Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My Favorite Books

Someone challenged me to list my 50 favorite books. SO here you go. This is not an exhaustive list but just the ones that I came up with off the top of my head. They are not in order of preference just how they came out of my head and my database. Yes, I keep an Excel spreadsheet of all the books I read and have read. Yes I know it is obsessive. So what. Just read the list.

The Bible
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien
An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Lover Awakened by J.R.Ward
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
All the Harry Potter books by J.K.Rowling
Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery
And If I Perish by Evelyn M. Monahan
The Forsythe Saga by John Galsworthy
D-Day by Stephen E. Ambrose
Code of the Woosters by P.G.Wodehouse
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
O Jerusalem by Larry Collins
God Is An Englishman by R.F.Delderfield
Leaving a Trace by Alexandra Johnson
Mythology by Edith Hamilton
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Every Book It's Reader by Nicholas Basbanes
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch
Jurrasic Park by Michael Crichton
War Letters by Andrew Carroll
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dream Man by Linda Howard
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
Shadow of the Moon by M.M.Kaye
A Room With A View by E.M.Forster
The Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
The Holocaust by Martin Gilbert
Nemesis by Agatha Christie
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
Wait Til Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Surprised by Joy by C.S.Lewis
Plain Tales From The Hills by Rudyard Kipling
Exodus by Leon Uris
Knitting Lessons by Lola Nargi
Death Comes For the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Drawing Life by David Gerlernter
Appetite For Life by Noel Fitch
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
The China Bride by Mary Balogh
America The Last Best Hope by William J. Bennett
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Shogun by James Clavell
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas


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