Your top 5 books?

  • 1. Conversación en la Catedral by Mario Vargas Llosa.
    2. Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas by Joaquim María Machado de Assis.

    3. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton.
    4. A Relíquia by José Maria de Eça de Queirós.

    5. Wait Until Spring, Bandini by John Fante.

  • Dublinners- James Joyce
    The Plague - Camus
    Crime and Punishment - Dostojewski
    The Trial - Kafka
    Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad


    The Twits - Roald Dahl
    The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
    Pippi Longstockings - Astrid Lindgren
    Witches - Roald Dahl
    Pluk van de Petteflet - AMG Schmidt

    Changes all the time though

    No contest, I am the best
  • 1. Pride and prejudice - Jane Osten
    2. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
    3. La vie devant soi - Émile Ajar
    4. A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man - James Joyce
    5. The Magus - John Fowles

  • 1. Gone With The Wind
    2. Alchemist
    3. Harry Potter series
    4. If I'm Alive Tomorrow
    5. Dexter series

  • Only five? How cruel. Fine, here they are:

    1. Other Shores by Vladimir Nabokov
    2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    3. Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
    4. Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
    5. Making History by Stephen Fry

  • 1. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
    2. Don Juan - Byron
    3. Paradise Lost - John Milton
    4. The Bondmaid - Fredrika Bremer
    5. Lady Chatterley's Lover - Lawrence

    • Gerdt86 said...
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    • 30 Dec 2010, 22:13
    1.Jonathan Coe – What a Carve Up!
    2.Jonathan Coe – The House of Sleep
    3.Jonathan Safran Foer – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    4.Jonathan Coe – The Closed Circle
    5.Jonathan Coe – The Rotters’ Club

    Sorry, big fan :D

    Rest of my top ten:

    6.Mary Shelley – Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
    7.Jonathan Coe – The Rain Before It Falls
    8.Bram Stoker – Dracula
    9.J.R.R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings
    10.Salman Rushdie – The Satanic Verses

    • Gerdt86 said...
    • User
    • 30 Dec 2010, 22:14
    @Jordan: Heart of Darkness is great indeed! :)

    • Gerdt86 said...
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    • 30 Dec 2010, 22:15
    "Pluk van de Petteflet - AMG Schmidt"

    Haha, heldin :D

  • 1.Tolkien - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2.Lovecraft - The Dunwich Horror and Others
    3.Stephen King - The Shining
    4. Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels (this book I don't actually own, but I own all the short stories presented in the book, so it's like I own it)
    5. Mario Puzo - The Godfather

  • 1. Impulse - Ellen Hopkins (and anything else by her, in fact)
    2. The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
    3. Paper Towns - John Green
    4. Incantation - Alice Hoffman
    5. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom

  • 1. the giver - lois lowry
    2. the book thief - markus zusak
    3. catching fire - suzanne collins
    4. harry potter and the order of the phoenix - jk rowling
    5. never let me go - kazuo Ishiguro

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 2 Jan 2011, 19:22
    1. All books - Edgar Allan Poe
    2. The Picture of Dorian Gray - O. Wilde
    3. The Vampire Lestat - A. Rice
    4. The Chronicles Of Narnia - C. Lewis
    5. Dracula - B. Stoker

  • Now here's something that'll be changing often.

    1. Baudolino ~ Umberto Eco
    2. Sinuhe Egyptiläinen / Sinuhe the Egyptian ~ Mika Waltari
    3. Foucault's Pendulum ~ Umberto Eco
    4. The Unbearable Lightness of Being ~ Milan Kundera
    5. The House of the Dead ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Give the anarchist a cigarette.
  • My last year's discoveries:

    1. Robertson Davies - The Deptford Trilogy
    2. Helmut Krausser - Die fette Welt (The Fat World)
    3. Ken Kesey - Sometimes a Great Notion
    4. Roberto Bolaño - Estrella distante (Distant Star)
    5. Tomás Eloy Martínez - El cantor de tango (The Tango Singer)

    ... and Henry Miller - all (unalterably on the top of my charts)

    And still many more including beatnik authors, British and Latin American postmodernists, (mostly French and Russian) poetry, etc. - no sense to enumerate all of them :)

  • Gerdt86 said:
    1.Jonathan Coe – What a Carve Up!

    A really nice thing! I've read only this one by J.Coe but it was quite impressive :)

  • 1.Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    2.The Silmarilion by J.R.R. Tolkien
    3.It by Steven King
    4.The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
    5.Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling's

  • 5? seriously?? I have a problem with a 100 top books... Well, ok, in no particular order:

    David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
    Herman Hesse - Glass Bead Game
    J.R.R. Tolkien - Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Umberto Eco - Foucault's Pendulum
    Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood

    Johnny: Was I bored? No, I wasn't fuckin' bored. I'm never bored. That's the trouble with everybody - you're all so bored. You've had nature explained to you and you're bored with it, you've had the living body explained to you and you're bored with it, you've had the universe explained to you and you're bored with it, so now you want cheap thrills and, like, plenty of them, and it doesn't matter how tawdry or vacuous they are as long as it's new as long as it's new as long as it flashes and fuckin' bleeps in forty fuckin' different colors.
    • clair42 said...
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    • 29 Jan 2011, 03:42
    1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the four books), Douglas Adams.
    2. Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto.
    3. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak.
    4. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen.
    5. Keep the Aspidistra Flying, George Orwell.

    I guess.

  • I don't really want to change my previous five, but I'd love to squeeze "Sirens of Titan" and "Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade" by Kurt Vonnegut in there.

    Edited by Led_Zayatts on 14 Feb 2011, 13:46
  • • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
    • The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint Exupéry
    • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
    • A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
    • How to Train Your Dragon (saga) - Cressida Cowell

    • The Brothers Karamazov -Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • War and Peace-Lev Tolstoy
    • Anna Karenina-Lev Tolstoy
    • Crime and Punishment-Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Les Miserables -Victor Hugo

  • 1.Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
    2.Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment
    3.Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club
    4.J.D Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
    5.Erich Maria Remarque - The Black Obelisk

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 16 Feb 2011, 21:46

    Edited by a deleted user on 16 Feb 2011, 21:49
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 16 Feb 2011, 21:46
    1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
    4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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