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April 17, 2018 at 3:47 am #25592Sabina B.Guest
Hey guys, this topic is for us to help our fellow Flabbits find great reading material. After all, with out great books like the Wingfeather Saga I doubt any of us would have started writing in the first place. Here is how I hope it will work: when one of us is out of good book ideas the can state the genre that they like and there favorite author. Then the rest of us can help them out by giving them the names a similar books and similar authors. I hope this topic is helpful!
April 17, 2018 at 10:29 am #25610Buddy J.Guest
April 17, 2018 at 1:17 pm #25618Sabina B.Guest
Thanks, I know that I have been through this a lot and figured other people probably did too!
April 18, 2018 at 11:35 am #25684Ian G.Guest
If you want to see some past recommendations (some from AP himself), check this thread out. But good idea starting this one, since the other hasn’t seen much activity recently.
April 18, 2018 at 12:49 pm #25685Buddy J.Guest
Hey Ian! I don’t believe we have met…
My name is Buddy Lieberman. I am Author of TheBookshelfStaircase.wordpress.com, Reader of many books, and Security Presence. I’ve been on the Flabbit Room for about three months now.
April 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm #25687Buddy J.Guest
If you want, so we don’t fill up this topic, we can move over to A Place for Chatations (yes I made that word up): Aka enjoyable conversations., which is just a chatting topic on The Flabbit Room.
April 30, 2018 at 11:06 pm #26316solivarencryrionGuest
Yes. Most agreeable.
May 3, 2018 at 9:57 pm #26464Vekka YoungbeastGuest
My must reads:
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (historical fiction)
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (fantasy)
Night by Elie Wiesel (non-fiction)
Josiah’s Fire by Tahni Cullen (non-fiction)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (historical fiction, contemporary at the time written)
May 4, 2018 at 12:49 am #26470Sabina B.Guest
I love Les Miserables! What is your favorite part?
May 7, 2018 at 3:11 am #26618Vekka YoungbeastGuest
Oh, dear… It’s a terribly long book… Ohh, I love the relationship between Cosette and Valjean… and Cosette and Marius. And the part where Valjean is carrying Marius through the sewers… SO moving. There are way too many good parts in this books. XD
April 10, 2020 at 10:31 pm #46347Birds RockGuest
I LOVE the princess academy books!
May 7, 2018 at 4:06 am #26621Sabina B.Guest
Yes I love that part!!!!! And even though he is a bad guy I kind of like the character of Thenardier. He makes a good bad guy, if that makes since 🙂
May 7, 2018 at 7:07 pm #26667WhiteKnight111Guest
I absolutely agree that Les Miserables is a masterpiece of the first class. I’m sad to say that all the other books that Vekka recommended I don’t recognize, but I’m sure with the taste shown in Les Mis that they’re great! Is this just a bit to share with books that have been released in the last decade or so or can they be older books? I know that Les Miserables is back in the days of the late 1800s, I don’t know about any of the others. Nice to see that this forum is getting new people!
May 7, 2018 at 7:34 pm #26672Vekka YoungbeastGuest
I’m glad you agree!
Princess Academy and Josiah’s Fire were both written within the past twenty or so years, but Night was published in 1956, and A Tree Grows was published in 1943. So yeah, I’m sure you can post books from any time period. 🙂
May 8, 2018 at 12:13 am #26688Sabina B.Guest
Yeah, any time period works!
May 9, 2018 at 10:00 am #26764WhiteKnight111Guest
Nice! Frank Herbert’s Dune series is a must read for Sci-Fi. LOTR is an clear and definitive read for anyone interested in fantasy. Jane Austen is really good. Shakespeare can be quite thrilling, as in Henry V, Richard III, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello. And of course, we can’t forget the Wingfeather Saga!
