#25: 50 Best Books

Find #25 among it’s friends in the complete 101 in 1001 list.

A Few Rules:
– In order to include a book, I must have read it in it’s entirety.
– Books in a series will be counted as one entry.
– Anthologies can be included on the list; however, no more than three books on the top 50 can be anthologies, and they must be designated as such.
– Books of poetry are not to be included.
– This list, due it’s designation as “all-time favorite” can include books that I enjoyed as a child, or young adult.
– One play is allowed to be on the list; however, it must be designated as such.

  1. The Life of Pi- by Yann Martel
  2. The Mists of Avalon – by Marion Zimmer Bradley [read:  07/08]
  3. White Oleander – by Janet Fitch [read: 01/08]
  4. A Solitary Blue- by Cynthia Voight
  5. The Virgin Suicides- by Jeffrey Eugenides
  6. The Giver – by Lois Lowry
  7. Illusions – by Richard Bach
  8. Valley of the Dolls – by Jacqueline Susann [read: 05/08]
  9. Girl, Interrupted – by Susanna Kayson
  10. Go Ask Alice – by Anonymous [read: 2.22.08]
  11. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov [read: 11.08]
  12. A Walk to Remember – by Nicholas Sparks
  13. Just as Long as We’re Together – by Judy Blume
  14. The Giving Tree – by Shel Silverstein [read: 06.08]
  15. The Harry Potter Series – by J.K. Rowling
    [HP & the SS read: 5.22.07]
    [HP & the CoS read: 5.31.07]
    [HP & the PoA read: 6.10.07]
    [HP & the GoF read: 6.16.07]
    [HP & the OoP read: 6.25.07]
    [HP & the HBP read: 7.08.07]
    [HP & the DH read: 8.13.07]
  16. Summer Sisters- by Judy Blume
  17. Jonathon Livingston Seagull – by Richard Bach
  18. The Hours – by Michael Cunningham
  19. Tuesdays with Morrie- by Mitch Albom
  20. The Devil Wears Prada – by Lauren Weisberger
  21. Beloved – by Toni Morrison
  22. Night – Elie Wiesel
  23. Fences – by August Wilson – PLAY
  24. The Bell Jar – by Sylvia Plath
  25. Things Fall Apart – by Chinua Achebe
  26. Dangerous Angels – by Francesca Lia Block [read:3.26.08]
  27. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  28. Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood – Koren Zailckas
  29. Prozac Nation – Elizabeth Wurtzel
  30. Into the Wild – John Krakauer [read: 08.08]
  31. The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank
  32. Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain [read: 11.18.08]
  33. Lord of the Flies – by William Gerald Golding
  34. Green Eggs and Ham – by Dr. Seuss
  35. Island of the Blue Dolphins – by Scott O’Dell
  36. Animal Farm – by George Orwell
  37. Death Be Not Proud – John Gunther
  38. Me & Emma – by Elizabeth Flock [read: 04.26.07]
  39. A Child Called “It”- by Dave Pelzer [read: 04.28.07]
  40. Serious Girls – by Maxine Swann [read: 07.11.07]
  41. Thirteen Moons – by Charles Frazier [read: 07.30.07]
  42. The Chronicles of Narnia – by C.S. Lewis [read: 09.30.07]
  43. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold [read: 10.03.07]
  44. The Red Tent – Anita Diamant [read: 10.10.07]
  45. Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld [read: 12/07]
  46. Wicked – Gregory Maguire [read: 12/07]
  47. Pledged: The Secret Life Of Sororities – Alexandra Robbins [read 01/08]
  48. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathon Safran Foer [read: 03.12.08]
  49. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini [read: 03.16.08]
  50. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert [read: 06/08]

Note: The books in bold are the books I have (re)read within the 1001 days of this challenge.

I would love suggestions for good books too, by the way.

3 Responses to “#25: 50 Best Books”

  1. ohthatsfantastic October 16, 2007 at 2:26 AM #

    You should read Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder! It’s a LOT of information, but it’s an awesome book with great philosophy and how it relates to life.

  2. maria alvarado May 13, 2008 at 5:18 PM #

    you should read the Stephanie Meyer series!
    they are great to read!

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