• Question: What is your favourite book?

    Asked by Manga_Fox on 26 May 2020.
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      Aruna Chandrasekar answered on 26 May 2020:

      Well, I love Agatha Christie novels the most. But my all-time favourite book is little women. It reminds me of my childhood with my sisters.

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      Karen Bacon answered on 26 May 2020:

      I love to read so I’ve lots of favourites. I’ve always liked sci-fi and fantasy novels and history (both fact and fiction) For fantasy I loved the Harry Potter books, Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and all of the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett. At the moment I’m reading The Memory and the Light by Hilary Mantel which is also great (a retelling of Thomas Cromwell in the time of Henry 6th). For classic sci-fi I enjoyed The Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

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      Dimitar Shterionov answered on 26 May 2020:

      I love science fiction and fantasy. I don’t know if I have a favourite book in the sense that I wouldn’t read books more than once. I really like the trilogy of David Mitchel – His Dark Materials. I also like Terry Pratchett, and Arthur C. Clarke.

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      Jennifer Cookman answered on 26 May 2020:

      His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. They are just so much fun to read and when I started reading them I was around the same age as Lyra and identified with her a bit… mainly in my stubbornness and curiosity..

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      Jean O'Dwyer answered on 27 May 2020:

      Ooo tough question! I loved the Harry Potter Books and The Book Thief was also excellent. In the science sphere, I loved Carl Sagan’s Cosmos- a must read if you’re interested in space!

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      Aisling Ryan answered on 27 May 2020:

      As a child I loved the author Enid Blyton, especially her short stories! Overall, I think my favourite book was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, I thought it was such an amazing story. I’m sad to admit I don’t read for pleasure as much at all now- only really when I’m on holiday! But nevertheless my favourite book would have to be The Help by Kathryn Stockett- it’s so heartwarming 🙂

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      Roisin Jones answered on 29 May 2020:

      Mine is definitely ‘The Thief’ by Megan Whalen Turner (and all of the sequels), if you’re into fantasy fiction it’s definitely a winner. If you’re looking for something a bit more science based, ‘The Martian’ by Andy Weir is excellent, and if you’re looking for something non-fiction, I loved ‘The 4% Universe’ by Richard Panek.

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      Fiona Malone answered on 29 May 2020:

      Harry Potter! My fave is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban