E’s Top Twenty

Up to date…for now!

“Hey, E., what are some of your favorite books?” is a question I’m asked more than any other. The following books are, in my opinion, not to be missed. This list changes frequently because human beings’ tastes change. Duh.

In ascending order:

20. Those Across the River – Christopher Buehlman

19. The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson

18. Animosity – James Newman

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. Geek Love – Katherine Dunn

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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