My Favorite Books

Like the best of friends, there are books you meet in your life that you instantly connect with. Here are my top 8 favorite books. I’d love to hear yours!

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: I wrote about it here.

The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir: I read it for a gender studies class in college and it rocked my world.

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Because it not only taught me about friendship but it also sparked my life-long affair with books.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway: “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway. Replace man with woman, and yes, I completely agree.

On the Road  by Jack Kerouac:  Kerouac gets my mind racing with the possibility of adventure.

The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin. The series in its entirety dominated my adolescence.

Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov. Because does better writing exist?

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by  Betty Smith. A book for book lovers. I compiled some of my favorite quotes here.

I really wanted to make this a clean “top 10 favorite books” post, but I honestly haven’t read any other books that rank with these 8 other favorites. Sure, there are other books I loved like this and this, but I think my top 2 spots are still reserved for books I haven’t read yet.  I can’t wait to meet them one day soon.

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6 thoughts on “My Favorite Books

  1. This is the second mention of Smith’s A Tree Grows In Brooklyn that I’ve come across today. I think the internet is telling me I have to read this book!

  2. I bought The Alchemist on impulse on a trip to Dubai. I haven’t read it yet, I hope it doesn’t disappoint. Sadly, I have lately lost my interest in reading books. I’m not sure how to fix this. It feels more like a chore rather than a pleasure.

    • Hi! Hope Alchemist helps kick-start your interest in books again. It certainly helped put my entire life in perspective. Or have you tried young-adult fantasy fiction? I’m reading THE SELECTION right now and it’s a guilty pleasure type of read. Something like it could maybe bring back the spark.

      • The summary for The Selection does sound kind of interesting. I’m more into the post-apocalyptic books and dystopian/utopian societies (Hunger Games, The Uglies, 1984.)
        I’ll give the two you suggested a try once I finish reading a couple of classics for school. Thank you 🙂

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