Hello, pandas! I am an avid reader, and I’m not the only one, I know many pandas who love to curl up in bed with a good book! I want you to tell me what your all-time favorite book is! It can be anything, horror, sci-fi, or that children’s book your grandma read to you every night for three years. Just let me know if you please!

#1

THIS IS THE MOMENT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! I love reading(really love it). My favourites are Pretty As A Picture, Sherlock Holmes(every one of the originals by ACD), The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter (of course), and weirdly, The Art Of War

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1 month ago

These are my all-time-favourites. The books i just like reading over and over again are too many to tell

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#2

Anna Karenina. Just a woman struggling to conform to a society that is more about social status and not about love. Although in current society it may not be the best read since her way out of a horrible life is suicide.

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postboredom
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1 month ago

This book sounds really good. I'm gonna go check it out now

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#3

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith and the Warcross duology by Marie Lu. I couldn't decide on just one.

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The Hufflepuff Bookworm
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1 month ago

Gosh, I love fangirl (being one myself)

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#4

Stein und Flöte (the Stone and the Flute) by Hans Bemmann.

Playing in an medieval setting, it combines an antihero's journey (with the main character being a young man who makes many fateful mistakes on his way) with elements of high fantasy, fairy tales and mythology.

I simply love it to pieces.

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#5

History of Water and History of Bees by Maya Lunde

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#6

Catch-22 written by Joseph Heller. Took him 8 years to write it and every page is worth reading and re-reading. It's dark but funny. So many characters, so many different lives in a war. It's not an easy read but you won't regret it if you can go all the way.

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Bunny Wood
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1 month ago

The work of a genius

#7

Furiously Happy- Jenny Lawson. An amazing comedy! a must-read.

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Dana
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4 weeks ago

This is the funniest book ever!!!!

#8

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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KLo86
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1 month ago

The Alchemist is fantastic.

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#9

The Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games series and Anne Frank. I recommend all of them!

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Sarah 901
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1 month ago (edited)

Read the selection series

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#10

Probably all books written by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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Dana Grunwald
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1 month ago

I love Dostoevsky!

#11

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. Terrifying and heartbreaking in a way that sticks with you. I could not recommend it enough.

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#12

Obviously When you reach me. It's a great book about time travel and really makes you think.

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A Random Panda
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1 month ago

Not really time travel until the end, when it all comes together.

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#13

Not joking. An actual book series. It's called: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. Really good series

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#14

Harry Potter, of course, and Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. ToG has seven books plus a prequel that I reccomend reading before the fourth book, and ACOTAR is a trilogy (although there are multiple books added on). Both really amazing series.

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postboredom
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1 month ago

YES ! Every single one of them are on my to-read-again and again ( and again) list!!

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#15

the little prince,harry potter, my most favorite is Haiku v.3

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postboredom
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1 month ago

i love haikus :)

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#16

Hands down, We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart. I've read this book 4 times so far and each time I learn/come across something new and it's always so entertaining. I love everything about it.

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#17

Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and anything by J.R.R. Tolkien. I also highly recommend you check out any books by Cassandra Clare.

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postboredom
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1 month ago

*chefs kiss*

#18

"A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. Le Guin :D

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#19

Harry Potter Series, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Percy Jackson Series, Wings of Fire, and Seekers

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Sarah 901
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1 month ago

Wings 👏 of 👏 fire 🔥

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#20

For me, the best books were the ones that helped me become an avid reader so Pride and Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables. Of course the Harry Potter series.

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Sarah 901
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1 month ago

Ok no one will understand this reference to book/movie but Elizabeth Bennett needs to chill

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#21

Dune
By Frank Herbert

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#22

1984
Brave New World
Atlas Shrugged
Jennifer Government

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#23

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

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Marsha Forsyth
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1 month ago

One of my faves!

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#24

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. Great book but possibly the world's worst film.

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Renee' Nothem Mirto
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1 month ago

Oh my goodness, it is one of my all time favorite films! Funny how people can have such opposite feelings about the same film.

