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Your top 3 books recommended

By cdnpinbacon

85 days ago


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#1 85 days ago

I was thinking about this with my wife about our favourite 3 books We have ever read. She reads constantly and has her opinion. I have read many books myself incl. almost all of the the Star Trek next generation paperbacks . I still regret selling them all at a garage sale to this day. ..boxes and boxes full. The three books that I will never forget in 1 - 2 - 3 order;
Farley Mowat: people of the deer, born naked, never cry wolf. Escape from sobibor rattled me as a youth and boys life.
Curious what your top influential books are?

#2 85 days ago

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
1984 by George Orwell
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

All 3 are warnings against the evils of collectivism, hedonism and authoritarian governments.

All 3 are coming true and visible in the world around us.

Later,
EV

#3 85 days ago
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#4 85 days ago

1984
The Prince
A Farewell to Arms

#5 85 days ago

Islands in the Stream
1984
Neuromancer

#6 85 days ago
Quoted from EasternBloc:

Islands in the Stream
1984
Neuromancer

1984 ..a book I will read for sure. Thx folks!

#7 85 days ago

Andersonville, by M. Kantor. Won 1965 Pulitzer.
Kon Tiki - made me travel
Where the Red Fern Grows -

#8 85 days ago

Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
The Stand by Stephen King

#9 85 days ago

I'm more of a long ass high fantasy book series kind of guy.

The Wheel of Time (currently on book 11)
Stormlight Archive (as part of the larger Cosmere)
As Song of Ice and Fire (The Game of Thrones Books)

The first book in each series are fantastic stand alone stories.

#10 85 days ago

Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski
A different Nature -David Hancocks
Desert Solitaire - Edward Abbey

#11 85 days ago

Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
The Martian - Andy Weir
Anything by Steinbeck, but I'll say The Grapes of Wrath

#12 85 days ago

Spark of life. Erich Maria remarque
Eon. greg bear
Skeleton crew. Stephen King

Ed. So many great books thoose mentioned i thought was fun from the perspective of different genres.

The magic Mountain by thomas mann is another exceptional work.

#13 85 days ago

The Turner Diaries
Anarchist Cookbook
21 Delightful Ways of Committing Suicide

#14 84 days ago

Music for me no one here gets out alive.

#15 84 days ago

So pissed I sold all of my books. Especially the star trek paperbacks. Makes me sad really I would be so stupid.

#16 84 days ago

The Great Gatsby
Death of a Salesman
The Five People You Meet in Heaven

#17 84 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

The Turner Diaries
Anarchist Cookbook
21 Delightful Ways of Committing Suicide

It's ok the Pens probably will suck for the next 10 years

#18 84 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

So pissed I sold all of my books. Especially the star trek paperbacks. Makes me sad really I would be so stupid.

My wife loves the Star Trek paperbacks and has read most of the TNG and DS9 continuation ones. Check Facebook marketplace as there is a box of them around me every other month for cheap. The only expensive /rarer one is A Stitch In Time. My wife's favorite and written by the actor that plays Garrick.

#19 84 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

It's ok the Pens probably will suck for the next 10 years

Then I got plenty of ways out!
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Edit: granted (obviously) I don't read much.

#20 84 days ago
Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

My wife loves the Star Trek paperbacks and has read most of the TNG and DS9 continuation ones. Check Facebook marketplace as there is a box of them around me every other month for cheap. The only expensive /rarer one is A Stitch In Time. My wife's favorite and written by the actor that plays Garrick.

your wife is a keeper. Same here My wife loves Star Trek

#21 84 days ago
Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

My wife loves the Star Trek paperbacks and has read most of the TNG and DS9 continuation ones. Check Facebook marketplace as there is a box of them around me every other month for cheap. The only expensive /rarer one is A Stitch In Time. My wife's favorite and written by the actor that plays Garrick.

And my wife sitting next to me with similar reading habits as you says

Project Hail Mary
Leviathan Wakes
Mistborn Final Empire

#22 84 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

your wife is a keeper. Same here My wife loves Star Trek

My wife and I just wrapped up watching every single episode of every Star Trek series... but we gotta catch up on Discovery after the series is over.

#23 84 days ago

Excellent books , author Peter David one of my favorites

Its like watching a new episode that lasts days

#24 84 days ago
Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

And my wife sitting next to me with similar reading habits as you says
Project Hail Mary
Leviathan Wakes
Mistborn Final Empire

Your wife is very intelligent. Nice!
My wife is super smart and it's hard to get away with anything.

#25 84 days ago

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

American Marxism by Mark Levin

#26 84 days ago

Enders Game
Enders Shadow
Hitchhikers Guide.... Read it now and you can see how much it influenced sci fi comedy after it

#27 84 days ago
Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

And my wife sitting next to me with similar reading habits as you says
Project Hail Mary
Leviathan Wakes
Mistborn Final Empire

I shall read her recommendations

#28 84 days ago

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
The Hundred-Year-Old Man (Who Climbed Put of the Window. . . .), by Jonas Jonasson
The World to Come, by Dara Horn

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, by Douglas Adams

#29 84 days ago
Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

And my wife sitting next to me with similar reading habits as you says
Project Hail Mary
Leviathan Wakes
Mistborn Final Empire

Leviathan Wakes is a great book, currently in rhe thick of it. Also if you know DS9 A Stitch In Time is incredible, it was written by the actor and is now considered ST canon because of how well written it is.

