I love and admire many people, too many to include in this one post.
This is a list of my best friends’ favorite books. I wanted to know what they love. (I may continue this series with more friends in the future.)
Ron (my dad): Beach Music by Pat Conroy
Nayeli: Utopia by Thomas Moore
Alex: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Eric: 1984 by George Orwell
Jennie: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Breeanne: East of Eden by John Steinbeck AND The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (I can never pick just one either.)
Celia: The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson
Candice: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jenny: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee AND The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker AND The First Fifty Years of Relief Society.
Cyndi: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Amy: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee AND The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt AND The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Haley: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck AND The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips AND An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Afton: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood AND Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Betsy: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Mike (my husband): Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
What are your friends’ favorite books? Maybe you should ask them, because now I have a really nice list of books I want to read. I’ve read a lot of these, but not all of them!
Here is my number one favorite book. And here is a list of my favorites.
You sure had a lot of people to ask! Most of the people i know don’t care about books at all!
That’s a good thing for me! 🙂 I hope you meet more bookish people.
I love reading other people’s choice of books. This is really nice. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a favorite, same with Joy In the Morning by the same author. Where could one find a copy of Libertine’s Destiny by P. Anciers? been looking for one for years.
I don’t know. I’ve never heard of Libertine’s Destiny. I also love both of those Betty Smith titles. She was a great writer.
Libertine’s Destiny was the first novel I read and since then I’m hooked to novels..
I would be in the “To Kill a Mockingbird” group.
Me too. 🙂
I’m very surprised there’s no Count of Montecristo in there… it’s definitely one of the best books ever written (and I’m actually surprised no one tried a TV show out of it yet :))
You’re right. They should make a TV show of it. That’s a great one!
Oh you should definitely check out The Handmaid’s Tale and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! ATGB really surprised me and I fell in love with Francie!
I’ve actually already read both. I LOVE ATGB. Such a wonderful book!
What a great list of books! Glad I make the cut of “best friend!”
🙂 Of course!
I love this list! A while ago, after reading The Storied Life of AJ Fikry and how it talked about being able to tell everything you need to know about someone by what their favourite book is, I thought I’d do a little experiment. I asked everyone in my immediate family to tell me their favourite books, and then I was going to write a post about it, but I never did. It was really fun getting to know what their favourite books were, though. Some I was surprised by and others not at all!
Has your favourites list remained the same for years, or do you update it when you find new favourites? I would like to finally read one of Stegner’s books. I own Crossing To Safety, but Angle of Repose is also on my list. I love that Christy is on your list. Not many people I know have even heard of that book, but maybe it’s more well known in the US.
My list of favorites definitely changes, but not very often. I think those “perfect” books are few and far between. I’d love to see you post that list from your immediate family!
Same here, I think that’s a great idea for a post, Naomi!
Ah! So THAT’S what that was about, eh? I’m honored to be on your list, and I can honestly say I’m proud to have you on mine, too. Hugs, my friend! 😃
Glad you participated!
What a great question to ask! I’ve picked up several titles at book sales thanks to your recommendations 🙂 I still haven’t gotten to my Stegner books but I think I will need to bump them up on my TR list for 2016!
It was fun to poll everybody. I do hope you move up Stegner. He is not to be missed.
This is a great idea! It gives you so many wonderful books to read! ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘To kill a mocking bird’ are my favs too, but I’m irreparably a potterhead! I’ll try the other books on the list too, though.
It was really fun to see what my friends really love to read!
That’s a great list! I think I’d find it hard to choose just one favourite book. If I had to choose, I’d probably pick Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and the Harry Potter series — if a whole series could be counted as one! 🙂
Have a lovely Easter.
Happy Easter to you too!
Were you surprised by your friends’ selections?
I hadn’t even thought of that, so I guess not. Good question!
Interesting. Unfortunately, I also don’t know that many people who really care about books in my personal life. 😦 Perhaps that is one reason blogging and communicating with other book bloggers is an important part of my life! I really really need to read a Stegner, and because of your recommendation, it should be Angle of Repose. 🙂 I admire anyone who can limit themselves to ONE favorite book. It just doesn’t seem possible to me, as the answer changes with my reading… 🙂
Yes, you DO really need to read Stegner! And I love that those of us who blog are your book people. 🙂
Lots of good stuff in there! I adore Brandon Sanderson. Utopia and The Handmaid’s Tale have both been on my list for approximately forever. Excellent list; thanks for posting 🙂
Thanks for reading! I have not read Sanderson. Maybe it is time!
My Dad: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
My Sister: I think “Harry Potter” is one of her favorites
My Brother: When he was little he used to be really into “The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness” by Michelle Paver
My Mom: Too many favorites to count!
My Aunt: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
My Grandad: My mom recently recommended a book called “Boy’s Life” by Robert McCammon to him and he said it was one of the best books he’d ever read. He’s eighty.
Unfortunately, my two former best friends (I haven’t talked to them in ages) weren’t really readers (or at least I didn’t talk to them about books,) so I don’t really have any for them. Cool idea for a list! 🙂
I love this! Thank you for sharing. ❤️