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. 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

  51. Susan says:

    The Harry Potter Series

  52. Jody says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

  53. Susan says:

    Gone With The Wind

  54. Susan says:

    Mrs Mike, by Benedict and Nancy Mars Freedman.

  55. Annie says:

    Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  56. Natalie says:

    Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

  57. Kari says:

    Mark of the Lion: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

  58. Cindy says:

    Lonesome Dove

  59. Sharon says:

    Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follet

  60. Kathy W says:

    Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

  61. Beckie says:

    Gone With the Wind …Margaret Mitchell

  62. judy says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

  63. Dana Kee says:

    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

  64. Tisha says:

    The Stand by Stephen King

  65. Sabrina@LouLou Sucre says:

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

  66. Deb J says:

    A Confederacy of Dunces. John Kennedy Toole

  67. karol says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  68. tina seashore says:

    pillars of the earth, ken follett

  69. Laura says:

    The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

  70. Njd says:

    Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

  71. Thera says:

    Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

  72. Mary Kay says:

    Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

  73. Courtney says:

    Stones from the River, by Ursula Hegi

    • caryl says:

      Thanks-this book is so good I keep running into it at used book stores and buying it again–accidentally. Her other books are ka as well!

  74. Norma Jo says:

    Trinity by Leon Uris

  75. Maria says:

    Dune- Frank Herbert

  76. jenny says:

    Jane Erye – Charlotte Bronte

  77. ev says:

    Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

  78. Alison says:

    A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

  79. Kathie says:

    my whole family loves the novels by Dick Francis, and now his son, Felix Francis

  80. Eve-Marie says:

    Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

  81. Clara says:

    Outlander -Diana Gabaldon

  82. Laurie says:

    Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

  83. Rebecca P says:

    At Home In Mitford – Jan Karen

  84. Jack says:

    The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christan Andersen

  85. Gina says:

    Beach Music-Pat Conroy

  86. Luanne says:

    Silent in the Grave – Deanna Raybourn

  87. Erin says:

    Beauty by Bill Wallace ;]]

  88. JebberA says:

    Michael moore

  89. Rebecca says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

  90. michaele says:

    We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

  91. Lisa says:

    The Red Tent.

  92. Audrey says:

    Mysterious Jean – Trevor Cole

  93. Nancy says:

    The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley

  94. Langela says:

    The Count of Monte Cristo

  95. SuzyM says:

    The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

  96. Scouty says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  97. kathy says:

    The Good Earth- Pearl S. Buck

  98. LeeAnne says:

    A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

  99. Marlène says:

    The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

  100. Blandine says:

    Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

  101. Sarah says:

    Gone with the Wind ~ Margaret Mitchell

  102. Becca says:

    The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

  103. Jill says:

    Breath – Tim Winton

  104. Jamiek says:

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  105. Elsje says:

    The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson

  106. Allison W says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

  107. Mel says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

  108. Tracy says:

    Captains Courageous

  109. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

  110. Sue H. says:

    A Walk in the Woods (first half) by Bill Bryson

  111. Trysha says:

    The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs

  112. Jennifer says:

    Tara Road – by Maeve Binchy

  113. brittany says:

    Bridge to Terabithia by Kathrine Patterson

  114. Laura says:

    QBVII. Leon Uris

  115. AmieM says:

    The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas or A Memory of Light, Jordan/Sanderson

  116. marilyn says:

    anne of green gables…lucy maud montgomery

  117. Allison says:

    Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

  118. Janalee says:

    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

  119. miriam says:

    The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

  120. polly says:

    Catch-22, Joseph Heller

  121. Erika Carrell says:

    The Phoenix Guards – Steven Brust

  122. Anna Lee says:

    East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

  123. Alice says:

    Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen

  124. mk says:

    Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

  125. Cathy in Colorado says:

    Watership Down

  126. heather says:

    Love you Forever by Robert Munsch.

  127. Lisa says:

    Lord of the Rings, Tolkien

  128. Scott says:

    A Stranger in a Strange Land… Robert Heinlein

  129. Sherri says:

    BROKEN FOR YOU by Stephanie Kallos

  130. Kate says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  131. Janet says:

    Broken For You – Stephanie Kallos

  132. gogothrift@etsy.com says:

    Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

  133. Tessa says:

    The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  134. LindaP says:

    Bridges of Madison County

  135. kimberly says:

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  136. turktime says:

    A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khalid Hosseni (sp?)

