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Post By firecat70. 26/05/09, 10:23 am

Mine are probably
The Perks of Being A Wallflower, The Adventures of Fan Boy and Goth Girl, 1989, Interview with a Vampire, His Dark Materials trilogy, Harry Potter series, Blue Girl and I was a teenage fairy. There are probably more that I have forgotten sweatdrop
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Post By Madam Madhatter. 26/05/09, 10:39 am

Oooh to many to list.

Tamora Pierce -The Song of the Lioness quartet
The Saga of Darren Shan
Lord of the Rings
The Harry Potter series

are all top favs
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Post By Mandie_Chan. 26/05/09, 10:44 am

um...
deltora series
Harry potter
TWLIGHT
When the war began series

think thats the main 1s
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Post By Rocky. 26/05/09, 11:22 am

Um.... Off the top of my head...

The Artemis Fowl series
Harry Potter
The Edge Chronicles
The Tripods series
Practically everything by Tamora Pierce - begun by the Song of the Lioness series, but now definatly the Circle of Magic
And also practically everything by Scott Westerfeld, especially So Tomorrow
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Hitch Hikers guide to the Galaxy

And probably more that I cant think of
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Post By Grassangel. 27/05/09, 12:32 pm

I have to choose?

Currently my favourites are the Doctrine of Labyrinths series by Sarah Monette and the Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin.
And the Torchwood novelisations because official fanfic makes me giggle.

Longtime favourites include: Howl's Moving Castle, The Dark Lord of Derkholm, The year of the Griffin and Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones; Making History by Stephen Fry, Mirrordreams by Catherine Webb, Discworld in general, Joust series by Mercedes Lackey.
And that's all I can think of that aren't the usual suspects like the Artemis Fowl series, the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Circle series by Tamora Pierce and Neil Gaiman's Sandman.
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Post By venom. 27/05/09, 12:40 pm

I gotta say... favourite of all time would have to be..

"Angels and Demons"...

Followed by 'Tomorrow when the War began"
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Post By seraphik. 30/05/09, 06:40 am

i grew up with tamora pierce. C':

i also love j.v. jones, whom is an adult fantasy novel writer... some of the best writing i've ever read. i've gone through her 'book of words' trilogy so many times i've lost count.
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Post By JVCA. 30/05/09, 06:52 am

Tamora Pierce is love! chuu~!

I work in a book store. There is no short answer to this question for me. So I shall stick with authors. Some of them. *dies*

Tamora Pierce
Eoin Colfer
Terry Pratchett
Anne McCaffery
Isobelle Carmody
James Patterson
Lemony Snicket
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Post By Aikome. 31/05/09, 04:59 am

Love 'Tomorrow When The War Began'

ISH AWESUMENESS.
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Post By Re-l. 31/05/09, 02:48 pm

I'd have to say "A child called IT" By some author that I forgot the name of, as it wasn't all that important to me...
It's probably one of the only books I've took the time to read, and semi enjoyed it.

It's a true story about a boy(the author himself) who went through years of abuse as a child from his mother. Some pretty horrible things happened that I can't be bothered typing. But If you like sob stories about kids that are sat on burning stoves, and forced to eat their own vomit/brothers poo then I suppose this book would be for you.

It kinda reminds me of the book duckeh MADE me read about the boy who got abused and sodomized by his father. Only the other one was less anal moar physical beatings n phsycological torture.


But anywho.
The book is part of a trilogy.
I read the first out of the 3, and was all cbf@ the others.
Though I heard they were pretty ok.
And also the authors brother wrote a book as a kind of branch of to his own fame type thing. About him supposedly getting abused aswell (which in the other books, it said that the brother was favouritised all the time by the mother, and she never lay a finger on him? ;s)

But yeh.
It was a fairly good story
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Post By MissEevee. 12/07/09, 05:58 am

The Book Of Dark Days, by Marcus Sedgewick.
Vivia, by Tanith Lee.


and i agree on the His Dark Materials trilogy. (L)


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Post By Thornback. 15/07/09, 04:13 pm

Hmm. Were I to be locked in a concrete bunker for the rest of my life while the world collapsed around me, I'd probably take with me Brideshead revisited, His Dark Materials, Bloody Jack, Count of Monte Cristo, Good Omens, Lord of the Rings.

Possibly the Hitchikers Guide, too...but I'd rather have the radio play.

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Post By Zeb. 27/07/09, 01:25 pm

Current favourites:
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop.

