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Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by Vandhana, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Vandhana

    Vandhana Silver IL'ite

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    Hi All,

    I am an avid reader and here is list of books that are my all time favorites:
    Religion/Spirituality :
    1. Song of Bernadette ( i don't remember the authors name. But this book had me in tears. It is The story of Bernadette, the girl from the miracle at lourdes)
    2. Autobiography of a Yogi ( by Swami Paramahansa Yogananda)

    Fiction:
    1 Irving Wallace ( must read are his books The Word and The Man)
    2. Jeffery Archer( I liked his Not a pennymore not a penny less the best)
    3. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
    4. John Grisham : My favorite is A Time to Kill
    5. Auther Hailey ( Airport)
    There are many more , but this would become a long post then

    Humour:
    1.P.G Wodhouse
    2.James Herriot

    Romance /Mystery:
    1.Daphne Du Maurier( Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel)
    2. Agatha Christie
    3. Arthur Conan Doyle

    Lastly, I love the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series. All the books are really good to read.
     
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  2. laksn

    laksn Senior IL'ite

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    Books!

    Hi Vandhana,
    Thats a wonderful list that you have put.. I have read almost the entire works of Agatha, Sherlock, Wodhouse, Jeffrey Archer and John Grisham..not to mention Sydney!:) . I enjoyed most of them actually...I like Crichton too...I read this book "Lost Horizon" by James Hitlon when I was in school and it was really good. May be you have read it...if not I would definitely recommend it! I am plannin to get Daphne Du Maurier sometime..! I have stopped reading after I started working...when i go through these thread..I feel like its time for me to get back in to that mode again!

    Lakshmi






     
  3. pavithrasriram

    pavithrasriram Bronze IL'ite

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    hi vandhana and lakshmi,
    u have listed down quite bit.great work!!!!
    i have recently started readin books for past 2 years.have read
    just married-forgot the author!!!!
    new woman-cathy kelly
    perfect match-jodi picoult-this was a great one as to how far a mother goes for her son !!!
    right now reading books of sidney sheldon!!!!
    luv
    pavithra
     
  4. Tagor

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    Hiya!

    Me too luv books - only i wish i was able to find more time to pursue my luv of reading. Really liked the list, some of my favourites also include Daphne du Maurier n John Grisham. Have recently read a couple of books by Shashi Tharoor and i think his Great Indian Novel is a wonderful hilarious one and is a must read for all of us.

    Sudeshna
     
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    Huma Silver IL'ite

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    my favorite books are
    le pain noir......georges emmanuel clancier
    le choix de sophie.......william styron
    la bicyclette bleue........regine deforge
    carrie, simeterre.......stephen king
    circle of friends .......maeve binchy
    coma....... robin cook
    les oiseaux s cachent pour mourir.......collen mccullough

    i will stop because if i continue i still be here until tomorrow
    bye
     
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    rama rathnam New IL'ite

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    hi guys,

    this is just great. All my favourite authors and books are posted here. Hmmm . Rebecca is a masterpiece. The emotions expressed in the book is just awesome. It is years since I read this book. But I still remember the scene where the second wife what is her name Jane dresses like Rebecca to the ball and then offends her husbandwho is totally livid and asks her to change immediately and then she comes back to the room and the description of her emotions in one or two pages is simple awesome and exactly what we would go through in a similar situation. Oh I wish to read it again. Will find out in the local library. In case you have not read daphne du Maurier's My cousin Rachel and a collection of short stories. They are also very very good.

    Rama
     
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    Saveri New IL'ite

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    Hi Vandana and other Ladies,

    Please give me good book suggestions for my 12 year old boy. He has finished the usual Harry Potter, read several Hardy boys and the likes. He has also read books like Robinson cruso, Robin Hood, Tom Sawyer.....Currently he is onto Hitchcock books. But I'd like him to read different types..

    Thanks!
     
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    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    in the list of books for children ,apart from enid blyton, pl: chek out for beverly clearly books- such imaginative books- the mouse and the motorcycle/ ralph series etc. and tthe ever loving "ramona" series.
    children would enjoy them
    also roald dahl's books- ruskin bond/ malgudi days/and a lovely book called- " the day my parents ran away"
    for this i dont remember the author but will let u know if i recollect.
    sherlock holmes is a good read as well.
    books are man's best friends.

    sudha
     
  10. Jananikrithsan

    Jananikrithsan Gold IL'ite

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    My all-time Favourite book is The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Fav. author. Danielle Steele, Sidney Sheldon.
     

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