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. Noelle says:

    The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr

  2. taria says:

    omg-lonesome dove!

  3. 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,

  4. Laura says:

    Ava’s Man by Rick Bragg.

  5. Erica says:

    Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury.

  6. The Count of Monte Cristo!

  7. Erin says:

    A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.

  8. Jodi T. says:

    Water for Elephants.

  9. Amberlew says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

  10. angie says:

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

  11. stephbo93 says:

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

  12. Mike says:

    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

  13. Keri says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee

  14. Kate S. says:

    The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneggar

  15. Jeanne M. says:

    The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

  16. jj says:

    The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver

  17. Alisa says:

    A Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon.

  18. Tracie says:

    The Glory and the Lightening by Taylor Caldwell

  19. Jen Rich says:

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  20. Jennifer says:

    Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.

  21. Lea Studebaker says:

    Pride and Prejudice -good old Jane Austen

  22. Amie Mason says:

    The Chosen – Chaim Potok

  23. Courtney says:

    I second ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

  24. Stella says:

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

  25. Kirsten says:

    Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor.

  26. 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.

  27. Erika says:

    Man’ s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  28. Kat says:

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

  29. Bec says:

    The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.

  30. Claire says:

    Grendel by John Gardner.

  31. Jane says:

    West with the Night

  32. Tara says:

    Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

  33. 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?

  34. 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.

  35. Greer says:

    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  36. Rebecca says:

    Definitely To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee!

  37. Linda J Howes says:

    Not Wanted On The Voyage by Timothy Findlay

  38. Carole says:

    No great mischief by Alistair MacLeod

  39. Judy Bickford says:

    Louisa May Alcott

  40. Meagan says:

    Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens

  41. edie says:

    The Stand by Stephen King

  42. Molly Ellis says:

    The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

  43. Leena says:

    Harry Potters 🙂
    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

  44. michele cislo says:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

  45. Myrna says:

    Pride and prejudice – Austen.

  46. monica says:

    Swan Song by Robert McCammon

  47. CheekyMomma says:

    Insomnia by Stephen King

  48. Meg says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving.

  49. Reynok says:

    The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

  50. Beth says:

    A Game of Thrones

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