Favorite Fiction Books

“Picking five favorite books
is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.”
― Neil Gaiman

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The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr.

The Wingfeather Sagas by Andrew Peterson (I have sorta-reviewed them here)

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (I have reviewed it here)

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (I have used a portion of it for a topical post here and here)

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Crown and Covenant Trilogy by Douglas Bond

Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson

In my happy place, reading a Hank the Cowdog book in the library of my childhood.

In my happy place, reading a Hank the Cowdog book in the library of my childhood.

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Emma by Jane Austen

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (I have reviewed it here)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (I have reviewed it here)

Aesop’s Fables (I have reviewed it here)

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 

D’aulares Book of Greek Myths

D’aulaires Book of Norse Myths

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (I have reviewed it here)

The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (I have reviewed it here)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Paradise Lost by John Milton

We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.”

― Lloyd Alexander


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