|My favorite 'book' is the
Bible, which is actually a collection of 66 books,
compiled by over 40 different authors.
I grew up with the King James Version (KJV). I then moved on to the New International Version (NIV), and then the New Living Translation (NLT). I now primarily use the English Standard Version (ESV).
When reading for interest, I prefer also to read it chronologically. I have both an NIV and NLT in this style.
I also have quite a few other versions, including:
fiction book series in J.R.R.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy. You cannot imagine
how happy I was for this trilogy to be produced as an
epic movie trilogy. The books are:
The Silmarillion, and The Hobbit.
I also created my own Lord of the Rings Page!
|Close behind is C.S.
of Narnia series. This also has (and is) being
produced as an
epic movie series. The books are:
Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters.
|One of the first 'modern'
Christian fantasy readers that I have read is Stephen
Lawhead with his Dragon
Song of Albion Series:
King Raven Trilogy:
|The author John White also
wrote a great fantasy series, the Archives of Anthropos,
|Madeleine L'Engle was one
of the first Christian fantasy/sci-fi authors that I
discovered as a young adult, and she wrote the famous Time
|I was surprised to find how
very much I enjoyed Francine
Rivers historical romance Mark of the Lion Series:
|A supernatural fiction
series by Frank E. Peretti included:
Monster and House.
A new one I also just read, with a sci-fi twist to it, is Illusion. Very good!
|Another popular author is Randy Alcorn, and some books I
have read from him include:
|A great scifi/thriller
writer is Bill Myers.
One excellant series is the Fire of Heaven Trilogy, which includes:
|A very popular author
nowadays is Ted
Dekker with fantasy book series like the Circle
Blink, House, Skin, Thr3e, Boneman's Daughters ,and The Bride Collector.
A new book about vampires is Immanuel's Veins.
The start of a new series was available in eBook installments:
|A very good 'dragon' series
is by Donita
K. Paul, with her DragonKeeper
Chronicle Series, which includes:
fiction, nothing matches Randall Ingermanson
with his City
of God Series:
Double Vision, which is great for us computer programmers :)
Some space travel novels include:
|A new 'thriller' author
that I have started reading is Robert
Liparulo, with a very detailed and rich writing
|For something different, a
book series by Eric
Wilson on vampires from Israel (!), in his Jerusalem's
|A very well-crafted
alternate-reality historical fiction/fantasy series by George Bryan Polivka
is his Trophy
|One of the strangest
Christian fantasy books I have ever read is Angel
Luck. What imagery he uses!
|Another good suspense
writer is Mike Dellosso with these books:
|For some light entertaining
murder mystery/cat detective books, I think that Gilbert
Morris is an excellant writer with Jacques
& Cleo, Cat Detectives series:
'techno-thriller' suspence from Jake
Thoene in his 'Chapter 16: Waging War on Terror' series:
|Really good trilogy that I
stumbled across by Alton
Gansky -- his 'J. D. Stanton Mysteries' series:
|I have only read one book
so far from Shane
Johnson, but I enjoyed the scary and strange story:
|I stumbled across Robin Parrish's
most recent book first, enjoyed it, and now I am trying to
find and read his other stuff. Love the 'superhero'
|Another 'superhero' novel,
this time as en eBook by Tony Breeden,
Came Home (A John Lazarus Adventure). Very
exciting and lots of action!
|C. S. Lakin wrote an
excellent young adult fantasy/sci-fi book named Time
Sniffers (Shadow World), which is similar (but in in
some ways better) than A
Swiftly Tilting Planet by the famous Madeleine L'Engle.
It was great to read this as one of my first eBooks!
|I had purchased this
paperback many years ago, forgot to read it, and
rediscovered it. Great story by Ellen Gunderson
Traylor named Noah.
mystery drama series by Paul
L Maier. The 1st book I read a while ago was A
Skeleton in God's Closet, but then I recently
discovered that a stand-alone sequel had also been
written, named More
Than a Skeleton. I now look forward to someday
also reading The
|Despite the fact that the
intended primary audience for this is probably female
young adults, this was an enjoyable series to read,
involving time travel! The River of Time
series by Lisa
Bergren was good!
|One of the best
Christian-themed sci-fi books I have read in a long
Last Christian by David
Gregory. I sponsored the purchase of this book
for our church library :)
|Just for something
different, I read this very interesting supernatural
murder mystery trilogy by Lis Wiehl
East Salem Trilogy:
|My first favorite scifi
author was Isaac Asimov. Book series
that I have read from him include the Foundation
Trilogy, which is composed of the following
One of my favorite single books is Fantastic Voyage, which was a novelization of the screenplay for a 1966 movie. Many years later, Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain was written.
I have also read countless short stories and other novels from this author.
|I read one of my first
scifi books in elementary school, and later bought a used
copy (my very first). It was by Andre Norton and was the book
(apparently) in The Time Traders series. All of
these books are in the public domain and can be downloaded
for free from Feedbooks:
|Another author was Stephen R. Donaldson,
who wrote the epic fantasy series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the
Unbeliever which included the books:
|I loved Lloyd Alexander's fantasy
|An amazing fantasy series
based on some small animals was written by Brian Jacques, for his Redwall series:
|Another great fantasy
writer is David Eddings for The Belgariad series:
Belgarath the Sorcerer.
Another series is The Malloreon:
|Another good author is Ursula K. Le Guin with her
|An author who intentionly
wrote a trilogy very much like Lord of the Rings, but with
his own great writing style and imagination is Dennis
|Another author, John
Wyndham, wrote some post-apocalyptic novels:
|Another author I enjoyed is
Terry Brooks, with his Shannara
First King of Shannara.
Another related series is The Heritage of Shannara:
Found the Genesis
of Shannara series and read it as well! Very
|Another fantasy writer Niel Hancock wrote the Circle
of Light series:
|I have also read a few
books by Richard Adams, including:
|I very much enjoyed J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series:
|No list should be without Edgar Rice
Burroughs, who wrote many action/adventure scifi
novels. I have lost track over which ones I have
yet, or have paper access to, but here is my guess at this
point (currently re-reading the Amtor series).
Many/most of these are available free on Feedbooks:
Venus (Amtor) Series:
|H. G. Wells classic scifi novels
(free on Feedbooks):
|Jules Verne classic scifi novels (free on Feedbooks):
|Jonathan Swift wrote many books (free on Feedbooks), but the only one I have read is:
Scott wrote lots of historical fiction (free on Feedbooks),
but the only one I have read is:
|Lloyd C. Douglas (available
Gutenberg) wrote some excellent historical fiction
around the time of Christ:
|Lew Wallace also wrote some
historical fiction for the same era (free on Feedbooks)