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Top Ten Novels

I think I've posted more this week than I have in the entire month of August combined! I can't help it, though -- I keep stumbling across these cool blogfests that I can't resist (by the way, thanks so much to everyone that stopped by from The Great Blogging Experiment. I'm glad I could offer some useful nuggets of advice to the feast of information in the blogosphere yesterday!)

This time, it's hosted by Madeleine over @ Scribble and Edit She's doing a Top Ten Novels Blogfest and I decided to add my two cents. By the way, it's not too late to participate in this one -- it's all weekend!

I don't even know how to narrow my favorite books down to ten, but I'll give it a shot.

10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

(No explanation needed, right?)

9. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

(Great secondary characters and a touching story)

8. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

(Okay, so I actually like the movie version more. Novalee is such a quirky and adorable character and, again, the secondary characters are so well-rounded)

7. The Dogs of Babel by by Carolyn Parkhurst

(Intriguing and sad. I love the way Parkhurst writes)

6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

(Because I want to be Jo when I grow up)

5. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

(Haunting and beautifully written)

4. In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

(Anything by Jennifer Weiner, really. I adore her)

3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

(I swallowed this book whole in about 3 days. Yeah, it's that good)

2. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

(This is a beautiful, touching and heartbreaking story about two best friends...I've read it three times and I'm sure I'll read it a dozen more)

1. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

(This is how I aspire to write...the prose is so lush and lyrical that I want to suck it into my veins)

Whew! That was really hard! So what do you guys think? Any of your favorites make my list?