Top Ten Favorite Books

In alphabetical order by author’s last name:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
Evensong by Gail Godwin
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle
A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle
-The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (I admit I’m cheating here, but how can I choose when the series hasn’t been completed?)
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner

[ETA: How did I forget Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers? Aarrgh!]

Wow, Mr. Tolkien is the lone male author. Interesting.

I know a book is a favorite because I pick it up when I’m upset or tired to be comforted. To return those familiar characters. Thus the inclusion of Circle of Friends – the ultimate comfort book as far as I’m concerned.

Please discuss. And share your favorites. Or tell me which of these you hate.

PS – This list is subject to change, because my books are still packed away and I probably forgot something important. But I have done my best.

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