I have been reading Writing the Breakout Novel, by Donald Maass. In it he asks, what are your top three favorite novels of all time?
Although I reserve the right to alter this list at any time, I would have to say:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, by J.K. Rowling. Amazing. I’ve read the entire Harry Potter series several times, and have read the seventh book probably 7 or 8 times. The themes of love, friendship, self-sacrifice, redemption and the rejection of redemption get me every time.
Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls. I cried when I read this as a kid. I cried when I read this to my kids. Wilson Rawls does a fabulous job of creating a world and characters that draw me in every time.
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. I love the BBC production. I love the book. This is another one that I read over and over, and am still drawn in every time.
If you had to choose, what would be your three favorite novels of all time?