Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Blog Anniversary Week - Day 2: (Some of My) Favorite Books

Welcome to day two of my anniversary week!  If you missed yesterday's posts, you can check out my opening post here, and the giveaway for a copy of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas here.

First of all, I just want to give a huge THANK YOU to Erin for recommending Disqus to me!  I am so glad that people who comment on my blog will now be notified when I reply to them.  I hate knowing I replied to every comment this past year, and no one even knew.  Hopefully I won't have any problems in the future, though.  :)

When someone asks me that old question, "What's your favorite book?", I always feel a moment of panic, and every book I've ever loved rushes through my mind.  That's not a question that a book lover can easily answer.  I have a lot of favorite books, and it would take longer to discuss than I'm sure the person asking that seemingly innocent question would be willing to invest.  Because, as book lovers, we can go on and on and on when we discuss anything related to books.

I'm going to answer a slightly easier question in today's post - What are some of my favorite books?  Even narrowing it down to a top 10 is difficult, but I'll do my best.  These are in no particular order.

  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

So I went just a little over ten.  We'll call it my Top 17.  ;)  Also, looking at my list, it's pretty obvious I'm a fan of classics.  Maybe I should do another post with a list of my new favorite books...  

Anyway, there are some glaring omissions here, namely Harry Potter, but I'm going to list that in my "Fave Series" post later this week.  I don't consider The Lord of the Rings a series, I just consider it one book, which is why it's part of this list rather than the series list.  Of course, this is only a sampling, but, when pressed, these are the books that I usually claim as favorites.  

Question time!  What are some of your favorite books?  

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