Ten Favorite Books

15 Apr

Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway

To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee

The Tie That Binds Kent Haruf

Black Beauty Anna Sewell

Treasure Island Robert Lewis Stevenson

Macbeth William Shakespeare

Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte

A Painted House John Grisham

All The Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy

What have you read lately?


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11 responses to “Ten Favorite Books

  1. Pastor Larry

    April 15, 2010 at 11:40 am

    “Black Beauty” was one of my favorite books as a boy in Lamesa.

  2. Mrs. Soup

    April 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    So many great books there!

    I’m almost done with Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George. So lovely.

  3. wildstorm

    April 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    HI there, Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your comment. You’ve commented in the past but what I’ve noticed is that I cannot click your name to lead me to your blog.  Do you have one?  I’d love to read.  Warmest Regards, Anita 

  4. Ginny

    April 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I recently read The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Review on my blogsite. Excellent read. And Half Broke Horses, not just about horses at all but about a woman making her way in the old west.

    David Sedaris has a new one in paperback called Engulfed by Flames. Funny quick read.

    I also liked The Daily Coyote by Shreve Stockton who lives in Ten Sleep Wyoming. She has a good blog as well.

    The list could be VERY long.
    Old time favorites include The Way West, a.b. guthrie
    Flowers for Algernon
    Of Mice and Men

  5. Les

    April 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I have read a several books over the past year, but there are two that I keep thinking about:

    The Confessions of Nat Turner, by William Styron
    The Lay of the Land, by Richard Ford

  6. exileimaging

    April 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Really interesting list, Anita. I’ve read only two of them, Macbeth and The Sun Also Rises (got to love Hemingway!). My tastes are a little off the beaten path, I suppose. Here’s a list of some of my favorites, in no particular order.

    Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond
    A Distant Mirror Barbara Tuchman
    Bones Elaine Dewar
    Ancient Encounters James Chatters
    The Proud Tower Barbara Tuchman
    Polk’s Folly William Polk
    Cadillac Desert Marc Reisner
    Humboldt’s Cosmos Gerard Helferich
    Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey
    A Sand County Almanac Aldo Leopold

  7. Jack Matthews

    April 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    A great list you have. I’m back into Joyce.

  8. Lori

    April 17, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Love these books! I haven’t read any books lately. I have piles in my ‘t0 read’ list. Maybe I’ll do some reading from the hammock this weekend.

  9. elegies

    April 17, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Peyton Place.

    Glad to see so many horse books on your shelf. 🙂

  10. slamdunk

    April 18, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Excellent list. I liked Grisham’s A Painted House as well, but other friends only would read his suspense stuff.

    I just finished reading Homer Hickam Jr.’s three book memoir (the last one was called “Sky of Stone”) on his early years growing up in Coalwood, WV. His humor and character development made the series a joy to read.

  11. Jonny

    April 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I am trying to read these books at the present time-

    the Bible
    “God the Peacemaker: How atonement brings shalom” by Graham A. Cole
    “An American Dream” a novel by Norman Mailer
    “New Testament Theology” by Joachim Jeremias
    “Anticimenon: On the Unity of the Faith and the Controversies with the Greeks” by Anselm of Havelberg
    “From Resurrection To New Creation: A First Journey in Christian Theology” by Michael W. Pahl
    “Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective” Edited by Jeffrey P. Greenman & George Kalantzis
    “Sin: A History” by Gary A. Anderson
    “Kissing The Mask” by William T. Vollmann


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