What are your top 3 favorite books of all time?!?!What are your top 3 favorite books of all time ?!?! Jill #review
A Little Princess
Rebecca, Harry Potter series and The Shadow of the wind
Loved Rebecca, then went on to read all of Daphne DuMaurier’s books. She wrote The Birds!
Top 3 not on this list:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
But it’s really hard to have just 3.
I liked The Ocean At The End Of The Lane.
Loved Watership Down
TKAM, pride and Prej
TKAM, Pride and Prejudice and The House of Mirth
Especially love House of Mirth (all Edith Wharton). One of my cat’s is named Lily Bart!!
@Deborah Love Wharton and your cat’s name!!!
Thats a tough one… probably The Outsiders, Eleanor and Park, and Harry Potter. Those were the first to come to mind, it’ll probably change if you ask me again tomorrow XD
It’s hard to pick just three, but I love seeing another Rainbow Rowell fan! <3
Ive read Eleanor and Park about 6 times and I love it just as much as when I read it the first time ❤️ I’ve read all her other books too ?
Poison wood bible. Eat Pray love. Book theif
It’s hard to pick three, but here goes. The Stand, To Kill a Mockingbird,Pride and Prejudice.
Anna Karenina, Of Mice and Men, Great Expectations
The Catcher in the Rye, The Bell Jar, The Secret Garden
TKAM, Pillars, Harry Potter
Harry Potter, The Martian, A Gentleman in Moscow
The Savannah series by Eugenia Price
Chronicles of Narnia
I loved Little Women and Jo’s Boys.
Loved the Savannah series too
The Count of Monte Cristo, The Book Thief and To Kill A Mockingbird, but I’m going to add The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society add second second favorite.
I loved the Guernsey book! I bought about 10 copies when I was done and mailed them to family and friends and told them to read and pass it on.
Loved it too!! One of my favs!
Gone with the Wind, Lolita, If on a Winters Night A Traveler
Poisonwood Bible, I Know This Much Is True, & Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff.
Lamb- probably the funniest book I have ever read.
@Pam, me too! It was fantastic ?
a farewell to arms,the winds of war, to kill a mockingbird ties with a tree grows in brooklyn
Jane Eyre, Persuasion, and Rebecca
To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, and Lord of the Rings
AKA TKAM, GWTW, and LOTR
I named 3, but realize this is really impossible,lol!! I keep seeing more of my loves!!
On beauty by Zadie smith, never let me go, and Norwegian Woods
Never Let Me Go is a good one.
To Kill a Mockingbird, East of Eden, David Copperfield
The Book Thief, American Gods, and Memnoch the Devil
Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Jude the Obscure, an American Tragedy
The Red Tent, The Passage, Under the Banner of Heaven
Ben Hur, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Rebecca
Gone With the Wind, Lonesome Dove, To Kill a Mockingbird
Check out Renee’s Reading Club for great book recommendations?
A Tale for the Time Being
To Kill a Mockingbird
Outlander series, Lord of the Rings series, and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Dracula,White Fang,Their Eyes Were Watching God
Is that a trick question???? That’s like asking a Mother which of her kids she likes the best! LOL
Gone with the wind, The Nightingale, A Man Called Ove
Grapes of wrath, Harry Potter , Louise Penny .
Elizabeth Enright’s “Gone-Away Lake” and “Return to Gone-Away”, and Mary Stewart’s “Moonspinners”.
I am rereading The Moonspinners right now!
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee), Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver),Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl), but it is very hard to name just 3…
A Lesson Before Dying
To Kill A Mockingbird
Loved Lonesome Dove – read it twice.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Fair and Tender Ladies
A tree grows in Brooklyn,
the good earth
To kill a mockingbird
(Gone with the wind & the stand finish my top 5)
Game of Thrones series
Gone with the wind
Rain of Gold by Victor Villaseñor, Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan and The Faces of Eve by CS Lewis
Rain of Gold is an awesome, magical story!
The Great Gatsby, Looking for Alaska, The Source (although these probably more represent types of books and leaves out some others of my favorites like Notes from a Small Island and the Chronicles Of Narnia)
Loved The Source.
