Favorite book of all time? Not series, just a single book.

Discussion in 'Books' started by maemandapat, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. maemandapat

    maemandapat New Member

    I just started with an english novel and haven's finished it yer but I'd love to know your favorite books and see if I can read them myself.
     
  2. My favourite book of all time is probably "Nausea" by Jean-Paul Sartre. He writes as a historian who begins experiencing reality as something otherworldly and futile. I read it at a point in my life when I was beginning to experience something similar. The book is so poetically and brutally written that it sincerely spoke to my soul. Funnily, I've only read it once. It is an intense read, though, and once was enough for it to have left it's mark on my heart for ever.
     
  3. jpb.ldn

    jpb.ldn New Member

    The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler. A lot of my affection is probably nostalgia, but I do think it's a very well-written piece of fiction. I'm not sure if it's meant to be YA or not, but I still enjoy it as an adult. The diary format means it's easily digested for people like me who only read in spells, and the protagonist, Flannery, is relateable and dry, always a plus!
     
  4. gabidm

    gabidm New Member

    My favorite book of all time is Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. It was one of the books that sparked my love for reading. Although I first read it as a teenager, I re-read it as an adult and it was just as amazing as the first time.

    I just love Nail Gaiman's fantasy books, his writing is captivating and brings to life very magical and unthought of world.
     
  5. Josiah

    Josiah New Member

    So basically my favorite book is the Bible. In the Bible you can learn not only spiritual things or act but also you can learn to become a better person or individual. You can learn by reading the bible what is right and wrong and also you can find the true meaning of love, sacrifice, kindness and more. By reading the Bible it can help you to grow in your spiritual lifestyle and also as an individual.
     
  6. hhs92

    hhs92 New Member

    My favorite book is "AZAZIL" written by the Egyptian author Youssef Zidan don't hesitate to read it if you are interested in historical religious spiritual adventure. The taste of the book Alchemist and such kinds of spiritual journey tales, there are so many books in such topics in Arabic language and translated to all languages it will be very interesting to discover such books
     
  7. ch-arlie

    ch-arlie New Member

    My favorite book is probably Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. I loved the book when I first read it, but after learning about Plath's life afterwards I loved it even more. It's so interesting (and sad, in this case) so see how an author's personal life informs their writing. The book also contains one of my all-time favorite quotes: "'I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am." I even hope to get those words tattooed one day.
     
  8. eli414

    eli414 New Member

    I absolutely adored the novel It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. It's definitely not a light read -- it's the only book I've ever read that accurately describes depression (or at least my experience with it). I definitely recommend it if you or someone you know struggles with mental illness. The book has also been adapted into a movie, although I haven't had the chance to see it. Hope you enjoy!
     
  9. hannahrg

    hannahrg New Member

    John Grisham's "The Runaway Jury" was the best book that led me to watch the film as well. The focal point of the story revolves around the advantages and disadvantages of owning a firearm. Most of the scenes as narrated by Grisham happens within the confinement of the Legal Courts with lawyers aggressively defending their own arguments. Being in the field of law encouraged me to read this book to learn more about the strategies inside the courtroom and to have a deeper sense of humanity helping those who could not fight for themselves.
     
  10. mansoorwaqas

    mansoorwaqas New Member

    My favorite book is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. This book is a great gift to give anyone. It was written as an allegorical novel which basically means that it is a metaphor throughout the entire book. So, if you are not into metaphorical type of books may be this is not cup of tea. It's a book about young farmer who has a dream to go to the pyramids in Egypt and he doesn't understand what this dream means. He ends up wanting to go ends up going and along the way meets all these different characters that guide him in different directions. You'll enjoy all spent moments reading this book.
     

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