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Postby greyscale42 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:38 pm

Here are all the ones I can think if. In no particular order

The Hobbit
Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
Return of the King
The Chronicles of Narnia books
Screwtape Letters (best Christian growth book EVA!)
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE
Dracula
Harry Potter
Redwall Series
DeathStalker Series (yeah I know the names stupid but theyre awesome)
Jurrassic Park
The Lost World
So you Wanted to be a Wizard
The Universe in a Nutshell (makes some interesting points)
Most of the Sword of Truth Series (read all the way through to Soul of Fire)
The Magic Kingdom of Landover series (and most anything by Terry Brooks)
The Firm
The Client
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series ( I have them all :) )
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Postby bigsleepj » Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:30 am

Off the top of my head, I have the following.

• The Narnian Chronicles by CS Lewis, favourite being "Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
• The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis.
• 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
• The High House by James Stoddard
• The Man who was Thursday by GK Chesterton (there's a link to it on my signature; possibly my favourite book of all)
• The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
• Silence by Shusaku Endo
• A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
• The Titus Groan Trilogy by Mervyn Peake (or at least 1/3 of it)
• • Titus Groan
• • Gormenghast (haven't read it yet...oops!)
• • Titus Alone (haven't read it either...I really should)
• Skaduus van Nasaret deur CJ Langenhoven
• The Dead Zone by Stephen King
• At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft (not my favourite author, though)
• The Green Mile by Stephen King
• Crime and Punishment by Fyodr Dostoevesky
• Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
• Animal Farm by George Orwell
• 1984 by George Orwell

Okay, that's it for now.
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Postby bigsleepj » Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:46 am

That Dude wrote:Woot! a Hardy Boys fan!!! Those were pretty awesome...Got me into reading a lot. Has anybody ever read Farmer Giles Of Ham by Tolkien?? Pretty funny stuff...Totally different fromn the rest of his stuff.


Farmer Giles of Ham was pretty funny. It reminded my, in a way, of Shrek, only it was not so cynical towards fairy-tales, even though it pokes fun at the genre. A good read, definetly. In ways it's pretty much the same as "The Hobbit"
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Postby Tidus20 » Tue May 18, 2004 5:44 pm

Favorite author: Dav Pilkey

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Postby Kireihana » Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:30 am

Favorite Authors:

J.R.R. Tolkien
Madeleine L'Engle
J.K. Rowling
Jean Craighead George
Lemony Snicket (XD)
Brian Jaques
Lois Lowry
Karen Cushman
Tim LaHaye
Jerry B. Jenkins

Favorite Books:

The Lord of the Rings -- Tolkien
Harry Potter -- Rowling
Series of Unfortunate Events -- Snicket
Julie of the Wolves -- George
The Talking Earth -- George
Redwall series -- Jaques
The Giver -- Lowry
The Midwife's Apprentice -- Cushman
Left Behind series -- LaHaye & Jenkins
All of Madeleine L'Engle's books

We had author day at my old school, and our old librarian used to get the most wonderful authors to come. She even got Madeleine L'Engle and Jean Craighead George! (but I was too young at the time to remember or appreciate them)
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Postby Jasdero » Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:48 am

Oh, I like this thread. : )
Favorite Books/Authors:
Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code ~ Dan Brown
The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter ~ J.K. Rowling
Vanity Fair ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
The Picture of Dorian Gray ~ Oscar Wilde
The Varieties of Religious Experience ~ William James
Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice ~ Jane Austen
The Art of War ~ Sun Tzu
Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Bronte
The Iliad and The Odyssey ~ Homer
A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations ~ Charles Dickens
Okay, that's enough. : )
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Postby Whitephoenix » Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:18 am

Mine are:

After -Francine Prose
Fire of Heaven trilogy -Bill Myers
The Sight and Fire Bringer -David Clements-Davis
The Purpose Driven Life -Rick Warren
A Ring of Endless Light -Madeline L'Engle
The Scarlet Letter -Nathaniel Hawthorne
Locked Inside -Nancy Werlin
Abhorsen trilogy -Garth Nix
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Postby greyscale42 » Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:07 am

A few new editions. House of Leaves - Mark z. Danielewski
The Cobra Event - Richard Preston
The Giver - Lowry
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Postby Mangafanatic » Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:01 pm

