Monday, November 8, 2010

And The Winner Is...

...with 152 votes (46.2%)...

SOUL SIFTER 

Sixteen-year-old London Howell doesn't know what to do when a strange girl appears and claims he "created" her.

Congratulations, Lori!

I'd also like to take a moment to honorably mention Soul Stalker (2nd place with 61 votes) and Reaper (3rd place with 50 votes). We had a bunch of amazing books, and I wish everyone the best in their quest for publication.

I'm thrilled with the turn-out--329 voters! Thanks for voting, everyone!

Now that the Great Query Contest is in the books, we can turn to something new. A couple of days ago, Nathan Bransford dropped the shocking news that he is no longer a literary agent. Let's all take a moment to raise our symbolic glasses and wish him well at CNET.

Several weeks ago, Ollin over at Courage to Create asked his readers to come up with their "if someone you knew only had ONE YEAR to live these would be THE 5 books you would tell them to read" list.

I've been mulling that one over in my spare time.*
*3:24-3:27am last Tuesday. 


So, now I throw it to you. What are your top five books of all time?  Post your picks in the comments.

BTW, Legacy goes to the printer in the next two weeks, so please excuse me if my posts become brief, rambling, or non-existent between now and Thanksgiving.

9 comments:

Disgruntled Bear said...

Douglas Adams' THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
It's simply the funniest thing ever written.

J.K. Rowling's HARRY POTTER
I'm allowing series to count as a single entry. It's my blog, after all!

Orson Scott Card'S ENDER'S GAME
I'm not as much of a fan of the sequels, but the first one is astounding.

Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
which is arguably the finest book of English literature.

Stephen King's THE STAND
Yeah, it's not often you see Stephen King back-to-back with Jane Austen, but THE STAND is an true epic about the nature of good and evil.

I could list a bunch more, but I'll leave it at five.

kimysworld said...

Congrats to the winner!

Brenda said...

Hmmm...Harry Potter series. I agree the series should/must count for one entry.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

Either Silence or Deep River by Shusaku Endo

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (because it will make you want to be nicer to your dog)

Mai said...

That's so awesome. Thank you <3

That's a really difficult list to come up with. I'm going to have to mull that over.

Deb Salisbury said...

Congrats, Lori!

A hard question. Hmm.

Lord of the Rings (if you get 7, I'm claiming 3 ;)

Harry Potter

A Wrinkle in Time

Great Expectations

Dream Snake

lexcade said...

Congrats to the winner! Thanks again for having the contest, Bear :)

My books:

The Island of Dr. Moreau - Changed my life by inspiring my book.

Jane Eyre

The complete works of Edgar Allen Poe (if you can get series, i can get a crap ton of short stories, right? :D)

Black Beauty

Native Son

Disgruntled Bear said...

I think that we can count LOTR as a single work, and I think Poe is AMAZING, so I'm giving that one a thumbs up, too.

I LOVE so many of the books you've listed! Great list!

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations Lori!
Definitely The Lord of the Rings. I'll have to think about the others...

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