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The rules are simple. Post your favourite books in both fiction and non-fiction categories.

I'll start off:

Fiction:
The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever - Stephen Donaldson

Non-Fiction:
The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich - William L. Shirer

Your turn.
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  • Profile picture of the author crouchashley
    Fiction:
    Anything related to Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

    Non-Fiction:
    I'll Be Gone in the Dark - Michelle McNamara
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Fiction:
    The Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancy

    Non-Fiction:
    Fingerprints of the Gods - Graham Hancock
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  • Profile picture of the author andyreed270
    Fiction:
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    Non-Fiction:
    Dictionary
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  • Profile picture of the author LucretiaOneal
    Fiction:
    Anything related to Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

    Non-Fiction:
    Nothing
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  • Profile picture of the author websolute9696
    my best book of fiction is dune and non fiction is silent spring
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  • Profile picture of the author carolyn653
    The Three Musketeers --by Alexandre Dumas
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  • Profile picture of the author Zoey141
    fiction: The Kite Runner, Angels and Demons, The Alchemist

    non fiction: The Diary of Anne Frank, Psychology in Your Life, The Secret
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  • Profile picture of the author YDM307
    It is enourmously hard but:

    Fiction:
    Ask the Dusk - John Fante

    Nonfiction:
    Seneca - The Letters from Stoic
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertRay
    Fiction:
    Witcher - Andjei Sapkovski

    Non-Fiction:
    The bell jar - Sylvia Platt
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  • Profile picture of the author naviown
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of my favorites.

    It's so true about the treasure and how dreams can be achieved.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxFeerden
    I'm old enough, but my favorite book is Harry Potter. I read all the books and watched all the films. For me, it remains the most favorite book.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    All time favorite is Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub.


    So far this year, The Great Alone was a favorite. I read 6+ books a week so a book has to be pretty good to be a favorite. For a series, the latest by Dean Koontz is fun -( lots of blood, mayhem and imagination) - the last book of the series is waiting for me on my Kindle. I'm waiting for a couple slow days to get into that one. His Odd Thomas series often made me laugh out loud - first 2-3 in that series were the best.



    Prefer fiction - seldom read non-fiction. I get enough non-fiction in real life.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      All time favorite is Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub.


      So far this year, The Great Alone was a favorite. I read 6+ books a week so a book has to be pretty good to be a favorite. For a series, the latest by Dean Koontz is fun -( lots of blood, mayhem and imagination) - the last book of the series is waiting for me on my Kindle. I'm waiting for a couple slow days to get into that one. His Odd Thomas series often made me laugh out loud - first 2-3 in that series were the best.



      Prefer fiction - seldom read non-fiction. I get enough non-fiction in real life.
      Except here, where you get Non Fiction, Fiction
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      All time favorite is Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
      I have to agree with this. I have read that book at least 3 times. although the sequel "Black House" was not as good.

      Right now I favor the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn and Jack Reacher books by Lee Child

      Non Fiction White Line Fever: The Autobiography Lemmy and Motorhead

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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        Right now I favor the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn and Jack Reacher books by Lee Child

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        Those are two of my favorites, as well. I never miss a release.

        I also never miss any of John Sandford's Prey novels. While they've gotten formulaic over the years, Lucas Davenport is an old friend.

        Nonfiction? Give me anything by Bill Bryson. "A Walk in the Woods" is sublime. The movie, however, is terrible.
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    • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post



      I read 6+ books a week...
      Wow - you must be a serious speed reader.

      I used to read a book a week and I thought that was fast.

      I have to limit my reading now because I go straight into another world and get nothing done. Well I guess that's the point but I have to discipline myself for now.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    catch 22 by joseph heller and
    complete beatles chronicles by mark lewisohn
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

      mark lewisohn
      Paperback writer?
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      • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        Paperback writer?
        everybodys got something to hide except me and my monkey

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Right now I favor the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn and Jack Reacher books by Lee Child
    I'm a huge Jack Reacher fan - so guess I better try the Mitch Rapp series...thanks for that one.


    Also agree about the prey novels - sometimes the forumula is good enough to keep reading...


    Forgot about Bryson - loved both "Walk in the Woods' and "In a Sunburned Country" plus some of his other work. I don't think there was any way to make a movie of his book that would do the book justice.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I'm a huge Jack Reacher fan - so guess I better try the Mitch Rapp series...thanks for that one.


      Also agree about the prey novels - sometimes the forumula is good enough to keep reading...


      Forgot about Bryson - loved both "Walk in the Woods' and "In a Sunburned Country" plus some of his other work. I don't think there was any way to make a movie of his book that would do the book justice.
      Don't go into Flynn expecting the same tone as Child or even Sandford. Flynn is closer to Brad Thor and some of W.E.B. Griffin. More of a serious bent; more political (with a Cincinnati point of view) (that's an Ohio insider tip for you non-Buckeyes).

      Flynn passed away young from cancer, I believe. The newer novels are written by Kyle Mills. I'm less enthusiastic, but remain a loyal reader.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I'm a huge Jack Reacher fan - so guess I better try the Mitch Rapp series...thanks for that one.
      You can get the chronological order on google. This really needs to be read in order. Vince Flynn also has one book that is not part of the series, his first I believe, but it introduces many of the characters in the Mitch Rapp series. It is called Term Limits. You do not have to read it first but once the character Scott Coleman is introduced you should read it to get his back story.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I am a fast reader - but I'm also retired. No longer have to exercise all the 'time discipline' I used to struggle with.


    it's 11 pm here right now - so far today I rode 2 horses, walked the dog, worked in the yard and planted some herbs, cooked out on the fire pit and have spent about 3 hrs reading. Tough life, but someone's got to do it. This retirement stuff is exhausting.




