Friday, January 30, 2009

1/30/2009 - Friday Favorite Five

Today I decided to list my Friday Favorite Five books. However, I have MORE THAN Five books that are my favorite. What to do, what to do? So, here is a sampling of all my favorite books. I can't say which one is my all time favorite, or even which are my top 5, but at some point in my adult life, these books have been considered a favorite.

Here we go (in no particular order):

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Other Bolynn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
These is My Words by Nancy Turner
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
Where the Heart is by Billie Letts
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevelier
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

So, I can't seem to stop here. There are other books that I have really enjoyed, but have not necessarity been my all time favorites.

Here they are, in no particular order:

Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslun
A Painted House by John Grisham
The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Angeles Ashes by Frank McCourt
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

I know there are other books that have been favorites or I've really liked, but can't remember them all. If you know I've left some out, let me know!

If you have a chance, you should join goodreads at It's a great social networking place where you can list all the books you've read and give them reviews and ratings, list the books you are currently reading, and books that you want to read. You get your friends on there too, and then you find other books that you would want to read or you might have forgotten about. It's great!

This is a super long post. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite books. I'd love to know which books are your favorite!

Happy Reading and Happy Friday!


  1. Lisa I love this blog you have. I would have a hard time thinking of my favorite books, because whatever I am reading at the moment is always my favorite for that moment.

  2. Thank you! I wish I knew who this was....???

  3. You are a reading fool...(lol). I wish I can say I've read that much. You are an inspiration to me - to keep reading. Thanks for sharing. ~Deb

  4. Wow- that was cool. We have so many of the same books that we love. And we have had some good talks about them as well. However- it never seems like we are reading them at the same time. Or if I recommend one- you have not read it. And vice versa.
    But I guess that is what making a recommendation is all about right?