The Prince of Tides. Don Quixote and The Fountainhead.
Fountainhead on my list too
Outlander, Harry Potter and a town called Alice
Catcher in the Rye, Dr Zhivago, Was easy to pick two but impossible to eliminate so many by picking a third!
To kill a mockingbird, a tree grows in Brooklyn, gone with the wind
A Thousand Splendid Suns, White Oleander, My Sister’s Keeper
I love White Oleander-find myself reading it every summer!!
If I would have to pick at this very moment they would be The Power of One, Homegoing, and East of Eden.
East of Eden, The Book Thief, and the Nightingale
Wuthering Heights, The Book Thief, The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
To Kill a Mockingbird, Lonesome Dove, Lord of the Rings trilogy. Pretty hard decision!
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, All the Light We Cannot See, Harry Potter Series
Yertle the Turtle, Winnie the pooh, and Charlotte’s Web
The War that Saved my Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Doll maker, water ship down and the art of racing in the rain.
Little House on the Prairie
Fahrenheit 451; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
To Kill a Mockingbird; To Kill a Mockingbird(yes I voted twice); The Book Thief
The Red Tent, The Kitchen House, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Dracula, the help, to kill a mockingbird
Book of Dave, The Sparrow, No Country for Old Men
Mists of Avalon, Huckleberry Finn, Johnny got his gun
Always wanted the read Mists of Avalon
It’s very good, I read her other books but mists is her only good one I thought anyway. There was a movie on cable,but it’s to big a book to do it right!
That’s a tough one! For now, I’ll say “The Bridges of Madison County,” “All Over but the Shoutin’,” & “Fahrenheit 451.”
1. Continental Drift- Russell Banks
2. White Noise- Don Delillo
3. The Room- Hubert Selby Jr.
The Shadow of the Wind, Cutting for Stone, The Bronze Horseman and Wuthering Heights
Huck Finn, Harry Potter, Anna Karinina
Those are all good ones!
The Secret Garden
Pride & Prejudice
Pillars of the Earth, The Help, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.
The Outlander Gone With the Wind Blackdagger Brotherhood Series
The Count of Monte Cristo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Devil in the White City.
(1) To Kill a Mockingbird (2) Good Omens (3) A Short History of a Small Place.
Outlander series. The Red Tent . Harry Potter
Loved The Red Tent
The Count of Monte Cristo, The Last of the Mohicans, The Chosen.
The Shell Seekers, Outlander, The Color Purple.
Oh my word…Rosamund Pilcher writes so beautifully! I loved The Shell Seekers!
@Miranda me, too! 3 books is impossible! I keep thinking of all the other books I love!
@Donna I agree. Someone on here said that it is like trying to choose a favorite child. I agree.
I love so many books for so many different reasons.
Today my answer is The Count of Monte Cristo, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and The BFG.
Gone with the Wind, The Help, London by Edward Rutherfurd.
1. Gone with the Wind 2. Lord of the Rings 3. A Christmas Carol
Bastard out of Carolina, Beloved, The Time Traveler’s Wife.
The Brothers Karamazov, Saint Maybe, A Prayer For Owen Meany. Oh but I also love Jitterbug Perfume.
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Beloved by Toni Morrison, and The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner!
LOVE all 3!!!
The Brothers Karamazov, Gone with the Wind, Anna Karenina
My kind of list!
Hard to name just top 3, but loved Cutting for Stone and A Little Life
Love TKAM, & Beloved!
I was really impressed by The Great Alone and Beneath the Scarlet Sky. I can’t really pick favorites because the next book i read might blow me away.
The Help, A Man called Ove and The Nightingale.
Outlander (series), A Prayer For Owen Meany and The Help (so far lol)
Good Behavior, Excellent Women, the Space Between Us. Lots more of course.
Have you started The Secrets between Us yet?
To Kill a Mockingbird, Anne of Green Gables, Wonder & The Story of Beautiful Girl.
The Alchemist, Outlander & The Count of Monte Cristo
Bel Canto, The Great Gatsby, Me Before You
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Jane Eyre,” and “Gaudy Night”
Mists of Avalon, Pillars of the Earth, Neverwhere.
