Wednesday, January 27, 2010

100 Favorites

As I have been cruising the Internet reading about, what else, books, I've run across several Top 100 lists. Time Magazine has one. Erica Jong has one. USA Today has one. As does Modern Library, Teachers First, Newsweek, College Board, & The Best 100 List. AAR, Goodreads Best Romance, I thought it would be fun to list some of the novels I have truly enjoyed over the years. There are a few classics on this list, but mostly it is just a list of books I have enjoyed, fun reads, stories that made me feel. I would love to see other's lists. We all have our own favorites. Join me, let's see a list of your top 100 favorite reads.

My list is in no particular order, I will just place them there as I think of them. This list is subject to change as the years roll on.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Right
3 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
4 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
5 Watership Down by Richard Adams
6 The Ship WhoSang by Anne McCaffery
7 In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke
8 The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
9 The Cabinet of Curiosities By Preston and Child
10 The Green Mile by Stephen King
11 The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
12 Big Trouble by Dave Berry
13 Beloved by Toni Morrison
14 A kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
15 One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
16 Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich
17 The BonesettersDaughter by Amy Tan
18 The Truth by Terry Pratchett
19 A Knight in shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
20 Triggerfish Twist by Tim dorsey
21 The Stand by Stephen King
22 Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen
23 The Call of the Wild by Jack London
24 Lord of the Far island by Victoria Holt
25 Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart
26 Death Trap by Sue Henry
27 Neither Five Nor Three by Helen MacInnes
28 The Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
29 Flashback by Nevada Barr
30 When Elephants Weep by Jeffery Moussaiff Masson (nonfiction)
31 Thr3e by Ted Dekker
32 Murder Boogies With Elvis by Anne George
33 The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
34 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
35 Mr. Posterior and the Genius Child by Emily Jenkins
36 Flat Crazy by Ben Rehder
37 Mission Road by Rick Riordan
38 The Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
39 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kid
40 The Amber Room by Steve Berry
41 Watchers by Dean Koontz
42Lightening by Dean Koontz
43 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
44 Bitsy's Bait and BBQ by Pamela Morsi
45 Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann burns
46 The Kite runner by Khaled Hosseini
47 The Lord of the Rings byJRR Tolkien
48 The Red Tent by Anita Diamanti
49 The Concubines Tattoo by Laura Joh Rowland
50 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
51 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
52 Tortilla flat by John Steinbeck
53 Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
54 Animal Farm by George Orwell
55 Where the Heart is by Billie Letts
56 Dune by Frank Herbert
57 House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus
58 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
59 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
60 Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
61 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
62 The Lost City of Z - David Grann
63 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
64 Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
65 Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank by Celia Rivenbark
66 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
67 Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
68 Medicus by Ruth Downie
69 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip Dick
70 Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
71 Heart of Darkness by Joseph conrad
72 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
73 Something Wicked This Way comes by Ray Bradbuy
74 The Help by Kathryn Stockett
75 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
76 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (nonfiction)
77 Thanks For the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
78 Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson
79 Night by Elie Wiesel (nonfiction)
80 Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (nonfiction)
81 Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon
82 Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna andrews
83 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
84 Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
85 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot (poems)
86 Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
87 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
88 Angelwalk Roger Elwood
89 Christy by Catherine Marshall
90 Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
91 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
92 Mossflower by Brian Jacques
93 Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier
94 The Wild Road by Gabriel King
96 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
97 Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
98 The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
99 Rascal by Sterling North
100 The White Dragon by Anne McCaffery


Stephanie said...

Wow! I love your list. I see many of m own favorites here.

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