Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books
I'm emotionally attached to all the following for one reason or another.
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (w/o a doubt my favorite, I've read it over and over)
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (every time I read it, I like it better..the perfect novel)
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (also read numerous times..I'll admit it, I'm in love w/ Mr. Darcy)
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (I just read this 3 summers ago while house and dog sitting in Chicago for my daughter and her husband when they went to France. I had lots of time to just relax and read and enjoy. Tolstoy has no equal. I will read it again before I'm gone.)
Middlemarch - George Eliot (I just read this in the last year, and as soon as I finished, I was ready to start it again. She was so far ahead of her time. I miss the characters.)
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (this isn't great lit. or anything, but I read it twice as a girl of 12, when all around me was falling apart, and it was my refuge. I also fell in love w/ Rhett Butler.)
The World According To Garp - John Irving (My introduction to Irving, I remember laughing my way through all the craziness and heartbreak and couldn't wait for his next book.)
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote (he scared the begeezus out of me..a book I couldn't put down once I started reading it.)
Slouching Towards Bethlehem or The White Album - Joan Didion (for many reasons I identify w/ her and her writing. These compilations of essays and articles are my favorites.)
Little House Books - Laura Ingalls Wilder (I'm adding these because they are some of the first (non-picture variety) books I read aloud to my children when they were very young (3 or 4 maybe)..we loved them. The children basically learned to read w/ them. Just brings back that wonderful time, doing one of my favorite things.)
Last edited by Sweetstop; 02-27-2007 at 02:01 PM.