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19-07-2012 23:12 #53Senior Member
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I began reading ALL the wizard of oz stories there were I think 20 or so adventures written by frank Baum and so I thought I would give wicked by Gregory Maguire a go and I fell in love with elphaba the wicked witch of the west.
20-07-2012 03:31 #54
A lot of my favourites have been mentioned but my absolute favourite is a trilogy by Penny Vincenzi. The first book is called No Angel.
It follows the life of a woman through wars, family, career etc and is just beautifully written and a lovely story.
20-07-2012 05:14 #55Senior Member
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20-07-2012 06:05 #56
All the books I love have been turned into movies. I'm always glad I'd read the book before it was a movie though coz the books always better.
Where the heart is - about a girl that gets left by her boyfriend at a Walmart and she lives there until she has her baby.
PS I love you - a beautiful love story
The lovely bones - about a girl that got murdered, and what it's like in her heaven, what she goes through, what she sees. And about her family dealing with her loss.
20-07-2012 06:30 #57
20-07-2012 06:33 #58
Not sure what my all time fav book would be, as different books appeal to me at different times, but I can very strongly recommended 'the book thief'. It's about a young girl's experiences in Nazi Germany and is just beautiful.
20-07-2012 06:43 #59Senior Member
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I can't pick one, but some of my favourites:
Chekhov - The Cherry Orchard (a play, but the best one ever)
Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd (probably my favourite book, but may be a bit slow going for some)
Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game (sci fi about a young boy who gets scouted to become great at what he thinks is just a war game, but turns out to be more)
Arthur C Clarke - Memoirs of a Geisha
Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game (beautiful and epic story)
Emily Barr - Baggage (she combines travel based writing with crime/ mystery type fiction - good escapism)
Jodi Picoult - Nineteen Minutes (about the factors leading up to a school shooting - couldn't put this one down)
George Orwell - Animal Farm and 1984 (love them both)
Arthur Miller - The Crucible (another play)
So many more! I could keep going forever...
And in a complete departure - I love love love all the old Sweet Valley High books, Point Horror, and Christopher Pike books. Ah 1980s teen fiction... Can't beat it.
20-07-2012 08:52 #60
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