Novels

In my early thirties I made a list of books that had been life-favourites. I add one every year.


FAVOURITE FICTION

41. Joseph Boyden - The Orenda

40. Cormac McCarthy - The Crossing

39. Timothy Findley - Not Wanted on the Voyage

38. Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughter-House Five

37. Charles Portis - True Grit

36. Richard Adams - Watership Down

35. Cormac Macarthy - The Road

34. Isaac Asimov - Nightfall

33. Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None

32. Miriam Toews - A Complicated Kindness

31. Barbara Kingsolver - The Poisonwood Bible

30. JD Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye

29. Fredrick Buechner - The Son of Laughter

28. Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment

27. Cormac Macarthy - No Country for Old Men

26. CS Lewis - The Horse and His Boy

25. JRR Tolkien - The Hobbitt

24. Mary Shelley - Frankenstein

23. Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot

22. Nick Hornby - Fever Pitch

21. Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner

20. CS Lewis - The Magician's Nephew

19. Graham Greene - The Power and the Glory

18. GK Chesterton - The Napoleon of Notting Hill

17. CS Lewis - The Great Divorce

16. Franz Kafka - The Trial

15. Stephen King - Misery

14. Judith Guest - Ordinary People

13. Yann Martel - Life of Pi

12. GK Chesterton - Manalive

11. CS Lewis - Out of the Silent Planet

10. William Golding - Lord of the Flies

9. CS Lewis - Voyage of the Dawn Treader

8. John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

7. Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov

6. SE Hinton - The Outsiders

5. Alexander Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo

4. Harper Lee - To Kill A Mockingbird

3. GK Chesterton - The Man Who Was Thursday

2. JRR Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings

1. CS Lewis - Perelandra