May 10, 2018 at 10:05 am #26814Buddy J.Guest
Also Hamlet, A Merchant in Venice and Much Ado About Nothing (though Hamlet and Much Ado probably require slightly older audiences). If you want a good atheist worldview displayed, in it’s most consistent form (which is still very inconsistent), you might like The Hunger Games, though as before they are YA, and rather dark stories. Ender’s Game is good, and will bring up good discussions, but also is pretty dark (wow, what is it with me and the dark books?). On a lighter note, Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes is amazing, and its darker cousin The Night Gardener is probably even better. I have not read Peter Nimble’s sister book (Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard) but have high expectations for it.
-Buddy Lieberman- Author of TheBookshelfStaircase.wordpress.com, Reader of many books, and Security Presence.
April 10, 2020 at 10:36 pm #46350Birds RockGuest
I really enjoyed Peter Nimble and his fantastic eyes!
April 10, 2020 at 10:32 pm #46348Birds RockGuest
I absolutely LOVE LOTR!! It’s my favorite series!
April 16, 2020 at 9:51 am #46514smikdiforgsmifferGuest
Okay, I love LOTR, but I HATE Jane Austen
May 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm #26912Elia TysonGuest
Here is my current list of must-reads:
The Wingfeather Saga
The Firebird Triolgy
The Ilyon Chronicles
Anything and everything written by J. R. R. Tolkien
May 11, 2018 at 10:17 pm #26925Buddy J.Guest
So nice to hear your voice again! As fun as it is being Security Presence, it gets a little wearying. Not that I’ve had a particularly ruff time… Except for someone wanting to bring Smaug to life, that one needed my full attention (Actually happened. Look at replies #26368-#26489 in Chatations for full context). But as I was saying, except for that minor (possibly life changing for all of us) scuffle, things were calm. You know, my pay should be doubled for dispelling the situation so well.
-Buddy Lieberman- Author of TheBookshelfStaircase.wordpress.com, Reader of many books, and Security Presence.
May 11, 2018 at 10:24 pm #26927Buddy J.Guest
P.S. The little guy who shall remain nameless but whose initials are I.L. needs an eye kept on him at all times. On first meeting, one my expect him to be a Pygmy Symian Bomnubble, but when they get two close, he rips off his disguise and shows his true character. Supposedly harmless Isaac Loyd (the nameless) turned out to be like a Skreean Bomnubble, chasing around the dream’s of evil dragons. In the name of my good friend, The Friendly Wordsmith, “Be careful, or he might try to use your, no longer attached to your body, fingers to pick his nose.”
April 10, 2020 at 2:50 pm #46331JazzyfreshGuest
Here are some of my favorite books
The wingfeather saga
The green ember
The chronicles of Narnia
April 10, 2020 at 10:34 pm #46349Birds RockGuest
The green ember series is amazing! I can’t wait to read the forth book!
April 10, 2020 at 6:46 pm #46341OREOGuest
I have 1 book that I have read twice in a row,it’s called…
Sink or swim by Steve watkins(historical fiction)
I also like the titanic series by Gorman korman
April 13, 2020 at 1:50 pm #46398JazzyfreshGuest
Birds rock: our parents got me and my sisters the fourth book for Easter and we read 100 pages in one day. It’s really good so far so let me know when you get the book.☺
April 13, 2020 at 3:17 pm #46410Rebekah12Guest
Jazzyfresh: I’ve read Ember’s End. SO. GOOD.
Anyways, here are my favorites:
1. The Ashtown Burials (by N. D. Wilson)
2. The Green Ember Series (by S. D. Smith)
4. The Silmarillion
5. The Wingfeather Saga
6. Princess Academy (I forgot who the author is)
7. The Ascendance Trilogy (once again, I forgot who the author is)
8. The Hundred Cupboards (also by N. D. Wilson)
April 18, 2020 at 5:40 pm #46604Rebekah12Guest
The Mysterious Benedict Society (by Trenton Lee Stewart)
The Spirit Flyer Series (by John Bibee)
are also really good.