A Prayer For Owen Meany, The Secret History, The Color Of Light
The Godfather, Grapes of Wrath, The Kite Runner
Kite Runner! Great book!
Jane Eyre, Angela’s Ashes & The Great Alone
The Oz Books
The Little Prince
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Anne of Green Gables and hmmm…. I cannot pick a third. There are too many that I like for too many different reasons.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre and Rebecca.
Don’t think I could narrow it down to 3
Lonesome Dove, Prince of Tides, and Gone with the Wind.
2 of 3 but I had Pillars of the earth instead of prince of tides
I loved Pillars too! I also forgot The Stand. Too hard to choose three!
Pride and Predjudice, Cutting for Stone, The Color Purple.
That’s an excellent selection
Hatter’s Castle, A Prayer for Owen Meany and To Kill a Mockingbird. But it is really hard to pick just three!
why not ask me to pick a favorite child???
Just 3? The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, The Book Thief, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Kite Runner, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind (fiction) I love non-fiction, too.
Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Rebecca
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; Little Women; Rebecca
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Where The Wild Things Are, A Prayer For Owen Meany
I Capture the Castle, Stoner, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
I’m so glad you mentioned ‘I Capture the Castle’. It is definitely a sleeper favorite❣️
2. Harry Potter
3. Pride and Prejudice
The Kadin (Bernice Small) / The Crystal Cave (Mary Steward) / The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)
Ooh, Anne of Greene Gables too!! It’s hard to choose. Everyone is naming good titles
The Hours, The Awakening, and Three Junes! (I would say Harry Potter but I could never pick just one!)
To Kill A Mockinbird, Lonesome Dove, These is M Words
To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone With the Wind, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens), Travels With Charlie (Steinbeck), and Mrs. Mike (Freedman’s)…three books I reread every few years.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Good Earth, and Rebecca.
To kill a mockingbird, Pride and Predjudice, Eat pray love
Cry The Beloved Country; Anthem; all Harry Potter books. I read all of these every year….
Thank you for reminding me of Cry The Beloved Country!
my pleasure. The best book ever. I read it every year
To Kill A Mockingbird, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird, Christy, and Tales Of a Fourth Grade Nothing 🙂
Love Christy, too
Retired Teacher here, @Kathy ?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Little Prince, Grapes of Wrath
The Philip Pullman trilogy.
All the Pretty Horses
Captain Corellis Mandolin
A Prayer for Owen Meany, Lonesome Dove, and the Little Prince
The Help, Lord of the Rings, To Kill a Mockingbird
Shutter Island, Abbott and Avery and The Stars Are Fire.
To kill a mockingbird, the secret life of bees, a new song by Jan Karon
The Great Gatsby, All the King’s Men, Portait of a Lady, An American Tragedy
and just a side bar …. asking a reader to name three books is extremely unfair ….. I could give you the top thirty and still not be done! LOL
The last one I read, the one I’m reading and the next one up LOL
REALLY hard to name just 3. I think we have favorite books at different times of our lives, Books that come immediately to mind are: Gone With the Wind, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Kite Runner, Plainsong, Ordinary Grace – gotta stop, I’m past 3 already!
The Book Thief, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and The Invention of Wings are 3 favorites. So hard to choose. It’s like choosing one of your children over the others!
East of Eden, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill a Mockingbird (not to be cliche!!!) Also ate up A Fine Balance and I Know This Much Is True.
For me this is utterly impossible!?
The Glass Castle, Angela’s Ashes, Unbroken
Watership Down, Anne of Green Gables, A Fine Balance
Loved A Fine Balance! I couldn’t put it down — and it was a big one. My kids were little and I stole away every moment I could find to read!
@Laura i know!! I was so disappointed when it ended
Gone with the Wind, Crime and Punishment, and Alchemist.
The Joy Luck Club, Exodus
I don’t think I’ve read enough books yet to find my favorites
You must be young!
Catch 22, War and Peace, MacDonald Travis McGee novels
Darn it….forgot Owen Meany, Stephen King, Cloud Atlas, etc.
