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Title: top 10 books
Post by: zekels on January 12, 2006, 12:04:32 am
figured i would do a top 10 book post since there is one for every other topic so.

1. Steven Erikson- A tale of the malazan book of the fallen (This series is easily the best high fantasy book out there)

2.George R R Martin- A song of ice and fire (Martin makes characters so real its scary)

3.R Scott Baker- Prince of nothing (these books are amazing and his series is now finished so woot)

4.Steven Pressfield-All of his historic books (his gates of fire series is awe-inspiring)

5.David Gemmel-All of his (DG has a place on my heart cause he is one of the big reasons i read so much now)

6.Robin Hobb-Any book with Fitz (her story isn't that good but her characters make you love em)

7.Bernard Cornwell-Excalibur (Great book)

8.James Clavell-Shogun (This book made me love the Asian setting so much)

9.China Mieville-The Scar(very new age these books buck the system alot)

10.Gene Wolfe-The Wizard-Knight(He has alot of other books but i got into this Series more so)


I try and avoid most Dnd setting books because they never add nothing new(same old formula every book)
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Skron on March 08, 2006, 09:38:06 pm
I'll just give five. I can't debate with myself to put 10

1. "Musashi" by Eiji Yoshikawa (ficionalized life story of Miyamoto Musashi, a great samurai in the 1600)
2. "The 47 Ronin Story" by John Allyn (based on the true story of the 47 ronin, masterless samurai, of Ako)
3. "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu
4. "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George RR Martin
5. "Kushiel's Dart" by Jacqueline Carey (interesting heroine, elegant setting)
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Aybraus on March 08, 2006, 09:50:49 pm
1) "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel - BIGGEST BOOK SPOILER EVER.
2) "Farenheit 451" - so cool.
3) "I, Robot" - also cool
4) That first Sherlock Holmes book...
5) "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - the best HP book.
6) "The Duct Tape Book" - funny guide for Duct Tape uses.
7) "The Dark Knight Returns" - the only comic book here.
8 ) "To Kill a Mockingbird" - gotta include this one.
9) "The Restaraunt at the End of the Universe"- the best HGG book.
10) "The Eleventh Hour"-A kid's book on its exterior, but delve closer inside...
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Skron on March 08, 2006, 09:58:15 pm
Ok I was able to come up with the last 5

6. "The Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi (like the art of war, except a strategy to those who follow the Way of the Sword)
7. "300" by Frank Miller (a graphic novel based on the true story of the 300 spartans)
8. "Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos" by HP Lovecraft
9. "Farenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
10. "V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore (a graphic novel with a very nice alternate reality setting. Now, a movie)
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Golgrig on March 21, 2006, 11:21:47 pm
In no particular order and by my favorite piece of the author's work
 1. "Time Enough For Love" By Robert A. Heinlein
 2."Dune" By Frank Herbert
 3."Slaughter House Five" By Kurt Vonnegut
 4."Brave New World" By Aldous Huxley
 5."Fight Club" By By Palahniuk
 6."Forever Peace" By Joe Haldeman
 7."The Best of Isaac Asimov" for "The Last Question" By Isaac Asimov
 8."I Am Legend" By Richard Matheson
 9."1984" By George Orwell
10."Cosmos" By Carl Sagan

Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: PHI-1618 on March 29, 2006, 12:39:26 pm
This topic could potentially kill me, I hope you know. Wow. Top 10. This is gonna hurt, though I'm not going to put them in any particular order...

MUSASHI by Eiji Yoshikawa
SHOGUN by James Clavell
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
V FOR VENDETTA by Alan Moore, David Lloyd
THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman
ON WRITING by Stephen King
DUNE by Frank Herbert
GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: T-BirD on March 30, 2006, 12:44:42 pm
Just a few off the top of my head:

The Dark Beyond the Stars (Frank M. Robinson)
A Song of Fire and Ice (like I even still need to say who this is by?  See almost every post above ;)
1984 (George Orwell)
A Plague of Angers (Sheri S. Tepper)
The Wayfarer Redemption (Sara Douglass)
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 29, 2006, 11:03:17 am
Damn, this is hard!
10- Mirror Dreams- Catherine Webb
9- The Shawshank Redemption- Stephen KIng
8- Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban- J.K Rowling
7-Macbeth -Wiliam Shakespeare (do plays count?)
6- The Haunting of Alaizaibel Cray- I forgot
5-Good Omens- Terry Prattchett and Niel Gaiman
4-Nigh****ch- Terry Prattchett
3- His Dark Materials- Phillip Pullman
2- The Dark Tower- Stephen King
1- The Wheel of Time- Robert Jordan (heres hoping he lives!)
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Aybraus on April 29, 2006, 01:56:41 pm
Who wants me to spoil Life of Pi?

The animals are all representative of people:  The Zebra is a Chinese sailor, the Hyena is a canibal, the Orangutan is his mom, and Pi is the Tiger
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 30, 2006, 02:10:50 am
Who wants me to spoil Life of Pi?

The animals are all representative of people:  The Zebra is a Chinese sailor, the Hyena is a canibal, the Orangutan is his mom, and Pi is the Tiger
Snape kills Pi!
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: huggkruka on May 16, 2006, 09:21:43 am
No particular order:

'1984' George Orwell - So dystopic it almost hurts. "...a boot stamping on a human face... forever" Now that is a good quote!
'Good Omens' Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - Hilarious the first time, I'm beginning to wear it out now, sadly
'Jennifer Government' Max Barry - In no way high literature but a great view on corporate future.
'Populärmusik från Vittula' Mikael Niemi  - Norwegian Swedish autobiography with a large dose of humour and great writing
'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card - Great story and fantastic characters and exciting.
'Foundation Series' by Isaac Asimov - Even though I'll never get around to re-read them, they were great. Go mule!
'His Dark Material Series' by Phillip Pullman - As good as fantasy gets
'The Hobbit' Tolkien, duh - LOTR without the boring bits. Funny too.
'Brave New World' Aldous Huxley - I cannot believe this was written 1931. So much of it came true.
'The Shining' Steven King - When King didn't rip his stories from Alien. Really scary even though I knew the movie by heart when I read it.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: tooma125 on May 19, 2006, 05:42:14 pm
1984
Animal Farm
Of Mice And Men
Johnny Got His Gun
Farenheit 451
A Clockwork Orange
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: operaghost21 on May 22, 2006, 11:59:33 am
no order

-Without Remorse
-HItchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
-Restaurant at the End of the Universe
-Life, the Universe, and Everything
-Sahara
-Congo
Sphere
-Insomnia
-Cell
-Good Omens
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: lemurbouy on May 25, 2006, 07:33:32 am
Can't put it in any real order but the ones at the top were easier to remember and required the least amount of questioning.

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Tuf Voyaging by the same
Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
Ecclesiastes by "Solomon"
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Silver Chair by CS Lewis
1984 by George Orwell
The Tenth Man by Graham Greene
The Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Anthony Shea

People are mentioning some awesome stuff. let's keep this up. -leeman
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Sawmill on June 01, 2006, 09:06:33 am
Since i have only read around 4-6 books ide have to say

1. ALL Harry Potters
2. Series of Unfortunate events
3.the giver
4. Streetcar named Desire

thats all of the ones that i actually liked. lol idk im not much of a reader   ;D
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: stuck on June 09, 2006, 08:36:45 pm
Here's my go at it:

1. End of Eternity Isaac Asimov
2. Red Mars series Kims Stanley Robinson
3. Farenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
4. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, Douglas Adams
5. I, Robot Isaac Asimov
6. Non-fiction books that bore Normal People Note: not a real book
7. Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
8. Animal Farm George Orwell
9. 1984 Same, winds up on the bottom of my best book list, made it in half by the ending
10.  Roots Only historical fiction that I liked, Alex Haley. And he made up/plagiarized most of it!
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 11, 2006, 03:08:18 am
I've been to Gambia on a school trip. We visited the village that Haley traced his origins too. Its been transformed by tourism. "If you pay X Dalasi you can have your picture taken with the chief, if you pay X Dalasi you can meet Haley's family, if you pay me ill give you my baby to hold and take a picture". It was also about 40C so most of our party were glad to see the back of that place.  :P
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Daxx on June 11, 2006, 04:20:01 am
In no particular order:

Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse
Mars Trilogy - KS Robinson
Hitchhiker's "Trilogy" - Douglas Adams
LOTR and associated books - JRR Tolkien
Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson
Dune - Frank Herbert
The Discworld Series as a whole (I can't really pick one) - Terry Pratchett
The Gormenghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake
Alice In Wonderland/Through The Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Carpet People - Terry Pratchett (This had a huge influence on me as a child)
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: morglum on June 30, 2006, 08:53:18 pm
Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander series
Dreadnought and Castles of Steel by Robert Massie
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Shoot to Kill by Michael Asher
Monte Cassino by Matthew Parker
The Lord of the Rings
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Josasa on July 10, 2006, 08:01:47 pm
I can't think of any sort of order, but these are my top ten:

The Thrid Policemen (this book is insane and ivolves soooooo many different theories that are totally insane)- Flann O'Brien
Gateway- Frederick Pohl
Cryptonomicon- Neal Stephenson
Without Remorse- Tom Clancy
Red Storm Rising- Tom Clancy
The Transall Saga- Gary Paulsen
Very Crazy G.I. (Strabge But True Stories Of The Vietnam War)- Kregg P. J. Jorgenson
My Side of the Moutain- Jean Craighead George
Any Harry Turtledove stuff (his books really get you thinking!)
And any Arthur C. Clarke stuff, i love all his books!
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: lolasan on August 02, 2006, 08:19:39 pm
If you can get to read it if it's not required reading (And read it again if it originally was) then it's good, because I'm picky. I don't rank though.

Timeline I highly reccommend one does NOT ignore reading and just watch the movie, because the movie has only the character names, and where/when they go. The movie also includes the predestination paradox, which the book spends time proving doesn't exist (Well, technically, the Grandfather paradox, but that's the opposite, when one's disproven, so is the other) In fact, somewhere in the Naucean thread Hydro mentions how time travel works in nearly the same way.

Prey It's pretty cool, I was force fed it by my mom and read it in two countries (Free time during international/intercontinental school trip, or often used with travelling. I had nighmares with that and the sphere theater combined the next night)

Necro's gonna flame me but, The Harry Potter series. I like the read it's fun and light. I actually read the most recent while halfway through Timeline (Cuz that's when the book came out and I refuse to have endings spoiled, I spoil them for others, thank you very much) and kept on drawing sciencey parallels. I forgot them now, I need to redo it (Page 135... remember, that's when you broke from it.)

Meh, my other geekdom will show and I am now mentioning my favorite Manga Series, and the reason for most is they're pleasant diversions with memorable characters so I won't get them confused with one another, whether crossing-over or intra-comic (Though I still think Tomoyo and Ayame will one day doubleteam Sakura and Kisa)

Fruits Basket, Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, Hunter x Hunter, FMA, Fushigi Yugi, Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden, Saiyuki Reload.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: p-luke on August 19, 2006, 07:59:51 am
1. Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb
2. The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
3. The Great Hunt
4.  Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb
5. Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb
6. Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb
7. Golden Fool - Robin Hobb
8. The Lord of the Rings 1 - Tolkien
9. Harry Potter 1 - JK Rowling
10. Harry Potter 4 - JK Rowling
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Gunner on August 19, 2006, 09:50:33 am
1. Jurrasic Park
2. The Redwall books
3. Andromeda Strain
4. The Hobbit
5. LoTR
6. The Lost World
7. Congo
8. Sphere
9. Hatchet
10. Harry Potter series.

I am going to reread Jurrasic Park....

Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: IscariotJ on August 20, 2006, 04:45:00 am
Lord Of The Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
The First Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant - Stephen R. Donaldson
The Second Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant - Stephen R. Donaldson
Snowcrash - Neal Stephenson
Time & Again - Jack Finney
Zodiac - Neal Stephenson
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
HeadCrash - Bruce Bethke
Good Omens - Terry Prachett & Neil Gaiman
The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Mason11987 on August 20, 2006, 07:58:13 am
I don't read that often, but when I do, it's often ender's game and it's many follow-up bugs in both the ender and bean quartet.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Manna on September 20, 2006, 05:19:04 pm
1. Songs of Ice and Fire Series - George RR Martin
2. Daughter of the Empire and the rest of the trilogy - R E Feist
3. Threshold - Sara Douglas
4. LOTR - Tolkien
5. The Swords of Night and Day - David Gemmell
6. Mort - Terry Pratchett though they're all good.
7. Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M Auel
8. The Stand - Stephen King
9. The Shining - Stephen King
10. Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: thegreatloofa on September 22, 2006, 11:17:59 am
1. Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett - Best. Book. Ever!
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien
3. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
4. The rest of the Discwold series - Terry Pratchett*
5. The Space Oddysey series - Arthur C. Clarke - Especially Oddysey 3
6. The Dark SIde of the Sun - Terry Pratchett
7. Misery - Stephen King
8. 1984 - George Orwell
9. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
10. The Sharpe series - Bernard Cornwell

