For the 4/21/15 Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Read more on Riffle
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Who hasn't lived with and loved this story most if not all of their lives? My dad bought the series for me as a kid and I still have them today!
1 / 11
The Stand by Stephen King
I was fourteen when I read THE STAND and it was only my fourth book by King, but it was the one that made him a solid favorite for me!
2 / 11
Jurassic Park: A Novel by Michael Crichton
I can remember being in New Orleans in the months preceding the 1993 release of the movie and the zoo there had a BIG dinosaur exhibit with the book on display. My grandmother bought me a copy and I took it everywhere we went on that trip. It was my first by Crichton and it's the book I think I've reread most in all my reading years.
3 / 11
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries, No. 1) by Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton is amazing! If you enjoy mysteries and haven't read this series you are definitely missing out.
4 / 11
Tell No One: A Novel by Harlan Coben
Harlan Coben is a master at creating quick reads with suspenseful plots. Not only that, but he's a really nice guy!
5 / 11
Five Quarters of the Orange: A Novel (P.S.) by Joanne Harris
Harris won me over with FIVE QUARTERS OF THE ORANGE, the first book I'd ever read by her. Strong characters, feel good stories, and a touch of magic are what you can usually expect out of any one of her books.
6 / 11
The Devil of Nanking: A Novel by Mo Hayder
Oh, Mo Hayder! Her books are some of the darkest out there. I discovered her with DEVIL OF NANKING and every one since has been a must have for my TBR.
7 / 11
The Birthing House: A Novel by Christopher Ransom
Ransom should be a powerhouse in horror. Unfortunately most of his stuff is only available in the UK. He's well worth seeking out in my opinion!
8 / 11
The Spellman Files: Document #1 (The Spellmans series) by Lisa Lutz
Yet another PI mystery author - but Lutz's books are laugh-out-loud hilarious! Now that the Izzy Spellman series is over, I'm anxious to see what she does next.
9 / 11
Forgotten: A Novel by Catherine McKenzie
Catherine McKenzie is a recent addition to my favorites list, only because her first books released here just a few years ago. She's fabulous in so many ways. FORGOTTEN is my favorite so far.
10 / 11
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
When I started drafting this list I'd meant to add GRRM. By the time I got to ten I'd forgotten! So he's my bonus fave. I adore the Song of Ice and Fire series but I also am enjoying GRRM's work outside the series as well. He's an amazing author and I kind of can't believe it took me so long to come to his work!
11 / 11