  137. Laura K says:

    The Outsiders
    by S.E. Hinton

  138. Linda says:

    The Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling

  139. Kim says:

    Pillars of the Earth-Ken Follett

  140. Kay Rasmussen says:

    Follow the River. If you loved Lonesome Dove, and I did, you’ll love the heroine in Follow The River!

  141. Barbara says:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

  142. Maureen says:

    Catcher in the Rye

  143. rev59@shaw.ca says:

    The Life of Pi

  144. Adrienne says:

    The Help, Kathryn Stockett

  145. Sandy says:

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

  146. Katie says:

    The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

  147. Sarah ATD says:

    Glinda of Oz, by L. Frank Baum

  148. Susan says:

    Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams

  149. Office Wench says:

    The Eagle has Landed. Jack Higgins.

  150. Jan says:

    Other than Lonesome Dove?
    The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye

  151. Shelley says:

    You’re Off to Great Places – Dr Suess

  152. tammy carter says:

    Life of Pi

  153. Susan says:

    The Pianoman’s Daughter, Timothy Findley

  154. Bobbi says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

  155. gloria says:

    The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread by Don Robertson

  156. Leslie says:

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

  157. Lauren says:

    It’s been said a million times already, but there’s good reason.

    To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  158. Regan says:

    The Mists of Avalon

  159. Catharine says:

    The Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver is one.

  160. Melanie Marie says:

    The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

  161. Patti says:

    Riders by Jilly Cooper

  162. Erin says:

    Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry

  163. veronica says:

    Moonraker’s Bride by Madeline Brent

  164. Lynne says:

    The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory. Amazeballs book.

  165. Kitty says:

    Treasure Island~ R.L.Stevenson

  166. Gail says:

    Shogun by James Clavell

  167. Ginny says:

    Today, my pick is Five Smooth Stones by Ann Fairbairn

  168. Call Me Patty says:

    The Kite Flyer

  169. Marie says:

    The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

  170. Scoot20 says:

    The Hobbit

  171. Ellie says:

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

  172. sera says:

    A Room With A View, E. M. Forester

  173. Amy says:

    Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

  174. christine says:

    The Mountain and the Valley, by Ernest Buckler.

  175. Janet Butts says:

    The Source by James Michener

  176. Vicky Smith says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  177. Rachel says:

    bridge to terabithia

  178. Julia says:

    A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

  179. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    A Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

  180. allyson says:

    Women Who Run With The Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

  181. Marcia Milanoski says:

    Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand

  182. mia pratt says:

    “let’s pretend this never happened” by Jenny Lawson (the Blogess).

  183. Maggie O'C says:

    The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton.

  184. Kimberly M. says:

    The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien

  185. Auntiepatch says:

    GONE WITH THE WIND- Margaret Mitchell

  186. Verity says:

    The Alchemist. Paulo Coehlo.

  187. Shelagh says:

    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

  188. Nancy says:

    One of many favorites

    The Stonor Eagles by William Horwood

  189. Trissi V. says:

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

  190. Shauna says:

    Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

  191. korrine says:

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel

  192. J9 says:

    The Game of Thrones series: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

  193. Jessica says:

    The Search for Delicious (more of a young adult, but still my favorite)

  194. Marion says:

    Harry Potter series

  195. Rhonda says:

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

  196. Plantthemoon says:

    “Muir`s Stickeen” the story of a dog by John Muir

  197. Tracy Gaydos says:

    The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    It’s the legend of King Arthur told from the pagan’s point of view.

  198. Ann says:

    The Hobbit – JR Tolkien

  199. eagordon says:

    The Secret Life of Bees-Sue Monk Kidd

  200. Barbara H says:

    Swans Song by Michael McCamerron

  201. turktime says:

    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseni

  202. sam says:

    On the Beach — Nevil Shute

  203. Maureen says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird!

  204. Sarah says:

    Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough & Michael Braungart.

  205. jan says:

    My mind is debating still..
    To Kill a Mocking bird/The Red Tent?????

  206. Danielle says:

    Little me: Charlotte’s Web…Grown up me: The Razor’s Edge.

