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
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.
Yeah, I looke it up on Amazon afterwards. Not really my thing, I suppose, though I sometimes catch a PBS show that might spark my curiosity.
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.
Don't read much lately, as I have to read professional/related stuff and don't have time till vacation to delve into a new book. These are lifetime favorites, in no order:
Home life in colonial days, Alice Morse Earle
Traditions of Hunterdon, John W Lequear
The Lathe of Heaven
The Dispossesed, both by Ursula LeQuin
LotR trilogy, J.R.R Tolkien
Washington's Crossing, David Hackett Fischer
The Poetics of Gardens, several authors
The Most Beautiful House in the World, Witold Rybczynski
The Shell Game: Reflections on Rowing and the Pursuit of Excellence, Stephen Kiesling
Well...I am going to try to put this together...NPO
1.Anything Steven King (Especially The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon)
2. Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe
3. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
4.Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
5.Skylark Series by E. E. "Doc" Smith
6.The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang
7.Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard (Give it to me, I am ready)
8.The Call of the Wild by Jack London
9.Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
10.John Grisham novels
honorable mention: I am currently making my way through Catch-22