Read These 10 Novels and We Can Be Friends

I break out in a cold sweat when I try to define my top 10 novels, so I’m not going to give these that label … but such a list would be pretty darn close!

I consider myself a strong curator, and I am telling you that you just absolutely cannot go wrong with these ten. These books are ones I will always, always suggest– and I will always, always want to talk about them too. And I will always, always wish I wrote them.

So, what are you waiting for? I challenge you to systematically read these ten novels, let them work you over and change your life, and then let’s talk.

jackie lea sommers favorite books

Noticeably absent: the Harry Potter series (because if I were to choose just one, I would choose #7 Deathly Hallows, but I would also never recommend that one read it without reading the rest of the series); The Last Battle and the rest of the Narnia books (because, again, I chose just one, and I think it’s the best story of the seven, though The Last Battle has possibly/probably been more important to me).  See, this is what happens when I force myself to make such list. Caveats!  Caveats, I tell you!

9 thoughts on “Read These 10 Novels and We Can Be Friends

  1. I have read 6/10. Of those I haven’t read, The Night Circus and The Book Thief are on my to-read list. I haven’t heard of the Last Unicorn of Peace Like A River. I will have to check them out 🙂

  2. I’m only missing 2, guess I should get on those. Thanks for sharing your list, Jackie. I’ll have to think about mine a bit more.

  3. I have only read 1 (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe). I don’t read that much fiction, but I hope we can still remain friends.

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