In no particular order, I present to y’all a list of some of the works that have been the most influential in my life, my top ten (quite the challenge to narrow it down to ten – shout out to my fellow bookworms) must-read list:

  • The Prophet – Khalil Gibran
  • Life of Pi – Yaan Martel
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  • The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

Happy reading!

My Top Ten Books List

I think I might be the kind of person that would give you a different answer or different list depending on the day you asked me, but here it goes. Like Andrew’s list, there is no particular order here, and I’d say these are the books that have impacted me significantly (though their purely literary merit may differ greatly…but that’s not everything, is it?)

1) Ender’s Game

2) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (and the entire series)

3) The Giver

4) The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

5) Xenocide (in the Ender’s Game series)

6) Redwall series

7) The Secret Garden

8) The Hobbit

9) My Side of the Mountain

10) The Mars Diaries (going back to elementary school, but hey…)

Top Ten

Hi everyone! Here is my top ten list of books to read!  They aren’t in order…that seems too difficult given my fried brain.

1. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

2. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

3. Harry Potter – particularly the first one.

4. Falling Up – Shel Silverstein

5. Where the Red Fern Grows

6. The Catcher in the Rye

7. The Fault in Our Stars – John Greene (CANNOT WAIT for the movie)

8.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower

9. The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

10. Bridge to Terabithia

Making this list I realized many of these books I haven’t looked at in years, and now know what I’m going to do when I’m bored at home this summer continuing my job search.  (Woohoo!)

See you all at commencement! 🙂


#TopTen Books to Read

And ladies and gentlemen, for 50 points…….

drumroll please……

Here are my TOPTEN most recommended books for you to read!

  1. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  2. Power, Privilege and Difference by Allan G. Johnson
  3. On Purpose by Vic Strecher
  4. The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski
  5. The Alchemist
  6. Toward a New Vision: Race, Class and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection by Patricia Hill Collins.
  7. The Help
  8. Great Expectations
  9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
  10. The Go Giver

I hope you at least read one of these books in your lifetime. And if you already have, then kudos to you! Congrats on your completion of the MIW!

<3 Angelle

#topten books (for right now)

In order of how they jumped into my brain:

1. A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
2. Room – Emma Donoghue
3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Ben Fountain
4. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
5. The Namesake – Jhumpra Lahiri
6. Saving The Appearances – Steven Barfield (for you, Ray)
7. White Noise – Don Delillo
8. Beloved – Toni Morrison
9. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
10. Birds of America – Lorie Moore (short story collection)

Favorite books #topten

Below, I’ve posted my top 10 favorite books. If anyone has free time this summer, I’d highly recommend heading over to the library and checking one of these books out!

  1. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  4. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Alborn
  5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  7. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  8. Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
  9. The Bible
  10.  I am America (And So Can You) by Stephen Colbert



Breakfast for Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

All Harry Potter

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

You Are a Little Bit Happier Than I am by Tao Lin

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein