Best(est) book ever written?
To Kill a Mockingbird
KJV of Gods word
The Martian Chronicles, I believe it was actually written as a series in sci-fi publication but it’s a book in our life times and it’s genius and I could read it yearly.
Amazing, Ray Bradbury not only had a huge, wild playground of an imagination, he understood humanity in a way that leaves me in awe
I dunno, so many great ones but maybe I haven’t gotten to the bestest yet!
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
I tried repeatedly to read that and finally gave up.
@Linda is it by Annie Proux?
no, I believe the author’s name is Mitchel? It’s the book that was made into a movie (which I tried to watch and also gave up on) ?
@Linda oh, I have it confused with Annie Proux’s memoir, it was terrible. So glad you weren’t talking about that. Lol
I’d start with good historical fiction – well researched and historically accurate. Kind of a middle ground between fiction and nonfiction. They are excellent jumping off points to learn more. I’ve researched so many people, places & events I had no interest in until a novel whetted my cutiosity. I recommend Bernard Cornwell Simon scarrow, Alex George. Once you get comfortable with fiction you will find that even when reading strictly for pleasure, you will be amazed at what you can learn from a good novel, no matter the genre or subject.
East of Eden
Green eggs and ham
Tuesdays with Morrie!
Honestly, I don’t believe in such a thing anymore. I could give a top 50 list of examples and each book would deserve the title for different but still very valid reasons…
When Nations Fail by Acemoglu and Robinson.
it started by comparing Nogales Az and Nogales Mex. they asked why are the US side is economically better than Mex side, while both places share almost the same culture, music, laNguage, weather, food, race etc..
My favorite is Kurt Vonnegut’s Hocus Pocus. Don’t know if it’s the best, but I love it.
I love the book “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. She is doing a huge walking trip, isn’t too well prepared, but ends up alive. She describes the flowers and fauna so beautifully.
Lonesome Dove ??
If I had to choose, I would say Infinite Jest. It’s so different and complex and so damn fantastic.
I will read it one day. I own it
“The Shining,” by Stephen King. “The 5 People You Will Meet in Heaven,” by Mitch Albom is a VERY close 2nd.
The Green Mile, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Book Thief, I Know This Much Is True
Love wally lamb! Have read she’s come undone?
I have 2 copies. One my grandmother gave me when I was maybe 16 missing the cover and another I loan to everyone who says they hate to read lol
I am guessing we will see all the same books as on the worst list!
(Puts on the Snob Hat) Wittgenstein’s Mistress, Darconville’s Cat, The Recognitions, Life: A User’s Manual, Ulysses, In Search of Lost Time, Gravity’s Rainbow, The Public Burning, Middlemarch, House of Leaves, The Unfortunates, Infinite Jest, Anatomy of Melancholy, The Tunnel, Life and Fate… <3
Feeling shallow. I have never even heard of any of those.
Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. JErome
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. And for those of you who think it’s just a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer like I did for many years? No. It’s a far better book and Huck is a true hero.
I couldn’t begin to answer that one!
Right now it is Beloved by Toni @Morrison
All the light we cannot see, gentleman in Moscow, hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet, the Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society, and ….
Sometimes A Great Notion.
Kafka on the shore.
My new favorite is Educated by Tara Westover
The book thief
I thought First Blood was an awesome book(Yes Rambo) it was way different than the movie and the writer did a good job making you think if Rambo was good or bad
The art of racing in the rain – I will never, ever in my life forget this book !
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