG. It was extremely interesting especially to find out his relationships with some of the managers he has worked with.
September 1, 2017, 3:45 pm
My favorite books are the ones from A Song of Ice and Fire series! All of them are amazing and the story is insane. George Martin is such a great writer, there's a lot of action in the books and they will always be better than the show, Game of Thrones (even though it is one of the best shows ever). My favorite book of the series is A Storm of Swords.
September 1, 2017, 3:55 pm
I'm a book enthusiast and I love to read all sorts of genres but one of my favorites is The Good Earth by Pearl S. buck. I first read it when I was in highschool,sometimes I think I miss it that's why I love to re-read it whenever I want to.
September 1, 2017, 10:07 pm
My favorite book was the brave new world by Aldeux Huxly. This book was published way back in 1930's. His book though written in those times but his scientific fiction still relatives nowadays and can't undated. He more or less tell us about cloning. The movie avatar is like has the same principle with this novel excluding that avatars were being manipulated by humans.
September 1, 2017, 11:36 pm
A Jamaican writer Andrew Salkey. He is the writer of a novel called Hurricane. I started to like reading novels ever since I read that book. It also made me want to write my own stories. For me he was the most wonderful writer for children.
September 2, 2017, 12:04 am
I am into fantasy stories and my favorite book of all time is Harry Potter so definitely my favorite author is J.K. Rowling. Every time I read her books I feel that I'm into the world of wizards and magic. But out of seven books of Harry Potter that I have, my most favorite is "
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
". This book was popular worldwide and the author is genius indeed for writing such superb stories and unique.
September 2, 2017, 12:34 am
I am a huge fan of
who is an Indian novel writer. He had wrote many books, I love them all. My favourite among them would be
The way chetan bhagat describes that story is amazing.
I would suggest you all to read it atleast once. The story also got remaked in the form of a movie, with the same title.
September 2, 2017, 4:54 am
Too much to mention, but I'll mention some anyway
First on the list is HARRY POTTER series by J.K. Rowling. That is my all-time favorite and will never grow tired reading them.
I used to love Nicholas Sparks' (well, I still love him) but I grow older, romance books starts to wear off my preference. One of my favorites of his works is Dear John. It is just so captivating and "relatable" - for me at least. I also like Danielle Steele and Jojo Moyes. I've been reading personal development books recently. Books by Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich), and Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad). I think those books is a must-have in everyone's library.
September 2, 2017, 6:27 am
Is Jojo Moyes books are really good? Mostly of my friends say that she/ he writes novels that makes you cry and very touching.
September 2, 2017, 8:29 am
My favorite books is When Time Began by Zecharia Sitchin. It is a non fiction book about interpretation of ancient texts, hieroglyphics, archeological findings that supports the evidence about ancient aliens. It is a bit weird but it will make you think about human existence.
September 2, 2017, 2:03 pm
When I'm still in high school I like to read different books but now a days that I'm working I don't have enough time to read books. The author that I like is William Shakespeare. He is very famous and I think everyone who loves to read book know him. His writing about Romeo and Juliet is well known to any counties in the world.
September 2, 2017, 2:50 pm
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