Little Women, Gone with the Wind, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Stand, To Kill a Mockingbird….
Just too many great books to name 3
War and Peace, Desiree, Pride and Prejudice
To Kill A Mockingbird, Tumbling, A Separate @Peace
Agree that “of all time” is challenging. What I loved in my 40’s would ready differently now that I’m in my 70’s. Loved Outlander series and all books written by Bryce Courtenay. Anna Quindlen, Kristin Hannah….
Depends on my mood…..
Team of Rivals, Captains and Kings, Promise of Blood.
Captain and Kings is awesome, too
Interview with a Vampire, Kite Runner, the Alchemist
Without thinking too hard All the Light We Cannot See is definitely on my list of favorites …. I”ll have to give it some thought to come up with my other two 😉
Gone With The Wind, To Kill A Mockingbird, Rebecca
Gone with the Wind, Jane Eyre and Little Women ❤️
So hard to pick three – Catcher in the Rye, The Book Thief and Forever Amber and so many more. It is very hard to pick three.
It IS hard…I keep adding more!
@Deborah Me too!
“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, “The Accidental Tourist”, and “A Prayer for Owen Meany”!
A Death in the Family, Pride and Prejudice, Sons and Lovers
You’re the first person who’s mentioned James Agee. He won the Pulitzer Prize for A Death in the Family, which is one of my favorites, too.
The Clan of the Cave Bear, A Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, and Outlander.
Twilight series, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter.
The Outlander series, the Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird
The Fountainhead for strength of purpose
The chronicles of narnia (ever so slightly over lord of the rings) for good over evil
Charlottes Web for love and
Great! I love the reason you give behind each selection. ☺
Omg, what a question! Ok, first off, it changes over time. My age effects what my favorites are, but all time? Well, in no particular order, right now, today, I would say…
1. A Discovery of Witches
2. Lonesome Dove
3. Lord Of The Rings
( tomorrow, my answer may be different)?
The Bible, Anna Karenina, Outlander, Love in the Time of Cholera. OOps, that’s 4. It’s hard to name 3….
If you like Anna Karenina you might enjoy The Unbearable Lightness of Being- several allusions
Unbearable Lightness of Being . . . Can’t narrow down two others!
Wicked, Anna Karenina, Harry Potter
Pride and Prejudice, Alienist and, making A Charlie Brown Christmas
To Kill a Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath, The DaVinci Code
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer is my all time favorite, followed by The Sicilian by Mario Puzo, and The Body by Stephen King.
Gone With the Wind, Anna Karenina, Jane Eyre
The Jungle…i can’t even think of two more that come close!
Gone With the Wind, ….And the Ladies of the Club, and The Polar Express
The World According to Harp, The Dream Lover, Wild
How could I forget Duma Key(Stephen King).
To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone With the Wind, Chesapeake –but it’s sooooo hard to stick with just three!
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP: LOOOOVE!
@Deborah hi Deb!
Phantom of the Opera, Wuthering Heights, and A Wrinkle in Time (honorable mention to Don Quixote & Frankenstein)
I know this Much is True, winds of War, and to kill a mockingbird!
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Help, and Night
The Stand, The Shack, and Of Mice and Men….
These happy golden years, When the music changed, Child Star ?
The Book Thief, Charlotte’s Web, Harry Potter series (can’t choose just one).
The entire Harry Potter Series, To Kill a Mockingbird.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone With the Wind, A Wrinkle In Time (the Bible is #1 but I didn’t count it in this)
To Kill a Mockingbird, Skipping Christmas, and The Awakening by Kate Chopin. This was WAY too difficult – my list could be different tomorrow. ?
Like asking a favorite song.
Ragtime by EL Doctorow, Catcher in the Rye and A Man Called Ove.
The Poisonwood Bible, The Book Thief and The Secret Life of Bees.
Wow! I’ve actually read all of those ??
What looks like crazy on an ordinary day, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the galaxy ?,coldest winter ever
I think about What Looks Like Crazy often. Thanks, Oprah!
