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What’s Your Favorite Books Of All Time? (Another Giveaway)

Hey there,

Today Gotham Books is doing another book giveaway for The World’s Strongest Librarian.  If you’re a Twitter user and want to participate, here’s how it works:

In case you’re wondering, my favorite book “of all time” changes, but it is currently Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.  Oh, and it’s also my least favorite book, but I can’t stop returning to it.

If you’re not interested in the Twitter thing would want to chat, let me know your favorite book below in the comments.


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  • Daisy March 12, 2013, 8:07 am

    Josh – I just wrote a post for my school’s blog about the power of rereading. In it I mention how I read Little Women so many times I could quote Marmee March’s best advice to her daughters. Of course, I wanted to be Jo. Jo March was my idol.
    Teaching middle school language arts for so many years gave me an excuse to read many, many fabulous pieces of literature like Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons. Read it with a box of tissues – it’s an incredibly powerful book.

  • Tonja March 12, 2013, 8:12 am

    It is so hard to pick one book…maybe The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen…others in top ten might include: The Life of Pi, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Fall on Your Knees..could go on but I must get to work!

    • spencer March 12, 2013, 3:32 pm

      I just got a copy of The Corrections, and am looking forward to reading it. Maybe a new favorite in the works.

  • Don March 13, 2013, 11:26 am

    So do people not have favorites, or is it too hard to pick one? It’s very hard to pick one. The three ‘sets’ I have read more than others are the Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit/LOTR, and Sherlock Holmes. The first 2 sets, I still have my original paperbacks from the 70’s. A close 4th place is Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo, and Three Musketeers.

    I was looking forward to hearing from others. Too bad.

    • Josh Hanagarne March 13, 2013, 12:30 pm

      Don, do you have a favorite Sherlock Holmes? I just read A Study In Scarlet again and had forgotten how much I love it.

      • Don March 13, 2013, 1:34 pm

        The most memorable were the 2 stories where Sherlock was ‘killed’ and brought back to life: The Final Problem and The Empty House. Yes, I had to Google the names of the stories, but still memorable.

  • Rob Newman March 16, 2013, 1:00 pm

    Favourite book in English is “A farewell to arms” by Hemingway. My favourite book in and language is “The Fall” by Camus

  • mary March 16, 2013, 3:57 pm

    My favorite book and one that I have read several times is To Kill A Mockingbird. I also loved Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron. Nonfiction I loved West into the night by Beryl Markham. I don’t tweet much, if ever! Facebook is about all I can handle these days.

  • Mel Carroll March 16, 2013, 4:05 pm

    Josh, I am almost finished reading an ARC of your book from the Librarything Early Reviewer’s program and I love it – great job! I took a break from reading as soon as I saw your footnote about your blog, and was thrilled to find audio, so I can have your voice in my head for the last chapters. Your story is fascinating, inspirational, funny, moving – among my favorite memoirs.

    I wanted to chime in with my favorite reads – Catch 22, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Road, Dandelion Wine, First Light, 84 Charring Cross Road, Slaughterhouse Five, East of Eden, A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for Books – to name a few. Reading has saved my life time and again, and in my next life I want to be a librarian.

    Both my kids struggled with vocal/motor tics for years, and the only thing that kept the diagnosis from being Tourette’s was their transience. They still have issues but none as debilitating as those you have learned to live with, and I wanted to tell you your book has been a gift to read and an inspiration.

    I wish you the best success with your writing. If the early reviews at LibraryThing are any indication, you will do very well, especially with the book loving librarian crowd and hopefully with the general public as well. Best regards,

    • Josh Hanagarne March 16, 2013, 7:58 pm

      Thanks Mel, you made my night, and I needed it today.