Inspired by @victoriaedel A million times harder than the movie one. Fiction only here. Maybe someday I'll do a non-fiction one.
  1. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
    I only read this book for the first time a year and a half ago, but Anne Shirley quickly joined the ranks of my favorite characters of all time.
  2. Babysitters Club series by Ann M. Martin
    I think I love reading today because of these books. I finally live in a house with room to display my whole collection on the shelves. I'm always looking at Half-Price books for a few random ones I'm missing.
  3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
    Favorite book of all time.
  4. Different Seasons by Stephen King
    This is one of the first Stephen King books I read and I've loved him ever since.
  5. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    So good that I never want to read another Steinbeck because I just know nothing else can live up to it.
  6. First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
    This represents the whole Thursday Next series. Time travel, classic literature references, crazy adventures - so many things I love in this series.
  7. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    I read this for the first time in 4th or 5th grade. I think it was one of the first big adult books I ever read and it's been special to me ever since.
  8. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
    Obviously. The greatest.
  9. I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
    @erinflusche picked this for our book club once and none of us really knew what to think about it. I was shocked by how much I loved it.
  10. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
    I read my first copy so many times the cover fell off and I had to get a new one.
  11. King Lear by William Shakespeare
    Not my favorite Shakespeare, but I needed a K and I wanted him to be represented on this list.
  12. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    When I read this as a kid, it made me want to be like those girls and live in that time period. But then I remembered they didn't have TV or air conditioning and I figured I'd stick to just reading about it.
  13. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
    Reading this book again as an adult still takes me back and makes me feel like I did when I first read it when I was 7 or 8. I love it.
  14. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
    Found this in the library in 3rd grade and checked it out multiple times over that year to read it again and again. A few years ago I found the same edition on eBay.
  15. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
    My favorite Dickens.
  16. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    A top ten book for sure. For some reason I'm into buying different editions of it.
  17. Q by Evan Mandery
    Honestly, just an okay book, but I needed a Q title and I haven't read Queen of the Tearling yet.
  18. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    I recommend this book to people more than any other. And everyone who reads it is glad they did.
  19. Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
    Gone with the Wind was so special to me and I read this book when I was young too, so it's always had a place in my heart.
  20. The Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    I love time travel and this story is so sweet and heartbreaking, in the best way.
  21. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    Okay, so I've only read a chapter so far, but I'm way into it.
  22. Very Good, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
    This just represents all of Wodehouse. His books are so funny and smart.
  23. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
    Another favorite from childhood. I credit this one with my love of mysteries.
  24. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
    Representing all the Ender's Game books that I love.
  25. Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
    Not my favorite Seuss, but he's gotta be on here. I wrote two research papers on him in high school.
  26. Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
    I don't know. I guess I haven't read a ton of books that start with Z. This one was funny. World War Z was better.