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Top Favorites of all time!!

Gina deJong
The list author says: "I make a new listmania for each year listing my reads as I go and what I think of them. However, this list is where I am compiling my top favorites. The books listed below knock my socks off, make me love reading and I highly recommend..and i will even tell you why! The list is most likely to be oldest books first, and newer reads at the bottom."
The Partner
The Partner
"this is my favorite Grisham book, I recommend this one to all new readers - because it really has the pull and the twist that reading should have!!"
The Notebook
The Notebook
"this book is your all around love story, sweet, wonderful characters, suspense and surprises!!! read long before the movie and might be the only book I ever read twice!"
Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha
"I was entranced with the story!! Such a great read...not much else to say!!!"
The Red Tent: A Novel
The Red Tent: A Novel
"I absolutely loved this fictional retelling of the story of Jacob and his wives - the woman characters and the story were all fabulous!!"
Mark of the Lion : A Voice in the Wind, An Echo in the Darkness, As Sure As the Dawn (Vol 1-3)
Mark of the Lion : A Voice in the Wind, An Echo in the Darkness, As Sure As the Dawn (Vol 1-3)
"This series is absolutely enthralling!!! Get through the first few heavy chapters and then it rolls..and I mean rolls!!!"
Sister of My Heart: A Novel
Sister of My Heart: A Novel
"I really loved learning about the culture! The characters and story were so well intertwined!! There is a sequel, but it comes up short compared to this one!"
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring
"this was a beautiful story - the details were all so interesting and very suspenseful."
Three Weeks with My Brother
Three Weeks with My Brother
"Nicholas Sparks has a lot of novels out, a few of them are outstanding, some are just good. But this book about his life - IS AWESOME!!"
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
"This book was so good it haunted me!!!!!!"
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
"I'm not referring to movie..at all. Totally different story. The book is soooo good, I thought about it for months after!!!"
Plain Truth
Plain Truth
"This was my first Picoult book and so far it's my favorite!! kept me on the edge of my seat!"
The Other Boleyn Girl (Movie Tie-In)
The Other Boleyn Girl (Movie Tie-In)
"this book is one of the most fascinating books I ever read. such drama and pull - Loved it!!!"
Something Borrowed
Something Borrowed
"I really didn't expect this book to be so good - wow! I am still surprised how much substance this chick lit book had!!!!"
Outlander: A Novel
Outlander: A Novel
"This series is truly wonderful, I love Jaime!! but the first book Outlander is still the masterpiece!!!!"
Water for Elephants: A Novel
Water for Elephants: A Novel
"It was so nice reading something completely unlike any story out there - this was a treasure!!! Loved the combo of story, suspense, characters and learning about an era I knew nothing about."
The Twilight Saga Collection
The Twilight Saga Collection
"Okay, I got hooked - I really LOVED the series, Eclipse being my favorite book!!!!"
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home
"What a fabulous account of what happened to these men - just truly unbelievable that they survived, I was hooked from the beginning!!"
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
"The topic of this book is what was so engrossing, that people actually did this is crazy and reading the journey of how it all takes place - amazing!!!"
Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key
"Not really sure what has me adding this to the all-time favorites - maybe it was the fact that I spent the wee hours of the morning trying to finish it!!"
The Tea Rose: A Novel (The Tea Rose Series)
The Tea Rose: A Novel (The Tea Rose Series)
"Now this was right up my alley!! Not a stupid romance, but one that is filled with story and characters that you love and all weaves together magically - loved it!! has a sequel too! actually I think it will eventually be a trilogy!"
The Winter Rose
The Winter Rose
"Never has a sequel lived up to the first so well! I loved this one as much as the first - the characters and story again were to well weaved!!!!"
Sookie Stackhouse Dead Until Dark; Living Dead in Dallas; Club Dead; Dead to the World; Dead as a Doornail; Definitely Dead; All Together Dead
Sookie Stackhouse Dead Until Dark; Living Dead in Dallas; Club Dead; Dead to the World; Dead as a Doornail; Definitely Dead; All Together Dead
"This is about as far as I am in the series - to #7. It was book 2 that really got me hooked, It fell a little flat around #6, but it still deserves a spot on the faves list because I really do love the series!!"
Firefly Lane
Firefly Lane
"I just cried my eyes out reading this! It's been awhile since a chick story did that - so on to the faves list!!!!"
Escape
Escape
"You know how you love something in a horrifying train wreck kind of way...yep that was this!!!! Crazy stuff, you just couldn't help but watch!!!! Brainwashing is so fascinating!!!"
The Bronze Horseman
The Bronze Horseman
"the story, the characters, the heartbreak, all of it pulling at my heart, keeping me turning the page...I love books like this!"
Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman)
Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman)
"this sequel picked up right where the bronze horseman left off and it was a wonderful page turner - I loved the story and fell in love with the characters all over again - since it had been a year since I finished #1"
The Summer Garden: A Love Story (The Bronze Horseman)
The Summer Garden: A Love Story (The Bronze Horseman)
"the 3rd in the series of Tatiana and Alexander. An absolutely wonderful series! I loved each book the same, the saga was beautiful and ended so wonderfully!!!!!!"