Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday Bookworms: Top 10 (err...11)

Yesterday I wrote about changes to the blog this week I'm going to test out my new structure and see how it goes. Well Monday is Monday Bookworms so it's all about I love books! I'm going to use these posts to post reviews, recommend book websites or blogs, or just talk at random about the greatness of reading!

I decided to start out with the much dreaded question that big readers get: "What's your Top 10 books of all time?" How to begin to answer that, especially off the top of your head. Yet as a reader, I love hearing people's answers. One, because it gives you a sense of what kind of reader they are and two, you may get great recommendations out of it, assuming you do not share similar tastes.

Recently a friend of mine asked me for my Top 10 and after combing my list I came up with the following 10 (err...11) and they are listed in no particular order:

1 – Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
2 – The Autobiography of Henry the VIII, Margaret George
3 – Here Be Dragons, Falls the Shadow & The Reckoning, Sharon Kay Penman
4 – The Alienist, Caleb Carr
5 – In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
6 – The Eight, Katherine Neville
7 – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
8 – Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
9 – A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
10 – Trinity, Leon Uris
11 – The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova

I feel this list encompasses all my reading passions: historical fiction, a good mystery, great classic literature and the occasional laugh.

Post in the Comments:
You knew this was coming...What's your Top 10 or 5 or just Top 1 (if you can narrow it down that much)?
Have you read any of the books on my Top 10 (err...11) and if so would they end up in your Top 10?

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