Thursday, May 11, 2006

A little light reading

This is a list we came up with sitting at a restaurant last night. These are some of our favorite books. They are simply books we have enjoyed, not necessarily the most well-written or critically acclaimed. It includes both our individual and mutual favorites. I will leave it to you to guess which books go with which person.
I must note that Sergio feels Lonesome Dove is the best book ever written, and has ranked it first. The rest are random and pretty much in the order we remembered them.

1. Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
2. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
3. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
5. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
6. Cannery Row - John Steinbeck
7. The Little House on the Prairie series - Laura Ingalls Wilder
8. Jarhead - Anthony Swofford
9. The Things they Carried - Tim O’Brien
10. The Giver - Lois Lowry
11. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
12. Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
13. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
14. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
15. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
16. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
17. The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara
18. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
19. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - Ken Kesey
20. Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
21. John Adams - David McCullough
22. Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
23. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
25. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
26. Ava’s Man - Rick Bragg
27. Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry - Mildred D. Taylor
28. The Partly Cloudy Patriot - Sarah Vowell
29. Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
30. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
31. Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia Maclachlan
32. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

We would love to hear what your favorite book is or any reading suggestions you might have for us.

3 comments:

Retha said...

My #1 favorite book of all times would be (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
I have read many books in my lifetime, but that one stands out the most.

Another book that really had an impact on me was ( A boy named It).

I have read some of the books you lised and they are really good.

Mom

Retha said...

I mean listed.

Retha said...

HI Sergio and Dawn well another good book besides the ones my Tia Retha posted would be Memoirs of a Geisha. I found it really interesting and confusing so if you could read it and explain it to me that would be GREAT!
-Michelle-