the stories i've loved most

May 14, 2014

our mutual friend. charles dickens.
interpreter of maladies. jhumpa lahiri.
harry potter and the deathly hallows. j.k. rowling.
red dragon. thomas harris.
the silence of the lambs. thomas harris.
eleanor and park. rainbow rowell.
a separate peace. john knowles.
the fault in our stars. john green.
the language of flowers. vanessa diffenbaugh.
the time traveler's wife. audrey niffenegger.
right before your eyes. ellen shanman.
the rainmaker. john grisham.
honest illusions. nora roberts.
born in ice. nora roberts.
holding the dream. nora roberts.
the lovely bones. alice sebold.
love, rosie. cecelia ahern.
the perks of being a wallflower. stephen chbosky.
attachments. rainbow rowell.
where she went. gayle forman.
if i stay. gayle forman.
paradise. judith mcnaught.
the notebook. nicholas sparks.
a walk to remember. nicholas sparks.
one day. david nicholls.

what's your list look like?


  1. Anonymous11:34 PM

    Wow that's just uncanny timing. I finished reading Eleanor and Park last weekend, and loved it so much I started making a list of similar books to recommend on my blog!! And none of my books are the ones you have listed. I have reserved Attachments at my library. Thanks for the other recommendations. I'll get around to posting my list one of these days .... still dragging my posting feet after A to Z ended.

  2. One of the hardest things for me to do is narrow down my favorite books. Some of mine:

    Beach Music by Pat Conroy
    Outer Banks by Anne River Siddons
    A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    Trinity by Leon Uris
    Forever by Judy Blume
    Ordinary People by Judith Guest
    Whit by Iain Banks
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    The Red Tent Anita Diamant
    Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    The Chosen by Chaim Potok
    The Fault in our Stars by John Green
    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

  3. I've read most of these but need to add some to my reading list. Separate Beds and Paradise are both news ones I hadn't heard of before.

    1. i took the first one of those off, kate. there's some nora roberts novels that i like better that i should've put on, but didn't.

  4. I love your list. I have way too many to narrow down my favorites, but I'm currently reading P.S. I Love You and The Help. :)

  5. I'm very glad that Harry Potter made this list, otherwise we couldn't be friends anymore. :)
    HP is definitely on my list, too. Gone With the Wind is my all time FAVORITE. I also love To Kill a Mockingbird, The Count of Monte Cristo, The World According to Garp and Memoirs of a Geisha.