Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Top Ten All-Time Favorites!

First off, sorry I've been MIA for a while. I have been super busy with my class and with getting ready for/walking the 3-day this past weekend. But I'm back now, and soon should be blogging more reviews because my class will be over!

Anyway. It's that time again, Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme: top ten all-time favorite books. I apologize for it being pretty much the same as my top ten favorite books from childhood.

1. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle: I know, you've heard it here before at least twice. I'll spare you.

2. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech: It's got everything I love. Storytelling, a road trip across the country, feisty old people, Native American culture, a little mystery, the works. Read it.

3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: Just classic. I love Anne and want to be her best friend. I vaguely remember naming places romantic things around my yard after reading this.

4. Appetites: Why Women Want by Caroline Knapp: Quite simply, this book saved me. Every woman (and man) should read this book.

5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: I read this for the first time in 7th grade because another book mentioned it and it sounded cool. I still have that Puffin Classic copy, worn and friendly. I must have read this at least three times. Don't know why I love it so much.

6. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult: This is BY FAR my favorite book by her. It's a page-turner, with lots of mystery. Plus, it's a GHOST story. How awesome is that?

7. A Voice in the Wind by Kathryn Lasky: Still a favorite, due for my annual summer reread. I said this before, but this is what made me interested in the Southwest and Native American culture.

8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This is a book I can pick up whenever and wherever, open it to any page, and just start reading. It's classic, and I don't care what anyone says, I think high school students SHOULD keep reading it.

9. The Giver by Lois Lowry: One of the first dystopian books I've ever read. This is a big genre with me, for some reason. I love the hope that comes out of this.

10. The Last Season by Eric Blehm: I don't think I'll read this one more than once, but I will NEVER forget the way Blehm made me feel after reading this. It was a completely new experience in reading for me—close to shock, I think. He did an incredible job. It's not very well known, but it's amazing, though slow at the beginning. Stick with it, and trust me.

Those are the top ten! What are yours?


  1. I have Anne of Green Gables and Jane Eyre on my list as well. I've never heard of The Last Season before but if you loved it so much I might have to take a look.

  2. I need to read alot of these! The Giver is one of my all time favorites! I think its the only book I've read more than 3 times. lol I think I've read it about 10 or so!


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