Thirty Books I Love

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The following is a list of thirty of my favorite books that I've read over the last 10 years or so.  As you will see, once I read something I like, I will make it a point to find other books written by the same author assuming I will like those as well.  I am rarely disappointed.  I hope you enjoy the list and find a good book or two to read!

  1. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
  2. White Oleander - Janet Fitch
  3. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
  4. In Her Shoes - Jennifer Weiner
  5. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
  6. The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks
  7. Something Borrowed - Emily Giffin
  8. Something Blue - Emily Giffin
  9. Baby Proof - Emily Giffin
  10. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
  11. The Glass Castle: A Memoir - Jeannette Walls
  12. Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
  13. She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
  14. I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb
  15. Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
  16. Joy in the Morning - Betty Smith
  17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  18. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  19. American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld
  20. Prep: A Novel - Curtis Sittenfeld
  21. The Man of My Dreams - Curtis Sittenfeld
  22. Little Earthquakes - Jennifer Weiner
  23. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
  24. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
  25. Rise and Shine: A Novel - Anna Quindlen
  26. The Pilot's Wife - Anita Shreve
  27. Light on Snow - Anita Shreve
  28. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  29. Fall On Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald
  30. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir - Frank McCourt

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Now it's your turn. What are some of your favorite books from the last decade?  Share your thoughts on any of the books above, I'd love to hear your opinions.


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White Oleander, The Glass Castle and The Bell Jar are some of my favorites. I'm a huge fan of Jodi Picoult, although My Sister's Keeper isn't my favorite of hers. I would definitely read Nineteen Minutes or The Pact if you haven't so already. They're really great. I've also read Angela's Ashes, which I really liked, and I'm hoping that I'll get around to reading the sequel. Wally Lamb has been on my list of authors to read for years, I've heard so many great things about his books. Some of my personal favorites have been The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Wasteland by Francesca Lia Block, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, among others. I'm also a huge fan of the Dexter series by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, as well chick-lit series like the Queen of Babble series by Meg Cabot and the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovitch.

Hi, Marie! I read both Wally Lamb books years and years ago and they are still really really high on my list of favorites. I couldn't put them down. We seem to like very similar things and I am sure you'd love his books. That is funny that you mentioned Nineteen Minutes as it is sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read next. :) I loved the movie Virgin Suicides but I've never read the book.

You have given me several ideas for what to add to my To Read list -- thank you!

East of Eden by John Steinbeck is my favorite book. Memoirs of a Geisha a very close second. I recommend both!

Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. I have read it so many times and it's still my favourite of her books.
And then a couple of English authors who I couldn't imagine not having on my bookshelves:
Elizabeth Jane Howard - her books about the Cazalet Family. I so loved this series I wanted to somehow become a Cazalet !
A vintage author and book - Diary of a Provincal Lady. Funny and dry - and England as it only exists in Black and White films !
I also just reread Anna Quindelen - One True Thing - amazing.

Christina, I read East of Eden years ago. That is another good one. I have been tempted to read Memoirs of a Geisha but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Sally, thanks for all the suggestions! I haven't heard of most of them but will have to search them up and find out more about them. I have read One True Thing and really enjoyed it. The movie was good too!

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