Can you give me your top 20 favorite books and also your top 20 favorite authors.?

Please number them and make sure I can see which are the books and which are the authors. When writing the books can you also give me who wrote it. Thanks!

For all those wondering, I like anything fiction and I'm 16 but love to read books with over 1,000 pages. So don't let age limit your answers, if it's fiction and you like it write it down and if there's a nonfiction book you like I'll give it a try.


I know that 20 is alot but I'm making a summer reading list to read when I'm at my dad's and there's nothing to do.

I could read 20 books in less than a month if I tried.

Thanks for all those who have answered and are going to answer and also to those who can't name 20 but answer anyhow!! :)

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Go to this site and browse around on the Groups. You'll find a lot of good recommendations.

    My personal favorites:


    William Faulkner

    James Lee Burke

    Robert B. Parker

    Eudora Welty

    Robert Penn Warren

    Frances and Richard Lockridge (they wrote together)

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Stephen King

    Anne Tyler

    Annie Dillard

    Barbara Kingsolver

    Sue Grafton

    Carl Sagan

    Shelby Foote

    G. W. Hawkes

    Charles Dickens

    Truman Capote

    John Grisham

    Flannery O'Connor

    Dick Francis


    To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

    The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty

    All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren

    The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

    The Grass Harp by Truman Capote

    The Hamlet, by William Faulkner

    The Reivers, by William Faulkner

    Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker

    The Sound of Summer Voices, by Helen Tucker

    Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

    East of Eden by John Steinbeck

    Cosmos, by Carl Sagan (non-fiction)

    Walden, by Henry David Thoreau (non-fiction)

    Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens

    David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens

    The Other, by Thomas Tryon

    Salem's Lot by Stephen King

    The Green Mile, by Stephen King

    The Cider House Rules, by John Irving

    Semaphore, by G. W. Hawkes

  • sobba
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    a million. The count variety of Monte Cristo 2. Gravity's Rainbow 3. Frankenstein 4. Huckleberry Finn 5. Neuromancer 6. A Confederacy of Dunces 7. The Crying of Lot 40 9 8. A Farewell to palms 9. The Kite Runner 10. catch-22 11. To Kill a Mockingbird 12. Alice in Wonderland 13. The Phantom Tollbooth 14. The intense King 15. 1984 sixteen. The Alchemist 17. Lord of the Flies 18. the sturdy Earth 19. The Bridge Over the River Kwai 20. the guy interior the intense Tower

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Good for you!!

    I'll try to list 20, but I may run out of steam. These are not in any particular order.

    1. Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

    2. The Forest, Edward Rutherford

    3. Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier

    4. Texas, James Michener

    5. Chesapeake, James Michener

    6.Jewel, Brett Lott

    7. Amazing Grace, Kathleen Norris

    8. Unlikely Spy, Daniel Silva

    9. Brother to Dragons, Robert Penn Warren

    10. Above the River, James Wright

    11. The Shell Seekers, Rosamund Pilcher

    12. Quicksilver, Niel Stephenson

    13. 1776, David McCullough

    14. Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

    Sorry that's all I can call to mind right now.

    Good luck. Keep reading.

  • 1 decade ago

    1. ESSAIS - Montaigne

    2. The Republic - Plato

    3. Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen

    4. Kama Sutra

    5. One Thousand and One Nights

    6. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

    7. The Man in the Iron Mask

    8. Les Miserables -Victor Hugo

    9. Then Plays by Euripedes

    10. The Prince -Niccolo Machiavelli

    11. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes

    12. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

    13. The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

    14. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

    15. A Woman of Substance (BTBradford) this is not classic but my favorite as well.

    16. Frankenstein - Mary Shelly

    17. Fables - Aesop

    hmmm let me think more okies ..

    i forgot some of my books in my mini library ...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. To Kill A Mockingbird>Harper Lee

