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. Office Wench says:

    The Eagle has Landed. Jack Higgins.

  2. Susan says:

    Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams

  3. Sarah ATD says:

    Glinda of Oz, by L. Frank Baum

  4. Katie says:

    The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

  5. Sandy says:

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

  6. Adrienne says:

    The Help, Kathryn Stockett

  7. Maureen says:

    Catcher in the Rye

  8. Barbara says:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

  9. Kay Rasmussen says:

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

  10. Kim says:

    Pillars of the Earth-Ken Follett

  11. Linda says:

    The Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling

  12. Laura K says:

    The Outsiders
    by S.E. Hinton

  13. turktime says:

    A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khalid Hosseni (sp?)

  14. kimberly says:

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  15. LindaP says:

    Bridges of Madison County

  16. Tessa says:

    The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  17. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

  18. Janet says:

    Broken For You – Stephanie Kallos

  19. Kate says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  20. Sherri says:

    BROKEN FOR YOU by Stephanie Kallos

  21. Scott says:

    A Stranger in a Strange Land… Robert Heinlein

  22. Lisa says:

    Lord of the Rings, Tolkien

  23. heather says:

    Love you Forever by Robert Munsch.

  24. Cathy in Colorado says:

    Watership Down

  25. mk says:

    Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

  26. Alice says:

    Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen

  27. Anna Lee says:

    East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

  28. Erika Carrell says:

    The Phoenix Guards – Steven Brust

  29. polly says:

    Catch-22, Joseph Heller

  30. miriam says:

    The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

  31. Janalee says:

    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

  32. Allison says:

    Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

  33. marilyn says:

    anne of green gables…lucy maud montgomery

  34. AmieM says:

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

  35. Laura says:

    QBVII. Leon Uris

  36. brittany says:

    Bridge to Terabithia by Kathrine Patterson

  37. Jennifer says:

    Tara Road – by Maeve Binchy

  38. Trysha says:

    The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs

  39. Sue H. says:

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

  40. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

  41. Tracy says:

    Captains Courageous

  42. Mel says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

  43. Allison W says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

  44. Elsje says:

    The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson

  45. Jamiek says:

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  46. Jill says:

    Breath – Tim Winton

  47. Becca says:

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

  48. Sarah says:

    Gone with the Wind ~ Margaret Mitchell

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