This is a very hard topic,redroom,and I will tell you why.From the time I learned to read at age 6 I devoured books and have ever since. AS I age,my tastes have changed,probably due to my time running out.so I cannot pick just one book.
However,in 8th grade I read "Gone With The Wind" which probably will remain always my favorite novel.Scarlett and Rhett were characters one never forgets,both strong willed and unconventional.
But there were other books as well that stick in my mind"To Kill a Mockingbird" was one,Anatomy of a Murder" was one also,both of these rerad in Jr High.
Of course I read Jayne Eyre,Wuthering Heights,Rebecca,and tons of Edgar Allen Poe. I feel in love with Heathcliff,in Wuthering Heights,the antihero type I always fall for.
For sheer good writing,any of Pat Conroy's books.His writing is both poetic and wonderful to read,not only for his story line but also for the way he puts words together.
For classic authors,"The Old Man and the Sea' by Hemmingway,a writer with few words,but each word packed a wallop! And Of course,being the hopeless rmantic that I am,read also "Farewell to ARms"(remembering the earth moved) and "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
In my American lit class,Jr year in high school,my hands down favorites were "Catcher in the Rye" and "Lord of the Flies"
In early adulthood,I moved on to spy novels..Ludlum,Sanders,Capote.All good
And now I find myself reading Stephen King,Dean Koontz,Dan Brown,and the wonderful "Outlander series" By Diana Gabaldon. I have reaad all 7 books,each 800-1000 pages long.
so I cant say which was my favorite,as each of these mentioned was my favorite at the time I read it (GWTW being the exception)
All I know is,I hope I never lose my sight,or the ability to climb headfirst into a novel,travelling to the many wonderful (and scary) places it may take me.
In this crazy mixed up world reading is my medicine.
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