Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My 5 Star Books - Part 1

Today I took a challenge on Facebook which asked if you have read this list of 100 books listed as the best books by the BBC. I am not sure where the list came form but I had read 62 of them.

I then wondered what my top 100 books would be. I then decided I could never pick just 100 but here are some of the books I like to read over and over.

I then realized that I have only given 67 books 5 stars. That's 67 out of 935!!!!

Am I that picky?

Some of those books are kids books. (Dr. Seuss anyone?)

Do they really count?

Take out the plays ( I am very fond of Shakespeare) and the cookbooks, the classics and I am left with 40 books with 5 star ratings.

So in no particular order here are 10 of those books (I will post the others later).

  1. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  2. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  3. Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
  4. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  5. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story by Ree Drummond
  6. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson 
  7. Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
  8. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
  9. The Spellman's Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
  10. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

What are your favorite book?


  1. The two books that inspired me to be a life-long reader were "Charlotte's Web" and "Where The Red Fern Grows." They will always be at the top of my list of favorites. The 10 that follow (as of today) are:

    1. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
    2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
    3. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
    4. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
    5. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
    6. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel PIe Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    8. The Message (Old and New Testament) by Eugene Peterson and GOD
    9. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    10. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

  2. Thats a good list Pam!!!!


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