Favorite Five Friday: Books

Favorite Five Friday is back. I hope you’ll join in the fun and share your favorite five.
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I know it’s impossible to narrow down your favorite books, but take five minutes or less and jot down what comes to mind first. I’d love to know what stirs your imagination. Together, perhaps we can create a fabulous reading list. Here are a few dozen other books I’ve enjoyed over the years (in particular order).
  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  2. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  3. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
  4. The Help, Kathryn Sackett
  5. The Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich
  6. The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
  7. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  8. Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Naguib Mahfouz
  9. Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
  10. Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
  11. The History of Love, Nicole Kraus
  12. A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines
  13. Native Son, Richard Wright
  14. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards
  15. The Girls, Lori Lasens
  16. Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortensen
  17. The Book of Bright Ideas, Sandra Kring
  18. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  19. Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  20. Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
  21. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
  22. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chavelier
  23. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
  24. The Three Junes, Julia Glass
  25. The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  26. What is the What, Dave Eggers
  27. The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
  28. Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
  29. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
  30. The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan
  31. Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
  32. John Adams, David McCullough
  33. The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
  34. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
  35. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  36. In Exile from the Land of Snows, John Avedon
  37. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  38. Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa, Mark Mathabane
  39. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  40. The Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner
  41. A Hope in the Unseen, Ron Suskind