What’s Your Favourite Book of ALL Time?

Lonesome Dove. If I was forced to pick my absolute favourite book, that’s what it would be.  There are others I thought were great and loved, but … I always come back to Lonesome Dove.





Which is funny because I picked it up and started it around 5 times before I could get past the first few pages. I’d pick it up, start to read it and think … Uch. I can’t read this book. I did that 5 times.

I either just wasn’t in the mood for that particular book, or maybe the first few pages confused me. I don’t know. But I kept trying and one day I picked that book up and it hit me like a donkey kick to the face. THIS was the greatest book ever written.

Last week I wrote a little post explaining a bit about what the Pulitzer Prize is exactly and how it started. Some, but not all of my favourite books are on the list.

Wanna know some more of my favourite books? Too bad.

Because today isn’t about some of your favourite books. It’s about the ONE book. The single, all time favourite.

No cheating and no doubling up. You are forced to pick one and only one.

In the comment section, write the name of your favourite book. I don’t want stories to go along with it, why you liked it … nothin’ like that.

Just the name of the book (and author if you want).

That way you can come back here and easily scroll down the comments to find a good book. There won’t be any talking or blabbing interfering with the list. Books. Just books.

I’ll start us off.



  1. Beth says:

    A Game of Thrones

  2. Reynok says:

    The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

  3. Meg says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving.

  4. CheekyMomma says:

    Insomnia by Stephen King

  5. monica says:

    Swan Song by Robert McCammon

  6. Myrna says:

    Pride and prejudice – Austen.

  7. michele cislo says:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

  8. Leena says:

    Harry Potters :)
    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

  9. Molly Ellis says:

    The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

  10. edie says:

    The Stand by Stephen King

  11. Meagan says:

    Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens

  12. Judy Bickford says:

    Louisa May Alcott

  13. Carole says:

    No great mischief by Alistair MacLeod

  14. Linda J Howes says:

    Not Wanted On The Voyage by Timothy Findlay

  15. Rebecca says:

    Definitely To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee!

  16. Greer says:

    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  17. Susan R says:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

    • Pam'a says:

      The Fountainhead– ditto. ;)

    • Sondra says:

      Ditto. The most profound and thought provoking book I’ve ever read that I can remember and relevant to today’s politics in the U.S. of A. or the world. Ayn Rand was right that Liberalism destroys everything in its path!

      • Susan R says:

        I feel differently. I loved the intricate plot and the graphic narrative. I find Ayn Rand’s political and social views revolting.

  18. Shannon says:

    Lord of The Rings ( y’all better know the author!!)

    Karen, have you seen the tv miniseries based on your fav book? If so, did you like it?

  19. Tara says:

    Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

  20. Jane says:

    West with the Night

  21. Claire says:

    Grendel by John Gardner.

  22. Bec says:

    The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.

  23. Kat says:

    Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

  24. Erika says:

    Man’ s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  25. Laura M says:

    I adore Persuasion by Jane Austen. I know most people choose Pride and Prejudice and I do love that book too, but ALL TIME favourite is Persuasion.

  26. Kirsten says:

    Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor.

  27. Stella says:

    Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver (but my husband’s with you and Lonesome Dove!).

  28. Courtney says:

    I second ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

  29. Amie Mason says:

    The Chosen – Chaim Potok

  30. Lea Studebaker says:

    Pride and Prejudice -good old Jane Austen

  31. Jennifer says:

    Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.

  32. Jen Rich says:

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  33. Tracie says:

    The Glory and the Lightening by Taylor Caldwell

  34. Alisa says:

    A Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon.

  35. jj says:

    The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver

  36. Jeanne M. says:

    The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

  37. Kate S. says:

    The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneggar

  38. Keri says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee

  39. Mike says:

    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

  40. stephbo93 says:

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

  41. angie says:

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

  42. Amberlew says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

  43. Jodi T. says:

    Water for Elephants.

  44. Erin says:

    A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.

  45. The Count of Monte Cristo!

  46. Erica says:

    Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury.

  47. Laura says:

    Ava’s Man by Rick Bragg.

  48. Karen says:

    Lonesome Dove! (wow you guys were faster than I was on my own post)

    • taria says:

      the question was asked amongst a bunch of ‘high’ thinking people one day except it was a book on a desert island. All sorts of metaphysical books were mentioned. I told them all not me I’m taking gus to a desert island! I still would,

  49. taria says:

    omg-lonesome dove!

  50. Noelle says:

    The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr

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