Friday, February 13, 2015

A List Of My All Time Favorite Books

A friend of mine had asked me sometime ago about my favorite books that I had read..

I just couldn't blurt out a few, as there were so many... (Please note there are only a few current generation authors, as I would like to list them separately..)

So, I decided to compile a list and keep it somewhere...

Well, here they are.... just about all of them are good - wouldn't do justice by rating them... but then again, we are biased some way or  the other down the line...

1)                ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand
2)                THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand
3)                WE THE LIVING by Ayn Rand
4)                MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS by John Gray
5)                THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown
6)                ANGELS AND DEMONS by Dan Brown
7)                THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE by Rick Warren
8)                THE CELESTINE PROPHECY by James Redfield
9)                THE  TENTH INSIGHT By James Redfield
10)            THE SECRET bY Rhonda Byrne
11)            YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE by Louise Hay
12)            THE HITE REPORT by Shere Hite
13)            THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien
14)            KANE AND ABEL by Jeffrey Archer
15)            TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
16)            THE THORNBIRDS by Colleen McCullough
17)            VALLEY OF THE DOLLS by Jacqueline Susann
18)            RICH MAN POOR MAN by Irwin Shaw
19)            BEGGARMAN THIEF by Irwin Shaw
20)            THE LAST PLACE GOD MADE by Jack Higgins
21)            THE EAGLE HAS LANDED by Jack Higgins
22)            CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller
23)            THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE bY Ken Follett
24)            THE HORSE WHISPERER by Nicholas Evans
26)            THE PROPHET by Khalil Gibran
27)            THE EXORCIST by William Peter Blatty
28)            1984 by George Orwell
29)            ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
30)            FEAR by L. Ron Hubbard
31)            ULYSSES by James Joyce
32)            A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce
33)            DUNE by Frank Herbert
34)            STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert Heinlein
35)            A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute
36)            ON THE BEACH by Nevil Shute
37)            TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM by Nevil Shute
38)            BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
39)            THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
40)            GRAVITY’S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon
41)            THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
42)            SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut
43)            GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell
44)            SHANE by Jack Schaefer
45)            TO TAME A LAND by Louis L’Amour
46)            DAYBREAKERS by Louis L’Amour
47)            THE STAND by Stephen King
48)            THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN by John Fowles
49)            BELOVED by Toni Morrison
50)            LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov
51)            OF HUMAN BONDAGE by W. Somerset Maugham
52)            WISE BLOOD by Flannery O’Connor
53)            UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry
54)            FIFTH BUSINESS by Robertson Davies
55)            SOMEPLACE TO BE FLYING by Charles de Lint
56)            MEMORY AND DREAM by Charles de Lint
57)            THE LITTLE COUNTRY by Charles de Lint
58)            GREENMANTLE by Charles de Lint
59)            ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac
60)            HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad
61)            AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS by H.P. Lovecraft
62)            ONE LONELY NIGHT by Mickey Spillane
63)            TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf
64)            THE MOVIEGOER by Walker Percy
65)            THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
66)            THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers
67)            THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood
68)            A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess
69)            THE RECOGNITIONS by William Gaddis
70)            THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway
71)            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving
72)            SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Ray Bradbury
73)            AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner
74)            TROPIC OF CANCER by Henry Miller
75)            INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison
76)            THE WOOD WIFE by Terri Windling
77)            THE MAGUS by John Fowles
78)            THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert Heinlein
79)            I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
80)            THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London
81)            WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
82)            NAKED LUNCH by William S. Burroughs
83)            THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by Tom Clancy
84)            GUILTY PLEASURES by Laurell K. Hamilton
85)            THE PUPPET MASTERS by Robert Heinlein
86)            IT by Stephen King
87)            CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY by Robert Heinlein
88)            BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh
89)            LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner
90)            ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST by Ken Kesey
91)            A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway
92)            THE SHELTERING SKY by Paul Bowles
93)            SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION by Ken Kesey
94)            ILLUSIONS by Richard Bach
95)            THE SATANIC VERSES by Salman Rushdie
96)            THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
97)            LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov
98)            BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
99)            DARKNESS AT NOON by Arthur Koestler
100)         SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence
101)         THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
102)         UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry
103)         THE WAY OF ALL FLESH by Samuel Butler
104)         THE LATE, GREAT PLANET EARTH by Hal Lindsey, C. C. Carlson
105)         WHO MOVED MY CHEESE by Spencer Johnson
106)         THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS bY Kenneth Grahame
107)         THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY by Robert James Waller
108)         THE GODFATHER by Mario Puzo
109)         LOVE STORY bY Erich Segal
110)         THE HAPPY HOOKER by Xaviera Hollander
111)         JAWS by Peter Benchley
112)         THE WOMEN'S ROOM bY Marilyn French
113)         JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL by Richard Bach
114)         SHOGUN bY James Clavell
115)         FEAR OF FLYING bY Erica Jong
116)         THE FEMALE EUNUCH by Erica Jong
117)         THE NAKED APE by Desmond Morris
118)         WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE by Richard Nelson Bolles
119)         ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan
120)         BELOVED by Toni Morrison

 I still haven't included any of the modern day/ current generation authors as I want to list them separately..

 Read them, savor them and let me have your feedback....

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