I Want To Know Your Top 10 Books

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    I'M Not Sure I Am Count That Far....

    1) I feel slightly apologetic but coming in at number one.... it's the Hobbit. I have the real 'Red Book'. I have a very close friend in the Tolkien Society, and I know I havent the levels of geekyness required to be a member, but I lived most of my childhood in Middle Earth2...
    KatarinaVonSweet KatarinaVonSweet
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2013

    The Impossible Task

    I tried to pick ten. I managed to make a list that was several hundred long and realized that I was not going to be able to pick even the top 100 best, or even the top 1000.  Each title and author I write reminds me of another and another and so on until my head is spinning. I...
    DragonBlue DragonBlue
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2011

    Top 10 Books Of My Life,so Far

    Douglas Coupland - Microservs George Orwell - 1984 Miguel Torga - Novos Contos da Montanha (New Tales From the Mountain) Naomi Klein - No Logo Oscar Wilde - Intentions William Shakespeare - Somnets Collen McColough - The Thorn Birds Truman Capote - In Cold Blood Noah Gordon - The...
    marafiota marafiota
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    My Favorite Ten I Can Read Over And Over Again

    My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone Girl VS Boy by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monoghan All the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU books by Meg Cabot (four) All the TTYL books by Lauren Myracle (four) Love...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Aug 12, 2013

    So B. It Rules Chicken soup series Hunger

    games Don't sweat the small stuff One for the Murphy's Chasing Lincoln's killer 100 scariest things on the planet Dictionary Prisoner B-3087
    saboosa1 saboosa1
    16-17, F
    Mar 12, 2015

    This Requies Some Thought

    I can think of three that are definently on the listThe Alchemist- Paolo Coehlo  (for profundity)Dragonsinger-  Anne McCaffrey ( the first  book i ever loved)Endymion - John Keats (for beauty)
    paperbacknovel paperbacknovel
    26-30, F
    Jan 15, 2011

    Top 10

    1 divine comedy 2 don quijote 3 storm of swords 4 the death cure 5 the hobbit 6 the two towers 7 dracula 8 the sandman ( idk if it counts as a book but still) 9 call of cuthulu 10 nightmares and dreams
    Rocco93bz Rocco93bz
    18-21, M
    Mar 25, 2013

    Off The Top Of My Head...

    I know that I am going to go look at my book shelves and kick myself for forgetting to pick this book or that book. Here it goes: (in no particular order) A prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving Ishmael - Daniel Quinn The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas Lamb - Christopher...
    Aether71 Aether71
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2011

    My List Of Must Reads

    Top ten, but not in any particular order. It's difficult for me to decide on a number one favorite between these books. 1. All the Douglas Adams books, but So Long and Thanks for all the Fish is my favorite among his books. 2. Notes of a Dirty Old Man, by Charles Bukowski 3. The...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2012

    I Could Name 100!

    1. This Much I Know Is True - Wally Lamb 2. The Violin - Anne Rice 3. Dry - Augusten Burroughs 4. Breath, Eyes, Memory - Edwidge Danticat 5. Jewel - Bret Lott 6. Islands of The Blue Dolphins - Scott O'dell 7. Hottest State - Ethan Hawke 8. She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb...
    GreenSkye84 GreenSkye84
    31-35, F
    Nov 14, 2011


    How can I possibly pick my top 10 books? There are too many amazing books to choose from. 1. The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. This is the best book EVER. I have another story on here discussing this book. The rest aren't going to be in any particular order. The...
    Ravengambitx Ravengambitx
    26-30, M
    Oct 26, 2012

    My Top Ten

    In no particular order past number 1: To Kill A Mocking Bird--Harper Lee. Perhaps the greatest of the great american novels. 100 Years of Solitude--Gabriel Garcia Marques the quintessential Magical Realism novel. Aunt Julia and the script Writer--Mario Vargas Llosa A Wrinkle...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2013

    Bow Down To The List Of Greatness

    1. Phantom - Susan Kay 2. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky  3. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes - Chris Crutcher 4. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson 5. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 6. Nothing Feels Good: Punk rock, Teenagers and Emo - Andy Greenwald  7. The Wee Free Men...
    MoiraEthne MoiraEthne
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

    I Guess That The List Will Keep Changing But Here It Goes...

