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. Blandine says:

    Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

  2. Marlène says:

    The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

  3. LeeAnne says:

    A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

  4. kathy says:

    The Good Earth- Pearl S. Buck

  5. Scouty says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  6. SuzyM says:

    The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

  7. Langela says:

    The Count of Monte Cristo

  8. Nancy says:

    The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley

  9. Audrey says:

    Mysterious Jean – Trevor Cole

  10. Lisa says:

    The Red Tent.

  11. michaele says:

    We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

  12. Rebecca says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

  13. JebberA says:

    Michael moore

  14. Erin says:

    Beauty by Bill Wallace ;]]

  15. Luanne says:

    Silent in the Grave – Deanna Raybourn

  16. Gina says:

    Beach Music-Pat Conroy

  17. Jack says:

    The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christan Andersen

  18. Rebecca P says:

    At Home In Mitford – Jan Karen

  19. Laurie says:

    Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

  20. Clara says:

    Outlander -Diana Gabaldon

  21. Eve-Marie says:

    Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

  22. Kathie says:

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

  23. Alison says:

    A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

  24. ev says:

    Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

  25. jenny says:

    Jane Erye – Charlotte Bronte

  26. Maria says:

    Dune- Frank Herbert

  27. Norma Jo says:

    Trinity by Leon Uris

  28. 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!

  29. Mary Kay says:

    Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

  30. Thera says:

    Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

  31. Njd says:

    Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

  32. Laura says:

    The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

  33. tina seashore says:

    pillars of the earth, ken follett

  34. karol says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  35. Deb J says:

    A Confederacy of Dunces. John Kennedy Toole

  36. [email protected] Sucre says:

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

  37. Tisha says:

    The Stand by Stephen King

  38. Dana Kee says:

    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

  39. judy says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

  40. Beckie says:

    Gone With the Wind …Margaret Mitchell

  41. Kathy W says:

    Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

  42. Sharon says:

    Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follet

  43. Cindy says:

    Lonesome Dove

  44. Kari says:

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

  45. Natalie says:

    Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

  46. Annie says:

    Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  47. Susan says:

    Mrs Mike, by Benedict and Nancy Mars Freedman.

  48. Susan says:

    Gone With The Wind

  49. Jody says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

  50. Susan says:

    The Harry Potter Series

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