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Old 10-21-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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Favorite Books

I had to list my fiction and non-fiction separately, but feel free to group in any way you choose!

Non-Fiction
1. The Bible
2. The Ragamuffin Gospel-Brennan Manning
3. Son of a Preacher Man-Jay Bakker
4. What's So Amazing About Grace-Philip Yancey
5. Velvet Elvis:Repainting the Christian Faith-Rob Bell
6. The Signature of Jesus-Brennan Manning
7. Blue Like Jazz-Donald Miller
8. A Scandalous Freedom-Steve Brown
9. Abba's Child-Brennan Manning
10. Messy Spirituality-Mike Yaconelli

Fiction
1. All The King's Men-Robert Penn Warren
2. The Screwtape Letters-C.S. Lewis
3. The Awakening-Kate Chopin
4. Mystic River-Dennis Lehane
5. Revolutionary Road-Richard Yates
6. The End of the Affair-Graham Greene
7. The Keepers of the House-Shirley Grau
8. Little Children-Tom Perotta
9. The Brothers Karamazov-Fyodor Dostoevsky
10. A Walk to Remember-Nicholas Sparks
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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In no particular order and off the top of my head:

Sometimes a Great Notion--Ken Kesey
The Idiot--Dostoyevsky
Shantaram--Gregory David Roberts
A Prayer for Owen Meany--John Irving
God, A Biography--Jack Miles
Shakey--Jimmy McDonough
Anne of Green Gables-- Lucy Maud Montgomery
You Can't Go Home again--Thomas Wolfe
In Cold Blood--Truman Capote
Several volumes of the Diary of Anais Nin
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:47 PM   #3
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I'm currently reading Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado, and it is wonderful.

The Bible
Cure For the Common Life- Max Lucado
Next Door Savior- Max Lucado
Let Freedom Ring- Sean Hannity
Fair Ball- Bob Costas
Bono in Conversation- Michka Assayas
The Picture Of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:27 PM   #4
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The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"The Alchemist" - Paulo Coelho
"Dark Side Safari" - Paul Theroux
"Siddhartha" - Herman Hesse
"Oliver Twist" - Charles Dickens
"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" - Betty Smith
"Light in August" - William Faulkner
"My Invented Country" - Isabel Allende
"Man's Search for Meaning" - Viktor Frankl
"The World According to Garp" - John Irving
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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4. Mystic River-Dennis Lehane

Dennis and I have partied together. I have not seen him in years. We worked at the Ritz together. I have a signed copy of his first book in my library. He wrote it while we were working together. It opens at the Ritz bar overlooking the public gardens.

I will come back with my list later.
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The Bible (NIV and The Message)
"Blue Like Jazz," by Donald Miller
"God's Politics," by Jim Wallis
"U2 At the End of the World," by Bill Flanagan
"The Man Comes Around: The Spiritual Journey of Johnny Cash," by Dave Urbanski
"The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within," by Erwin Raphael McManus
"Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 Prayer is Awakening a Generation," by Pete Greig and Dave Roberts
"The Screwtape Letters," by C.S. Lewis.
"Rumors of Another World," by Philip Yancey
"Searching for God Knows What," by Donald Miller
"Dubliners" by James Joyce
"The Case for Christ," and "The Case for Faith," by Lee Strobel (I'm going to be buying "The Case for the Real Jesus" soon, too.)
"Bono in Conversation" by Michka Assayas
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:16 PM   #7
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I have to say I don't have any particular favorite. But book I like have to teach me something. I not a Harliquin Romance type of person.
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4. Mystic River-Dennis Lehane

Dennis and I have partied together. I have not seen him in years. We worked at the Ritz together. I have a signed copy of his first book in my library. He wrote it while we were working together. It opens at the Ritz bar overlooking the public gardens.
Dennis Lehane.

I love books, but have a hard time pinning down favorites. Here are a few books I've known and loved:

Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, Pray, Love
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
Maggie O'Farrell - After You'd Gone
Jhumpa Lahiri - The Namesake
Anne Lamott - Traveling Mercies

I also love nonfiction books of essays/articles on pop culture (like Chuck Klosterman), and do have an affinity for more fluffy sorts of books (Jennifer Weiner, Meg Cabot and Marian Keyes are favorites).

Not big on nonfiction, but do love a good memoir. I'm currently reading Kate Braestrup's Here If You Need Me, which is very good. Yesterday I finished Ian McEwan's Atonement, which I loved. (Gotta read a few books before their adaptations hit the big screen this year! )
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I feel so uncultured.

I just don't have time to read anymore

Here are a few I am enjoying for what it's worth:

What is the What by Dave Eggers
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Under the banner of heaven by Jon Krakauer
The world is flat by Thomas Friedman
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

On my list is Mystic River and others by Lehane. I have heard great things about him.
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I love Jon Krakauer's books - I can't wait to see what his next book is going to be about.
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I feel so uncultured.

I just don't have time to read anymore

Here are a few I am enjoying for what it's worth:

What is the What by Dave Eggers
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Under the banner of heaven by Jon Krakauer
The world is flat by Thomas Friedman
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

On my list is Mystic River and others by Lehane. I have heard great things about him.
I just started "What is the What." I'm pretty excited about it.
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Anne Lamott - Traveling Mercies



I just read that and "Plan B" within the past 2 weeks. I absolutely loved them both. They made me laugh, cry, and experience about a million other emotions. She's brilliant!
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I forgot Emile Zola's Germinal.
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4. Mystic River-Dennis Lehane

Dennis and I have partied together. I have not seen him in years. We worked at the Ritz together. I have a signed copy of his first book in my library. He wrote it while we were working together. It opens at the Ritz bar overlooking the public gardens.

I will come back with my list later.
I have a book by him! At least, I think it was him. And I can't exactly remember the name of it. But I can tell you what the story was about! It was a good read.


My list has nothing religious or cafe-latte profound in it, so I be best not posting it.
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Come on, take heart.

I'm still a fan of The Three Investigators.
I also enjoyed reading the books by Bill Bryson so far, In a Sunburned Country, I'm a Stranger Here Myself and Notes from a Small Island. I've already purchased A Short History of Nearly Everthing and his African Diary, but am not finished with Notes from a Small Island, yet.
Another great read was We were soldiers once... and young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway.
There are some books I would like to read in future, but I'm not that much reading books for quite a while, yet.

I also loved the Vinland Saga by Josef Nyary a lot, as well as another book about Eric, the Red, but sadly I don't know title or author anymore.

I'm hardly ever reading novels, and by far more non-fiction than fiction.
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