I just returned from a fantastic trip to
One of the many highlights of the weekend was a spontaneous discussion we had over breakfast about the top ten books we want to read in our lifetime. It made for great conversation all-around. Never mind the fact that it fed our inner nerds and the list-making-OCD that inhabits the Julies. You’ll find my list (in no particular order) below…
1. For Whom the
2. The Brothers Karmazov by Fyodor Doystoyevsky
3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
4. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
5. East of
6. Catcher in the
7. Roots by Alex Haley
8. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
9. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
10. A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
These are only the top ten books that I haven’t read that I would like to read in my life. I had a hard time deciding on just ten. There are several others I read in high school and college that I would like to read again, too. I have also started a list of authors I enjoy and would like to read anything they have written. Maybe I will share those lists with you later.
I would love to hear from the handful of people who visit my blog on what their choices might be for their own list. Feel free to tell me about books you think I forgot in my own “top ten,” too!