Out of Africa, Les Misérables, Gone With the Wind
This is hard: Jane Eyre (Bronte) Lonesome Dove (McMurtey) and I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb) (Gone With the Wind? These Is My Words–Nancy Turner, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?? Follow the River-Thom, Captain and Kings -caldwell..East of Eden–Steinbeck, Christy–Marshall–I’m not doing well.)
Wuthering Heights, Rebecca and The Charm School.
I’d break my brain if I tried to narrow down my many loved books to a top 3. How do you even begin to decide???
Just 3?~!?~? Off the top of my head Man Called Ove, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Green Mansions.
And Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Ivanhoe, I, Robot, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, I could name 33 and still not remember all my favorites…
Cold Sassy Tree
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Ballad of Frankie Silver
Never heard of the last one!!
@Frankie I think you would like it! Set in Western NC/TN in the 1800s, I believe. It’s by Sharyn McCrumb. Check it out!
Devil In the White City
Gone with the Wind
Too many in third place
1. The Good Earth
2. Pillars of the Earth
3. Sweet Tooth
Gone With the Wind, Celia Garth, and The Outsiders.
Beach Music by Pat Conroy (Full Stop)
We were living on the SC coast when Pat Conroy was teaching there and using our sailing and stomping ground for background for his books. Always had so much admiration for him and love his books.
My family always vacationed in Charleston when I was growing up. Conroy’s books always take me back there, and his way with words is a dying art.
Gift from the Sea
The English Patient
The Guernsey Literary Potatoe Peel Pie Society
The Thorn Birds, A Woman Of Substance and Gone With The Wind.
I haven’t read The Thornbirds. My husband talks about how he loves other books by Colleen McCullough, so I’ll have to give it a shot….once I’m done with the seven books I have lined up for the rest of the summer.
Edgar Sawtall, Racing in the Rain, Lonesome Dove.
It is a great read.
1. Angela’s Ashes
2. The Grapes of Wrath
3. Pillars of the Earth
Count of Monte Cristo, Secret Garden, & Pride and Prejudice. At least tonight. I might give an entirely different list tomorrow. There are too many wonderful books to choose only three.
To Kill a Mockingbird; The Bluest Eye; The Spook who Sat By The Door
catcher in the rye, Owen Meany & Slaughterhouse Five
The Thorn Birds, Gone with the wind, The Outsiders
A TOWN LOKE ALICE by Nevil Shute, THE JOY LUCK CLUB by Amy Tan, and PERSUASION by Jane Austen
But this is leaving out hundreds of favorites. It’s like picking which child you love the most. Everyone knows it depends on the day. (And you thought I was going to give you that “love them all the same” malarkey.
To Kill A Mockingbird, The Outsiders,Persuasion
Gone with the wind, pillers of the earth and to kill a mocking bird.
The Last Convertible, Giants in the Earth, and To Kill a Mockingbird
Grapes of Wrath, Geek Love, Love in the Time of Cholera
Jane Eyre would be my 4th, The Good Earth would be my 5th…
Ahhh, The Count of Monte Cristo ???
Watership Down, the Sherlock Holmes canon, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.
Siddhartha, Mists of Avalon and Stranger in a Strange Land- Mostly because of their powerful effect on my life not so focused on the quality of the writing. I would also add Black Elk Speaks to that list.
Anne of Green Gables, The Help, All the Light We Cannot See
The Lord of The Rings, The Stand, Swan Song
Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pillars of the Earth.
The Goldfinch, Like Water for Chocolate, and The Paris Wife
LOVED The Goldfinch!
Goldfinch was tremendous. It’s being made into a movie.
That worries me a bit. It’s rare when I’m happy with the film adaptation of a book I loved.
All good. But I couldn’t hold any books up as my top 3 of all time.
Lonesome dove by Larry . Cannery Row by Steinbeck and last but not least to Kill a Mockingbird
Aww, The Count of Monte Cristo <3
The Stand. The Host. The once and future King
Grapes of Wrath, Wuthering Heights, and Rebecca
To Kill a Mockingbird, Dracula, Jane Eyre
The Shack, Pride & Prejudice & The Thornbirds
The Stand, Swan Song and The Dark Towers series.
The Stand, Lonesome Dove and Swan Song.
