Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Best Books

I posted my favorite books about two years ago. I thought it was time to do it again, since things have changed a little. I love, love, love a good book! Take a look at my top 20 favorites and let me know what books I'm missing out on. I'd love to hear your recommendations!

Okay, here they are, in no particular order:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jennette Wells
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm
Young Men and Fire by Norman MacLean
Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Bald in the Land of Big Hair by Joni Rodgers
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield



4 comments:

Joni Rodgers said...

Hi Lori ~

Thanks so much for including "Bald in the Land of Big Hair" on your list of favorite books! I'm amazed that it's still in print almost ten years after it was first published.

A recommendation: "Last Night in Montreal" by Emily St. John Mandel.

Peace, love and grooviness ~
Joni

H.C. Johnson said...

You have some good ones on your list. I have read some, but not all. Two I have read recently and reccomend: The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne & The ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning.

michellemabell said...

Great list!

Some of my favorites are on it like Wuthering Heights and the Glass Castle, but some I have never heard of. I like lists like that!

I highly recommend "The Remains of The Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Blessings,
michelle

Roger Howell said...

I wish Norman Maclean had started writing 30 years earlier. I tried to buy Young Men and Fire the other day on Half.com
No one had it so I bought A River Runs Through It