Top Ten Favorites

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

I am looking for more books to read and would love it if everyone would share their Top 10 favorites!

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Cutting for Stone

A Prayer For Owen Meany

Harry Potter Series


Atlas Shrugged

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.

(Zone 7a)

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.

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

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?

(Zone 7a)

I quite enjoyed it. The character development was interesting.

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

Maybe will give it a go again

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

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!

(Zone 7a)

Another couple...

Jeff Carlson's Plague series
S.M. Sterling has a few series. I prefer his Dies the Fire books. I am on book #8.

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Dies the Fires books look really good. Putting that on my want list

(Zone 7a)

Let us know if you get them and if you like them.

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

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.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

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)

Glass Castles

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

San Bernardino, CA(Zone 9a)

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

(Zone 7a)

Oh, dear. More books to try. LOL

Desertdenial, did you get any of the books mentioned?

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Glass Castles is the only so far. But I have most of these on my Amazon wish list

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