Thursday, November 17, 2005

My 10 Favorite Books

In the spirit of going to Harry Potter tonight at 12 a.m., (have to be a book fan to do that right?!?!) and going to see the new Pride and Prejudice movie this Saturday, and with all the book-talk floating around, I just thought I would list my top 10 favorite books, more for my enjoyment than yours! Yes, some of these are kids books, and wow--how can you make a top 10 list! Too many favorite books to fit into that small number!

1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day -- Judith Viorst (kids picture book, and my favorite form of bibliotheraphy!)

2. Mara, Daughter of the Nile -- Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Juvenile Fiction)

3. Ivanhoe -- Sir Walter Scott

4. The Portrait of a Lady -- Henry James

5. The House of Mirth -- Edith Wharton

6. Jane Eyre -- Charlotte Bronte

7. Possession -- A.S. Byatt*

8. Bridget Jones, The Edge of Reason -- Helen Fielding*

9. The Kitchen God's Wife -- Amy Tan*

10. The Bonesetter's Daughter -- Amy Tan*

Favorite Series: Harry Potter -- J. K. Rowling (of course!)

*Contain some adult material.


aquamarine said...

Very coinidential! I was just going to write a post asking for all books, entertaining, learning, and enlightening for me to read. I need to do some brushing up and will have some time in a couple of weeks to do so. So add some more to that post to, please.

P.S. I love Amy Tan as well. You would probably like The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith.

Sherpa said...

Very cool list. Yeah, I imagine that was tough.....and there's probably a few you'll remember to add later. :)

Sherpa said...

The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith. Those are great books by the way. Fun Series.

Esperanza said...

Thanks for the suggestions on the Ladies Detective Agency, I've seen it, but never picked it up, am going to have to!

Panini said...

I haven't read most of those. How funny. Maybe we should switch favorite books...have you tried my bees book yet?

aquamarine said...

Quite enjoyed 'The Secret Life of Bees' myself.

Esperanza said...

I haven't read the bees book yet, I do need to read it. Also, what is "good" is so subjective, so if anyone does try my reads, I won't guarentee you will like them. I have a tendecy towards a few different types of books, 1- sad literature, 2- the classics, 3- asian-american literature, it is interesting though, to see what types of books draw people!

Panini said...

Can you post from at home?

Esperanza said...

Yes, I can, and should probably, haven't for a few days now...