#30 84 days ago

A Song of Ice and Fire books 1 - 3 by George R R Martin. Way better than the TV show.
The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
The Heir to the Empire Trilogy by Timothy Zahn
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

#31 84 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Music for me no one here gets out alive.

I liked this one as well. I met one of the authors, Danny Sugerman and had him sign a paperback copy for me.
Have you read the biography he wrote on his adventures?
If not, check out Wonderland Avenue : Tales of Glamour and Excess. An incredible book.
He did a university tour, about the time The Doors movie came out….to hear him read excerpts from this made me know I had to read it.

#32 84 days ago

Point of impact
The Godfather
Anything by CJ Box, easy page turners

#33 84 days ago

Catch-22
Crime and Punishment
The Catcher in the Rye

#34 84 days ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

1984
The Prince
A Farewell to Arms

I'm replacing A Farewell to Arms with....

"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court."

#35 84 days ago

"Steal This Book" by Abbie Hoffman
"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
The Bible

#36 84 days ago

I did enjoy Raymond E Feist's 'magician' series

#37 84 days ago

Not life changing but fun reads that you might enjoy if you liked Star Trek

-Ready Player 1 & 2
-Nyxia series (my personal favorite)
-OtherWorld series

#38 84 days ago

One of my favorite series.

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#39 84 days ago

The Sword Of Shannara.......Terry Brooks (favorite author for the last 30 years).

Anything by Jack Kilborn/J.A. Konrath/Melinda DuChamp........all the same author.

The Five Fingers..... Gayle Rivers and James Hudson

#40 84 days ago

I spend too much time reading research papers, scholarly journals and text books so when I read for enjoyment I tend to choose easy and fun books to read.

The hobbit: I re-read it yearly. I like the lord of the rings but it's an undertaking to get through that one.

Anything by Micheal Crichton. Except maybe Micro (he died halfway through writing it and another writer finished it) you can clearly tell when the other writer took over....(SPOILER ALERT) the main character is unceremoniously killed off halfway through the book.

At the Earth's core and other books in the Pellucidar series by Edgar rice boroughs. Fun books to read.

Honorable mention: Stephen king's Desperation. It's probably not one of his more well known or highly rated books but I really enjoyed it. I haven't read "Richard Bachman's" the regulators yet......I should give that one a read.

#41 84 days ago

History/ Biography
The Last Lion
Undaunted Courage
The Fatal Shore

SciFi
The Expanse(The complete series)
The Martian
Hyperion(Books1 &2)

#42 84 days ago

Hard to pick just three but here are a few select titles that have stayed with me long after the book ended:

Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
House of Leaves- Mark Danielewski
Let the Great World Spin- Colum McCann

#43 84 days ago

Robinson Crusoe
Christine
Fahrenheit 451

#44 84 days ago

Everything by Louis L'Amour

#45 84 days ago

I read a fair amount of non-fiction scholarly work, but if I had to pick three fictions that I have revisited the most they will be:

Lord of the Rings, J.R.R Tolkien.
Dune, Frank Herbert.
Foundation, Isaac Asimov.

The thing is, this exercise is ridiculous. I have hundreds, even thousands of books that are my favorites! My house is literally full of them! My wife has as many more.

As an aside, I strongly recommend Trinity by Leon Uris if you are interested in historical fiction and have any Irish connection. It is very long, but worth the effort.

#46 84 days ago

I guess for me has to be LOTR trilology because I've read them the most. But honestly, no series had my attention more than Harry Potter. Over the last few years I have been trying to read the "Canon" and focusing on 1800's novels and up. Grapes of Wrath was by far the best. Worst book ever despite the intellectials' choice is War and Peace.

#47 84 days ago

I have to add, there are ton of great books being mentioned in this thread!

#48 84 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

But honestly, no series had my attention more than Harry Potter.

Harry Potter was my daughter's series. She was the same age as the characters, growing up as the new novels were released. I caught on when the second book came out and was then on board. I really enjoyed it.

#49 84 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

Harry Potter was my daughter's series. She was the same age as the characters, growing up as the new novels were released. I caught on when the second book came out and was then on board. I really enjoyed it.

I have no problem admitting it. Girls in my engineering classes had HP folders and I made fun of them. I was coming off reading LOTR for the third time and really looking for something to read and somehow came across Book 1, when 1-4 were out. I quickly got through 1 and then the story started ramping up with bigger books and I was hooked. After the last HP it took a long time to really find a series I liked. I went through a lot of YA and none compared.

Now, in the last 6 months I discovered the Anita Blake series. I'm on book 23 and I have to say it's a little dirty secret I have. It started out like Dresden Files, even though it was urban fantasy way before DF, and then turned into porno. There's just enough story to keep me coming back to these books via audio book. Also, the voice actor, Kimberly Alexis, is one of the best audio book narrarators I've ever come across.

#50 84 days ago

The three I enjoyed the most:
Pet Sematary
The Hobbit
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Lots of great ones mentioned on this thread!

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