Monday, August 19, 2013

My Top Ten Favorite Books--What are Yours?

UPDATE: 08-31-14:
     My one year update to this blog (where you can find my revised list of my top ten favorites) can be found by clicking the link, here.

My very first post. Wow! I never imagined I would ever write a blog. But here I am. I guess I should state the obvious, first. My name is Sharon, and I love books. I read (it seems like) all the time. I'm doing this because want to share some of the information and knowledge I've acquired while participating in this beautiful activity. To that end, here we go...

Let's start with something personal. Everyone has a list of favorite books they have read over the do I. See what you can derive about my personality and character from this list:

1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo;
2. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson;
3. East of Eden by John Steinbeck;
4. Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead by Orson S. Card;
5. The Gathering Storm / Towers of Midnight / A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson;
6. Night by Elie Wiesel;
7. La Chancon de Roland (The Song of Roland) by Unknown;
8. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle;
9. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown; and
10. The Green Mile by Stephen King.

I have not included the Bible on this list, as it is an entity unto itself. Although it can be looked at as literature (as it often is in academia), I prefer to keep the great work totally apart from a list of personal likes that may (as it has in the past) change with whatever whimsy I may be feeling or some new book that has recently captured my heart.

Also, I am not saying that these books are the top ten best books ever written. They are my top ten favorite books that I have ever read...up to this moment in time. This is a very personal list, and I realize everyone's list will differ. This list is just a beginning point to begin sharing my love of books with you.

I would absolutely love to know your favorite (top ten) books. Please share your favorites with me as I have shared mine with you. What do you like that is on my list? Do any of these books surprise you by their inclusion on the list? I really would love to hear from you about your own love of books by sharing your top ten with me along with any pertinent comments. Thank you with all my heart for reading my blog. Thank you in advance to those of you who send me your own personal list.