    1-The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann 2-Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H Lawrence 3-Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 4-The History of sexuality by Michel Foucault 5-Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges 6-Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar 7-Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse 8-The...
    privatecourier privatecourier
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 19, 2011

    Gosh, Only Ten?

    Let's see...Atlas ShruggedThe OdysseyThe Divine ComedyWhere the Red Fern GrowsTo Kill A MockingbirdComplete Works of Edgar Allen PoeThe Silver ChaliceA Confederacy of DuncesCatcher in the RyeComplete Works of Carl SandburgQuite a bit of poetry...but they're my favs.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 17, 2011

    This Is Not Easy!

    I started jotting down books that I love. Books that I have read more than once. Books with characters that have stayed with me. I have 16, and that's without trying very hard to think of all that I have read and loved over the years.So how to pick 10?I guess I will go with what...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    Top Ten Timeline .....

    I have managed to narrow down but had to cheat! (hanging head in shame ...) naming authors and their collective books on some of my list – I mean come on – “10”!!!!!!! Approached it from the angle of a “time-line” - favourites across the years. I have gone through...
    liguidgold liguidgold
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 27, 2011

    Here Are Some Definite Good Books....

    I know a book about "Humane methods to take care of pets" "Antiques Roadkill" by Barbara Allan "How to train your dog" Christian books-you can find at a library close to you. Bridge To Terrabithia The Bible Little Boy Blue, (you might have to look up the author) The...
    pearls37 pearls37
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2012

    Not A Definitive List

    1) Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 2) Uh-Oh: Some Observations from both Sides of the Refrigerator Door (note-I'm not sure if I read this one or Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarden, but both are very good) 3) The Hobbit 4) Lord Of the Rings Trilogy 5) Brave New...
    Firegod74 Firegod74
    31-35, M
    7 Responses Feb 4, 2011

    Not Really In This Order

    I can't make a real top ten list because I loved to read all these books and never compared them with each other so Nr. 10 could be as well Nr. 1: 1. The Hobbit                           J.R.R. Tolkien 2. Lord of the Rings                J.R...
    RickiChickie RickiChickie
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2012

    My 10 Top Books (not In Order)

    1. Looking For Alaska - John Green 2. The Truth About Forever - Sara Dessen 3. If I Stay - Gayle Forman 4. A Walk To Remember - Nicholas Sparks 5. Ghost Girl - Tonya Hurley 6. Ghost Girl Homecoming - Tonya Hurley 7. Ghost Girl Lovesick - Tonya Hurley 8. The Hunger Games...
    AshleyisGone AshleyisGone
    13-15, F
    Aug 5, 2012

    My Top Ten For Now

    I have read a lot of classics from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Of Mice and Men, Washington Square, Lord of the flies and lots of Shakespeare. I even gone back to re-read children's classics like Peter Pan, Roald Dahl, Winnie the Pooh and yes even Harry Potter. But still my list...
    Bleed Bleed
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Feb 8, 2011

    My Top Ten (I Think.... This Could Change)

    The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold Outlander - Diana Gabaldon Atonement - Ian McEwan The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho Night - Elie Wiesel Anne Of Green Gables - Lucy Maude Montgomery The Girl With The...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 31, 2011

    Some Fiction, Some Not . . .

    "Ulysses" by James Joyce.  I was lucky enough to start reading Joyce when i was 15, before people could tell me he was "too hard" to read.  It is a very funny book. "Mary Queen of Scots" by Antonia Frasier.various biographies - if it's well-written, it's as good as a novel...
    Lucinnda Lucinnda
    61-65, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2011


    I was browsing (at length) in a bookshop in Hannover that sell English books..(I prefer to read books in my own language) an assistant came and asked if she could help me..I said no, Thanks, I'm fine, she vanished, later..much later...when I got to the til with about 5 books, she...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 18, 2012

    My Top Ten Stories In No Order

    Green Eggs and Ham, M*A*S*H, The Godfather, Lonesome Dove, Breakfast of Champions, Night Work, In Cold Blood, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Godwulf Manuscript, and The Bourne Identity.
    feveredtime feveredtime
    51-55, M
    Dec 2, 2012

