The List–For Now

There’s something artificial about any numbered list of “bests.” Criteria are fluid and subjective. You can cheat by allowing for “ties” and end up with more than the stated number. Or heck just make it the “50 best” say, rather than the 10 best or whatever. My own list of 10 all time favorite novels is constantly changing. I add new ones as I read them. I remember ones from the past that need to be included. But, for what it’s worth, here’s the list as it stands right now, in NO particular order.

flowers-cover

 

Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keys

night flight

 

Night Flight, Antoine de St. Exupéry

tree brooklin

 

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

 

 

 

 

color purple

 

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

 

age of innocence

 

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

 

The Circle

 

The Circle, Dave Eggers

 

 

The Wall 2

 

The Wall, John Hersey

 

grapes of wrath

 

The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

 

Pere Goriot

 

Père Goriot, Honoré de Balzac

 

 

cry beloved

 

Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton

 

 

 

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About Lida Bushloper

writer and poet
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