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    Top 10 Book/Book series

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Kratos, Aug 12, 2008.

    What are all of you guys' Top 10 book/book series? I'll post mine.

    1. A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin
    2. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    3. Wheel of Time (1-6) by Robert Jordan
    4. Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
    5. Death Gate Cycle, by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
    6. Tales of the Otori, by Lian Hearn
    7. The Farseer series, by Robin Hobb
    8. Ender's Shadow series, by Orson Scott Card
    9. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
    10. The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
     
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    Not in order:

    1. The Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud (especially the first book - The Amulet of Samarkand).
    2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams (ingenius).
    3. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (365 pages into the author's preferred text - which is twelve thousand words longer than the popular one - but I've read enough of it to confidently say that it's probably the best book I've ever read).
    4. The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett (enough said).
    5. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (can't explain why I like it so much...it's magical, something to be read at bedtime).
    6. Carrie by Stephen King (the writing is superb, and you get a feeling of satisfaction when you've finished it).
    7. Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer (will keep you chuckling delightedtly in every page).
    8. Ender's Game (haven't read the sequels - been meaning to, though).
    9. A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer (excellent book).
    10. The Wish List by Eoin Colfer (well...shouldn't really be in this list - though it is damn good, of course - but I can't think of any others at the moment).
     
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    Is Stardust good?
     
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    I'm not really into sci-fic/fantasy, though I occasionally dabble in it, so my list is mostly based on what interests me in all categories. This is in no particular order.


    Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
    The Blind Assassin, Margaret Awood
    Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie
    Catch-22, Joseph Heller
    Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
    Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami
    The Elric Saga series, Michael Moorcock
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
    The Fountain Head, Ayn Rand
    YOU SHALL KNOW OUR VELOCITY! Dave Eggers
     
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    -Ender's Game/Shadow (Only read the Bean sequels, not Ender, those were like, "what?")
    -Hitchhiker's Guide (Never truly read the whole trilogy of five, but got through like 88% of book one and dabbled in the rest)
    -Harry Potter (only the first four, before she started writing with her money and not her typewriter.)
    -Watchmen
    House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer (one of the most overused concepts ever but still a good book)
    Great Expectations

    I really don't have ten, haven't been able to bring myself to actually read books since highschool ruined them for me.
     
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    My favorites (in no actual specific order) are:

    -The Dirk Pitt series by Clive Cussler
    -The Oregon Files by Clive Cussler
    -The Kurt Austin series by Clive Cussler
    -The Sigma series by James Rollins
    -The Jack West Jr. series by Matthew Reilly
    -The Scarecrow series by Matthew Reilly
    -Lord Of The Rings by JRR Tolkien
    -The Dark Elf Trilogy by RA Salvatore
    -The Scot Harvath Series by Brad Thor
    -The Mitch Rapp Series by Vince Flynn
     
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    Isn't dark elf a quartet? Iunno I got four books by RA, all about Drizzit or whoever. Are they good, never read them?
     
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    In a very changeable list and no particular order:

    Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by bruce coville

    The Dragons of North Chittingdon by someone I don't remember

    Pit Dragons trilogy by Jane Yolen

    Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

    The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams

    Dragon's Dawn by Anne McCaffery

    The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffery

    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

    Firebird by Mercedes Lackey
     
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    The novels about Drizzt are the only ones I've read about D&D, and I think they are the most decent (many people says D&D novels are piles of crap, never read them though). They're very good, filled with fast-paced action and characters with depth. Well, here's my list (no particular order):

    - The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
    - A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin
    - Septimus Heap Series, by Angie Sage
    - Artemis Fowl Series, by Eoin Colfer
    - Runemarks, by Joanne Harris
    - Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling
    - The Court of the Air, by Stephen Hunt
    - The First Law Trilogy, by Joe Abercrombie
    - The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
    - All the books about Drizzt, by R.A. Salvatore
     
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    I wonder if I could have a top 11 list, just so I could add " Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert A Heinlein.
     
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    My top ten:

    1. Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling.
    2. Strvaganza by Mary Hoffman
    3. The Hanibal Series by Thomas Harris
    4. Memoirs of a Geisha (not sure who wrote it)
    5. The Shining by Stephen King
    6. The Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
    7. The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
    8. Fantastic Stories for Five Years Olds by a compliation of authors.
    8. But Inside I'm Screaming (I am not sure who wrote this one either.)
    10. Kiss the Girls by James Petterson
     
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    Top ten in no particular order

    1. Starship Troopers- Robert A Heinlein
    2. Stranger in a Strange Land- Robert A. Henlein
    3. Invisible Monsters- Chuck Palahniuk
    4. Flowers for Algernon- Daniel Keyes
    5. Sword of Truth Series- Terry Goodkind
    6. Hostage to the Devil- Malachi Martin
    7. Snow Falling on Cedars- David Guterson
    8. Bloodsucking Fiends- Christopher Moore
    9 Emotional Intelligence- Daniel Goleman
    10. World War Z- Max Brooks
     
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    I love starship troopers, and flowers for algernon. I've only read the short story of flowers though.
     
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    I have not read many book series, but here are a few:

    1. Artemis Fowl
    2. Harry Potter
    3. Abarat
    4. Elric Saga
    5. Discworld Series
    6. Dune
    7. Odd Series

    (And that is about it of what I have read.)
     