  207. natalie says:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

  208. Sue says:

    The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

  209. Amy in StL says:

    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.

  210. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.

  211. Manisha says:

    Biting the Sun, by Tanith Lee.

  212. Nancy says:

    Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway

  213. Teri says:

    A night in shining armor by Jude deveraux
    The last day by Glenn kleier.

  214. Theresa says:

    The Mummy by Anne Rice

  215. Roberta Holbrook says:

    Ashes in the Wind

  216. Roberta Holbrook says:

    Ashes in the Wind.

  217. Carol Ann says:

    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

  218. Sarah says:

    House of Spirits ~ Isabelle Allende

  219. Joann says:

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hogsden (?) Burnett

  220. Lauren from Winnipeg says:

    A Fine Balance

  221. Trish says:

    Even cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

  222. Ruth says:

    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Farth Stein

  223. Joanna says:

    Perfume by Patrick Suskind

  224. Heather S. says:

    Ender’s Game

  225. joanna says:

    Devil in the Great White City

  226. Barbie says:

    “Goodnight Moon”…..JK!

  227. Rachael says:

    Armadale, by Wilkie Collins (for being awesome in every way)

  228. Gwen says:

    My favorite book: Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

  229. Samantha says:

    The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill tied with Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperle.

  230. Linda says:

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  231. Laurinda says:

    Time Enough for Love, by Robert Heinlein

  232. Melissa says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

  233. Jessica says:

    People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

  234. Toronto Boy says:

    “The Life of Pi” by Yan Martel

  235. Stephanie says:

    The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

  236. Raymonde says:

    Fall of giants, the first novel of Ken Follett’s “Century” trilogy.

  237. Raymonde says:

    Or The Accompanist, by Nina Berberova.
    Anything and everything by Nina Berberova!!!

  238. Candace says:

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  239. nancy says:

    The Catcher in The Rye

  240. nancy says:

    I can’t really have ONE favorite. There are different favorites for different times of your life.

    Lord of the Flies.

    So, I am a cheater also.

  241. Nadine says:

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind.

  242. Gina says:

    Thanks to Karen for the idea and to everyone for the posts! I’ve got lots of good ideas now for my To Read list…..

  243. Paula says:

    The Mirror – Marlys Milhiser

  244. Amy says:

    Cat’s Eye- Margaret Atwood.

  245. Patti says:

    Hawaii by James Michener!

  246. Joyce says:

    Devil in the White City

  247. Abbie B says:

    Jane Eyre

  248. Carol says:

    Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

  249. calliek says:

    To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. (anyone who loves Jane Austen, and also sci fi will appreciate it)

  250. Alex says:

    A Widow for One Year by John Irving

  251. Sarah says:

    Childhood: Carry On, Mr Bowditch Jean Lee Latham
    Adult: The Power of One by Bryce Courtney

  252. Leslie says:

    Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

  253. andrea meyers says:

    Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel

  254. Bonnie says:

    The World According to Garp by John Irving

  255. dana gault says:

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

  256. Cheryl says:

    Riddle of Stars by Patricia A McKillip

  257. Emma says:

    Woman On The Edge Of Time – Marge Piercy

  258. Lisa says:

    After Lonesome Dove (which I thought they were going to ruin as a mini-series, but they didn’t, love them both), The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

  259. caryl says:

    Jitterbug perfume-and by the way there is no such thing as a favorite book-if you love one you love many!!

    • Karen says:

      I think there absolutely is such a thing as a favourite book. If there wasn’t I wouldn’t be able to say, Yup … it’s Lonesome Dove, LOL. There are other ones I love, but that is the favourite. ~ karen!

  260. Janet says:

    Are you there God, It’s Me Margaret

  261. kelliblue says:

    C.S. Lewis; ‘Until We Have Faces’ and the Narnia books were absolutely magical.

    Kage Baker: ‘In the Garden of Iden.’

  262. Naomi says:

    Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

  263. zoe says:

    Persuasion – Jane Austen – great love story, great author…..I think her best novel.

  264. Brook says:

    Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

  265. Mandi says:

    The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

  266. Christa says:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

  267. Deb Fry says:

    Lonesome Dove is my #2

  268. Anna says:

    The Jewel in the Crown.

  269. Nancy says:

    Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy

  270. Lisa says:

    Loved Lonesome Dove.

