I am looking for more books to read and would love it if everyone would share their Top 10 favorites!
Top Ten Favorites
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Cutting for Stone
A Prayer For Owen Meany
Harry Potter Series
The Good Earth
The Ice People
A Land Remembered
Not all "greats" but some entertaining, some attention holding, and some thought provoking or a mixture of each.
Only 10? LOL I mostly go for series.
Stephen King and Peter Straub, The Talisman.
James Rollins, Excavation. All his books are worth reading.
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Riptide. The best pirate treasure story I've read.
Joan D. Vinge, Psion and Cat'spaw.
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.
Anything by Terry Brooks. He has a few series.
C.J. Cherryh, The Snow Queen series, the Fortress series.
Marc Scott Zicree and Barbara Hambly, Angelfire series.
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief.
If you like any of these, I can list more.
The Book Thief - i have it but sooooo much trouble getting into it.....was this your experience? I put it down, should I plug along?
Some good suggestions!! I am familar with a few like Terry Brooks. I love his Shannara series. I actually love books that are in series because I love to see how the characters develope!
Jeff Carlson's Plague series
S.M. Sterling has a few series. I prefer his Dies the Fire books. I am on book #8.
Dies the Fires books look really good. Putting that on my want list
I forgot another really great tale. The Glass Castle. True story. What a life this kid had. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, stamp or clap.
Prayer for Owen Meany-
Art of Racing in the Rain
The Good Earth
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Digging to America- Anne Tyler
Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns ( same author Khalid Hosseini)
A Girl Named Zippy and She Got Up Off The Couch both by Haven Kimmel
(if you loved Glass Castle you will love this.)
That's my ten at the moment- has changed over my life though. I really liked Tolkein, in high school- and I have notreread Tree Grows for many years
Light on Snow or most of any other Anita Shreve(Pilots Wife, Sea Glass)
Confederacy of Dunces
Titles always slip my mind but I can remember authors...
As someone said above-anything by James Rollins. I've read all of them. My number one of his is Amazonia.
Anything by Janet Evonavich. You will laugh out loud. I swear.
Elizabeth Peters. She has several series but my favorite are the Amilia Peabody books
Good luch and I think this is a great question. I would never have thought about a thread to help me find new great books. Robyn
Oh, dear. More books to try. LOL
Desertdenial, did you get any of the books mentioned?
Glass Castles is the only so far. But I have most of these on my Amazon wish list