Also, I have a must-watch: Thor: Ragnarok. It’s rated PG-13, though, but it’s still good. In my opinion, it’s the funniest out of all the Marvel movies, with the most jokes sprinkled throughout the film. Search “thor ragnarok get help scene” to get an idea of this. Unfortunately, though, like all Marvel movies, there’s quite a bit of. . . language.
And yes, OREO, I agree. Jumanji is a good movie (and a funny one).
April 13, 2020 at 6:27 pm #46415OREOGuest
I’m in the middle of embers end. It is so look good!!!😍😍😍😍😍
April 15, 2020 at 2:36 pm #46471OREOGuest
I know this topic is suppose to be for MUST READS! But I had a a MUST WATCH!
It’s called JUMANJI
Not the older one but the new one with Jack black in it and the rock
April 15, 2020 at 4:27 pm #46485Wingiby IggibyGuest
Here are some favorites of mine:
1. The Wingfeather saga, of course!
2. Where the Red Fern Grows (sad, but so moving)
3. The Hound of the Baskerville (If you are wondering, it really isn’t that hard to read)
4. Johnny Tremain (Some wonderfully engaging history!)
5. The Prince and the Pauper (it is funny!)
6. This Side of Wild (check out more of Gary Paulsen, he wrote the Hatchet series, which I haven’t read…)
I have read hundreds more, but can’t put my finger on any more names.
April 15, 2020 at 7:19 pm #46487Kinnan WingfeatherGuest
1) The Wingfeather Saga, first and foremost
2) The Knights of Arrethtrae series by Chuck Black
3) The Mistmantle Chronicles (can’t remember who it’s by)
4) Bambi & Bambi’s children, two separate books (Yes, it’s old (really old), but it’s AMAZING)
5) Need I mention Narnia, LOTR, and the Hobbit?
April 16, 2020 at 6:54 am #46491Wingiby iggybiGuest
I forgot about the mist mantle chronicles! I only read the first few books, but they were really good! Another I forgot to mention was Rifles for Waite. It’s set in the Civil war, and is funny, sad, and keeping you on the edge of your seat!
April 16, 2020 at 9:56 am #46515smikdiforgsmifferGuest
As everyone else, I love LOTR and the Wingfeather Saga
But others? Hmm, Jacob Have I Loved (that one made me cry really hard), any and everything by Jenny L. Cote, the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear, Francine Rivers’ books, Melanie Dickerson’s, l Fairy Tale Romance series, and last but not least,
C. S. LEWIS. EEVERYTHING he’s written. I don’t just mean the Chronicles of Narnia (which are pretty great), I mean stuff like the Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, and more, as well. So yea. I have like five million other books I like, but other than that, none come to mind rn
April 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm #46561OREOGuest
I really like the bridge to terabithia (BEWARE IT IS VERY SAD AT THE END)
April 21, 2020 at 8:06 am #46699smikdiforgsmifferGuest
Oh, I remember that book! We read it in class in third grade! Yea, I didn’t like that book.
April 17, 2020 at 3:06 pm #46562OREOGuest
The bridge to terabithia is a movie too, in case anyone doesn’t want to read the book.
April 28, 2020 at 9:42 am #46987smikdiforgsmifferGuest
JENNY L COTE’S NEWEST BOOK HAS COME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 28, 2020 at 1:20 pm #47009OREOGuest
What books does she write?
April 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm #47065Kylie WingfeatherGuest
My favorite books: The Wingfeather saga, Lord of the rings, the Harry Potter series, Chronicles of Narnia, Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, *As you like it, *Romeo & Juliet, Much ado about nothing, … I read a lot 🙂 I also have a must not read: The Giver. I REALLY don’t like that book. * I have acted in those plays so of course I love them 🙂
April 30, 2020 at 1:29 pm #47149OREOGuest
Which Nancy drew books do you read, the series where she is 18 or the other series?