All time favourites:
Dune by Frank Herbert
Fire Get by Cheryl J. Franklin
Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow
Threshold by Sara Douglas


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Post By Riven_. 27/07/09, 01:58 pm

Absolute favourite would have to be Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb.
The only book that's ever had me bawling by the end of it every time I read it.
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Post By level10. 26/09/09, 03:59 am

A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin:
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows

A Dance with Dragons (TBA)
The Winds of Winter (TBA)
A Dream of Spring (TBA)

Otherland series by Tad Williams:
City of Golden Shadow
River of Blue Fire
Mountain of Black Glass
Sea of Silver Light


Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series by Tad Williams:
The Dragonbone Chair
Stone of Farewell
To Green Angel Tower


World War Z by Max Brooks.
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Post By Duckeh. 26/09/09, 04:17 am

O-o I swear I'd posted here.

Cup Of The World - John Richard {swearfiltered D;}
The Widow And The King - John Richard

Magician - Raymond E Feist
{And basically all the books that are set in that world... Which are a lot? 8D'}

The Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card.
{Again, all books set in this world.}
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Post By Bishkip. 26/09/09, 04:21 am

watchmen by Alan Moore.

it's a graphic novel for all you people that don't know it.
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Post By TinTango. 26/09/09, 04:31 am

I second Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card is awesome, best opening line in any book I have read ever: "I have seen through his eyes, and heard through his ears, and I'm telling you, he's the one." I love the Ender series, but moreso the spin-off Shadow series, however Ender's Game is the best.

The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss is a superb new work. Fantasy, again deals with a talented young genius, but Rothfuss is a great storyteller.

Otherwise, I like the Artemis Fowl books for a quick one afternoon/evening read
and anything by David Gemmell- Legend (which comes in Graphic Novel form too), Waylander etc- who writes the best heroes and action scenes IMO.
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Post By Duckeh. 26/09/09, 04:52 am

The shadow books are epic! <3 I must look up The Name of the Wind. >8D
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Post By Cactiberry. 26/09/09, 04:56 am

Er, let's see...
Small Gods
Harry Potter series
CHERUB series
Lord of the Rings triology
Hatchet
Heaps of others I can't be stuffed listing now Very Happy
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Post By syill. 26/09/09, 08:16 am

I like...
The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier.
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly.

Those are all I can think of at the moment.
I also love chessey, sleazy and cheap romance novels >____>
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Post By Le_Saboteur. 27/09/09, 04:03 am

My favourite series by far is A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin. Fantastic books, Martin is a great storyteller. It's fantasy, but loosely so, the dragons and whatnot aren't thrown in your face. It's more about power struggles and politics and relationships. Dark as hell, sometimes depressing, but an AMAZING series. I've read these books so many times it's a little scary. Great characters which are incredibly well-rounded and real. There's no black and white, and the characters all have great growth throughout the story. If you like fantasy you should really read it if you can... Though like I said, very dark. There's some nasty stuff in there. Book five (of seven, the author hopes) MIGHT be coming out next year, if we're lucky. It'll be five years since the last book, lulz.

Speaking of nasty, I loved the Prince of Nothing series by R Scott Bakker too, even though they made me a little uncomfortable sometimes. Talk about graphic. He suffers from the Frank Miller 'all women are whores' thing, but aside from that, they are really good books. A really interesting story, although it's hard to discern the title characters intentions.

Also; pretty much anything by Tad Williams. Grown up fantasy (and sci fi) but not as grimdark. Very emotional, very well written. Again, great characters...

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Walking Dead is written by the same guy (Robert Kirkman- also does Battle Pope which is wicked) but is so different. It has heart, but it gets torn apart on multiple occasions. Also very graphic.

Let's see... Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon is my favourite main line comic series. It's great (well it is JW, sheesh). I don't know what else I can say about it Razz IT HAS COLOSSUS BOOYAH.

Really like The Long Halloween which is Two-Face's origin story (one of, I should say). My favourite DC comic. I like the Dark Knight Returns too, but not as much.

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We3 is a great mini series that I think any one who likes any kind of comics should read. I think it's probably the best story of any series I've read, if only because it's the sort of thing that would be possible in the near future, if not now (cybernetic implants on animals to use in warfare). It's really heartbreaking, though. I cried A LOT.

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Post By Ninaarrx3. 27/09/09, 05:48 am

Uh...

from what I can remember;

Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
Deltora Quest series - Emily Rodda
The Book of Lies triology - James Moloney?
The Gallagher girls series - Ally Carter

and thats all my early morning brain and think of right now =w=

I pretty much like action / fantasy books 8D
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Post By Guest. 07/10/09, 03:38 am

Cliche, but I'd say Evil Genius - Catherine Jinks

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Post By Number-IX. 10/10/09, 11:41 am

The Wee Free Men series [A Hatful of Sky + Wintersmith]
The Lord Of The Rings

Various marvel comics...
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