I like all the Harry Potter books, and I love Ted Dekker books-- Thr3e and Blink in particular.
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Postby Htom Sirveaux » Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:36 pm

I'm just starting to read some of Stephen King's stuff. I like his style of writing. I recently finished The Tommyknockers and started The Stand about a week ago. See, I have to believe that Stephen King isn't so far off from salvation. For one thing, he's an accomplished author of great novels, so his mind is naturally open to all sorts of possibilities. Also, there are Christians in many of his works. I know, most of them are bad examples of the faith, either overzealous bible-thumpers or hypocrites, but I find it interesting that they're there. I think perhaps he believes in God (or is at least agnostic), but just got a bad impression of the Christian faith, which is reflected in his characters. One of the things I find most interesting about The Stand though, is that King says his idea was to write his equivalent of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings. So he probably knows Tolkien was a devout Catholic and was still a pretty decent guy.
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Postby Ssjjvash » Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:08 pm

Fav. authors: Ted Dekker, Frank Perreti, Francine Rivers,
Starting to like G.P. Taylor a lot,
Bill Meyers, (can I be biased & say myself?? j/k)
Patricia Rushford

Fav. books: Three, by Dekker, Hangman's Curse (the movie is cool too!) and anythng by Perreti.
Redeeming Love, Rivers; Shadowmancer: Taylor; Rushford's whole Jenny McGrady series.

the Left Behind series for kids is pretty good too, but I had to stop reading them because I kept having dreams about Christians being left behind.
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Postby LostChild » Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:03 am

its all about J.R.R. Tolkien, he wrote some of the best things ever! i mean, come one, they've made movies of his greatest work, El Senor de los Anillos. no comprende? ok, The Lord of the Rings! i will have read the trillogy for the 7th or 8th time by January, and i'm gonna read it again next year. :P i love it. the movies aren't that bad either.
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Postby greyscale42 » Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:08 pm

Books:
LOTR
Chronicals of Narnia
House of Leaves
The Screwtape Letters
Jurrassic Park
Sphere
Vampire Chronicles

Authors:
C.S. Lewis
Michael Crichton
Edgar Allen Poe
Anne Rice
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Postby That Dude » Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:53 pm

I've only read the LOTR trilogy about 6 times...
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Postby Muopii » Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:13 pm

Hmm...My favorite books.

Well the Redwall series by Brian Jacques are all excellent.
And the starwars books by Timothy Zahn are awesome too,
And then there's Watership down by Richard Adams.
I really don't know what my favorite book/author is. These are my faves tho'
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Postby MomoAdachi » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:52 pm

Favorite Authors:
-Meg Cabot
-Judy Blume
-Francine Pascal
-Marilyn Kaye
-Lewis Carroll
-Valerie Tripp

Favorite Books:
-Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
-All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
-Deenie by Judy Blume
-Are You There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
-Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal/Kate William :red:
-Replica series by Marilyn Kaye
-The Alice books by Lewis Carroll
-Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
-The Sea Fairies by L. Frank Baum
-the Sailor Moon dub novelizations
-the American Girls Collection especially Samantha, Felicity, Kit, and Addy
-A Life Of Faith series
-Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
-Child Star: An Autobiography by Shirley Temple Black
-America's Sweetheart(a biography of Mary Pickford)
-Vamp(a biography of Theda Bara)
-Runnin' Wild(a biography of Clara Bow)
-Generation Girl series:red:
-these Disney Little Mermaid series chapter books from the early '90s, some of which were written by Marilyn Kaye :red:
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Postby Maledicte » Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:13 am

Books:
-Rora by James Byron Huggins
-A Taste for Death by P.D. James
-Merlin by Stephen R. Lawhead
-Shogun by James Clavell
-Those who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly
-The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
-Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
-Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel by Susanna Clarke
-Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
-The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
-The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce
-The King in the Window by Adam Gopnik

Authors:
Frank Peretti
P.D. James
Barbara Hambly
Neil Gaiman
Margaret Weis
Kim Newman
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Postby Tarnish » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:36 pm

Books:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
Alice Through the looking Glass (Lewis Carroll)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Douglas Adams)
Slander (Ann Coulter)
Treason (Ann Coulter)
The Enemy Within (Michael Savage)

Authors:
Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket)
Lewis Carroll
Ann Coulter
Michael Savage
Douglas Adams
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Postby rocklobster » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:14 am

my favorite writer of all time is Mark Twain.
My favorite book would probably be A Wrinkle in Time.
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Postby That Dude » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:13 am

Have you read the Empyrion books by Stephen Lawhead Sirthinkstomuch?
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Postby mitsuki lover » Tue May 02, 2006 1:59 pm

Books:
A Conneticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
The Innocent's Abroad
The Adventures Of Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain

Out Of The Silent Planet
Perelandra
That Hideous Strength
The Chroniclse of Narnia
The Screwtape Letters
The Great Divorce
Mere Christianity by C.S.Lewis

The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R.Tolkien

Lord Peter Wimsey
Creed or Chaos by Dorothy L.Sayers

Father Browne Mysteries
The Poet And The Lunatics by G.K.Chesterton

Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Republic
The Apology
Crito
Phaedo by Plato

The Iliad
The Odyssey by Homer

John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Doc Savage

Bruce Catton's Civil War books

Carl Sandburg's Lincoln:The Prairie Years and The War Years

Plain Speaking

The Roosevelt Chronicles by Nathan Miller

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Postby Hitokiri » Fri May 05, 2006 8:13 pm

Books:
Lord of the Rings series
The Silmarillion
Book of Lost Tales 1 and 2
The Unfinished Tales
Lays of Beleriand
The Atlas of Middle-earth
The Shaping if Middle-earth

Author:
J.R.R. Tolkien

'enuff said haha. I am a classic Tolkien-ite. I also enjoyed The Chronicles of Narnia series.
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Postby Tancos » Sat May 06, 2006 7:19 am

Gene Wolfe:
all the short story collections
Soldier of the Mist
Free Live Free
The Book fo the New Sun

R.A. Lafferty:
the major short story collections
Past Master
Okla Hannali
The Devil Is Dead
Sindbad: the Thirteenth Voyage
Space Chantey

Muriel Spark:
Memento Mori
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Collected Stories

Flannery O'Connor:
Collected Stories
The Habit of Being

J.F. Powers:
Morte D'Urban
Wheat That Springeth Green

C.S. Lewis
Till We Have Faces

G.K. Chesterton:
The Man Who Was Thursday

Saki (H.H. Munro):
The Complete Works of Saki

P.G. Wodehouse:
-- too many to list --

... and The Lord of the Rings
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Postby Hohenheim » Sat May 08, 2010 5:47 pm

I know that this thread has been rather untouched for a while (I have no clue why, though, because it looks awesome.:)), but I was hoping to include some works. Besides, it may get something going, you never know.

Favorite Books:

The Chronicles of Narnia Series, by C.S Lewis
Grendel, by John Gardner
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
The Odyssey , by Homer
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
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Postby ich1990 » Sat May 08, 2010 8:22 pm

For brevity's sake, my top four favorite authors are (in alphabetical order):

Jorge Luis Borges (especially The Library of Babel and The Garden of Forking Paths)
G.K. Chesterton (especially Orthodoxy and The Ball and the Cross)
Søren Kierkegaard (especially Fear and Trembling and The Sickness unto Death)
C.S. Lewis (especially The Great Divorce)

The fifth slot depends upon my mood, but has historically included Evelyn Waugh (The Loved One), Frederick Buechener (Whistling in the Dark), Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book), and N.T. Wright (Surprised by Hope).
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Postby the_wolfs_howl » Fri May 14, 2010 6:25 am

Hooo boy. I like reading way too much to answer a question like this very easily....

J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
J.K. Rowling - the Harry Potter series
Lemony Snicket - A Series of Unfortunate Events
Garth Nix - the Old Kingdom trilogy, the Keys to the Kingdom series
Jorge Luis Borges - "The Library of Babel", "The Immortals" (or something like that)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility
Annie Dillard - An American Childhood, the Teaching a Stone to Talk collection
Avi - The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Crispin: The Cross of Lead
C.S. Lewis - A Horse and His Boy, Screwtape Letters
Isaac Asimov - Foundation
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Air, House of Many Ways
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