Top Ten

Kailana over at The Written Word is collecting a blogger’s list of 10 Books You Can’t Live Without so I’m joining in and posting my list. Definitely not easy but here are my Top 10:

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcรญa Mรกrquez. Possibly the only book I’ve read re-read several times. Yes, it is that good.

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. A story of love, sex and food and lots of drama.

Chocolat by Joanne Harris. I see a trend of chocolate here. This one captured me from the very first line, “We came on the wind of the carnival.”

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee. A powerful story that stayed with me long after I finished reading it.

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. Simply wonderful. I even liked the movie a lot too.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. My first Atwood novel which perhaps may be why it’s my favorite.

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. A story about friendships and breaking out of the routine, plus it’s set in Italy. What’s not to love.

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. I’m sure I shed some tears when I read this book. I dare you to read this and not fall in love with “Turtle”.

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. If you missed out on taking a philosophy class in college (like I did, I was busy taking mythology) then this is a great introduction to the history of philosophy.

Perfume by Patrick Sรผskind. In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. Creepy.

Already I’m thinking I’ve left off Sputnik Sweetheart, Northanger Abbey, The Magus, A Prayer for Owen Meany and many, many more.

I can’t wait to read everyone’s Top 10 list as I’m sure I’ll find lots of titles to add to my TBR list. Thank you Kailana for compiling this!

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