Friday, June 5, 2009

15 Books

Nicole at Sisters Choice Quilts posted a day or so ago about listing 15 favorite books in just 15 minutes. I have a lot of favorites, so I'm listing 15 that I like so much that I've gone back to reread again and again.

Here goes:

1. All the Kings's Men, Robert Penn Warren

2. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

3. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

4. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie

5. Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry

6. The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler,

7. Murder Must Advertise, Dorothy L. Sayers

8. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

9. The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett

10. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkein

11. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

12. And Ladies of the Club, Helen Hooven Santmyer

13. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle

14. Rebecca, Daphne DuMaurier

15. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Our book club chose The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett, to read this summer. It seems to be on a lot of people's lists as a favorite. I am also planning to read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, one of our book club picks which I didn't get to this past year.

So, what books are on your bedside table?


floribunda... aka Julie said...

I tried to get my book group interested in Rebecca this summer, but no go... I've never read it. We picked Loving Frank instead. I tried to read The God of Small Things but couldn't get into it and I keep meaning to try again! Also listening to Crime and Punishment on CD -- I don't know if I'll ever get through all 21 disks.

Nicole said...

I love seeing other folk's book lists! Yours is wonderful.