Signal To Noise - Eric Nylund (Underrated author who has more than Halo books)
Song of Ice and Fire (the first three really)
The Kingkiller Chronicles (so far at least)
Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancy (went through a real Clancy thing as a teen)
By the way, this thread is awesome. I revisit it a few times a year to look back on people's favourites for book suggestions.
So, definitely bump. If you have some (new?) favourites, feel free to share them!
Okay, I'll play. The problem is there will be repetition here:
1. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
2. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
3. Abandon by Meg Cabot
They're all fantasy which is my favorite genre. Of course, I have many other favorite books and series alike, but these books are so fascinating and thrilling in an almost inexplicable way. Reading is my hobby and I am writing articles for blogs. My latest blog post was about my favorite book and I am also working as a technical writer for different services!
I like some off the wall stuff,
The Long Walk, Richard Bachman aka Stephen King
One hundred teenage boys participate in an annual walking contest called "The Long Walk." Each Walker must maintain a speed of at least four miles per hour; if he drops below that speed for 30 seconds, he receives a verbal warning. A Walker who slows down again after receiving three warnings is "ticketed." The meaning of this action is intentionally kept vague at first, but it soon becomes clear that "buying a ticket" means to be shot dead by soldiers riding in half tracks along the roadside
Infected, Scott Sigler
Perry Dawsey is 6-foot-5, 265 pounds of angry ex-linebacker. He knows all too well that if he doesn’t control his quick temper, people get hurt. Through constant focus, he has locked his violent past away in the deep dungeons of his mind.
Contagious, Scott Sigler
Book II of the Infected trilogy
Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.
Pandemic, Scott Sigler
Book III of the Infected trilogy
Five years after the end of CONTAGIOUS, the world faces a horrific new threat that begins in Lake Michigan’s deepest, darkest, coldest place. The cataclysm of the Orbital’s efforts goes global — what began with a single man now threatens seven billion people.
Hitchhikers guide, I have the leather bound 4 volume trilogy edition
i have issues saying a singluar book but my fav series are
1) MTG Novels (the brothers war arch is my fav of them)
2) Harry potter
3) LoTR / Hobbit
4) Circue De Freak (the books are way better than the movie)
5) Vampire Cronicals by ann rice
6) Ensitnes theroy on black holes and time warps as presented by stephen hawking
Really hard and ever changing but here are som great books.
Kafka on the shore - Haruki Murakami (All of his books are good but this stands out)
JPod - Douglas Coupland
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
Anything by Terry Pratchett is good and I really enjoyed the Martian but I´m not sure how it will hold up in the long run.
Taking on the world.-Ellen Macarthur
Transglobe expedition-Ranulph finnes.
Somebody else mentioned it a couple of years back...
Childhood's End -- Arthur C Clarke
The Dark Tower series -- Stephen King
American Gods -- Neil Gaiman
I have to say Gaiman is probably my favorite author currently -- I've not read a book from him that I didn't really enjoy -- and I've not gotten into his graphic novels yet... but Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, The Ocean at the End of the Lane -- all great reads.
No particular order on this:
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
The Millennium Trilogy - Stieg Larsson
The Dark Tower series - Stephen King
Kind of a cheat with two series, but I treat them as a single work. You can't jump into the Dark Tower at book 4 and know what's going on.
- Lord of the Rings
- The Wizard of Earthsea
That should be "A Wizard of Earthsea". Edit did not work.
My classics are
I used to devour Lord of the Rings (specifically the first half of Two Towers) and Mercedes Lackey's Velgarth books - Heralds of Valdemar and others, but I've either read them so much I'm sick of them, or I've outgrown the writing styles.
Seeing as many of my favorite books have already been mentioned ill add some not in the lists that I love...
Magician - Raymond E. Feist (and follow-up books)
Daughter of the Empire saga - Janny Wurts & Raymond E. Feist
The Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan
@Higgins73 Invisible cities is great, required reading for my architecture degree actually! Which city is your favorite/ do you find most interesting?
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
2. A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away (Christopher Brookmyre, or anything else by him)
3. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
1: Harry Potter Series
2: Neverwhere- Neil Gaiman
3: One Man's Wilderness- Richard Proenneke
Harry Potter is the series that sparked my love for reading when I was younger. Neil Gaiman is a phenomenal author. One Man's Wilderness is a book I think everybody interested in making should read. Proenneke goes into the Alaskan bush and makes everything he needs from nature or reclaims used things that he got in his supply drops. It is in journal format and I would recommend to anyone.
@archudson that is so interesting that they would include that book in your degree requirements. My favorite city has always been city of Zobeide. "The first to arrive could not understand what drew these people to Zobeide, this ugly city, this trap."
in no particular order
sword in the storm - David Gemmell
Game of thrones - George r r martin
the crystal shard- R A Salvatore
picking up The Martian next week, I am sure it will make my top 5 by the sounds of it.
My favorite three novels would have to be, in no exact order
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - A Trilogy in 5 Parts.
Terry Pratchett - Pretty much any of them, but if I had to choose.... Uhhhhhh..... Mort.
Tom Clancy - The Hunt for Red October
Stephen Clarke - 1000 Years of Annoying the French
Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman - Good Omens
Bill Hicks - Love All the People
Bill Bryson - A Walk in the Woods & Down Under
Mario Puzo - The Godfather
Brian Shul - Sled Driver
Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine - Last Chance to See
Got to admit that I am an audiobook junkie, so for the last few years I've been going through most of my books via Audible or buying them from ebay and ripping the CD's.
I do still love books. Probably too much. Between me and the other half, we've got 7 ereaders, but we still buy more physical books than digital. We keep moving boxes full into storage as we're trying to empty the flat to sell it, but we keep filling the shelves up... Oops.
American Gods - Neil Gaimen
Nuromancer -Neil Stephenson
Snowcrash - William gibson
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman! - Richard Fynman
No numbers because I cant order these best to worst I just love em all !