Favorite Books

Here is a list of some of my favorite books (or at least books that I’ve reread innumerable times), in no particular order:

Watership Down (Richard Adams)
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
Para una tumba sin nombre by Juan Carlos Onetti
Hamlet by Shakespeare
The Wonder Spot by Melissa Banks
The Accidental by Ali Smith
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
Respiración artificial by Ricardo Piglia
The Mad Toy by Roberto Arlt
Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
Cien años de soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Valis by Phillip K. Dick
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Therapy by David Lodge
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The Sirens of Titen (Kurt Vonnegut)

And, just for fun, here are some of the books and authors I remember reading again and again and again as a kid:

The Redwall series by Brian Jacques
Dicey’s Song and Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
A Ring of Endless Light and A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
Amy’s Eyes by Richard Kennedy
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Deptford Mice trilogy and The Whitby Witches trilogy by Robin Jarvis
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The Tripods trilogy by John Christopher
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
One More River and Broken Bridge by Lynne Reid Banks
Roald Dahl
Beverly Cleary
The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner (just the first three)
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
Adrian Mole series by Sue Townsend
The Ice Cream Heroes by Judy Corbalis
Shoebag by Mary James
Woof! by Allan Ahlberg
Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thoams Rockwell
Man in the Ceiling by Julies Feiffer


As for my absolute #1 favorite books(s) of all time (as in I’m on a desert island/in space and I only have one book series to read for the rest of my life), I think it’s undisputable that I’m going to have to go with these : )

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