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Top Ten Tuesday(1): Favorite Books

I discovered this on Lu's Book Blog and I realized that I love to follow The Broke and the Bookish on twitter so I thought I'd participate in her meme: Top Ten Tuesday. Today's top ten is
What are your top ten all-time favorite books?

1) The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter - This is the first classic literature that stands out in my mind. My mom suggested I read it when I was young and complaining of boredom which that adds to the meaning that comes behind reading it for me. Isolated, human fragility, and perceptive are just some of the words that describe it and give you a sense of this book. Simplistic yet well done.

2) The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton - I was completely captivated and really enjoyed the main character, Lily. There are many quotes that I love in this book.

3) The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien - I like all of these books but I really do love a beginning of a story and this is one of those rare perfect beginnings.

4)Uglies by Scott Westerfeld - another one that I love the series as well but this is another awesome beginning to entertaining characters and a dystopia novel that will have you questioning everything you know in the world he created and the one you're in now.

5)Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - This really was one of the very first books that I ever loved. I still have my very worn and tattered old copy of this book. I love to talk about this book because I think there is so much to it.

6)The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - This book is one of the saddest books but I loved the imagery and amazing language within its pages. Plath is poetic and I like her style!

7)Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - Honestly, I love the whole series but I'm choosing this one since it is the one I've re-read a few more times than the others. I just love Dobie!

8)The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy - I love the legend of this book! It is silly to some but has depth and layers of meaning to me.

9)The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - This is a "must-read" each Christmas or at least most of them and if I don't get to read it I make sure to see a film adaptation of this book.

10)The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson - This book is fresh in my mind and I just can't forget about it so I'll add it here. It's one of those that changes in your mind after you read it and already, I feel I'm due for a re-read.
Is 10 all I get? I know that there are many more books that I love than this but this is my list for today.
Ok, I can't help it so I cheat since three more entered my mind before I published that I have to list, even if just for myself:
11) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
12) The Diary of Anne Frank
13)When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Thanks for reading through all of this!
Just for fun: Right now, see if you can quickly think of a favorite book and leave it in the comments. List the very first one that comes to your mind. GO!


Queen 'Bina July 27, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

uh-oh! you said to write the very first one that entered my mind, but I think several books all tried to cram their way in at once. the offenders are these, in no particular order:
Lord of the Rings
HP and the Half-Blood prince
Little Women
The Name of the Wind
The Chronicles of Narnia (especially the Last Battle)

gee, I suppose I'd better do my own top ten list...

Jamie July 27, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

Great list! We are so happy that you participated this week! It's always a good time over at The Broke and the Bookish!

The Bell Jar is on my favorites list too! I keep seeing it reappear on alot of lists!

Glad that you'll become a regular on Tuesdays! We will certainly be excited to have you! :)

-Jamie at The Broke and Bookish

Lu July 28, 2010 at 1:53 AM  

Great List!! Can't believe i left out LOTR!

Marcia Mickelson July 28, 2010 at 9:13 AM  

Pride and Prejudice is my all-time favorite. I also love The Bell Jar. I have House or Mirth and I need to get around to reading it one day.

Julie July 28, 2010 at 10:36 PM  

Thanks for your comments and I sheepishly can't believe I left out Jane Austen books. I do like her writing and she's fascinating herself.
I love hearing about your favorite books!

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