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#25

Wonder by RJ Palacio! Teaches so much about belonging and giving things a try!

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AflyingSquirrel
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1 month ago

yay!!! we read that in class last year, good book!!!

#26

Mine has to be The Hate U Give or The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

we all love J.K Rowling

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#27

Any book by Michael Grant, especial the Gone series. I am absolutely dumbfounded that they have not made a movie of them yet.

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#28

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson. I find his insight amazing. He's thoughtful and genuine. I read this book when I was exceptionally lost in my life and his book helped me get some clarity on my life and why it is the way it is.

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#29

All books by Kyle Idleman. They're fascinating!

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#30

This is such an impossible question😓. I'd say the most recent best book for me is If I Never Met You by Mhairi Mcfarlane. The plot is quite typical but her style of writing and "ALL" the characters blew me away. Awesome read guys👍🏽👍🏽

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#31

Celestine Prophecy

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Malinda Petersen
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3 weeks ago

Yes!

#32

That is so hard coz there is just so many amazing books. I love anything by Rachael Johns, The Guardians Trilogy by Nora Roberts, The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom and Hold on but don’t hold still by Kristina Kuzmic. Those are the ones that stand out to me the most. I enjoy reading country romance, fantasy, chick lit and funny books.

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#33

Warriors series, Survivors series and Seekers series all by Erin Hunter.

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AflyingSquirrel
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1 month ago

:) favorite character in Warriors: Alderheart. Favorite in Seekers: Lusa

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#34

Kane and Able by Jeffery Archer.
Without a doubt, one of the best books ever written.

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TTorrest Author
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1 month ago

This was the first book that popped into my head at the question. Excellent read.

#35

I have been waiting for this Ask Pandas for a LONG time! Anyways, the best book I ever read are the Truly, Devious trilogy by Maureen Johnson. The books in the trilogy are Truly, Devious, (of course) The Vanishing Stair, and The Hand on the Wall. (The fourth book is coming out in April 2021 by the way!)

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#36

This is hard to answer as there many great reads out there. IMO, anything that makes you think and escape to whole new worlds/cultures is a great read.

Mira Grant's Newsflesh series (unique take on zombie apocalypse )
The Martian by Andy Weir (movie was horrible but the book was good)
Hugh Howey's Silo Saga.
Anything by Terry Pratchett
Anything by Connie Willis
The Stand by Stephen King and Swan Song by Robert McCammon

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#37

Might not be the best but it's the only book that made me tear; Odd Thomas/Dean Knootz. The movie was almost exact to the book.

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Marsha Forsyth
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1 month ago

I've read several by Koontz but my favorite is Watchers.

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#38

Celestine prophesy by James Redfiel. Changed the way I look at relationships

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#39

Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and Harry Potter

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postboredom
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1 month ago

im loving the number of recommendations with PJO, Alchemist, HP and ToG

#40

-Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
-Rescue horses
-Saving the Sony brumbies
-For the love of horses
-The young elites

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - I haven't read the book but the film was brilliant!

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#41

Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre. So much of it resonates with my own life.

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#42

Elsa Morante's "La Storia"

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#43

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Johnathan Auxier was my all-time favorite as a kid. Amazing fantasy story. Now it's definitely What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell. He is probably my favorite author of all time, anything by him is good.

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#44

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. I've read it so many times and can finish it in one sitting.

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#45

Where the Red Fern Grows - I remember reading it when I was a kid. It was the first book that I could not put down. Still remember the feeling it gave me.

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#46

Medoran Chronicles, navigating the Stars and the Book Thief. All really different but really good.

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Sarcasm101
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1 month ago

Ooh the book theif

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#47

The Medoran Chronicles, by Lynette Noni.

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#48

Okay, this is my JAM! The best book I have ever read is The Long Walk by Stephen King. When this book ended, I couldn't stop thinking about it, and have read it so many times over the years, I think I am on my 4th copy!

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Belle_Pandamonium🇧🇻l
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1 month ago

I was like that, but with 'Misery'!

