I love reading. I’ve loved it for as long as I can remember. Maybe it comes from growing up in a house without a TV. I don’t know. But I tend to get addicted to reading.
One of the things I love about being in the “real” world [read: not in school] is that I can read whatever I want. I visit the library about once a week. Heck, I even have my library card number memorized!
I always enjoy book lists and saw a Top 100 list on a friend’s blog. Apparently this list is from the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. I’ve only read 16. Out of 100. Yikes.
However, none of my favorite books are on the list. So I’m thinking I need to create my own Top 100 list. I need your help. I’ve started a list below. These books are my favorite … they aren’t necessarily classics or best sellers. Just Becky’s picks. Here’s 10 to kick the list off.
1. Marley and Me – John Grogan
2. Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
3. The Testament – John Grisham (what is it with Johns?)
4. A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks
5. The Mark of the Lion Series – Francine Rivers
6. Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
7. What’s So Amazing About Grace – Phillip Yancey
8. The Kindness of Strangers – Katrina Kittle
9. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
10. Peace Like a River – Leif Enger
(the following were inspired by your comments)
11. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
12. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruden
13. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
15. Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers
16. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
What is, hands down, the BEST book you’ve ever read? And why?