Close But No Cigar: The rest of B. Bryson's books, Good Omens, The Hobbit, The Duncton series (William Horwood), Jeremy Clarkson's books, The Carpet People (Pratchett) and others.


*If I was truly honest about this Pratchett would have had about 8 out of the 10, so I tied all the discwold books bar my favorate in to one entry.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: BlueBottle on November 01, 2006, 07:27:26 am
In no particular order:

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke - http://www.jonathanstrange.com/
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card - http://www.hatrack.com/osc/books/endersgame/endersgame.shtml
Seventh Son, by Orson Scott Card - http://www.hatrack.com/osc/books/seventh.shtml
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, author unknown - http://livinghistory.co.uk/homepages/sirgawain/
The Pearl, by John Steinbeck - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pearl_%28novel%29
Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_Series
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/46
Neuromancer, by William Gibson - http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/books/neuromancer.asp
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Cobra on November 01, 2006, 09:02:16 pm
HHGttG.
The Lost world
Disc world - The Last continent
Jurrasic Park
Red Dwarf - Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers

Some others i can't think of most of Discworlds and the rest of the red dwarf series. I dont know how LOTR got so popular the 1st is fine but 2 and three make me want to sleep.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: aligon on November 18, 2006, 08:49:38 am
Ok, I am nowhere near being able to make a top 10 for myself, I am way too lazy to think it through.
Basically, anything by Terry Pratchett, Douglass Adams, Isaac Asimov, Iain Banks, Arthur C. Clark, Raymond E. Feist, J.R.R. Tolkien (of course), and I also like Anthony Horrowitz's kid-agent novels.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: operaghost21 on November 18, 2006, 07:36:09 pm
i would also like to add to my list Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein) and The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) ;D
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: aligon on November 18, 2006, 10:41:48 pm
Hehe that's funny: I just started reading the Great Gatsby again a few days ago.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Daxx on November 19, 2006, 06:25:33 am
Hehe that's funny: I just started reading the Great Gatsby again a few days ago.

Well, you don't need Ritalin.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Little on December 28, 2006, 01:44:37 pm
The 10 best books? Damn it! You relize how hard this is?

1. Timeline. By Micheal Critchieon.- Best book eva! Lots of science and action!

2. Anasai's Boys. By Niel Gaimen.- Funniest book eva! Great plot and characters that have depth.

3. Airframe. By Micheal Crithieon. -Plenty of drama and it keeps you guessing till the end.

4. Jurrasic Park. By M.C.- Scary in it's implications. This one has actually given me nightmares. My neighbourhood gets over run by dinos. Raptors..... :o

5. NANO. By Jonathan Marrow. A great sci-fi book about nanobots. Nanobots should arrive whithin the next 5 years. Can humans handle it?

6. Prey. By M.C. Another fiction about nanobots. It tells you about nanobots that adapt and fight back against their limits.

More later!
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on March 20, 2007, 02:47:43 am
Um....Let me get started.  I'll probably add more when I go to sleep, since its 5:00 in the morning!
also, yeah, this is insanely difficult, but here goes.
in no real direct order

A Princess of Mars
The Gods of Mars
The Warlord of Mars, and the rest of the Martian Tales (except for the 11th book)-Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Swiss Family Robinson
Starship Troopers, Job: A Comedy of Justice, A Tunnel in the Sky, etc.-Robert A. Heinlein
The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z-Max Brooks
The Watchmen-Alan Moore
H2G2 and those books-Douglas Adams
Ender's Game-Orson Scott Card
Some fo the Xanth books by Piers Anthony (and some of his other books too)
Outlander, and following books - Diana Gabaldon (seriously, am I the only guy who reads these?)
Guns, Germs, and Steel- Jared Diamond
Any H.G. wells and Jules Verne without question
That's all for now, I'll be back to post more!
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: El_Buro on March 30, 2007, 04:16:52 am
I don't think I can bring myself to do ten.

