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,

Author: Angel

I’m Angel, a.k.a. Rocket Surgeon, and these are my chronicles. I love writing and I believe our stories should be shared, so here you’ll find anecdotes of my life, loves, worries, fears, joys, and experiences. I blog about my mishaps and adventures as a wife, mommy, auntie, wanna-be writer, teacher, Texan, country/city/mountain girl, cereal killer and Jesus-freak. A few things you might discover about me: •Jesus is my everything; without Him I am nothing, but with him I can do all things •My family makes this world a better place for me to live in •I adore chickens, the live ones, although the cooked ones aren’t too bad either •I have 2 dogs: Grace and Ozzie. And one cat: Rocky Muffin •My dream job would be to raise chickens and write best sellers Thanks for stopping by. Kick off your shoes and stay awhile. I know your time is valuable and I honor you for spending a few moments here with me. I hope you find something to brighten your day, lighten your load, make you chuckle and remind you of the good in the world. “When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will." Pollyanna I’m always eager to meet new online friends, so leave a comment and introduce yourself.

6 thoughts on “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend………..”

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.


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