    Added one day later:


    Some of the 'yard work' yesterday was clearing out brush and cutting back large shrubs - had a big pile of limbs after clearing the 'willow grove' (6-7 weeping willow trees planted together when small with intention to move them...good intentions are now large trees so we named it). Cut and dragged limbs...Tossed the limbs over the fence - put them in trailer and son hooked up jeep and we took them to the back of the property to dump them...yard and willow grove look great.

    Every muscle I have hurts - it's raining and I'm glad - means no riding or carrying saddles or moving much today if I can help it! Started reading the last of the Koontz Jane Hawk series last night and plan to vegetate today and finish it.
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    Richard dawkins - the god delusion







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  • Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

    The rules are simple. Post your favourite books in both fiction and non-fiction categories.

    I'll start off:

    Fiction:
    The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever - Stephen Donaldson

    Non-Fiction:
    The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich - William L. Shirer

    Your turn.
    Fiction:
    Their Eyes Were Watching God - Author‎: ‎Zora Neale Hurston

    Non-Fiction:
    The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    If you would like a Jack Reacher meets the supernatural you might want to try the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson

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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      If you would like a Jack Reacher
      Claude likes a Reacher round.
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Claude likes a Reacher round.
        I often wonder what the fascination with belittling Claude in this forum is, although at times it can be quite amusing

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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

          I often wonder what the fascination with belittling Claude in this forum is, although at times it can be quite amusing

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          They see weakness...and they go in for the kill.

          Over time, they have stripped away my dignity, all my sense of self worth, and destroyed my self image. I am but a hollow shell of a man now.....waiting for the eternal release of oblivion.

          I'm glad my suffering....my torment....amuses you.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            They see weakness...and they go in for the kill.

            Over time, they have stripped away my dignity, all my sense of self worth, and destroyed my self image. I am but a hollow shell of a man now.....waiting for the eternal release of oblivion.

            I'm glad my suffering....my torment....amuses you.
            You know how I know you're lying? You never had any self worth.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            They see weakness...and they go in for the kill.

            Over time, they have stripped away my dignity, all my sense of self worth, and destroyed my self image. I am but a hollow shell of a man now.....waiting for the eternal release of oblivion.

            I'm glad my suffering....my torment....amuses you.
            Hollow Shell....Never
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

          I often wonder what the fascination with belittling Claude in this forum is, although at times it can be quite amusing

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          To be fair, we belittle each other down here. Claude's just the biggest target.
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            To be fair, we belittle each other down here. Claude's just the biggest target.
            See everyone? Body shaming. And Dan and I have broken bread (OK, I admit I ate most of it)

            I may be laughing on the outside...but I'm crying on the inside.

            I just wish you guys could love me for who I truly am.

            Lord knows I'm not perfect. I never said I was.....but I'm the way God made me.

            I hope I typed this properly. My tears are making it hard to see.
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    Fiction
    Tale of two cities - Charles Dickens



    Non-fiction
    Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    See everyone? Body shaming. And Dan and I have broken bread (OK, I admit I ate most of it)

    I may be laughing on the outside...but I'm crying on the inside.

    I just wish you guys could love me for who I truly am.

    Lord knows I'm not perfect. I never said I was.....but I'm the way God made me.

    I hope I typed this properly. My tears are making it hard to see.
    There, there Claude, l have sent you a box of tissues, via, Hideously Slow Air-Mail, you should get the box of super sized tissues anytime in the next century, via barely working drone, and the tissues are for your nose.

    You should go and stay in Iron Mans log cabin, that will cheer you up, or consider camping outside of a Krispy Kreme store, and do a supersized video around eating there for a month, that would cheer me up.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    They see weakness...and they go in for the kill.

    Over time, they have stripped away my dignity, all my sense of self worth, and destroyed my self image. I am but a hollow shell of a man now.....waiting for the eternal release of oblivion.
    Life is rough.... Even rougher for those who don't have anything to say unless they are pushing old jokes and trying hard to be funny...or relevant.

    As for the hollow shell - while you are waiting for oblivion....have some ice cream. it's good for hollow shells - especially if they are chocolate.

    oh my - did I just fall into the claude-joke trap....oh, yes, I believe I did....

    I guess there is no cure for claudophobia....






    Back at the ranch - Al, I just bought Term Limits by Flynn...might as well start at the beginning.
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    I'm not really into fiction, but funnily enough (considering the name of this forum) the last non-fiction book I really enjoyed was -

    The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler

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    How to win friends and influence people,

    The chimp paradox
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    The Jungle Book
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    Fiction

    No comment.

    Non Fiction

    A Beginners or Dummies Guide to Scams.

    Natch:!
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      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Non Fiction

      A Beginners or Dummies Guide to Scams.

      Natch:!
      Lol. (There's actually a brand of Books called "_______" For Dummies.) Everything from SEO, To PPC, and beyond. Essentially they look to experts for creating the Books that are formatted in an "easy" way to read.
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    I like Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding
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    Harry Potter #onelove
    Duma-Key - by my favourite author S. King
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    How to win friends and influence people.

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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      How to win friends and influence people.

      I hadn't realised that came out in a version with pictures you can colour in.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        I hadn't realised that came out in a version with pictures you can colour in.
        No, "How to Make Enemies, and Infuriate People" has the coloring in section!

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    Fiction :
    The Exorcist Willam Peter Blatty

    Non Fiction:
    Mien Kamp Adolf Hitler
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