TH Book Club: Your Favorite Book(s)

Hello All,

At our last meeting we asked everyone to come up with a suggestion for the book that will follow The Housesitter’s Guide to the Galaxy.

@cuttlefish posed the question, “What is your favorite book?” So I’m putting it out there:

Books I thought were extraordinary are

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Passions and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
My Brilliant Friend (Books 1, 2 and 3) by Elena Ferrante

Authors: Barbara Vine aka Ruth Rendell, The Brimstone Wedding, et al.
Barbara Kingsolver, Poisonwood Bible, et al.
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, et al.
Pearl Buck, The Good Earth, et. al.

What is/are your favorite book(s)?

Are there any that you would nominate for our next selection, that you wouldn’t mind reading again?


My favourite book always was & still is, the original & unabridged version of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.
Having said that, I do enjoy Kathy Reichs & Patricia Cornwell


Also loved Middlesex @Maeve - Shantaram as has been noted before too many times :rofl: Brixton Beach by Roma Tearne is also a favourite & Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an incredible read if you’re feeling strong :muscle:t3:


Shantaram is still one of my favourite books of all time! I’ve read it twice and it 1000 pages long! Anyone with even the tiniest bit of interest in India should read it. Its the perfect ‘long sit’ read! :pray:


As it received high praise from @Cuttlefish and @Lokstar , I post this title for your consideration:

Shantaram was rated 4.6 by 37,438 readers on Amazon. I’d never seen a number like this before until I checked out one of your other recommendations, @Cuttlefish

“Shantaram is a novel of the first order, a work of extraordinary art, a thing of exceptional beauty. If someone asked me what the book was about, I would have to say everything, every thing in the world. Gregory David Roberts does for Bombay what Lawrence Durrell did for Alexandria, what Melville did for the South Seas, and what Thoreau did for Walden Pond: He makes it an eternal player in the literature of the world.”
– Pat Conroy

A Little Life by Yanagihara Hanya was rated 4.5 by 73,804 readers. It’s only 832 pages, compared to Shantaram’s 944 pages.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century.


The Bee Sting’s 656 pages warmed us up! That book was so good, I found it easy to get through.

Do either of these interest you, dear forum members, as our selection to follow, A Housesitter’s Guide to the Galaxy?

If not, keep the suggestions coming …

Two of my favorites:
The Kite Runner


I really enjoyed Educated. I think that is a great one for discussion.

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