Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My top ten favorite books of all time

Except for number one, these titles are in no particular order.

1. The Bible- Looking for a life changing read? Try this one.

2. Roots by Alex Haley- This book was even longer than the mini-series, but worth the time investment.

3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

4. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton- When I was a tween, I named my parrot Ponyboy. 'Nuf said.

5. This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti- Two decades ago, this book started my love affair with Christian fiction (Thank you, Frank!).

6. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell- What self respecting romance lover hasn't read GWTW? Awesome book, but I always wished Scarlett and Rhett had a happily ever after.

7. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers- Edgy inspirational romance at its finest. If you never read another book I recommend on this blog, read this one.

8. Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco- This is a children's book that I read to my third grade class every year. And every year when I get to the last page, I get choked up.

Yeah, I'll be able to hear your groans coming through the computer with my last two choices:

9. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

10. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

They don't claim to be literary, but any series that can make me haul myself out of bed at dawn to be the first person in line at Barnes and Noble, deserves a spot on my top ten list.

Honorable Mentions:

The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery

Both of these series sparked a love of reading in my little ten year old heart that still burns today.

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  1. Several of my favorites here! I have read the Bible through (Job's my favorite book--it's very poetic, and deals with tough issues), To Kill a Mickingbird is a Southern classic, and of course Twilight and Harry Potter are staples of the YA; there where so many readers get their start. :-)

    Glad to be your Goodreads friend!

  2. Thanks Tiger! I think Philippians is my favorite book of the Bible. I'm glad we connected too. :)

  3. Agreeing with you for sure on The Bible! I also loved The Outsiders. What a powerful little book!

    Thanks for participating this week!

    -Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish

  4. Love your list!
    There are few books i need yo put on my TBR list :)

  5. Thanks Jamie and Lu for stopping by! Happy Reading!

  6. A lot of your books are on my husband's list! He LOVES the Outsiders!

  7. Love your list. As an English teacher I've read some of them multiple times as part of the curriculum (The Outsiders, To Kill a Mockingbird ...) Also right up there are '1984', "Lord of the Flies', anything Jane Austen, Frank Peretti's 'Monster' (LOVE that book!!!)and Margaret Atwood's 'Oryx and Crake' - profound.

  8. Thanks for commenting Connie.

    Tracy, I almost became an English teacher. I love great literature. I love light brain candy type books too though.

  9. Love Harry Potter! Not to keen on Twilight (read one to see what all the commotion was about).

  10. I loved The Outsiders, and Harry Potter almost made it to my list (Nancy Drew did!).

  11. Sheila, that's what I said about HP, I'd just try one to see what all the hoopla was about...then I got hooked.

    Thanks for stopping by Hilde!

  12. I am with you on 4 out of 10. I love The Outsiders!


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