Sunday, March 16, 2008

My favorite things to read (fiction)

These books and short stories are my all-time fiction favorites. I could read them over and over again.

1. "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee
2. "Ladder of Years," Anne Tyler
3. "Breathing Lessons," Anne Tyler
4. "Raney," Clyde Edgerton
5. "A Separate Peace," John Knowle
6. "Fair and Tender Ladies," Lee Smith
7. "Saving Grace," Lee Smith
8. "Blue Shoe," Anne Lamott
9. "Roxanna Slade," Reynolds Price
10. "White Oleander," Janet Fitch
11. "Gilead," Marilynne Robinson
12. "Charms for the Easy Life," Kaye Gibbons
13. "A Cure for Dreams," Kaye Gibbons
14. "Ellen Foster," Kaye Gibbons
15. "The Stone Diaries," Carol Shields

Short stories/novellas/plays
1. "The Awakening," Kate Chopin
2. "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman
3. "A Doll's House," Henrik Ibsen
4. "The Necklace," Guy de Maupassant
5. "Arrangement in Black and White," Dorothy Parker
6. "Death of a Salesman," Arthur Miller
7. "The Bet," Anton Chekhov
8. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," Flannery O'Connor
9. "The Story of an Hour," Kate Chopin

What are your favorites? I love recommendations!

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