Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Three Favorite Books of All Time . . . Sort Of

My task (assigned by my book club) is to list my three favorite books of all time. I don’t even think that is truly possible. “Of all time” is not a sufficient criterion from which to pluck three books. Instead, here are my current top twenty favorite books in no particular order within categories:

Favorite Message/Reading Experience

East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

Peace Like A River, by Leif Enger

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene

In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje

Favorite to Reread

Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh

Marley & Me, by John Grogan

The Partner, by John Grisham

On the Night of the Seventh Moon, by Victoria Holt

Favorite Story

84, Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

Old School, by Tobias Wolff

Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett

The Complete Stories, by Flannery O’Connor

Favorite Kids/YA

The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl

The Giver, by Lois Duncan

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg

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