BookFuel Dishes: Our Favorite Reads

It should come as no surprise that we here at BookFuel love books. We love them so much that we decided to take an inventory of what books and authors our team members love the most. Below are the answers we received and we’re curious – do you agree?

 

“My favorite book is Frank Herbert’s Dune series – it deals with so many interesting topics (the nature of organized [and fanatical] religion, ecological systems theory, politics, military strategy) while sculpting some fascinating characters among an epic sci-fi story. Reading it is kind of like getting your vegetables while eating something that tastes great!” – Jason Z.

 

“One of my favorite books is Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf. She elevates a mundane day to a sublime exploration of what it is to be human. Also, I highly recommend reading Mrs. Dalloway, then The Hours, by Michael Cunningham, then watch The Hours movie. It’s tough emotionally, but totally worth it.” – Lindsay R.

 

Prayer for Owen Meany is my favorite because it’s beautiful and child-like….and you will laugh AND cry.” – Lori K.

 

“I’m currently loving the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – each book is an unexpectedly fresh and strangely dystopian take on a classic fairy tale, and they are just so much fun to read.” – Teri R.

 

“My favorite books of all time are Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls and Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. More recently, I’ve fallen in love with John Irving’s writing – his stories are so intricate and never fail to punch you in the gut.” – Allison H.

 

A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner. It was a great story…loved the fact that it crossed over decades of time and tied all of the pieces together.  It demonstrated that not all things must be valuable to be valued.  Also brought forth feelings of patriotism, a regard for a time and a place where there was meaning to a life no matter who that person was, and upheld the feeling that we are all significant in the tracks of time.” – Heather L.

 

“I love Joel Rosenberg because he is master story teller who applies historical fiction making his books fascinating and impossible to put down. His recent book – The Auschwitz Escape is a perfect example.  This suspenseful book was incredibly moving and educational at the same time.” – Scott F.

 

“My favorite book is Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Long before I taught it in my English classes, I fell in love with the imagery and symbolism used from start to finish to create the forlorn tale of Ethan Frome. From the New England winter setting, harsh and bleak, even the town is called Starkfield, to the intricate symbolism of the broken pickle dish, I was completely captivated throughout.” – Julianne V.

 

“I’m a big fan of the Honor Harrington series by David Weber. He has created in Honor a compelling science fiction character who grows as she feels both defeat and triumph. I never wanted her story to end.” – Bill V.

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