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Subject: your 5 favorite books
Date Posted: 5/14/2009 7:00 PM ET
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Need new books to read, this should be great list,repeat books are fine.my top 5 are




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Subject: My favs
Date Posted: 5/14/2009 9:25 PM ET
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Lover Unbound

A hunger like no other


Breaking Dawn

Embrace the night

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New Moon


Breaking Dawn

Message in a Bottle


So far.

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 5:25 PM ET
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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Boomsday by Christopher Buckley

Beach Music by Pat Conroy

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The Stand Stephen King

My Sisters Keeper Jodi Picoult

Diet for a New American John Robbins

Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich

Well right now I can only think of 4 .....  I will ponder and put the 5th one in soon. 


Date Posted: 5/16/2009 9:06 PM ET
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The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey

The Lord of the Rings triology - JRR Tolkien

Rain Fall - Barry Eisler

The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan

Aztec by Garry Jennings


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Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishmael Beah

She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

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I Heard the Owl Call my Name

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Jane Eyre

Sharyn McCrumb's ballad books--any of them

The Joy Luck Club

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...And Ladies of the Club - Helen Hooven Santmyer

Paradise - Judith McNaught

The Sleeping Doll - Jeffrey Deaver

It's Not About the Bike - Lance Armstrong

Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen


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From a Buick 8--Stephen King

The Historian

Pope Joan

The Pillars of the Earth--Ken Follet

The Alienist--Caleb Carr

Subject: This is not easy...
Date Posted: 5/17/2009 1:59 PM ET
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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Harry Potter - JK Rowling (I'm cheating here, I'm counting all 7 books lol)

The Agony and the Ectasy - Irving Stone


Date Posted: 5/17/2009 2:20 PM ET
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Here's the top 3.  I'll have to think about the other 2.

1.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
2. The Stand
3. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 2:53 PM ET
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These aren't my all time favorites - that list would take too long to compile, but here's 5 that I highly recommend, ones that I kept thinking about long after I read them.

The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

Born on a Blue Day - Daniel Tammet

The Lady Elizabeth - Alison Weir

The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalian

My Stroke of Insight - Jill Bolte Taylor

Subject: Tough question
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 5:13 PM ET
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I *think* my top 5 would be:

1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

2.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  

4. More, Now, Again by Elizabeth Wurtzel

5.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (sp?)

But also:  Jane Eyre, The Power of One, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger...

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 7:35 PM ET
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The Time Travellers Wife


The Winthrop Woman

All Creatures Great & Small

To Kill a Mocking Bird

The Giving Tree (children's book)

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Subject: 5 best all time?
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 8:42 PM ET
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In no particular order:

Harry Potter (I had a blast reading these)

Boy's Life (An absolutely terrific thriller by a local author- Robert McCammon-please, someone, check it out...couldn't find any coppies here...but available on Amazon)

The Eyes of the Dragon-Stephen King

Wizard and Glass

The Case of the Missing Nutrino

Subject: my all time top 5
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 9:52 PM ET
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1.  Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (teen book)

2.  A Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

3.  The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

4.  My Antonia by Willa Cather

5. The Paperbag Princess by Rober Munsch (picture book, every girl should own!)


Date Posted: 5/19/2009 10:48 AM ET
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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D. Salinger

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright by Jean Nathan

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (in Middle English. No modern translations, thank you.)

Date Posted: 5/19/2009 12:58 PM ET
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Hawaii by James Michner

The Stand by Stephen King

50 Acres and a Poodle by Jean Marie Laskas

The Lovely Bones by Alice Selden

One Particular Harbor by Janet Lee James

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

I had to include 6 because I couldn't choose between the last two.

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Date Posted: 5/19/2009 1:00 PM ET
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Teri, When we got the Paperbag Princess in at work, we had to order extra copies because the employees bought all the copies that we had received. It truly is an outstanding book for any young girl.


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Date Posted: 5/28/2009 2:54 PM ET
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1) Pride and Prejudice

2) The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

3) To Kill a Mocking Bird

4) Wicked

5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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1. Gone with the Wind- Margaret Mitchell

2. Roots- Alex Haley

3.Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen

4. The Mists of Avalon- Marion Zimmer Bradley

5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- J.K. Rowling


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  1. The Grapes of Wrath
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
  3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  4. Angela's Ashes
  5. The Book Thief 



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Date Posted: 5/28/2009 8:55 PM ET
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To Kill a Mockingbird

The Other Boleyn Girl

Eat, Pray, Love

The Red Tent

Jane Eyre