I’m sure somewhere in the archives of the Catholic Answers forums this has been done before, but I’m curious to know what tops everybody else’s “Best Books Ever” lists. If you’ve only got one favorite book, name it. If you can’t narrow it down to just one, say which three or four you can read over and over again.
My favorite books are as follows:
The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexander Dumas(I couldn’t put it down! It was easily one of the most intriguing, engaging books I’ve ever read)
Jane Eyre- Bronte (I was surprised by how much I liked it. My aunt lent it to me for a plane ride home and I devoured it. Gotta love a happy ending.)
Little Women/Good Wives- Louisa May Alcott (I first read this book when I was in my mid-teens and I think I have read it once a year -at least- since then. It’s a simple story, but there’s something in it that keeps bringing me back for me. It doesn’t matter that I know exactly how the story goes and how it ends; I never get sick of it.)
Son of the Shadows- Juliet Marillier (The second in the Sevenwaters trilogy. I adored the first and third books, but, for some reason, the second was the best, in my humble opinion. I think I related to the bold heroine, Liadan, more than the main characters of the other two.)
Neverwhere- Neil Gaiman (I absolutely love Neil Gaiman. A lot of people feel that this is one of his weaker novels, but the characters in this one were so delightful that I couldn’t put it down. Another one that I will read again and again).
The Red Tent- Anita Diamant (An author’s imagining of what might have happened to Dinah, Jacob’s only daughter. It’s a rich tale that follows her life and another one of those ‘I’ll keep reading it over and over’.)
I could probably add several more, depending on my mood, but these are the books that I always go back to when I’m in need of an entertaining read.
What are the ones that left you the most moved? The most entertained?