  271. Marlene says:

    Don Quixote (El Quijote)by Cervantes Saavedra

  272. Linda J Howes says:

    Welcome To The Monkeyhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

  273. DanT says:

    Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel – another Pulitzer prize winner

  274. Janelle Chapman says:

    The Selected Works of T.S Spivet by Reif Larsen
    Just read it!!!

  275. Patti says:

    The Glass Castle – by Jeanette Walls

  276. Kelly says:

    The Sun Also Rises — Earnest Hemingway

  277. Another Karen B says:

    The World According to Garp ~ John Irving ~ only book I have EVER read twice!

  278. Dorothy Gardner says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird comes in first…Stones From The River

  279. Melinda says:

    Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry

  280. Danni says:

    East of Eden – John Steinbeck

  281. Kasia says:

    “The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson. AWESOME.

  282. JBess says:

    Jane Eyre will always be my comfort food of books. I first read it in childhood and still pick it up from time to time in middle age.

  283. Stephanie says:

    Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood is my favorite book.

  284. Kelly says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird, yup.

  285. evie says:

    Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

  286. Gwen says:

    Fancy Pants, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

  287. Christal says:

    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke.

  288. Heather says:

    A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin

  289. joanne says:

    Thanks, Karen for putting this out there. Can’t wait to start reading some faves from other book lovers.

    Saw your article in the the latest Style at Home. I can totally relate. We did out backyard last summer. Old deck pulled out in April, followed by digging and digging and digging and finding places for the stuff we dug up, lugging gravel, sand and stone and planting, then more planting then, finally, a backyard we love (oh yeah, that project ended in AUGUST!!!!!). Totally worth it though.

    Discovered your blog through pinterest and check it out regularly. Always interesting.

  290. Laurel says:

    The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

  291. davezak says:

    great list! i trust all the people who read this blog too 🙂

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

  292. Jeanine says:

    Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

  293. Jayne says:

    Catcher in the Rye – Salinger

  294. Carisa Haven says:

    Redeemed by Francine Rivers

  295. Laura Bee says:

    The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be -Farley Mowat

    • Laura Bee` says:

      I meant to tell you last week, I think A Tale of Two Cities might be my new favourite. Just for the last few pages. Big tears – right in the lunchroom at work. A fantastic story. Pardon me…tale.

  296. Carla says:

    One Hundred Years of Solitude ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  297. Phyllis says:

    The Last Dance On Earth.

  298. Tracy says:

    The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

  299. Vanessa says:

    John Dies At The End

    seriously, amazing book. cult favorite! it’s a horror comedy and it’s amazing. Did I mention how amazing it is?

  300. Anna says:

    White Oleander – by Janet Fitch
    Mrs. Greenthumbs: How I Turned a Boring Yard into a Glorious Garden and How You Can, Too – by Cassandra Danz

    To quote my favorite passage (and the reason why I will always remember how deep to plant my daffodil bulbs): “I plant daffodil bulbs about eight inches deep. As I mentioned before, I don’t use a ruler. As a married woman, I know perfectly well what six or eight inches looks like, so it’s easy to make a good estimate. This mental measurement makes planting time much more interesting than it might be otherwise.”

    She was hilarious, and died much too young.

  301. sam says:

    Neuromancer by William Gibson. First read this when I was thirteen, Sneakily staying up all night to read from cover to cover because I just couldn’t put it down.

  302. Patti says:

    Karen …. do this again to see everyone’s Summer best reads! I loved reading the comments and seeing lots and lots of books that I have also read! I feel so literate but still wrote down many for future reads (and re-reads!)

  303. CDLB says:

    The Creation Of Human Ability.

    It’s nonfiction.

  304. donna says:

    “Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kid

  305. David bolland says:

    The Magus by John Fowles

  306. chandra says:

    The Hobbit

  307. Eleanor Villeneuve says:

    Lonesome Dove – I can’t follow instructions so no. 2 is Random Passage by Bernice Morgan, no. 3 is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

  308. Stan Nowak says:

    OK, I’m only almost four years late with this one. So many great books to choose, but I’m gonna go with “Wind, Sand and Stars” by Antione de Saint-Exupery (author of ‘The Little Prince’).

  309. Mary Wilhelmus says:

    Sophie’s Choice

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