10 of My Favorite Books (All-Time, as of Dec. 2013)


*When one of my favorite books comes up in conversation with a student or class, I will often say that the book is in my Top Five.  Over the years, I have probably named twenty different books that are in my Top Five.  Here ya go…no particular order, really.

1.  Native Son – Richard Wright

2.  The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger

3.  Zeitoun – Dave Eggers

4.  Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

5.  The Jungle – Upton Sinclair

6.  What is the What – Dave Eggers

7.  In the Time of the Butterflies – Julia Alvarez

8.  The Tragedy of Othello – William Shakespeare

9.  Harry Potter (whole series) – J. K. Rowling

10.  Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman