I love books! Will read almost anything. So as 2017 is coming to an end, I thought I’d do a compilation of some of my favs. Why 13? Why not? But then I couldn’t narrow it down and it became 23 🤪🤓 I didn’t include any reviews or this blog would’ve taken forever 😁 But I did include why some of these were so important to me.
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – The absolute bestest book ever written in my humble opinion. The sequel Go Set A Watchman never measured up.
- The Stand by Stephen King – Truthfully anything written by SK except for The Tommyknockers… that was simply weird and not in a good way.
- The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger
- Lucky and Chances by Jackie Collins – Technically that’s two books, but since it’s on one line it only counts as one; and realistically, I think they had the potential to flow as a single book.
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Me Before You by JoJo Moyes – I thought I wouldn’t be able to stop crying. This was one of those books that you knew was going to have a sad ending but you really hoped it wouldn’t… almost like the ship sinking in Titanic. You knew it was gonna happen, but you held out hope to the last moment.
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult – Loved both the movie and book but it always baffled me as to the two very different endings. Strangely enough, I found both endings equally fascinating.
- Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle – This list wouldn’t have been complete without a few children’s books.
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Misery by Stephen King – Almost every SK book could make this list so I’ve attempted to refrain from making this a review of SK books. But I still had to include the ones dearest to my heart. This was the first SK book that I didn’t consider to be a horror and that initially threw me off. By the end, I loved it just as much as all his other books.
- Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust by Ilibagiza Immaculee
- Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- Flowers In The Attic by V. C. Andrews
- Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson – I’ve always found that the simplest inspirational books tend to be short, which means you have no excuse not to read them. No more than half an hour and you
- Christine by Stephen King – This was my very first SK book so it will always hold a very special place in my heart. It also inspired many of my high school English essays much to the chagrin of my teachers. This was also my first extensive introduction to the “f word” and I was amazed at how many times it could be used 🤣
- The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz – Similar to Who Moved My Cheese? this is short but will provide a lifetime of motivation.
- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
- There’s A Wocket In My Pocket by Dr Seuss
- War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk
- The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough
Feel free to share your own favs in the comments and if there is any book here that you would like more deets on, ask away and I can elaborate.