But:

The Tomorrow, when the war began series by John Marsden (especially Darkness, be my friend).
The Shining By Stephen King.
Whitethorn by Bryce Courtney.
The Hitch hiker's guide to the universe by Douglas Adams.
So much to tell you by John Marsden.
Checkers by John Marsden.

If you haven't already guessed,John Marsden is my favorite author.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Marsden_%28writer%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Marsden_%28writer%29)
There's another one I was going to put here, but I can't remember what it was.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Mae on July 05, 2007, 11:13:08 am
1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring (gasp! I read the books!) by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Foreshadowing (awesome book) by Marcus Sedgwick
3. The Amber Spyglass (let's go kill god!) by Philip Pullman
4. The Stand (1200 page novel about the apocalypse) by Philip Pullman
5. The Wee Free Men (really, really funny) by Terry Pratchett
6. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
7. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (excellent stories)
8. The Shining (oh S***!!!! Run dammit Run!!!) by Stephen King
9. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
10. My book (because I'm modest) by Mason Jackson
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Lualmoba on July 05, 2007, 08:07:28 pm
Did you mean "The Shining by Stephen King"?
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Mae on July 06, 2007, 07:55:10 am
Did you mean "The Shining by Stephen King"?

After checking my book, yea, it's by Stephen King. Sorry, I just love Ray Bradbury.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Little on July 10, 2007, 11:22:29 pm
I don't think I can bring myself to do ten.

But:

The Tomorrow, when the war began series by John Marsden (especially Darkness, be my friend).
The Shining By Stephen King.
Whitethorn by Bryce Courtney.
The Hitch hiker's guide to the universe by Douglas Adams.
So much to tell you by John Marsden.
Checkers by John Marsden.

If you haven't already guessed,John Marsden is my favorite author.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Marsden_%28writer%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Marsden_%28writer%29)
There's another one I was going to put here, but I can't remember what it was.

I've read some of The War Starts Tomorow.

Great series. I read up to the third one. Then a Libary Worker read the first two and decided they were 'unsuitable'.

Pffff. If I can read a book where a guy gets his stomach slashed open and his intestines fall into his hands and then he gets devoured when I was 8, damned if The War starts Tomorow ain't suitable for me now.

 >:(
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Mae on July 31, 2007, 01:11:54 pm
He He. I read it last year. The intestines were my fourth favorite part.

(Does anyone else think this Discussion is dying? Are all gamingsteve forumites illiterates?)
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Little on July 31, 2007, 01:37:09 pm
 ???


I was refering to Jurrasic Park,which I first read when I was eight.

Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 31, 2007, 01:38:06 pm
I'm pretty sure 'Books' is the smallest of all the sub-forums.

Basically anything in Ubergeekdom is slooooow.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Mae on July 31, 2007, 01:56:05 pm
???


I was refering to Jurrasic Park,which I first read when I was eight.



So was I.

And yes.. I suppose we're not Ubergeeks.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Brandonazz on July 31, 2007, 03:19:14 pm
Books got a little boost with Harry Potter, likewise movies with the fifth.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Cool AN on August 02, 2007, 02:22:28 pm
It's sad though not entirely unexpected.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: GamerMommy on January 11, 2008, 09:36:08 pm
10. In His Own Write by John Lennon
9. American Gothic Tales by Joyce Carroll Oates
8. Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
6. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
5. America by Jon Stewart
4. The Stand by Stephen King
3. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
2. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: sltlamina on January 11, 2008, 10:08:52 pm
In no specific order...

