Saturday, March 28, 2009

25 books I love

Did I post something like this already? Maybe.

I don't care. Here I go again:
  1. Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
  2. Jane Eyre By Charlotte Brontë
  3. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  4. Ender's Game and/or Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card‡
  5. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  6. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  7. Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss*
  8. Beowulf trans by Seamus Heaney
  9. The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy‡
  10. The Great Divorce by CS Lewis‽
  11. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry†
  12. The Professor's House by Willa Cather
  13. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  14. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez* ü
  15. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison*
  16. The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
  17. Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks‽
  18. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell* ‡
  19. The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith‡
  20. The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald† ‡
  21. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli†
  22. Light in August by William Faulkner*
  23. Tunes for Bears to Dance To or I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier†
  24. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson‡
  25. Night by Elie Wiesel ü


*contains serious, sometimes disturbing, mature themes (if it was a movie, it’d probably be PG-13 or R)
†Younger Readers (ages ~10-15, though adult readers will likely enjoy these too)
‡Series – other books to explore after you finish the title on this list
üHistorical Fiction

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