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.
Dandelion Wine. Ray Bradbury (NOT Sci fi)
PS I LOVED Lonesome Dove many years ago.. may need to re-read
Such a good book! ~ karen
And The Sea Will Tell. Vincent Bugliosi
The Calico Year by Dorothy Gilman Butters. Old and perfect.
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
Check out James McMurtry. He is Larry McMurtry's son, and an
amazing songwriter. So many of his songs are like novels.
Incredible! There’s no one else who can write songs like that.
Wow thanks for the info…..I also loved everything that Larry wrote
The Winds of War Herman Wouk
My husband's aunt was a big time hoarder. We were at her place and random picked up a book (things were piled up four feet high with a small path to walk through). The book was the winds of war with a letter addressed to her from Herman Wouk thanking her for her kind words. Unfortunately everything was thrown out the next week because she had bugs. I often though of what else must have been there.
Little Women. Always. I do love Lonesome Dove and read it long after the mini series as well as the rest of the book series and prequel(?) books. Which weirdly is our/MY favorite movie we just watched it again a few weeks ago.
Requiem for a Glass Heart by David L. Lindsey
Fried Green Tomatoes
Good choice! ~ karen
Lonesome Dove, hands down. Great characters and story. I have read all of Larry McMurtry's books and still have a hard time believing this one came from his pen. It is so much better than anything else he ever wrote. I have to watch the television series at least every two years.
Such a good book and SUCH a difficult one to convince other people to read. ~ karen!
The Little Prince
Folly by Laurie King