Thursday, September 4, 2014

Top 10 Fave Books

Do you have a list of favorite books? Books that changed your life or changed your perspective or spoke to you in some way, perhaps? I think that'd be an awesome scrapbook page to make or maybe even a great topic for a mini-album. Those thoughts bring me to my blog post for today. Here is my top 10 list of favorite books but listed in no particular order. I didn't include poetry or plays either; I mean that would change the game entirely. I also included books that aren't particularly 'serious' literature; sometimes books from pop culture speak to me in a way that classics do not. You don't have to agree with me, but these are my rules and rankings, after all.  ;)    (Disclaimer: I do reserve the right to change the list as needed.)

1.  Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

2.  A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

3.  The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (the whole witch series, really)

4.  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

5.  Blindness by Jose Saramago

6.  South of Broad by Pat Conroy (anything he's written is worthy of my list, really)

7.  The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

8.  The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (the prequel is likewise great)

9.  The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel (actually love the entire series)

10. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

It's a pretty eclectic list, right? There are all kinds of other books that I've really loved, of course, but these 10 have spoken to me in my adult life in significant ways. (I could probably make an entirely different list about books I read as a child/adolescent, btw.) What books have meant the most to you in your life? Do you have a top 10 list? I'd love to hear some of your recommendations.

1 comment:

  1. I just bought Wild, and am curious how Reece Witherspoon does bringing it to the big screen. I have made several pages about books--My Top 10; my love of books as a child; favorite memories involving books, going to library book sales as a kid with my family, writing my name in the front of books (even when they weren't always mine), pages for favorite books that my kids and I have all read (i.e.. Harry Potter), and there are others I can't think of right at the moment. Books are a big part of my life, and I think they belong on my pages. Thanks for sharing your top ten!