What is Your Favorite Book?


Everyone has their favorite book, or maybe even multiple favorites. It can be a challenging task to narrow it down to just one, as there are so many incredible books out there. In this article, we will explore the top book selections from a recent poll and discover some beloved authors along the way. Whether you’re looking for new recommendations or want to see if your favorite made the list, this article is sure to pique your interest.

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Top Book Selections

If we were to attempt to identify a top favorite from the list, it would have to be Watership Down by Richard Adams and The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. These two books have captured the hearts of many readers and continue to be highly regarded. Another popular pick is Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, as recommended by my husband. Vicious by V.E. Schwab and Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman also received praise from readers.

Here are some of the other notable book selections:

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Read and Favorite)
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Read and Favorite)
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Read and Favorite)
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (Recommended)
  • Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (Started but Not Finished)
  • A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers (Read and Favorite)
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Read and Favorite)
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Read and Favorite)
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Read and Favorite)
  • Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Recommended)
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Own but Not Yet Read)
  • The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart (No Opinion)
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Read and Favorite)
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Movie Was Better)
  • The Stand by Stephen King (Read and Favorite)
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (No Opinion)

Top Authors

Throughout the poll, certain authors stood out for their repeated mentions. Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, and Louisa May Alcott were among the most popular authors, with multiple books from their respective works chosen by readers. Other noteworthy authors include Becky Chambers, J.R.R. Tolkien, L.M. Montgomery, Diana Gabaldon, and Stephen King.

Authors with two mentions include Charlotte Bronte, Delia Owens, Julie Bogart, Laini Taylor, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madeleine L’Engle, Neil Gaiman, Philippa Gregory, Suzanne Collins, and William Goldman. Surprisingly, certain authors were only mentioned once or not at all, such as Neal Shusterman, Terry Pratchett, N.K. Jemisin, George R.R. Martin, Edgar Allan Poe, and Shakespeare.

Single Book Selections

If you’re seeking inspiration for your to-be-read (TBR) list, here is a lengthy list of books that were mentioned once in the poll:

  • A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote (No Opinion)
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Started but Not Finished)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Own but Not Yet Read)
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Interested in Reading)
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Recommended)
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Recommended)
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Read)
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Started but Not Finished)
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (Own but Not Yet Read)
  • Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman (No Opinion)
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago (No Opinion)
  • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (Interested in Reading)
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (Read and Favorite)
  • Circe by Madeline Miller (Read and Favorite)
  • Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews (No Opinion)
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner (No Opinion)
  • The Dictionary (Recommended)
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Interested in Reading)
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Read)
  • Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, 1) by Gail Carriger (No Opinion)
  • Fionavar’s Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay (No Opinion)
  • Foe by Iain Reid (No Opinion)
  • Green Rider by Kristen Britain (No Opinion)
  • Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey (Interested in Reading)
  • Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls (No Opinion)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (Recommended)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Recommended)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Recommended)
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Read and Favorite)
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Read and Favorite)
  • Holes by Louis Sachar (Interested in Reading)
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Read and Favorite)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Recommended)
  • Imajica by Clive Barker (Interested in Reading)
  • In the Woods by Tana French (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (Interested in Reading)
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Lore Olympus Webtoon by Rachel Smythe (Interested in Reading)
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (Read)
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (No Opinion)
  • Muse of Nightmare by Laini Taylor (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (Read)
  • Network Effect by Martha Wells (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Never by Ken Follett (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Recommended)
  • Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Started but Not Finished)
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (Recommended)
  • Penderwick Series by Jeanne Birdsall (Recommended)
  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan (Recommended)
  • Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion (No Opinion)
  • Ramayana by Valmiki (Interested in Reading)
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (Recommended)
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Read and Favorite)
  • Skills by Charles Dowding (No Opinion)
  • Starfish by Lisa Fipps (Interested in Reading)
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Interested in Reading)
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (No Opinion)
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Recommended)
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin (No Opinion)
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray (Own but Not Yet Read)
  • Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn (No Opinion)
  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (No Opinion)
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Read)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (Read and Favorite)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Recommended)
  • The Heavenly Horse From the Outermost West by Mary Stanton (No Opinion)
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (Read and Favorite)
  • The House of Night by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (Interested in Reading)
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Recommended)
  • The Lark & The Wren by Mercedes Lackey (No Opinion)
  • The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Recommended)
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (Read and Favorite)
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (Recommended)
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (Read and Favorite)
  • The Martian by Andy Weir (Read and Favorite)
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (No Opinion)
  • The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (Own but Not Yet Read)
  • The Odyssey by Homer (Recommended)
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (Read, but prefer the retelling: Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu)
  • The Pellinor series by Alison Croggon (No Opinion)
  • The Personal Librarian by Heather Terrell, Victoria Christopher Murray (Interested in Reading)
  • The Power Broker by Robert Caro (No Opinion)
  • The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien (Recommended)
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Own but Not Yet Read)
  • The Shining by Stephen King (Recommended)
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Interested in Reading)
  • The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (Recommended)
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Own but Not Yet Read)
  • This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (No Opinion)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Read and Favorite)
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (Interested in Reading)
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (No Opinion)
  • Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer (Not Interested in Reading)
  • Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (Own but Not Yet Read)
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Recommended)
  • Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (Interested in Watching the Show)
  • When the World Was Ours by Liz Kessler (Read and Favorite)
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Recommended)
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire (Started but Not Finished)
  • Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Recommended)


Whether your favorite book made the list or not, there is always an exciting world of literature waiting to be explored. Don’t be afraid to venture into new genres or authors you haven’t heard of before. And if you have any recommendations or want to share your favorite book, feel free to leave a comment. Happy reading!

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