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April 11, 2016



Mine would certainly change by the day (if not by the hour). But I agree, Jane Eyre is often at the top. And if I was forced to choose a contemporary book it would probably be The Secret History by Donna Tartt (I've never met her and probably never will, so that seems a safe choice over my friend's books)

Charlaine Harris

That's a great book, no doubt, but not one that spoke to my heart.

I see that I substituted "two" for "too" above, and somehow a line got lost. In the second paragraph, the sentence should be:

By the way, here's what I would pick:
"The Monkey's Raincoat," Robert Crais
“Guilty Pleasures,” Laurell K. Hamilton
“Son of the Morning,” Linda Howard
“Into Thin Air,” Jon Krakauer)

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Impossible. Impossible. I mean--impossible.

But: I would choose Winter's Tale, by Mark Helprin.

But you're making me choose.

Or Edith Wharton's Custom of the Country.

But I am stopping. Impossible. (But fun to consider) xoxo


I don't know that I could narrow it down to top 50. There are just too many books I've enjoyed.

Donna Andrews

I don't have "A" favorite anything. And when it comes to books, I have shelves full of favorites.

And if anyone really tries to pin me down, I always try to stick to dead authors.

Charlaine Harris

I know! There are just too many. And they are favorites for such different reasons.


I can narrow it down to one author (who, sadly, is gone before his time), but not one book unless there's ever a Discworld omnibus. With a Pratchett book, there's the bonus that he refers to so many other stories, it would be like having them too!

Cath Hoffner

I believe that's a question without an answer. So difficult even with dead authors!


You mentioned Ready Player One -- one of Kate's favorites! You are only the second person I know to put that on the list.

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