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#49

Little Women by Louisa M Alcott, Bridge Across my Sorrows by Christina Noble, Stephen King 22-11-63 and every single Harry Potter book. These are books I opened and did not put down until I had finished them.

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#50

'A Little Life' by Hanya Yanagihara is the most impactful and beautiful book I've ever read. It's incredible and raw, and covers so many important issues in the world right now. Highly recommend!

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Dana Grunwald
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1 month ago

This is really a wonderful book!

#51

ive read thousands of novelS in my life all claiming that love is the center of the universe~ this quote is from a book adapted to movies: the after series (Anna Todd)one of my all time favs. The selection series Harry Potter Percy Jackson marched series any dystopian book.

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1 month ago

Matched series*

#52

David Eddings, the Belgariad and Mallorean series.
Steven R Donaldson, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.
Virginia Axline, Dibs in search of self.

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#53

De eeuwige bron van Ayn Rand.

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#54

Anything by Tony Hillerman.

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#55

Echo!
heres the discription
In ECHO, author Pam Muñoz Ryan strings together three very different stories of young people facing injustices, all of which are tied together by a fantastic prophecy and a magical harmonica. In Germany in the 1930s, Friedrich's father is arrested by the Nazis and sent to a labor camp after having a Jewish friend over to play music with him. Friedrich, also a talented musician, fears he will have to be sterilized, and perhaps even euthanized, because of a birthmark on his face. In Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, Mike and his younger brother are living in an unloving orphanage where they're hired out to work and must wear raggedy clothing. They're adopted by a strange rich woman, but when they learn she might be sending them back, Mike must make plans for them to stay together. Then, in the 1940s, Ivy moves with her farmworker family to Southern California, but once there she learns she must attend the inferior school for Mexicans. She also learns about the injustices suffered by Japanese families, such as the farm's owners, who are sent to live in internment camps. All the main characters have musical ability, and when they're playing a magical harmonica they feel better about themselves and inspire others with the beauty of their music. Eventually readers learn more about how their interwoven stories connect.

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postboredom
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1 month ago

OMG, i am loving the book by this paragraph alone!

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#56

Margaret Atwood, in general. I just love the way she writes!

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Dana Grunwald
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1 month ago

She is just great.

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#57

How to make friends and influence people - Dale carnegie

a must and should read book for every one who wants to win over a difficult situation

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#58

Decline of the West. Even though parts of this book are outdated by now it has changed the way I see the developing process of civilizations.

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1 month ago

I forgot to mention it was written by Oswald Spengler, finished in 1923.

#59

I love reading fantasy books and medevil. The book I really enjoyed reading was The son of Spartacus. Highly recommended if you are into that sort of stuff.

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Peyton Pollard
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1 day ago

Idk if this series counts as fantasy but it called maximum ride its about a flock of kids who got arian dna infused in them and ill just leave it at that its by James Patterson

#60

I have so many amazing book series that I love....
The Shadowhunters Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
Percy Jackson/ Heroes of Olympus/ The Kane Chronicles/ The Trials of Apollo/ Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan
The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
These are in order of favourites. I love all of them and would recommend them to people who like YA fantasy/ post apocalyptic dystopian novels

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Sarcasm101
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1 month ago

Omg if you like dystopian read the selection series by Kiera cass and the matched series by ally condie

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#61

Hm, the best book? i read around 900 books a year so thats hard to pick, but one would be 'clever polly and the stupid wolf'. it's a funny story of how a girl named polly escapes a wolf trying to eat her. 10/10 :)

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postboredom
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1 month ago

i get that '900 books a year' feeling too ;D

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#62

The Eight by Katherine Neville I loved it and when The Fire (sequel) came out I re-read The Eight. Still love it!

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#63

ANY books from the Brotherband series.

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#64

7 Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke.

