Just curious what everyone else's Top Ten Books are. I'm trying to see what other good books I should read. My top ten are:
1) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
2)1984 by George Orwell
3) Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
4) Jaws by Peter Benchley
5) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
7) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
8) The Odyssey by Homer
9)The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
10) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
I'd love to admit to it, but if my wife saw the admission, she'd accuse me of being Sheldon. Truth be told, I used to work at a Comic Book Store, and probably have about $200.00 worth of Graphic Novels. I tell my wife I'm keeping them for the grandkids.
You mean Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi? I saw the film; very interesting. I found out it was a graphic nover after watching the movie. Not sure what came out first. The illustrations in the book and the animation in the film are very like each other, actually.
Did you read it apropos your living in the Middle East?
Film or book, it's a very enlightening story. I saw it in my French class. The teacher was like "you guys complain a lot about your contry, but see how others do much worse, so you can value what you have." So true.
Lonesome Dove-Larry McMurtry
Rainbow Six-Tom Clancy (Red October as well as most of his other stuff)
The Right Stuff-Tom Wolfe
Hatchet-Gary Paulsen (and most of his other books)
I Fish Therefore I am- Patrick F McManus
Tarzan Series-Edgar Rice Burroughs
Call of the Wild-Jack London
Time Line(?)-Micheal Critchon
The Time Travelers Wife-Audrey Niffenegger
these er just the first ones come to mind, phantom toll booth was a good un, the bourne series was good too
The Killer Angels is an Historical Fiction based around the imagined statements, emotions and reactions of the participants of the Battle of Gettysburg. It's what that movie Gettysburg was based on. Really a good book, if you're into that era.
And many more....
Hey Michael, I agree Ted Dekker writes some quality novels... Also, have you read waking the dead by john Eldredge? That's my favorite by him, although Wild at Heart is nice too.
Matthew L: You bet he does. And no, I haven't read Walking the Dead. . . yet.
Dr. Mudd: He is. I didn't think I'd enjoy him at first, but I was surprised.
I like Kazantzakis as well, but I haven't read his most famous Zorba. Only Captain Mihailis and some of his Jesus (forget the title exactly). I also would like to read his travelogues. He was an interesting character for sure.
In no particular order
Homer's The illiad
The great Gatsby
The Catcher in the Rye
Tale of Two Cities
The Fountain Head
The Name of the Rose
I agree. Frank captures his Limmerick childhood so vividly in Anglea's Ashes. He is a gifted writer! Have you read his next books? Haven't had a chance to read those, but wont mind reading those.