Sunday, August 10, 2008

My 50 Favorite books

This is a list of my 50 favorite books, books I have read so far. I may make another list in the future of 50 favorite more! :)


FICTION


Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Humard

The Pacific Between by Raymond K. Wong

Mafia Summer by E. Duke Vincent

Dark Harbor by David Hosp

There's No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester

The Forever King by Molly Cochran

Forward to Camelot by Susan Sloate and Kevin Finn

The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

Blessings by Anna Quindlen

The Starry Rift by James Tiptree, Jr.

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial by William Kotzwinkle

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

1984 by George Orwell

The Inferno of Dante by Dante Alighieri, translated by Robert Pinsky

White Fang by Jack London

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham



NONFICTION


The Bible

The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren

Live in the Moment by Julie Clark Robinson

Chosen By a Horse by Susan Richards

Max, the Dog that Refused to Die by Kyra Petrovskaya Wayne and Kyrap Wayne

Healed by Horses by Carole Fletcher

Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Would Somebody Please Send Me to My Room! by Bob Schwartz

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

We Are Their Heaven by Allison DuBois

Kindred Spirits by Dr. Allen M. Shoen

Affluenza by John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Silk Robe by Shaunna Privratsky


POETRY


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

In My Own Words by Sapna Mittal

Tracings by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein


CHILDRENS/MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG ADULT

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Fox and the Hound (by?...)

Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell

Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

2 comments:

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Dawn, I couldn't be more touched to have my chapbook of poetry listed as one of your 50 favorites. I had made my morning for sure! Hooray for Google Alerts that lets me know about things like this.

As it happens, I am doing a poetry reading this evening. You will be mentioned for sure!

Dawn Colclasure said...

Hi, Carolyn! You are so welcome. I really did enjoy your poetry chapbook. You are too kind to mention my blog. Thank you!! I'm happy that my including your book on this list has brightened your day. Take care! :)