• More Fun by TicklingCancer

    Asked by ticklingcancer on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    More Fun by TicklingCancer

    What is one of your favorite books AND why do you like it so much?

    For me...my favorite has been the Hunger Games series. I love love LOVE "post apocalyptic" stories. With The Hunger Games, you have interesting characters that you can actually build a relationship with. Not to mention, the endless amount of action throughout the series. I have found a new favorite author named Jeff Hirsch. All he seems to write are post-apocalyptic stories. "The Eleventh Plague" was really good and I just started "Magisterium". He announced a new book this week which I has me pretty excited about called "The Darkest Path". My goal is to one day read "The Stand" by Stephen King. I've seen the movie quite a few times which is probably why I haven't read the book yet.

    13 Answers from the Community

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    • Mel's Avatar

      Hahaha can understand on The Stand!. Seen it also, my dad is a huge Stephen King fan. I am reading the first one of the Hunger Games (I'm not a fast reader and with chemo. eye sight poor good grief!) but it really is awesome didn't think I'd care for it but it's really really good!!!... Need to finish it.

      over 3 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      The Hunger Games book is so much better than the movie. I've heard the same about The Stand.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I'm a BIG Stephen King fan, and I hated The Stand -- I prefer The Shining. I'm a voracious reader -- I'm not happy unless I have a book w/me. Lots of fantasy & science fiction w/a smattering of mystery. All time favorite has to be The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I've probably read it 10 times. Haven't read The Hunger Games trilogy yet. Eventually it will end up in my "to be read" bookcase.

      over 3 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I liked the Hunger Games trilogy but the first one in the series was my favorite. I love all of Nevada Barr's books. She writes mysteries that take place in National Parks.

      over 3 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      I'm a Stephen King fan, too. Needful Things is one of my favorites by King. Elizabeth Berg my favorite authors, but my favorite book tends to be the last one I read. Currently that would be Abe Lincoln, Vampire Slayer! It's something I never would have considered reading, but some of the women at work were reading it, so I had to join in. I ended up loving it!

      over 3 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      My favorite is Knights, by Linda Lael Miller. I was in college at the time and I saw the book outside the library on a cart that said "free". It was the hardcover version and the cover was so pretty so I was drawn to it. There was another book of hers, Pirates. I grabbed both and fell in love with them. They are romance but have time travel and I just love Linda's style of writting. After finishing both of those I was hooked and wanted more. I read her vampire series which I absolutely loved! :)

      over 3 years ago
    • KimG's Avatar

      I read alot of religious books having come into and turning my life over to God with my baptism. I also like true stories-nonfiction. A Beautiful Mind is a movie with Russel Crowe I really liked and Titanic. I want to get the sound track. I am not real good at staying focused with reading unless I'm totally absorbed. It has to be quiet and it makes me tired too-most of the time. My son is ADHD,PDD, sensory issues and I think some of my genes have contributed. I try to tutor him also-sometimes it goes really good and sometimes it goes not so good, but we keep trying. kimg09

      over 3 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      Shelby....you hated The Stand??? I'm Heartbroken!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar

      Diana Gabaldon time travel/Scottish historical books. I like the historical detail and the information on what is different between then and now. The heroine, Claire, travels back in time through the standing stones. She is a nurse and later a doctor. Interesting how she uses her modern medical knowledge in the 1700's.

      over 3 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Being an aerospace enginerer I like techno thrillers where there is some element if technology to the story and there are often engineers as main charecters. It is fun to see what the authors get right and what they get wrong about current and future technology.

      over 3 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      Stephen King? Not really a fan. I was turned off of him when he wrote the book with the clown in it, which I cannot recall the title of, as I am horribly fearful of clowns.

      I read a lot and I'm pretty insistent that I read the book before I see the movie, but that does not always happen. i LOVE period novels and have read Jane Austen's 6 books at least twenty times each with Persuasian being my all time favorite. Yes, I belong to The Jane Austen Society North America (JASNA). I also do Regency costuming (Georgian, Edwardian, etc..) I also belong to a Jane Austen Book Club.

      I loved The Hunger Games trilogy, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilolgy. For fun I like to read Kristin Hannah as I can start and finish her in one afternoon on the beach. I do admit to reading Shades of Grey trilogy (in one weekend at the beach) and then mailing it off to my niece (she's 25.)

      I'm on Goodreads and read a lot of what others recommend on that site.

      over 3 years ago
    • SMT4's Avatar

      The links of utopia.....could read about golf even when I couldn't play .

      over 3 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      I have two favorite books; I cannot mention one wothout the odther; Backstairs at the White House, it is an old book about a maid who served at the White House for 50 years. Very interesting.
      My other fav is The Time Travelers Wife. Excellent book.
      My favorite authors are Tom Clancy, Jaent Evanovich, and John Grisham, reading The Racketeer now.

      over 3 years ago

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