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    The Island- Gary Paulsen
    The Giver- Lois Lowry
    Fly By Night- Francis Hardinge
    The Chosen- Chaim Potok
    So Yesterday- Scott Westerfeld
    Heck Superhero
    Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
    Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson
    The Last Safe Place on Earth- Aldous Huxley
    Heir Apparent- Vivian Vande Velde

    No particular order
     
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    I have a top five:

    1. Lord of the Flies
    2. The Catcher in the Rye
    3. 1984
    4. Animal Farm
    5. Sophie's World

    These are the books that I love and can read over and over again, because they make me think. :]
     
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    The first four are required school material for my school...

    Although I've only read 1984 (it was ok) and Catcher in the Rye (I liked, and would read again).
     
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    1. Tom Clancy, Without Remorse
    2. JR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
    3. Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers
    4. Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
    5. Stephanie Meyer, Twilight Series
    6. Robert A. Heilein, Stranger in a Strange Land
    7. Star Wars Expanded Universe (Up until Revelations. After that it just becomes so trivial)
    8. The Halo Series (Actually really good)
    9. Carl Von Kausewitz, Vom Kriege
    10. Sun Tzu, The Art of War
     
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    Hmm going for series ill say mostly kids stuff since i read more series than i do now and it stuck with me, and i will probably forget something which should be there, but off the top of my head...

    1. Deptford Histories Trilogy - Robin Jarvis
    2. Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling
    3. Darren Shan Saga - Darren Shan
    4. Bartimaeous Trilogy - Jonathan Stroud
    5. Artemis Fowl Series - Eoin Colfer
    6. A Series of Unfortunate Events
    7. Matthew Shardlake Series - CJ Samson
    8. Demonata - Darren Shan
    9. John Corey Series - Nelson Demille
    10. Sabriel/ Abhorsen Trilogy - Garth Nix

    I would say Lord of the Rings in there, but to be honest im more a fan of the films than the books, so i dont think i can really say the books would belong there if it werent for the films.

    As for deciding my top books, i have read a lot more of them than i have series so that requires more thought lol.
     
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    I haven't finished the book yet but the movie is AMAZING its my favorite movie :)

    My favorites (in no particular order)
    1. Wildwood Dancing-Juliet Marillier
    2. Crestomanci Series by Diana Wynne Jones, some of the books in the series are really boring (The Lives of Christopher Chant) but the good ones more than make up for the bad ones (Witch Week and Conrad's Fate)
    3. The Westing Game-Ellen Raskin
    4. the Harry Potter series-J.K. Rowling
    5. The Twilight Series-Stephanie Meyer
    6. East-Edith Pattou
    7. Once Upon a Marigold-Jean Ferris this book is way below my reading level but its just such a happy, feel good book that i love it, its really light and fun, its my pick-me-up book :)
    8. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series-Michael Scott he hasn't finished writing the whole series yet but the ones that are out are really good
    9. The Wall and the Wing-Laura Ruby
    10. The Chaos King-Laura Ruby this is the sequel to the Wall and the Wing, its not as good as the first but its still fairly good

    wow...it was really hard to some up with that list past 7 :)
     
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    The Wheel of Time- Robert Jordan
    The Sword of Truth- Terry Goodkind
    Dragonlance- Weis and Hickman
    Dusk- Tim Lebbnon (can't remember how to spell his name)
    Deathlands- James Axler
    The Survivalist- Jerry Ahern
    Of Mice and Men- John Steinback
    Iron Tower- Denis L. McKeirnon- Againt can't spell the last name
    The Inheritance Cycle- Christopher Paolini
    The Videssos Cycle- Harry Turtledove
     
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    Finally! I've never seen anyone talk about his writing and its amazing.
     
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    In no particular order...

    1. Harry Potter series
    2. Artemis Fowl
    3. Skin - Ted Dekker
    4. Showdown - Ted Dekker
    5. House - Ted Dekker
    6. Much of the Star Wars Expanded Universe

    I don't think I can finish the list... :(
     
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    Not in order. Awesomeness may vary by book.
    1-. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
    2-. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
    3-. Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
    4-. .hack//AI Buster
    5-. Death Note: Another Note
    6-. On A Pale Horse - Piers Anthony (The following books are somewhat of a decay, gets back up in the sixth book but the seventh and eighth book are just...uhg)
    7-. Jumper & Reflex - Steven Gould (it's nowhere near as bad as that movie was)
    8-. The Gods Themselves - Isaac Asimov
    9-. The Long Walk - Stephen King
    10-. The Fall of Reach - Eric Nylund

    [Honorable mention: The haruhi suzumiya novels (see my avatar), and Good Omens.]
     
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    - Maximum Ride Series (James Patterson)
    - Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling)
    - To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
    - Flowers for Algernon (FORGET :( )
    - The Dark is Rising Sequence (Susan Cooper)
    - The Warriors Series (Erin Hunter)
    - Prey (Michael Chrichton)
    - Congo (Michael Crichton)
    - The Lord of the Rings Series ( J.R.R. Tolkien)
    - Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)

    *NOT IN ORDER*
     

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