All the Light we Cannot See, Gone With the Wind, Good Omens
Yay. A Good Omens fan!
@Bobbi I read it every year.
At this particular moment, Outlander, A Gentleman in Moscow and The Winter Sea, but subject to change.
Heidi, The Neverending Story and The Phantom Tollbotth
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Phantom of the Opera and Pride and Prejudice.
Not including novels (because I have way more than three): Ghost Boy, When Breath Becomes Air, and Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter
Cutting for Stone, the Nightingale, the Shoemakers Wife.
OMG yes, The Nightengale was such a great book!!
Really loved “Cutting for Stone “. Have you read “The Tennis Partner”? By Verghese?
Catherwood, Where The Heart Is and Roots.
Cutting for Stone, A Gentleman in Moscow, To Kill a Mockingbird.
I liked cutting for stone as well
I keep trying to type something but five more pop into my head for every one I put down! 🙁
Cry the Beloved Country, The Nightingale and Pillars of the Earth
War and Peace, Great Expectations, All Quiet on the Western Front, (and All the Light We Cannot See, I couldn’t just pick three!)
Unbroken, The Nightingale, Loving Frank, A Dog’s Purpose – ok that’s 4 – and there are more. ?
A dogs purpose! ❤️
@Elizabeth – read it twice ❤️
The Book Thief, All The Light We Cannot See and The Kite Runner
So hard to pick three, The kite Runner, A Gentleman in Moscow, Arabs Wife
Pillars of the Earth, Secret Garden, Wishtree (new, by Katherine Applegate)
Pillars of the Earth. Very good.
I can’t pick only 3……
The Art of Racing in the Rain, she’s come undone and The Poisonwood Bible
I almost put She’s Come Undone in my list. Poisonwood Bible was good also.
@Jane love she’s come undone!
I’ve read it several times and plan on reading it again when I get through a lengthy list of books to read.
I plan on rereading Cold Mountain and The Bonesetter’s Daughter also.
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. The Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain. Small Great Things byJodi Piccoult
Harry Potter series, Dune, The Mountain Between Us.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A River Runs Through It, Pride and Prejudice
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn; Gone With The Wind and The Help.
Love the help and a tree grows in Brooklyn too. So hard to just pick 3
@Reene it was HARD but these are the only 3 books I’ve read more than once so I went by that!
@Eileen gone with the wind is my all time fav. Tied with Jane eyre and little women ?
Trustee From the Toolroom by Nevil Shute, Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers, and The Far Country by Nevil Shute.
Have not heard of any of those, will have to check them out!
Anna Karenina, Poisonwood Bible, The Passion of Artemisia, Cutting for Stone..
Oops..that’s 4..it’ hard to choose..so many good books!!!
Lonesome Dove, Gone With the Wind, and Ride the Wind.
Jane Eyre, The Silence of the Lambs, & Lady Chatterley’s Lover… at the moment
Dune, Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
♥️ all of these
LOTR, TKAM, Ahab’s Wife…
I may change my mind tomorrow.
Pride and Prejudice, Before We Were Yours, Pleasure for Pleasure
Gone with the wind, The Godfather, The Kite Runner
Outlander series,poisonwood bible,Bell canto,many more…
PB and Bel Canto May be on my list tomorrow…?
Jane Eyre, Howards End, Rebecca
The Scarlet Letter, Mists of Avalon and Winter’s Tale
East of Eden, To Kill A Mockingbird, Americanah
So Big, The Member of the Wedding, The Prince of Tides
The Bible …. Beautiful…. let no man write my epitaph…. thorn birds .
Amelia Peabody series, In Death series, Harry Potter series.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Outlander
Should say “ beautiful joe”
Outlander series. The help. Gone with the wind.
In no particular order: Stephen King’s The Stand, Leon Uris’ Battle Cry, Harold Robbins’ The Carpetbaggers.
Gone with the Wind
Pillars of the Earth
Lonesome Dove ❤️❤️
Just Impossible! Is it harder because I’ve been reading voraciously for over 75 years?
Gone With the Wind
The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas.
To Kill a Mockingbird
No way I could only pick 3
Shadow of the Wind, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Mrs. Pollifax.
