Friday, January 2, 2009

Favorite Novel?

A simple question-

What is your favorite novel of all time?


Why did you find that novel so appealing? .....

The intimacy of the characters?

The dynamic plot?


Good smut? lol

Don't be shy now! There is no limits to the number of books or reasons why!

One of my favorites is Boy and Going Solo- the autobiographies of Roald Dahl (Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, etc.) Though I haven't read them since I was a teen, they have endured as one of my all time favorites.


  1. I love books, all kinds depending on my mood.
    But to list as all time favs they would have to be ones that I can go back and read over and over. I think one day the Twilight books *may* fall in to that category.
    Right now off the top of my head I would list:
    Louisa May Alcott "Little Women"
    Margaret Mitchell "Gone With the Wind"
    Anna Sewell "Black Beauty"

    Just 3 off the top, probably could think of more if I really thought about it. Have to conserve my brain power though, almost time to go to work. lol

  2. The only one book that really sticks out in my mind that I think I could read over and over and not get tired of is The Secret Garden. There's just something so comfy about it. I remember reading it when I began to read that level of books in front of the Christmas tree with only the tree lights on and a mug of hot chocolate. That memory might be why I liked it so much, but the story was just that good in my opinion. As I get older, I unfortunately don't have much time to read novels. I can get through the short smutty ones, and there's a 4 part series that I really liked and think I might read here shortly again, but that's because they are so catchy you have to read until they are done. By Jo Goodman. If you want to know the titles, let me know. BUT, my big bro got the first two Twilight books. I might have to borrow them. lol

  3. So many, I can't pick a favorite of all the top of my head: The Phantom Tollbooth, Like Water for Chocolate and The Time Traveler's Wife.

  4. I can't pick one! But there are a few that I read over and over if I'm out of something to read.

    1. Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
    2. 1632 by Eric Flint
    3. From the corner of his eye by Dean Koontz.

    I have read them all more then a few times.

  5. Hmmmm...

    You know my favorites change from year to year.

    I like stories that are easy to read - but that have depth. I don't want to guess what's going to happen next.

    I like description, but there is a way some authors write that is almost poetic when they do it. I want a picture in my mind.

    I like the character to have depth to them as well.

    I like books that when I am finished with them I think about them for a long time...ones that have an over-all theme to them ya know?

    In the Horse Whisperer what the trainer did in the end of the book symbolized what he'd been trying to do his whole life - it was very moving. That kind of stuff.

    Books like Flying Changes and that other horse one she wrote, annoy me because they are predictable and well...gah! I just hate that.

    I love drama - but not to the point where it's silly.

    Books I've really loved include:
    Clan of the Cave Bear
    Lonesome Dove
    The Red Tent
    Peace Like a River
    Where the Heart Is
    Bag of Bones

    That kind of stuff...