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There is nothing like finding a book that you get so involved in that you can't put it down. What are some of your favourite books and why?

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A number of my favourite books are by Mitch Albom. His writing style is so fluid, and very simple. You just keep reading line after the line and it never occurs to you to stop.

I also love the Harry Potter series. When I first read them, I couldn't put them down, but now I don't have a problem stopping part way through.
I've read Little Women at least once a year since my first reading when I was 9. I feel like I've grown up with Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - and every single time, I bawl my eyes out when (spoilers?) Beth dies :(
Me too, I return to it more than any other book I've ever read.
I read that for the first time earlier this year - it was great and I can see myself going back to it again
There are some great books in the picture. You have now reminded me to ask my sister for a couple of my books back. Two of them are in the image, funnily enough. Any of the Catherine Ponder books on prosperity are fantastic. I also like The Power by Rhonda Byrne. The pages are falling apart. Sadly, all four of mine. Just joking for the latter, yet there is some element to the truth on that one, as I have had to edit them a few times before publication lol.
I love emotional, dramatic and true to life books. I want ones that can make me laugh and cry, that have strong characters and riveting story lines with characters you can relate to. I can't put down anything by Marian Keyes, Cathy Kelly and Jodi Picoult. Try them they are so good, anyone else enjoy these??
The Game of Thrones books. They are brilliant. I read them years ago, but went back when the series came on. Still waiting avidly for the next book!
My Bible!
It gives me so much hope and guides me on all topics in life....love it :)

I have been reading it for over 55yrs, since I could read....it is Timeless Totally.
I agree with you. My Bible is my life line. I like being completely connected to my Lord and Savior. My Bible is getting worn out and I am sure your Bible is too!
There is a saying,''A well worn Bible, is a well fed soul."
by janet
exactly :)
by jonaja
Usually it has to be a thriller or a sci fi or horror novel to get me really glued to the page. I enjoy other genres too but things like comedy are easy to put down for long enough to go and boil the kettle. Some thrilling books I have read recently included Lexicon by Max Barry (you can read my review here http://www.weekendnotes.com/lexicon-book-review/ ) and The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters (http://www.weekendnotes.com/the-last-policeman-book-review/ ).
I find that the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games series are highly addictive and next to impossible to put down once started. Everything else becomes secondary and the books take priority over everything including food, sleep and chores

The Harry Potter series
Two great books, which I couldn't put down until I read them cover to cover are by RB Shaw - Island in the Sky and Fire Cult. Lots of action and suspense and very well written. More at www.tropicanapress.com.au
They take a while to get going but once I'm engaged, anything by Matthew Reilly is definitely difficult to put down - there's no pause to catch your breath in these books, it's just non-stop action.
Tall man gave so much insight

Pride and Prejudice definately (read it over & over again), the Wheel of Time series & the Patricia Cornwell Scarpetta books. : )
I waited for every single Wheel of Time book, and bought them pretty much on the first day of release. I loved that series, and still go back to it.
Agree with Bryony, a few of my favorite books are by Mitch Albom as well as Paulo Coelho.
Books of Rick Riordan like the Percy Jackson .or of Amish like the immortals of Meluha... or Alex Rider series of Anthony Horowitz or Toikens Lord of rings or Christopher Paolinis Eragon
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One of my all time favourites is Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice". I can't say exactly why, just that it's nice to go back to the familiar Mr Darcy .. Julie Garwood's "The Secret" and "Ransom" were books I couldn't put down, stories about Scottish Lairds and the women who loved them, takes me to the highlands.
I really enjoyed all of the Dan Brown books, but some of the classics by the Bronte sisters are also a good read.
A book that I can't put down is The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas! It's a fictional book about a kid getting stuck in the holocaust
Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series was one series I couldn't put down, Under the Dome by Stephen King was another, The Harry Potter Series, there are so many!
Just read Peter Carey's His Invisible self - loved it, and am now reading 'Laurinda' by Alice Pung.
I have loved all her books, and this story of 'the sense of entitlement' and the schoolgirls in it is absolutely right, and yes, they are the people who go on to say how our lives will be.
Any of Kate Morton's.
Any factual books on subjects in which I'm interested eg Geology, Astronomy etc etc etc!
Anything by Anne Rice, her Vampire Chronicles are just fantastic. I have been known to while away hours with one of her books - finally look up to realise it's 1 in the morning and I have to go to work in a few hours! Her writing is just so addictive.
Can have the same problem with J.R. Ward and Anne Bishop books. Can happily pick up one, read a chapter or three here and there and put it back on the shelf. You know a book is good when you can do that!
P.S. have to comment on the 'Fifty Shades' books in the photo - one of the WORST books I have ever had the misfortune to read! I had to force myself to finish just the first book. The writing is SO poor! So, so bad...
I like to read novels and autobiographies about people's lives.
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