Favorite Books of all Time

One of my friends asked me awhile ago to write down my ten favorite books. It’s really not possible, since my favorite books are changing all the time. The following is what came to the top of my head at the time, but some of them I haven’t read for awhile. So the list is probably skewed some. Anyway, here they are:

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I love Persuasion as well, but I think Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Edited version, since the original is three volumes with lots of description.
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. There’s a reason they’re called classics. I haven’t read this in years, but I liked it so much I talked my high school English teacher Mrs. Madsen into letting me buy the school’s copy from her because I had marked it up.
  • P.G. Wodehouse. Anything by him. I open any of his books anywhere and am immediately ensconced in pre-war England, complete with buddies at the club, gentlemen’s gentlemen, controlling aunts, doddering uncles, royal pigs, and sentence after sentence of sheer mastery. I think a modern way to put it would be “brain candy”.
  • Beauty by Robin McKinley. Pure magic. Reading this is like eating rich chocolate–you continue to taste it and roll it around on your tongue long after you’ve finished.
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I love the old-fashioned writing, and, of course, Anne herself.
  • Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter. I also love Laddie. And The Harvester. And Freckles. And, of course, The Girl of the Limberlost.
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. She is a master at creating a story world. The perfect thing to escape into.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s