Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Spiritually speaking, what's your favorite novels/books?

Last night, I was bored. And some of you should know me by now that I'm obsessive about making lists. I made a list of my favorite books, although it's not finished yet.

My list of favorite books:

His Dark Material Trilogy by Philip Pullman:

The Golden Compass

The Subtle Knife

The Amber Spyglass

The Lord of the Ring by JRR Tolkien:

The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan:

New Spring

The Eye of the World

The Great Hunt

The Dragon Reborn

The Shadow Rising

The Fires of Heaven

Lord of Chaos

A Crown of Swords

The Path of Daggers

Winter's Heart

Crossroads of Twilight

Knife of Dreams

The Gathering Storm

A Towers of Midnight (not yet finished, but I know I'll enjoy it)

A Memory of Light (not yet finished, but I know I'll enjoy it)

Harry Potter by:

And the Sorcerer's Stone

And the Chamber of Secrets

And the Prisoner of Azkaban

And the Goblet of Fire

And the Order of the Phoenix

And the Half-Blood Prince

And the Deathly Hallows

The Chronicle of Narnia by CS Lewis:

The Magician's Nephew

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Horse and His Boy

Prince Caspian

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Silver Chair

The Last Battle

The Pendergast novels/Diogenes Trilogy by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child



The Cabinet of Curiosities

Still Life with Crows


Dance of Death

The Book of the Deawd

The Wheel of Darkness

Cemetery Dance

The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper:

Over Sea, Under Stone

The Dark is Rising


The Grey King

Silver on the Tree

Dragon series by Laurence Yep:

Dragon of the Lost Sea

Dragon Stel

Dragon Cauldron

Dragon War

Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud:

The Amulet of Samarkand

The Golem's Eye

Ptolemy's Gate

Inkworld Trilogy by Cornelia Funke:




Alex Hawke series by Ted Bell:






The Divide Trilogy by Elizabeth Kay:

The Divide

Back to the Divide

Jinx on the Divide

The Boggart by Susan Cooper

The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

World Without End by Ken Follett

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

The Stand by Stephen King

The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

Needful Things by Stephen King

Arthur series by Marc Brown

Berenstain Bears series by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman

Insomnia by Stephen King

It by Stephen King

The Green Mile by Stephen King

From a Buick 8 by Stephen King

Salem's Lot by Stephen King

Duma Key by Stephen King

Carrie by Stephen King

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

The Dragon War by Lang

The Land

Hungry Caterpillar

Where the Wild Things Are

Rainbow Fish

Cloudy With The Chance of Meatballs

Horton Hears the Who by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin

Pet Cemetery by Stephen King

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

The Minpins by Roald Dahl

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Stuart Little by E. B. White

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Land by Mildred D. Taylor

The Wizard of Ox by L. Frank Baum

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The Book of Unholy Mischief

Jonathan Strange and Mr. No

The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Improbable by Adam Fawer


1984 by George Orwell added.

Update 2:

1984 by George Orwell added.

Update 3:

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli added.

18 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Hm, lemme think...Some of my favorites are:

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

    Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

    A Time of Angels by Karen Hesse

    Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse

    Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville

    The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner

    Dear America series:

    A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 by Kathryn Lasky

    So Far from Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 by Barry Denenberg

    West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi, New York to Idaho Territory, 1883 by Jim Murphy

    Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 by Kathryn Lasky

    Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois, 1919 by Patricia McKissack

    My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York, 1941 by Mary Pope Osborne

    The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Meredith Gentry series, both by Laurell K. Hamilton

    The Vampire Chornicles by Anne Rice



    Rorouni Kenshin

    Fruits Basket

    Yu Yu Hakusho

    Sailor Moon

    Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles

    Cardcaptor Sakura

    Godchild/Count Cain series

    Dragon Knights




    Elfen Lied

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I'd have to break it down by genre. Classics: Goethe's Faust Contemporary: Odd Thomas Sci-Fi: The Ender series Fantasy: That's a tough one. I read an embarrassing amount of fantasy. Probably Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Westerns: Who can top Louis L`Amour's stuff (They're all the same story. Just told differently and well) Horror: Stephen King's The Stand Jeepers! I'm leaving too many out. Time to quit.

