I was thinking about doing a post with my top 5 favorite reads, but 5th position would have 2 books, but they’re by the same author. So I figure, I can cheat, it’s my blog after all, so I can make the rules. But also, I have fav YA reads, and Children’s reads, and the list grew exponentially. So I might do those lists as I sort through my bookshelves and rediscover the books I love so much. So here are my all time favs.
Overall Top 5 (well, 6)
5. It’s a tie between The Door to December and From the Corner of His Eye, Dean Koontz–
No explanation necessary because Koontz is amazing. He writes about things that are out there, but in a way that has you thinking “hmm, I can believe that”.
4. Pimp, Iceberg Slim-
I know this one is controversial for some people, but this was one made a huge impact on me when I read it in 1998, and it’s stuck with me ever since.
3. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson-
This book is quirky and fun, and I laughed out loud so many times reading this. Anything Jonasson writes is going to be fantastic. Also, this one got turned into a movie (available on Netflix) which I made my family watch because I wanted them to fall in love with what I had read so many years before.
2. The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield-
This book came at just the right time in my life, like the #1 book. I wasn’t raised with a religion, and after my parents died at 18, I wandered around lost. This book helped to form a core part of my beliefs involving Energy and how we relate to other people. It’s really quite amazing.
1. Folly, Laurie R. King-
This one was also life changing. It was my first ARC back in 2001, when you gave your feedback directly to the publisher. I reviewed this one 2 days ago on the blog, and I would rather that review speak the words of how much this book means to me. So instead of pasting the review, I will just link it here.
So those are my top 5 overall. I hope to come back with my favs in YA and Children’s in another post. What are some of your overall favs that you can read again and again? Have you read any books that have changed your life?