Book Club Mom’s Top 15 All-Time Favorite Books

The problem with having a Top 10 book list is that over time it’s impossible to keep the number at 10. I’ve left it that way for a few years, but it’s time for an update. So to accommodate some of the great books I’ve recently read, here is my new list, in alphabetical order.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk

Do you have a Top 10 List (or a Top 15 or Top 20)? Leave a link in the comments and I’ll pop over and say hello!

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27 thoughts on “Book Club Mom’s Top 15 All-Time Favorite Books

  1. Barbara, I’m so impressed you can narrow down books to the top 15! All look terrific and realise how many I’ve read on your recommendation! Happy Reading!

    1. Hi Linda – yes I had a hard time with it! There are many just below the cut that I wanted to include. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Happy New Year!

    1. Ah oui, I studied French in college and had to read several French novels – had it not been for the English versions I would have been lost. I quickly decided to major in English and not French!

  2. I must root out my little book in which I can keep a record of books read – and keep it handy! I’ve read a few of yours on your impressive list. O the joys of books! Have a happy year Barbara 🙂

  3. Lovely list! I don’t have a permanent all-time favorite list, but maybe I should make one. Gone With the Wind would be on mine as well, and The Book Thief and To Kill a Mockingbird too.

  4. Wonderful list! But like you, I can’t really name just ten favorite books…..there are so many good books out there which have touched my life in so many ways.

  5. I appreciate you sharing your list, Barbara. I have read some on your list and some are new to me. I find it especially interesting how there is often an overlap when favourite books are shared. This is where I find the gems. Thank you, and Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Erica/Erika – that’s a great way of looking at lists of favorites. I think you’re onto the right way to find those gems. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to you, too! Sorry for the delayed response. I had to be away from the blog for a bit 😉

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