I was asked by an inmate at the jail to put this together since I won’t be at the jail to recommend books after next week. Things to keep in mind before reading my list:
1. I put this together in a couple of minutes using reminders from my ratings on Shelfari.
2. When I say favorite I don’t necessarily mean well written, classic, etc. Just books I enjoyed and have stuck with me.
3. I cheated and put three series in a spot instead of individual books.
4. I welcome comments, but don’t really care if you didn’t like these books, They are my favorites, not yours.
So, here is my list:
Twenty Favorite Books All Time:
1. The Stand by Stephen KIng
2. Swan Song Robert McCammon
3. Neverwhere Neil Gaiman
4. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
5. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor
6. Practical Demonkeeping Christopher Moore
7. The Vampire Lestat Anne Rice
8. The Sicilian Mario Puzo
9. Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
10. Green River Rising Tim Willocks
11. The Shotgun Rule Charlie Huston
12. This is Where I Leave You Jonathan Tropper
13. Stranger in a Strange Land Robert Heinlein
14. Lord of the Rings series JRR Tolkien
15. Song of Ice and Fire Series George RR Martin
16. Dark Tower series Stephen King
17. A Time to Kill John Grisham
18. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
19. The Winter of Frankie Machine Don Winlsow
20. Hooligans William Diehl
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