- Ringworld series by Larry Niven
- The Hobbit (I finished The Fellowship of the ring... although I forget exactly what happened in the book, the movie is still more vivid in my memory as I've seen it more than once. I also started The Two Towers but gave up in the forest or something... I forget, he goes into extreme detail and it takes forever to get anywhere in the book so I just didn't read it again (I intend to though).
-Rainbow Mars (again by Niven, I liked that book)
-The Core (was a good book but way too short)

That's all that comes to mind though.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: ArkServer on July 19, 2008, 03:50:22 pm
Hm, i've only been reading dev books. does that count? =)
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Gunner on July 20, 2008, 08:57:17 pm
1. Don Quixote, Miguel Cervantes
2. Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton
3. Prey, Michael Crichton
4. 1984, George Orwell
5. The Pigman, Paul Zindel
6. World War Z, Max Brooks
7. The Hobbit, Tolkien
8. Hatchet
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, JK Rowling
10. The Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkien
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Little on July 21, 2008, 10:28:41 pm
2. Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton
3. Prey, Michael Crichton
4. 1984, George Orwell
7. The Hobbit, Tolkien

WOOOOT!
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Kishmond on August 06, 2008, 06:40:30 pm
I have decided form now on that any book/series I read that makes me feel sad it's over will be put on my 'List of Books That Are Also Good'.

What I know is on that list:
Jurassic Park and Congo - Crichton
The entire Narnia series.
Night Watch - Terry Pratchett
I, Robot - Asimov
The classic Foundation series
The Rama series, except the second one
Harry Potter 6 and 7
Starrigger, Red Limit Freeway, and Paradox Alley - John DeChancie

I'll see if I can remember any more.
I really need to read Prey and Andromeda Strain, I love Crichton.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Doctor Z on August 06, 2008, 10:45:24 pm
In no particuler order:

I, Robot
Stranger in a Strange Land
Emissaries from the Dead
Mars Underground
Starship Troopers


... Huh, only got 5.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Kishmond on August 07, 2008, 09:54:45 am
Let me revise my definition: A book that, once I am done, makes me wish I would forget it so I could read it for the first time again.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: 4d on August 08, 2008, 10:32:38 am
1. 1984
2. Celtika
3. Iron Grail
4. The Histories
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
6. Starship Troopers
7. Jedi vs Sith: The Essential guide to the force
8. The Odyssey
9. Patriot Games (woohoo! something Tom Clancy wrote that isn't a Tom Clancy novel!)
10. A clockwork orange
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 09, 2008, 11:06:22 pm
1: Atlas Shrugged
2: The Fountain Head
3: Brave New World
4: Eye in the Sky
5: 1984
6: Animal Farm
7: The Catcher in the Rye
8: Watchmen
9: Gaunt's Ghosts series(WH40K FTW!!!)
10: Lord of the Rings trilogy
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: HanianKnight on August 14, 2008, 06:38:45 pm
I'm not entirely sure about the order, but whatever.

1. 1984
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray
3. Brave New World.
4. Enemy at the Gates (not based on the movie. Its a book about Stalingrad that only mentions the sniper)
5.The Time Machine
6. Candide
7. Dracula
8. The Metamorphosis
9. Watchmen
10. Faces of A Nation
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Pixxel on October 20, 2008, 02:59:45 pm
1. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
2. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
3. The Hobbit
4. The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy - Douglas Adams
5. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams
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9. Eragon 1 & 2
10. Harry potter and the prisoner from Azkaban

I can't put books like Harry potter or Eragon any higher than that. Since they're mainstream books and isen't really that good and I know there's loads of books I could put on 6-8 that I haven't read yet or can't remember the name of.

I can really recommend those books by Jules Verne. They're awesome and deserves to be read. 
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Clayface on May 01, 2011, 04:19:14 pm
No particular order,  Books over 20 years old have had their date listed

 Children of the Mind - Orson Scott Card
 Enders Game - Orson Scott Card
 The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  (first published in 1943)
 Cruddy - Lynda Barry
 Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
 Redwall series - Brian Jacques
 Idlewild - Nick Sagan
 Book of 5 rings / scrolls - Miyamoto Musashi (published 1635)
 The Poetic Edda and The Prose Edda - Vikings, (written sometime around 1220)
 On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin (1859)
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Yusuf Mohammed on May 04, 2011, 11:27:33 am
1) Tales of two cities

2) Taming the shrew

3) weathering heights

Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Ultimatum on May 04, 2011, 11:31:52 am
You missed out the other 7.
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 04, 2011, 12:48:54 pm
I think you probably meant Wuthering Heights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1pMMIe4hb4
Title: Re: top 10 books
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 04, 2011, 12:52:16 pm
Sam you dick.

I was going to do that.

How dare you do a thing before I was going to do the thing first!