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#65

Amulet andd Epic Zero

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#66

FINNISH JAPANESE DUO

-The Eyes of the Skin-
Juhani Pallasmaa

-In Praise of Shadows-
Junichiro Tanizaki

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#67

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by richard Bach

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#68

It’s hard for me to choose, but one of my favorite books is Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase. It alternates between first- and third-person POV to tell the story of two sets of people in two very different circumstances. The chapters set in the past are narrated by a young British girl and chronicle her family life, including the death of her mother and the aftermath. The chapters set in the present switch to third-person to tell the story of a woman and her fiancé searching for a wedding venue and finding the hall. Along the way, she uncovers its history, as well as the history of the people who lived there.

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#69

lone survivor by Marcus luttrell. Kinda sad but action filled. I really that fact that it's from the perspective of an actual soldier and his opinions.

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#70

- 'As the crow flies' by Jeffery Archer
- 'The way the cookies crumble' James
Hardley Chase

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postboredom
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1 month ago (edited)

"the way cookies crumble"- if this doesnt have actual cookies, im gonna be dissappointed ;D

#71

Primo Levi "If this a man and the Drowned and the Saved" but...
It's like asking which breath is the favourite. Favourites Changes as you change.

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#72

the land of stories by chris colfer

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Sarcasm101
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1 month ago

Land of Stories. Ohhh my god childhood book right here so good. Chris wrote is while he was in glee

#73

I see there are a lot fantasy book readers. An escape from reality eh. I love a book that it is so good that you cant put it down. I find it hard to get into it at first but after a couple of pages its like i am actually there in the story.
i also like true stories of mobsters and under cover cops.

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postboredom
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1 month ago

any good recommendations tho?? i am coming here everyday to find more books :)

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#74

The Name of the Wind
by Patrick Rothfuss

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#75

The 100 by Kass Morgan is one of them. Earth was blown up with radiation, and they try to get to the ground to see if earth is survivable again. The tv show is even better and all the seasons are different

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The Hufflepuff Bookworm
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4 weeks ago

This sounds like the type of stuff I like. Where do you find the series. Is it on Netflix??

#76

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

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#77

Counting by 7s or dreamology

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#78

I like both the warriors series (about cats living in the wild, and the best of it's subject) and Ranger's Apprentice.

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#79

Simon Curt Unsworth, Michael Lilly, Khaled Hosseini, Barbara Copperthwaite, Emily Bleeker, Barbara kingsolver, John Sandford

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Rose the Cook
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1 month ago

Every woman should read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

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#80

Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland. It was the perfect introduction into paganism and witchcraft for me. And The Alchemist Novel by Paulo Coelho.

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#81

Too many good books out there!
Historical Fiction - Outlander series -Diana Gabaldon
Historical Fiction - Sharpe Series - Bernard Cornwell
Fantasy - Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
Fantasy - The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Fiction - Trinity - Leon Uris
Religious - Tao Te Ching

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#82

Step Ball Change by Jeanne Ray. Also Eat Cake by the same author. Wonderful story and upbeat too! Also The Fifth Life of the Catwoman by Kathleen Dexter.

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#83

OH MY GODS, okay, I LOVE reading. Here are (some) of my favs:
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The Dragon Prince by the Ehaszs
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch
Endling by Katherine Applegate

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#84

"A Separate Peace" by John Knowles. I haven't read it in years--- parts are too emotional for me now, but as a teen I re-read this book over and over.

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#85

I like Twilight. But lots of people dont. Its about vampires and wolves, and a girl who is with the vampire and he tries to protect her

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#86

Divergent. They are in factions based on what they believe in and the girl tries to survive in the brave faction.

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#87

I most often return to "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon" and its sequels by Spider Robinson. It's a collection of short stories about an alien who must destroy earth and feels just terrible about it, a talking dog who pines for someone to talk with, an intergalactic travelling salesman (who gets tripped up by the Farmer's daughter), and others who wander into a particular Long Island bar. It's all wrapped up in tall tales, dreadful puns, and life-changing compassion.

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#88

The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh)

the first two are very heavy books, and the third is lighthearted while also shedding light on depression.

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#89

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien or Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

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