So what are everyone's favorite books? I love reading and hearing new book recommendations, and am always looking for something new to read. I also collect books. I buy them for really cheap from library sales ($0.25 per paperback!) so it's fun. I currently have about 210 books in my collection...my ultimate goal is to have my own library in my house (with the ladders and everything)
I would have to say my top 10 favorites are (in no particular order):
1- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
3- The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
4- North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell
5- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
6- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
7- The Old Man & the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
8- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
9- Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
10- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lately I've been in the mood for chicklit...I suspect because it's nearing finals (next week, actually) and my brain is craving something lighthearted and easy to read! I love any book that makes me laugh or makes me think. Generally I tend to stick to literary fiction over any other genre, but I will read pretty much anything that catches my attention.
What are your favorite books and genres?