    My Top Ten Books

    This was hard and these are just the books I'm feeling today-this will change but I adore each and every one of these books. 1. Harry Potter-Please don't make me choose which ones, they would take up just about this whole list. HP was my childhood and what made me more of a...
    kbrielle kbrielle
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2012

    Top Ten

    This isn't fair, ten isn't enough. Alright though no matter how tough this is here we go! I chose these books because they are the ones that had the most impact on my life. There are so many other wonderful books I wish I would have been able to include but after careful...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2011

    10 Ten

    Okay though its gonna be hard to chose between 10 I am gonna try. Harder than I thought too many to chose from :/ 1. The twilight series by stephanie meyes 2. Kindred in Death by JD Robb 3. Turbulent Sea by Christine Feehan 4. Murder Game by Christine Feehan 5. Dangerous Game by...
    kthimm12 kthimm12
    18-21, F
    Mar 15, 2011

    My Top 10 Books

    Alas I don't read as much as I used to, I blame it on computers. I miss those simple times. Anyway I love lists and hoping it will spur me towards starting to read more here's my top 10...
    jasonhopper jasonhopper
    46-50, M
    Oct 17, 2011


    This is hard just because it's been a while since I had the chance to read for pleasure. College has too much required reading. But I used to read 3-4 books a week so from what I can remember... 1. Ender's Game 2. Ender's Shadow (and subsequent series) 3. Time Travelers Wife...
    wolfcon wolfcon
    22-25, F
    Jun 22, 2011

    Quick List

    1. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The WHOLE TRILOGY, so what, does that take up 1 or 5 on this list?) -Douglass Adams 2. Stranger in a Strange Land -Robert Heinlen 3. Lullaby -Chuck Palahuinik (sp?) 4. Watership Down -? (to quote a dear friend of mine "It's like Lord of...
    unobserver unobserver
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    My Ten

    1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo2. Bleak House by Charles Dickens3. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb4. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber5. Life Of Pi by Yann Martel6. The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan7. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells8. The...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Jan 1, 2012

    That Was Hard

    It was RIDICULOUSLY hard to pick 10 of my favourite, I could go on for ages I think. But anywho, here is my top 10 (I think)- 1. The Sorrows Of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 2. Lord Of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien 3. The Messenger by Markus Zusak 4. Nirvana- The...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2011


    ...that there wasn't a group for this. There are movie lists, and music lists, but I couldn't find a book list! If this group is in fact redundant, the powers that be at EP are free to delete and direct me elsewhere. I made this group because of the BBC list of 100 books...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 15, 2011

    My Top Ten

    10.) Lord of the Flies 9.) I Am Not Esther 8.) Speak 7.) Frankenstein 6.) Green Eggs and Ham 5.) Hunger Games 4.) Listen Buddy 3.) The Negotiator 2.) The Great Gatsby 1.) Pride and Prejudice
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322
    22-25, F
    Nov 23, 2012

    Everchanging Top Ten

    1. Watchers... Dean Koontz 2. The Edge Chronicles ... Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell 3. The Belgeriad... David Eddings 4. Twilight series... Stephanie Meyer 5. Harry Potter series... J.K. Rowling 6. The Secrets of the Imortal Nicholas Flamel series... Michael Scott 7. The...
    goodgrlgonebad goodgrlgonebad
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2011

    So Hard To Put Them In Order...

    In no particular order, here goes... 1. The Great and Secret Show - Clive Barker (AMAZING BOOK) 2. The Chronicles of Hed - Patricia A. McKillip 3. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (entire series) - Douglas Adams 4. Dark Tower Series - Stephen King 5. The Satanic Bible - Anton...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Feb 8, 2011

    The list fluctuates, but this is how it stands right now

    But right now it would include...American gods - Neil Gaiman Some criticise it for being rambling, but that's one of its strengths. This is an incredibly cool book. It will probably always be in the number one spot for me.Royal Flash - George MacDonald Fraser A great bit of...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Feb 8, 2011

    Top Ten Fiction

    I'm Gonna Attempt to Narrow This Down....   I'm a total bookworm and sometimes go through phases where I'll read a book a day, and on average at least a book a week, sooo.... I've got a lot of favorites to choose from. Let me see how hard this will be.... Other than the...
    SunshineEddy SunshineEddy
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Apr 14, 2011
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