E’s Top Twenty

UPDATE: This list is not up-to-date. I will update it when I get the chance.

“What are some of your favorite books?” seems to be a question I’m asked more than anything else. The following books are, in my opinion, not to be missed. If you’ve read these and did not enjoy them, I couldn’t care less. Make your own list. Also, this list changes frequently.


20. Animosity – James Newman

19. The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson

18. Such Small Hands – Andrés Barba

17. Gone South – Robert McCammon

16. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

15. The World According to Garp – John Irving

14. Inifinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

13. The Pilo Family Circus – Will Elliott

12. Ghost Story – Peter Straub

11. Kin – Kealan Patrick Burke

10. The Halloween Tree – Ray Bradbury

9. The Traveling Vampire Show – Richard Laymon

8. Invisible Monsters – Chuck Palahniuk

7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

6. Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward

5. After Dark – Haruki Murakami

4. You – Caroline Kepnes

3. NOS4A2 – Joe Hill

2. Night Film – Marissa Pessl

1. ItStephen King


16 thoughts on “E’s Top Twenty

  1. Hey, I was just perusing your list here. I saw you put Robert McCammon on your list–love, love, love him!!!!!! My favorite novel by him hands down is Swan Song. Fantastic, amazing read! As for Koontz, I used to love him years ago, but his stuff got too formulaic. That said, the two novels that I did so love and enjoy were Strangers and Phantoms. I was a kid when I read those and I was freaked out for days on end… 🙂

  2. Love your #20 – Where the Red Fern Grows! That’s the book that hooked me on reading! Cried like a baby. It was the first time I was really emotionally touched by a story and I’ll never forget the feeling. A few years ago, I found the exact edition that I read as a kid and it is one of the most valued books on my shelf.

      1. It’s a fantastic book.:) I read once in the ninth grade (required for school,) and once a few years back, on my own. I have a much deeper respect for it now.

        I might just have to make my own Top Twenty, we’ll see..

  3. Nice list

    I really like your reviews and share your love of stephen king. I want to read bag of bones and duma key but don’t know which one to start first. Any advice would be appreciated,

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