To read a book more than once when I own thousands automatically makes it a favorite.
  1. Harry Potter series
    No explanation necessary. I have at least two full series sets: one for reading, one for keeps.
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry
    One of my favorite books as a kid that actually stopped me in my tracks and I had a MOMENT when I finished it.
  3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    Reading something so wonderfully and intentionally absurd made me feel less so.
  4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
    Required reading in high school that I read through in one sitting and wrote extra assignments for because it inspired me.
  5. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
    I find something different to obsess over every time I revisit it. As I evolve, so does it. A masterpiece.
  6. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
    My introduction to science fiction. I have yet to find many critically acclaimed books that match this one.
  7. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
    My game changer. What made me want to study English Literature.
  8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The one I tried to hate and couldn't.
  9. Collective works of Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau
    The kind of writing I want to stamp on my eyelids and tattoo on my brain. Forever favorites.