What is the best book you’ve ever read and why? (No spoilers please!)What is the best book you’ve ever read and why? (No spoilers please!) Kelly #review
Best is such a strong word for this case, but the book that left a long trail in my heart was Of Mice and Men. The book was short but full of meaning. Such a great read!
Fiction: Endless Love by Scott Spencer. He knows best how to express love in all its forms: joy, despair, pain, obsession, desire, need, etc.
Nonfiction: An Unknown Woman by Alice Koller. She showed me that you can live your life for yourself, with courage and determination, and not to be on others’ timelines, but only on your own.
Not sure if it was the context or the timing, but whenever I am asked this question, I usually respond with, “A Separate Peace.” Read it more years ago than I care to count, but the central message has remained in my heart.
The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck
I probably read it 25 times
Same.its my favorite
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Hands down the best and funniest book I’ve ever read. I’ve read it so many times through the years and I love it more every time. My friends tire of my endless quotes from this book.
Every books is a favourite when the book get more interesting and twisting. I had more favourites
The Magus by John Fowles.
1984..its the first book i read that scared me.i mean it chilled me to the bone.
Ready Player One – because it really did take me out of reality and it was like taking a trip back through my childhood and teen years because of all the pop culture and computer gaming references. It took me back to some really great memories of me and my older brother, him teaching me about computers on an old Atari system and so on. Reading it was a truly wonderful experience.
The good earth I’ve read it so many times I couldn’t count
The Book Thief
I can’t pick just one. I have so many of them for so many different reasons
I love Harry Potter for being my first true love in books. I was the same age as Harry as the books were being published ?
Now for adult fantasy – my new love is Brandon Sanderson – I can’t pick between Mistborn & Stormlight Archive so I’ll say the Cosmere ?
Non-Fantasy – I recently read The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah & LOVED it! Really touched my heart & made me feel allllll the feels. So I’ll go with that one! So hard to pick just one ? can’t do it ?
Did Brandon Sanderson ever publish another Alcatraz book?? I thought Alcatraz Vs the Evil Librarians was hilarious :L
Ya know – that’s one I haven’t read yet! I’m not sure but sounds like I need to!
So many. I pick Replay by Ken Grimwood, but so many compete for “best”
I like Life of Pi and The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The chase by Clive cussler.I just love the story,its filled with suspense and drama and romance and
The Night Circus and Strange the Dreamer = equal favourites <3
The Iliad. Never read a book like it
The Great Gatsby
The Mark of the Lion series (Voice in the Wind, Echo in the darkness, As sure as the dawn) by Francine Rivers. It’s set in Ancient Rome and has a lot of twists in the story. By far THE BEST books I’ve ever read.
Too many. But I loved Zadie Smith’s White Teeth with a fiery passion when I was a teen. So I guess that one.
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. Smart heroine with no tacted on love interest.
Witch of blackbird pond
Recently ember in the ashes series and the nightingale
I love many for different reasons. Gone with the Wind , To Kill a Mockingbird , The Great Gatsy, several John Steinbeck novels, Killer Angels, All the Light We Cannot See….just to name the ones that have really stuck w me. Ive read them all more tban once.
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
I just started it.
I’m about halfway and it’s soooooo good!!!
The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
Love these books! It’s a shame they aren’t better known.
@Elise I wish they were people underestimate the magic a book has
I just love how he forms his character’s names. They are so funny.
@Gee Everything about the books is fantastic. How everything is always in shades of greys, blacks and greens
BBC has filmed the series. Like you say, I imagine it in black, gray, white… so I wonder if that is how it was adapted. Seen it?
No not yet. I didn’t even know it happened ?
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. Everything about the book was amazing. The plot, the characters, the relationships
Yess that series had me wrapped up in their world ??????
The Help. Girl power equal rights race relations
I read Vertical Run by Joseph R. Garber.
There are many. If I have to choose one it will be Marjorie Rawlins ‘ The Sojourner ‘. It shows the best and the worst of human nature.
Name of the wind… Patrick rothfuss has quite a way with words
C’mon book three!
Control, by William Goldman. Its about mind control and trying to alter events of the past. a first class thriller.
The best book is the one in the photo, but I think it is only in spanish or portuges
When you srat this book you only stop when you finish it. It tells the story in a way you never know what will happen next… fantastic book
holding up the universe just because it’s a beautiful story ?
The fault in our stars
To Kill a mockingbird
The kite runner
Vicious by V E Schwab
There are many indeed, but the first to come to mind is The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips. She was a great wordsmith with an incredible gift for storytelling. The cadence in which she utilized to create, control, and hone the crescendo of emotions from the reader; and to secure an inescapable captivity for the storyline was magnificent. Not to mention the fact that her characters left most of nerves raw and peaked long after I finished reading the book.
The girl on the train Bcoz it’s mind twisting and very thrilled