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Post by The Man on Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:31 am

What are your favorite books?

My top five are all series:

1. The Belgariad/Mallorean
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Star Wars (Particularly Republic Commando,Coruscant Nights, Jedi Apprentice)
4. The Edge Chronicles
5. The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by criticalhit on Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:19 pm

1. Harry Potter
2. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
3. Mass Effect
4. Star Wars: Republic Commando
5. Remains to be seen. Razz I don't read a whole lot of books in series.
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by The Not-so-Evil Overlord on Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:46 pm

Only five... That's going to be tough... So I'm going to list more! Razz (It should be noted, that these could likely be slid around a decent amount. I'm not good at deciding favorites. Razz )

1: Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien (Including the Silmarillion and The Hobbit)
2: The Squire's Tales books, by Gerald Morris.
3: The Dragonback books, by Timothy Zahn. (I don't remember the precise series name.)
4: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, by Patricia C. Wrede.
5: The Frontier Magic Series, by Patricia C. Wrede.
6: The Conquerors Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn.
7: The Quadrail Series, by Timothy Zahn.
8: The Lyra books, by Patricia C. Wrede.
9: The Icarus Hunt, by Timothy Zahn.
10: Timothy Zahn's Star Wars books. (Yes, I blatantly cheated there. Razz )
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by The Man on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:16 am

Criticalhit: I love the original Tom Clancy books. Are the Splinter Cell books anything like them? They are by a different author though, right?

JJS: Hey, I could have listed a bunch more too! Razz
I'm guessing that you mildly like Tim Zahn... Razz
Have you read Allegiance and Choices of One by him? They are pretty good!
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by The Not-so-Evil Overlord on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:19 pm

Yes. Timothy Zahn is AWESOME.

And Allegiance and Choices of One come under "Timothy Zahn's Star Wars books" Razz (Aka, I've read them and like them.)
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by The Man on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:24 pm

All right, I just wasn't sure if you had read those specific ones. Razz
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by Private Pybun on Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:40 am

Erm, okay.

#1: LOTR, the Sil, the Unfinished Tales, everything related to that.
#2: Bartimaeus (all 4.)
#3: Erm, everything related to the Noon Universe (HTBAG is AWESOME.)

IDK about all the rest. Razz
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by The Man on Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:00 pm

Yeah, the Bartimaeus series is really good.
What is the Noon Universe?
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by ApplesApplesApples on Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:00 am

1. The Witches by Dahl. The end is GENIOUS, I tell you.
2. The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. Great storyline.
3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel, haven't finished, but when I do, this book will prob be no. 1
4. Charlie and the Chocolate factory. There is no denying this is one of the ALL- TIME greats.
5. Diary of a wimpy kid series.
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by The Man on Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:38 am

Interesting Don. I have never heard of Life of Pi before. What is it about?
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by MinifigDesigner on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:31 pm

HMMM....I've read a lot of books, but let's see what I can recall that I love (haven't read much, recently).

1. REALLY tough, buuut...maybe the Inheritance Cycle. Maybe. I can't choose an absolute favorite...
2. Lord of the Rings, (including the Silmarillion and The Hobbit)
3. Many StarWars books, most by Timothy Zahn
4. The Inkheart Trilogy
5. I'm not sure. XD

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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by THE LEGENDARY Magna473 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:19 am

There is absolutely no way I can list all of my favorite books, or even put them in order. Razz But I'll at least list my absolute favorite series...
1. Hunger Games (If you listen to them as audiobooks, they're simply incredible) by Suzanne Collins
2. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
4. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
5. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
6. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
7. Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz
8. The Shadow Children by Margaret Peterson Haddix
9. Septimus Heap by Angie Sage
10. Sherlock Holmes (I've been reading the complete collection on my iPod, and it's unbelievably good) by Arthur Conan Doyle

It's an interesting collection, to say the least. Razz
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by The Man on Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:19 am

Nice list Magna. I have only not read The Shadow Children, and only read the first Gregor book as I found it quite boring. I suppose I should add Skulduggery to the list. Those are so good! Have you read the final Septimus Heap yet?
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by MinifigDesigner on Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:36 am

I've read nearly the entire series of Septimus Heap, but then...eh. It didn't feel the same. I liked the first book best.

Skulduggery was good too, it was different from most fantasy, IMO.

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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by The Man on Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:34 am

Yeah, the Septimus Heap books peaked at about the second or third one for me. As for Skullduggery, it is a lot darker than most other "children's" series while still keeping a great pace of action and razor sharp wit. It is too bad that you can't buy any after The Faceless Ones in the US. Had to buy them on Amazon UK.
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by MinifigDesigner on Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:33 pm

Yeah, same here for the Heap series. Razz

It was a bit more darker, I enjoyed the consistency in each character's personality. Razz

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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by Alpha56 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:10 pm

1. The Inheritance Cycle
2. Ender's Game
3. War and Peace
4. Harry Potter
5. Artemis Fowl

Percy Jackson is also good...
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Re: Septimus Heap

Post by THE LEGENDARY Magna473 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:07 pm

Septimus Heap:
Yes, I did read the last one. I agree that it peaked earlier in the series, but I'm amazed that Sage kept up with that many characters throughout the series.

Skullduggery Pleasant:
In my opinion, Skulduggery Pleasant is absolutely outstanding, and Derek Landy is the best author out there besides (possibly) Suzanne Collins. Everything is written so well, I love all the plot twists, the humor, the balance, the characters...and I haven't even mentioned the content. I cannot wait for Last Stand of Dead Men, the eighth book. The annoying part is that it usually takes a week to ship from the U.K., but it's worth it. I will be very surprised is Skulduggery Pleasant isn't my favorite series by the time I've finished the ninth (and final) book. It's just that good.

Gregor the Overlander:
The first book was a bit boring, I agree, but it got so much better. The only thing stopping it from taking a higher place on my list was the ending, which I found a bit deflating. But overall, the Underland is created so well by Collins, it's unbelievable.

Shadow Children:
I admit that I haven't read those books in some time, but they're still great, although better suited to the 11-13 age group. It's written very well, and the plot is what really makes it great.


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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by BobaDaKing on Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:40 pm

Asimov's Foundation series
Asimov's Caves of Steel Robot series
Zahn's Thrawn books (both series)
Stackpole's Rogue Squadron books
Forester's Horatio Hornblower series
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Re: Top Five Favorite Books/Series

Post by Alpha56 on Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:05 pm

BobaDaKing wrote:Asimov's Foundation series
Asimov's Caves of Steel Robot series
Zahn's Thrawn books (both series)
Stackpole's Rogue Squadron books
Forester's Horatio Hornblower series

Ah yes. The Foundation Series was very good. Especially the first books.
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