In a poll I posted to help us all get to know each other I asked the question:
If you could only ever read one book forever, what book would you choose?
Now many of you did say you’d rather not live, and though I’m sure many others felt torn between that option and having to chose, they did choose. Thanks to my fellow blogger friend Aurora who reminded me to share these wonderful choices with all of you, I have compiled the following montage.
There can only be one, one book to rule them all!
Part One of Three:
The number one answer given un-specifically to edition 8 times (12 total)
This version is the most read and highly reviewed.
The longest compilation of short storiesNow that was very hard to find out… So instead I just picked 10 famous short story authors and then found the one with the longest compilation, and the winner was…
Earnest Hemingway: The Complete Short Stories
Well that leaves it pretty open, so here is one of Philip Roths most well read and a best reviewed books.
Smart choice 🙂 but didn’t specify which, as it turns out Spanish is the most popular one. Great way to learn a new language, or get smarter at your own.
by Robert R. Mc Cammon
This book is one of five that got 2 or more votes, looks like I may need to read it 🙂
The Game of Life and How to Play it
by Florence Scovel Shinn
Another smart choice.
by William Faulkner
I’ve been wanting to read this book
The General – William Booth
I had to guess at this one a little but I found this book:
The Authoritative Life of General William Booth
Ship of Brides
by JoJo Moyes
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis
I would go for the complete Chronicles of Narnia set (I think that counts)
The Biggest fattest book I can get my hands on:
The World Record for longest novel is
“À la recherche du temps perdu” 3036 pages, but that’s in french, but it was not published in one volume so it wouldn’t technically count for this person choice. However this book was chosen in the poll say yay for Proust!
“Zettels Traum” is the longest recorded book every published in one edition 1536 pages… but it’s German so I gotta pick an English one as well.
“Sir Charles Grandison” 1647 The longest English one volume book.
The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh:
Tales & Poems
by A. A. Milne
A charming choice!
by Miguel de Cervantes
One of five to get multiple votes.
Bellydance for Beginners…
This is the all I could find, or the closest…
I’d continue to write my own books, so that I’d always have something new
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
A great choice, a good way to insure I’d get through it 🙂
A Prayer For Owen Meany
by John Irving
After reading about this book I am very interested in reading it myself 🙂
Letters to a Young Poet
by Rainer Maria Rilke
by Susan May
by Dalai Lama
Very wise choice, but I think Pharrell would be infinitely stuck in my head 😀
The Lord of The Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
This book got 3 votes, one of only 5 to get multiple votes.
I can certainly attest to why, these are phenomenal books!
I just LOVE all the variety!
Some make sense, some are strange, some are very intriguing…
What do you think of these choices?
Find out more tomorrow in Pt. 2