May 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm #47277Kylie WingfeatherGuest
I read the older series.
May 1, 2020 at 4:21 pm #47280Wingiby iggybiGuest
I read the older series too, and loved it!
May 1, 2020 at 6:25 pm #47289OREOGuest
The whole series! Cause that’s a pretty long series
May 1, 2020 at 7:09 pm #47293Wingiby IggibyGuest
I don’t think I read the whole series…. I read them out of order. It is really long, though!
May 5, 2020 at 11:55 am #47573Kylie WingfeatherGuest
May 2, 2020 at 8:05 pm #47348OREOGuest
I use to read that series. The first one that I read was… Aaaah, I forget the name. I think I just liked it because it had lots of cliff hangers, but then I found some books by Frank peretti, and then the Nancy drew series was old news. I’m not trying to make it sound like it’s a bad book!
I’m gonna try to put a link on here about the series that I found.
May 5, 2020 at 9:22 am #47561smikdiforgsmifferGuest
May 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm #48339Denali ChristiansonGuest
Okay everybody, this is about to be very long. Brace yourself.
1. The Wingfeather Saga (obviously) – Andrew Peterson
2. LOTR (books AND movies, although they each have different merits) – J.R.R Tolkien
3. The Green Ember – S.D. Smith
4. Wars of the Realm – Chuck Black
5. Mark of the Lion – Francine Rivers
6. Left Behind series (this is technically written for adults, but I still LOVE it!) – Jerry B. Jenkins
7. The Kingdom Series – Chuck Black
8. The Knights of Arrethtrae – Chuck Black
9. Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
10. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’engle
11. Johnny Tremain – Esther Forbes
12. Starship Troopers (note: This is written by an atheist and so the worldview is a little weird and wrong, but the book is still very good.) – Robert Heinlein
Those are my must reads – enjoy!
Throne Warden in Christ,
June 11, 2020 at 2:24 pm #50188OREOGuest
Favorite Frank Peretti books
Piercing the Darkness
This Present Darkness
Other books by Frank Peretti
The Cooper kid adventures
And more! But I forget their names.
July 6, 2020 at 7:03 pm #51021Adlen VyrGuest
I just found this group, and y’all are awesome.
I read a lot, so my favourite book list is a whopper.
Wingfeather Saga (Children’s)
The Lord of the Rings (I don’t know)
-J. R. R. Tolkein
War of the Realms series (YA)
The Kingfountain series (Not sure)
-Jeff Wheeler *Note: I’m referring to the first trilogy which ought to be their own series. The other three are very much seperate. Just clarifying.
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Boy Colonel (YA)
– John J. Horn
Brothers at Arms (YA)
-John J. Horn
Dawn of Wonder (YA)
The Bell Mountain series (I’m not sure)
– Brandon Sanderson *Note: I’m really skeptical about most of his other books, but this one is solid.
The Complete Father Brown Collection
-G. K. Chesterton
Adorning the Dark
-Andrew Peterson (couldn’t help it. This book is so insightful and is jam-packed with such good advice!)
-G. K. Chesterton (the audiobook is incredible)
Man, this is longer than I thought it’d be. Sorry, y’all! And thank you for those of you who lasted that!
July 6, 2020 at 7:33 pm #51023ElrohirGuest
These are a few of my favorite books. I read lot, so I hope this isn’t to long.
1.Wingfeather Saga (Andrew Peterson)
4.The Wilderking Trilogy (Johnathan Rogers)
5.Tales From the Perilous realm (J.R.R. Tolkien
6.Mysterious Benedict society Books (Trenton Lee Stewart)
7.Space Trilogy (C.S. Lewis)
July 9, 2020 at 6:34 pm #51256JazzyfreshGuest
just letting everyone know that the forum’s are shutting down and if you want to stay in touch go to “brainstorming for ways to stay in touch” at the flabbit room.
Sorry if I interrupted. Just trying to make sure no-one get left behind.
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