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  • WHOOAAH, loong list!!!

    Mine are:

    To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

    Watchmen - Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

    The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill

    DragonBall, and DragonBall Z - Akira Toriyama

    Harry Potter 1-7 - JK Rowling

    The War Of The Worlds - HG Wells

    The Moomin Series - Tove Jansson

    I don't read much non-fiction (I'm a fiction lover, I want to be an author anyway), but I like...

    Language: The Basics - RL Trask

    The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins

    The Dictionary & Thesaurus - everyone

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  • I like quite a few that you've listed here, namely the Stephen King books, LOTR trilogy, David Copperfield, Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Ray Bradbury books (especially Fahrenheit 451).

    My favorite book of all time is 1984 by George Orwell.

    I also love anything by Anne Rice (specifically the Vampire Chronicles, but I also like her Mayfair Witches saga), and Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

    I also love Anne Rule, and anything to do with history or religion.

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  • 1 decade ago

    1984 - Orwell

    Down and out in Paris and London - Orwell

    The Brothers Karamazov -Dostoyevsky

    Hold my hand I'm dying, I can't remember who wrote it and I have searched for another copy of this book to no avail, it is about the people and animals who wouldn't leave when they created the Lake Kariba from the Zambezi river.

    A Creed for the 3rd Millenium which is about the governent deciding that a new 'Jesus' figure is needed to control man and go about finding one.

    Black saga

    Good Omens - Terry Pratchett (anything by him makes me laugh out loud) and Neil Gaiman

    To kill a mocking Bird

    Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

    The Prophet - Kalil Gibran

    Wind in the willows

    The Lion the witch and the wardrobe

    The God delusion

    Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

    The moon's a ballon - David Niven

    Of Mice and men

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    I'll have a think and get back to you

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  • 1 decade ago

    I agree, Wheel of Time and Lord of the Rings.

    The Amber Chronicles by Roger Zelazny is another interesting series. He managed to create a universe in which every other story ever written is just a sub-plot to his.

    My buddies and I in high school used to say he cheated. =]

    Also like anything from Greg Bear, Timothy Zahn or Tad Williams.

    And don't forget the Hitch Hiker's Guide!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here is my list of favorite books. I enjoy making lists as well. :-)

    Egyptian Art (Art in Detail series)

    Elements of Pantheism by Paul Harrison

    Erotic Poems (Everyman’s Library series)

    Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge

    Letters From The Earth by Mark Twain

    Numerology by Hans Decoz

    Out of the Shadows: An Exploration of Dark Paganism by John J. Coughlin

    Pain Journal by Bob Flanagan

    Paradise Lost by John Milton

    Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

    The Analects by Confucius

    The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Bible of the Adversary by Michael W. Ford

    The Book Of The Law by Aleister Crowley

    The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion by Thich Nhat Hanh

    The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

    The Heart of Understanding by Thich Nhat Hanh

    The Kybalion by Three Initates

    The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey

    The Satanic Scriptures by Peter H. Gilmore

    The Surrealists (Art in Detail series)

    The Renaissance (Art in Detail series)

    The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

    The Upanishads

    Russian Poets (Everyman’s Library series)

    Sonnets by William Shakespeare

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Attwood

    Source(s): Agnostic
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Carmilla by Sheridan LeFanu.

    Clarimonde by Theophile Gautier

    Dracula by Bram Stoker and it´s many variations.

    Bloody chamber and other stories by Angela Carter.

    Vampire stories by Richard Dalby

    Yep, fan of Gothic vampires.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and anything Star Trek.

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