A good book has no ending. – R.D. Cumming
I thought writing a “Tuesday Ten” on my favorite books would be very easy – but it ended up being kind of difficult. I quickly rattled off ten books that I would call my favorite – but then I remembered about a dozen more that I simply could not leave off that list. Therefore, the list below is certainly not all-encompassing, but it is a great representation of the books that I would call my “favorites”. I knew I loved these books because I was sad when they ended. I miss their characters, their stories, their magic. They may not be on any “classics” list – and literary experts would probably roll their eyes at my choices. But that’s ok – they meant something to me, and that is really all that matters.
1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
2. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.
3. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III.
4. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
8. Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen.
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
10. The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates.