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Exemplars of bookish delight

A few of my favorites…

The question has been posed, what are your favorite books? Such a difficult question! After all, there are so many great books to be had! So I shall sit here and type what comes to mind. Certainly these are my favorites … so far … this morning …

The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell, by Susanna Clark

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winifred Watson

The Color of Water, by James McBride

How the Irish Saved Civilization, by Thomas Cahill

The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo

Silence, translated by Sarah Roche-Mahdi

Horatio Hornblower series, by C.S. Forester

And you? Do you have a list of favorites – or maybe one that you love above all others? Do tell …



  1. An excellent list! Is Silence the Japanese book by the guy whose last name was Endo and whose first name I could not spell? If so, Brent loved that book.

    If you add Crime and Punishment, it would be one of the better lists around today.

    • amelia

      4 February 2010 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks! Actually, the Silence mentioned above is a 13th century French romance, about a girl who becomes a knight. I haven’t yet read Endo’s Silence, but it’s on my list! AND I’ve not read Crime and Punishment. I know … I know … guess I better add that one too! 🙂

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