    2. Les Miserables>Victor Hugo

    3. Things Fall Apart>Chinua Achebe

    4. Harry Potter>J.K.Rowling

    5. Lord of the Rings>J.R.R. Tolkien

    6. The Great Gatsby>F. Scott Fitzgerald

    7. A Dangerous Fortune>Ken Follet

    8. Sherlock Holmes>Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    9. Anne of Green Gables>Lucy Maud Montgomery

    10. The Good Earth>Pearl Buck

    11. Arsene Lupin>Maurice Leblanc

    12. The Jungle Book>Rudyard Kipling

    13. Anna Karenina>Leo Tolstoy

    14. Soba, Senbei and Shibuya: A memoir of post-war Japan> F. Sionil Jose

    16. Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)> Jose Rizal

    17. Foucault's Pendulum>Umberto Eco

    18. The Weight of Water>Anita Shreve

    19. Cider House Rules>John Irving

    20. Schindler's List>Thomas Keanelly

    My list is diverse lol.

  • 1 decade ago


    1. Tracey Chevalier

    2. Jodi Picoult

    3. Kim Edwards

    4. Rebecca Wells

    5. Nathaniel Hawthorne

    6. Charles Dickens

    7. Lisa See

    8.Elizabeth Aston

    9.Philipa Gregory

    10.Carolly Erickkson

    11. The Bronte Sisters


    1. Memory Keppers Daughter-Kim Edwards

    2.My Sisters Keeper-Jodi Picoult

    3. Perfect Match Jodi Picoult

    4. Harvesting the Heart Jodi Picoult

    5.Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

    6.Great Expectations Charles Dickens

    7.Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne

    8.Mr Darcy's Daughters Elizabeth Aston

    10. Tale of Two Cities-Dickens

    11. Diary of Anne Frank -Anne Frank

    12. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickkson

    13. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory

    14. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory

    15. The Holy Bible-various

    16.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    17.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

    18.Agnes Grey by Anne bronte

    19.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    20.Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

    21.Memoirs of the Geisha by Arthur Golden

    22. Geisha : A Life (this one is a memoir of a real geisha)by Mineko Iwasaki and Rande Brown

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know wether youve read these before:

    1.artemis fowl series

    2.blackbird pond

    3.peter and the shadow thieves

    4wee free men(book 1)

    5 a hatful of sky(book 2)

    6 wintersmith(book3)

    7lemony snickets a series of unfortunate events

    8 chasing vermeer

    9 the wright 3

    10 Blart ( 1,2)

    11 the pig scrolls

    12 bras and broomsticks

    13 the fire thief(1)

    14 the flight if the fire thief(2)

    15 inkheart (it may be boring at first,but it gets better in the

    middle part.Be patient.)

    16 inkspell(2)

    17ella enchanted

    18 the time quartet(a wrinkle in time(1) 4 books in all)

    19 the phantom of manhattan

    20 the printers devil(sequel:the god if mischief)

    OK....These may be for readers a teensy bit younger than you,as i am only 13,and some of the booksare not more than 1000 pages.

    my personal favorites are;1,6,10,11,13 and 20.

    Are you gonna buy all the books?

    Have a nice summer!

  • 1 decade ago

    wow 20 is a lot, my favorite author of all times is james patterson and he has tons of books u can find on his wepage. if u love reading that much do what i did, join bookclubs where u can get like 6 books for a few bucks and just have to order like 2 more in the next 2 yrs, then when u fullfill the commitment, canel and rejoin it like 3 months later get the same deal

    i also like kathy reichs , and jefferson bass. can't think of 20 authors though

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    20 is a lot.

    I like Barry Eisler and the "John Rain" series.

    I like John LeCarre.

    Robert Ludlum "Bourne" series.

    "How To Win Friends And Influence People" - Dale Carnegie

    "The 8th Habit:" - Covey

    "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand

    Alice In Wonderland

    The Little Prince (I read these last 2 every year).

    Anything by Shakespeare (except the sonnets).

    and anything by KURT VONNEGUT (RIP).

  • 1 decade ago

    the book thif by markus zusak= my all time favorite

    a great and terrible beauty by libba bray

    rebel angels by libba bray

    looking for alaska by john green

    all of sarah dessen's books- especially this lullaby

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