Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend………..

……….inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx

I love books.
I have recently finished Eat, Pray, Love which totally changed my life. 
I had to buy a copy so I could re-read it and then read it again, mark in it, and dog ear it.

I’m currently reading The Time Traveler’s Wife, and it’s taking me a long time.  We just seem to be stuck in time. 

The Pioneer Woman posted a poll about favorite books.  Here is the list and the number of people who said that book was their favorite.  I’ve read quite a few of these.  My goal is to read the ones I haven’t.  If I can stand it.  I’m not really sure I can stomach any more Harry Potters or Twilights.  And there is a couple that I have extreme little interest in reading.  This feat may take the rest of my life considering I am an extremely slow reader and I fall asleep after 6 minutes.  

 I’ve highlighted the ones I’ve read in green.

Title [Count}

To Kill a Mockingbird [2222]

The Bible [2017]

Pride and Prejudice [1508]

Gone with the Wind [1268]

Harry Potter (series) [1110]  I’ve only read the first four.

Anne of Green Gables [1009]

Little Women [916]

Redeeming Love [633]

Jane Eyre [598]

Twilight (series) [560] I’ve only read the first one.

Outlander (series) [477]

Little House on the Prairie (series) [454]

The Lord of the Rings (series) [376]

The Catcher in the Rye [363]

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [349]

The Great Gatsby [334]

Where the Red Fern Grows [343]

Secret Garden [318]

The Stand [285]

Giving Tree [277]

East of Eden [275]

Poisonwood Bible [266]

The Notebook [258]

Charlotte’s Web [243]

Red Tent [218]

Time Traveler’s Wife [215]

Pillars of the Earth [203]

Wrinkle in Time [202]

A Prayer For Owen Meany [211]

Atlas Shrugged [193]

Count of Monte Cristo [190]

The Grapes of Wrath [183]

The Little Prince [173]

My Childhood [164]

Wuthering Heights [160]

The Hobbit [149]

Lonesome Dove [141]  I started this, I don’t remember finishing, but I know the movie by heart so that should count for something.

Love You Forever [135]

Kite Runner [131]

Outsiders [129]

Rebecca [128]

Ender’s Game [128]

The Outsider [128]

Les Miserables [128]

Secret Life [127]

Goodnight Moon [122]

My Sister’s Keeper [119]

Secret Life of Bees [119]

Eat, Pray, Love [118]

Persuasion [117]

Any thoughts?
Which of these is your favorite, if any? 
Which one should I tackle first?

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain

Happy Reading,


  1. Jolea says:

    I'd start with The Red Tent or The Hobbit. I've tried reading Pillars of the Earth a half dozen times and just can't do it…The Notebook is an easy read and it seems The Poisonwood Bible was weird, but I may have it confused with something else. Oh, The Great Gatsby is good too, but didn't you read that in high school? Have Fun! Should I read, Eat, Pray, Love?


  2. Angel says:

    Yes!! you should read eat, pray, love. It's a great book once you get into it. I don't think I read Gatsby in H.S., maybe I was supposed to. I'm probably the only woman in the world that can't stand Nicholas Sparks. I've tried to read the notebook….boring!


  3. Anonymous says:

    Im going to read Eat,Pray,Sleep. I wish I knew what some of these books were about, I love a good read. Im just really bad about judging a book by it's cover/title.LOL!!Lisa F.


  4. Angel says:

    Lisa, I think this list is a good place to start if you love a good read, and yes you must read Eat, Pray, Love….it isn't Christian, but it's spiritual.


  5. Kimberley says:

    Eat, Pray, Love is an awesome book! I have a lot of favorites, but right now I really like The Book of Negroes. It is very well written and so captivating, I can guarantee you won't want to put it down.


  6. Angel says:

    Thanks Kimberley, I'll have to check that book out. Thanks for stopping by!


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