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21 August 2009

Books- Aloha Friday



Seeing how it is Friday, today's question is going to require as little brain power as possible.

The question for today is: What is the best book you have ever read?

This is actually an exceedingly difficult question for me, so I am going to go with the book that has stayed with me the longest. The one novel I look forward to going back to over and over and have for decades (yes, I said decades). Without a doubt it would be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë even I am shocked I did not list a work by Austen

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41 comments:

Heatherlyn said...

I don't know. For literature? There are a lot of good books. Really good ones. And they all have different purposes. One of the most poetic books I've ever read was Pilgim at Tinker Creek by Anne Dillard. She possesses a unique and amazing skill.

LiveLaughLoveCj said...

Oh my, how do I choose just one.... I don't think I can... and to think would require more brain power than I've got right now...

So, off the top of my head anything and everything by Jane Austen. How's that!?! :)

{Kiki} said...

Hard to choose one. All the good ones I read in school since it was required of me. I guess Catcher in the Rye. I also love anything by Jane Austen. The films adapted from her books are wonderful. That is a rare occurence in Hollywood. Aloha and take care.
-Kiki

TheAngelForever said...

As a teacher and avid reader, this is a tough question. I guess I would also pick one that hit home and sticks with me. The Diary of Anne Frank would be the one.

Jennifer-EightyMPHMom said...

I really like "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb. There are so many good books I have read, and unfortunately cannot remember all of the titles!

Shannon said...

I have to say I absolutely loved the book "Little Women!" You have to read that one! "Jane Eyre" is another great one! I should read it again sometime :)

cherie said...

the list is just toooooo long, so i'll go by Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt....

Vicki said...

I love so many books it's hard to pick just one, but my favorite recent on is Circle Of Souls by Preetham Grandhi. I loved it!!!

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

I can't choose one. But probably one of James Patterson's many fantastic books.

Mrs. {Erin} Cox said...

I really can't pick. I can never pick a favorite book, just like I cannot choose a favorite movie. There are so many I love equally and in their own right. I'm hoping to read The Hobbit again though this weekend...I haven't really read since having Charlie, I'm about due I'd say.

Nina said...

I am not much of a reader so I really don't know. My favorite book to read over and over again is my bible.

Ave said...

I liked a lot All "Quiet On The Western Front" by Remarque and Twilight Saga.

Tami said...

Ooh this is a difficult! I can't name just one..LOL.

I have several that come to mind and I'd feel I was letting down the others. heh heh

Upstatemomof3 said...

I don't know if it is the best as in award winning but my favorite book is called Everything After and it was wriiten by Sharon Pywell.

Andrea McMann said...

That is totally not a fair question because I love MANY books (pouting)!! Okay, some of my faves are The Secret Life of Bees, The Time Traveler's Wife (I read it WAY before the movie was made :) ), the Wicked series, and anything by Jodi Picoult.

Kari said...

This is a very difficult choice - I have so many books that I love. I would probably pick The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Greggory.

Happy Friday!

Mighty M said...

Too hard, too hard!!! ;-) I really liked "The Lovely Bones". But I have many favorites!!

I am Harriet said...

I love biography's. The best would be hard to say.

Have a great Friday!
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Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

One book I read in middle school and still love the story of is "To Kill A Mockingbird". I often crave a sitting with that book.

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

the best book i think is 'The Gift of Life and Love' by Ben Zion Bokser. It's not fiction!

Travis Erwin said...

Tough, very tough. To Kill A Mockingbird, Huck Finn, My Sister's keeper?

I think I'll go with The Risk Pool by Richard Russo but my opinion could be different tomorrow.

Shelly said...

Hard to choose just one, but I would put Pride & Prejudice at the top of my list!

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Drahdrah said...

I'm sad to admit, but I don't read many books. One book I read years ago that I loved is The Poisonwood Bible.

Pamela M. Kramer said...

The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks was always my favorite.

Baba said...

My favorite is always the one I am currently reading. I read so many books that it's just too hard to chose one.

Dee said...

I LOVE to read..but I've never read the same book twice. I wouldn't say I have a favorite!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

This is such a difficult question. One of my favorites is A Tale of Two Cities.

KimberlyKaye said...

There is absolutely no way I can pick just one. It is impossible. I love the Harry Potter books, Artemis Fowl series, & the Charlie Bone books for my kids. I also love most things by William Faulkner. I think AJ Jacobs is hilarious. I could go on and on.

Hit 40 said...

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" is a classic. I am going to make supersperm read this one in another couple years.

mikaroni said...

My two favorites are A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. However...since 2004 I've read over 250 books and I have a lot of books from before then that I love, so those two are just current favorites. Check out my list of recommendations: http://wkiskizt.wordpress.com/2008/12/18/recommended/

And happy Friday!

kalea_kane said...

This is tough! I think that I would have to say The Stand and Gone with the Wind are my favorites! I read each at least once a year.

Kimberly said...

I loved a ton of the John Grisham novels. I used to read them when work was slow.

Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews said...

My favorite book is "No Woman So Fair" by Gilbert Morris. It came during a time I needed it and has been stuck on my mind ever sense I read it 2 years ago (it might even be time to re-read it and I RARELY, if EVER re-read a book).

Puna said...

Oh...I don't know. Okay, Angela's Ashes, John Adams by David McCullogh, all of the Nancy Drew books, The Lovely Bones (horribly sad), all of the Agatha Christie books, The Jury (very mass produced by entertaining all the same), and Innumeracy.

Great question.

Mellisa said...

Best recent book

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Best of all time? Anything Nora Roberts or Jodie Picoult writes.

LZ @ My Messy Paradise said...

I love Watership Down by Richard Adams. Such a good book. I read it, only once, in high school, and still have not read anything better.
For quick reads, lately I have been reading a lot of Janet Evanovich. She is hilarious and writes good chick-lit.

Shelley said...

Over from Deep Link on SITS. Great site. As for a favorite book, I'm thinking that September by Rosemunde Pilcher will do just dandy.
have a great week.

Deb said...

I think my favorite book is The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. I just picked up his first new book in something like 14 years and can't wait to start reading!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. Visiting from SITS. Happy Sharefest. I'm not sure what my fave book is. I really liked Confessions of an ex-girlfriend.

Thom said...

There are too many books that I have enjoyed reading to pick just one. But John Grisham is one of my favorite authors

JamericanSpice said...

I do not know the best book I've ever read. I've read so many....but I'll settle for Shakespeare.