Monday, June 16, 2008

What Are Your Favorite Books Ever?

Like the title says, what is your all-time fave books?

Mine are:

Prep
by Curtis Sittenfeld

A Great and Terrible Beauty
Rebel Angels
The Sweet Far Thing
by Libba Bray

Sloppy Firsts
Second Helpings
Charmed Thirds
by Megan McCafferty

Looking for Alibrandi
On the Jellicoe Road
by Melina Marchetta

The Pact
Second Glance
Plain Truth
by Jodi Picoult

Looking for Alaska
by John Green

The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson

And yours?

12 comments:

Lenore said...

Wow - I haven't read ANY of those - I guess I have a lot to look forward to, eh?

A few of my favorites are:

Trap for Cinderella - Sebastien Japrisot

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

The Awakening - Kate Chopin

So many more of course!

ambeen said...

Wow, that is hard. Too hard really.

I can't even begin to answer it. I feel like I'm asked so often and always give an inadequate answer every time.

RR2 said...

Yeah, it is hard. But if I really had to narrow it down...

The Book Thief/I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

The Attolia Series
by Megan whalen Turner

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Tina said...

Wow! I have quite a few favorites:

Bridget Jones Diary - Helen Fielding

84 Charing Cross Road - Helene Hanff

Alice, I Think - Susan Juby

The Diva Series - By Yvonne Collins and Sandi Rideout

Smashed (I can never remember the author's name - its way too long)

and tons, and tons more.

Reader Rabbit said...

I can't pick favorites! I always change my mind.
Right now, however, I love LIVING DEAD GIRL
=D

Hope. said...

I can't pick just a few favorites, because they always change... but right now, I would have to say Just Listen and This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen and Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway. And the Violet series by Melissa Walker.

You liked Prep? I didn't like it at all. I barely finished it... it just seemed really dry to me.

Reviewer X said...

Hope -- are you kidding me? Prep was quite possibly the best novel I have ever read. It is definitely my favorite.

Steph

alison ashlee said...

I think I change my mind quite often about this because there are so many books I love, but, definitely:

MELINA MARCHETTA(I think every book is a little better than the last, but all still stand-outs):
'Looking for Alibrandi'
'Saving Francesca'
'On the Jellicoe Road'

Then, a few others include:

JOHN STEINBECK - 'Mice and Men'
MARIAN KEYES - 'Anybody Out There?'
MONICA MCINERNEY - 'The Alphabet Sisters'
JACLYN MORIARTY - 'Feeling Sorry for Celia' and 'Finding Cassie Crazy'

I have this fear that I've completely forgotten my favourites ... There definitely has to be more than that. Eeekkk! Bad, bad, bad memory!

Only ONE day to go! :D YAY! YAY! YAY! :D

Book Chic said...

When people ask me my favorite books ever, I usually consider that as books I actually re-read, lol. Therefore, it's easy for me to pick them. Mine are:

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Boy Next Door and Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

That's all.

And I too was a bit shocked that you liked Prep. I haven't read it yet, but I've heard so many bad things about it. People I know didn't really seem to like it at all.

splitbyakiss said...

It's so hard to choose. I love your list!

OK, here are a couple of my favourites:

Let's Get Lost by Sarra Manning
Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart
Becoming Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty

oh, there are so many more! I'll stop there for now.

Luisa

Alea said...

I still have to determine a favorite since the one I picked in high school, and that was the great gatsby (didn't have much YA a few years back!)

Prep was an interesting book, I can see how people would love it or hate it. I'm sort of in the middle about it.

Reviewer X said...

Haha yeah Curtis Sittenfeld is like that though -- you either love her or you hate her. I personally love her to the infinite power. :D

Steph

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