As of now.. Outlander series, To Kill A Mockingbird and The Nightingale.
Lord of the Rings.Song of Solomon,Pride and Prejudice
The Stand, Game of Thrones, and The Poisonwood Bible (and many more, it’s like trying to pick your favorite child!)
Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnet, Outlander, only have a top 2
No way can I pick 3. Nope. Can’t do it.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, North and South (Gaskell)
Charlotte’s Web.. A Separate Peace… Harry Potter Series…Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Before We were yours, the silver star, the queen of palmyra, ordinary grace, the help
Grapes Of Wrath
Pillars Of The Earth
Winds of War
To Kill a Mockingbird, Pillars of the Earth, and Gone with the Wind
People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks, Dead Wake – Eric Larsen, Dr Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
Thy are Arabic books
To Kill A Mockingbird, The Poisonwood Bible and Gone With The Wind.
Gone with the Wind, To kill a Mockingbird. Tom Sawyer.
“Harry Potter” series, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and “Angela’s Ashes”
Gone With the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Thornbirds
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Gone with the Wind
Behold the Dreamers
These picks are even better than the top 100 GAR books! Really.
Jane Eyre, To Kill a Mockingbird and Anne of Green Gables
We Need to Talk About Kevin
A Kingdom of Dreams
Devil in the White City
Has to be Harry Potter series. But also Jane Eyre, Book Thief and Count of Monte Cristo
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and The Color Purple
Sophie’s Choice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Prince of Tides
The Good Earth.
Also Pillars of the Earth
Outlander, The Stand, A Lantern in Her Hand.
Gone With the Wind. The Book Thief. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Secret Gar’s 4den, Wuthering Heights, Rebecca, Gone With the WInd, Oh no, that
The Power of One
She’s Come Undone
Absolutely love Wally Lamb!!
Finally someone mentions “The Power of One”!
@Kristine i read it at a young age…in facr it belonged to a friend of my older sister, i started reading it and loved it and hid it under my bed when she left! it had such a deep impact on me, it was the first time i understood world events through the lense of another culture….i have read it dozens of times, so much in fact it’s held together by a rubber band! Just a few weeks ago i found another copy in the clearance section and picked it up, I’ll always keep my original!
@Allison i was shocked to find out he’s a man! His other books are good but that one is my favorite
I agree with so many of the best books that a lot of people have listed here. So I am adding some other books that I really loved…
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, State of Wonder, Once We Were Brothers, Defending Jacob, Light Between Oceans and Me Before You.
LOVED Me Before You and the sequel.
@Susan I just finished the next “sequel” which is the next chapter in Lou’s life…it is called Still Me. Loved that too!
Lonesome Dove, To Kill a Mockingbird and Rebecca. Not necessarily in that order. ?
Great Maria by Cecilia Holland; The Physician by Noah Gordon; Outlander.
The English Patient
A Lesson Before Dying
A Dream of Red Mansion, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Les Miserables
A time to kill, La llamarada (written by a puertorrican) and Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird, The People’s Republic of Desire, and The Abstinence Teacher.
The Stand, The Reluctant Prophet series and either Bel Canto or Where The Red Fern Grows
2. I Know This Much is True
All the Light We Cannot See, The Shell Seeker, The Book Thief
1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
2. A Little Princess
3. Fur Person
Prince of Tides of The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy, The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, and The Breath of God by Jeffery Small.
Middlesex by Eugenides
Disgrace by Coetzee
Tortilla Curtain by Boyle
Middlesex- what a fantastic story!
The Giver, Paula, Tuesday with Morrie
A Prayer For Owen Meany, Anna Karenina, The Book Thief.
The Scarlet Letter, Whispers and Lies, A Man Called Ove
Gone with the wind, boys in the boat. Anne Franks diary
From where I’m sitting, looks like TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, GONE WITH THE WIND, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, HARRY POTTER and LONESOME DOVE may be the top five (not a bad list)
Pillars of the Earth, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Harry Potter
To Kill A Mockingbird, Gone With The Wind, Roots
Gone With the Wind, Lonesome Dove, Mila 13 are my first 3. Can I have 3 more??