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    What are your five favorite books?

    I am just curious to see who likes what books. I personally think it would be fun to see which books are some of the more popular.

    So, just post your five favorite books. If you like a series then just put the series down for ONE book.

    My Favorites:
    ~Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
    ~The Secret Circle Trilogy by L.J Smith
    ~Dark Visions Trilogy
    ~The Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson
    ~The Vampire Academy Series By Richelle Mead

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    I have so many favourites I can't really limit myself to five, so I will list five novels I've read recently (i.e. last year) and which I really enjoyed:

    1. Eugene Onegin, by A. S. Pushkin
    2. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
    3. Cecilia, by Fanny Burney
    4. The virgin suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides
    5. Don't call it night, by Amos Oz

    All of them strongly recommended!

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    hhmm... favourite five today would be

    1.The pure weight of the heart-Antonella Gambotto
    2. Neverwhere-Neil Gaiman
    3.Vampire chronicles-Anne Rice
    4.Fall on your knees-Ann-Marie MacDonald
    5.The count of Monte Cristo

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    This is in no way an all-time favorite list but over the last few years I've re-read these books a number of times.

    1. Animal Farm by George Orwell
    2. On The Road by Jack Kerouac
    3. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    4. Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
    5. Utopia by Sir Thomas More
    expectabam bona et venerunt mihi mala praestolabar lucem et eruperunt tenebrae - Job 30:26

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    1) The Catcher in the Rye - Salinger
    2) East of Eden - Steinbeck
    3) The Den of Thieves - James B. Stewart
    4) The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
    5) A Farewell to Arms - Hemingway

    honorable mentions:
    A Confederacy of Dunces - Toole
    The Fountainhead - Rand

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    1. The Fountainhead ~ Ayn Rand
    2. The Magus ~ John Fowles
    3. The Legend of Nightfall ~ Mickey Zucker Reichert
    4. No Exit (if plays count) ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
    5. Island of the Blue Dolphins ~ Scott O'Dell

    It was hard trying to choose which one for number 5

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    The Idiot - Dostoevsky
    Madame Bovary - Flaubert
    A Hero of Our Time - Lermontov
    The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
    The Red and The Black - Stendhal

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    Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
    Jamaica's Inn- Daphne DuMaurier
    The Devils- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Queen Of Spades- Alexander Pushkin
    Age Of Innocence-Edith Wharton
    None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free.
    -Goethe

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    1. The Koran by God (if you are a muslim)
    2. The Conference of the Birds by Farid Ad-din Attar (persian sufi poet)
    3. The Brothers Karamazov (not surprising) by Dostoevsky
    4. Faust by Goethe
    5. Hunger by Hamsun
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    Crime and Punishment
    The Brothers Karamazov
    The Idiot
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    Frankenstein
    The salvation of the world is in man's suffering. - Faulkner

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    1)A Dream of Red Mansion
    2)The red and the black
    3)Journey to the West
    4)Water Margin
    5)Romance of the Three Kingdoms

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    1- Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
    2- Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
    3- The picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
    4- Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche
    5- Alice in wonderland - Lewis Carrol

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    My favorites :
    1) Amerka by Kafka
    2) The train was on time by Heinrich Boll
    3) Farewell to Arms by Hemingway
    4) The Catcher in he Rye by Salinger
    5) Coloussuus Marousi by Henry Miler
    The faint blaze of the candle of my life ,
    Slowly dying like a fire in a pouring rain,
    No sparks of hope inside
    No shooting stars on my sky
    On broken wings , no flying high …

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    Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway
    Journey to the End of the Night by Louis Ferdinand Céline
    Notes From the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Hunger by Knut Hamsun
    King Lear by William Shakespeare
    "And the worms, they will climb
    The rugged ladder of your spine"

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    Jane Eyre - Bronte
    Persuasion - Austen
    The Phantom of the Opera - Leroux
    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - Lewis
    A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens

    (The fifth usually switches around with the fourth and sometimes one of those two will be knocked out of the list for Forster's Maurice - it is all based on my mood )

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