Favorite Books

I have a confession: One lesson I learned in college is that I didn’t have to read the course work in order to graduate with a high GPA. This disturbed me because I majored in English.

After I graduated, I was woefully aware that my literary knowledge was like a house lacking support. Thankfully, I’ve been able to shore up my literary house over the last five years because I can listen to audiobooks while I work.

Here is my current top ten:

  1. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
  2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  3. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  4. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
  5. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  6. Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
  7. The Things they Carried, by Tim O’Brien
  8. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  9. The Family Nobody Wanted, by Helen Doss
  10. Essays of E. B. White, by E. B. White

Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing why each book is on my list.