May. 28th, 2009

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I'm not sure whether these are my top-20 "favorite" books or not, but as of right now, they are my 20 "favorite books to talk about".

1) Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
2) Walk With Us: Triplet Boys, Their Teen Parents, and Two White Women who Tagged Along by Elizabeth K. Gordon
3) Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
4) Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenrich
5) Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti
6) Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Other Stories by Sui-Sin Far
7) The Once and Future King by T.H. White
8) More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
9) The Heritage of Hastur by Marion Zimmer Bradley
10) The Complete Kama Sutra tr. by Alain Danielou
11) Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
12) The Skin of Our Teeth by Thorton Wilder
13) An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
14) Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany
15) The Poetic Edda tr. by Lee Hollander
16) Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
17) Ruby by Rosa Guy
18) The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
19) Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
20) A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I don't have a absolute favorite book, so, in no particular alphabetical by author order here are my 20 favorite books and short stories:
1) Last Chance to See by Adams, Douglas
2) The Divine Comedy by Alighieri, Dante
3) The Foundation series by Asimov, Isaac
4) The Ugly Little Boy by Asimov, Isaac and Silverberg, Robert
5) Oryx and Crake by Atwood, Margaret
6) Pride and Prejudice by Austen, Jane
7) Fun Home by Bechdel, Alison
8) The Heritage of Hasteur by Bradley, Marion Zimmer
9) Thendara House by Bradley, Marion Zimmer
10) Dawn by Butler, Octavia
11) The Peaceable Kingdom by de Hartog, Jan
12) The City of Ladies by de Pizan, Christine
13) The Bone Doll’s Twin by Flewelling, Lynn
14) “If This Goes On --” by Heinlein, Robert
15) The Disposessed by Le Guin, Ursula
16) The Left Hand of Darkness by Le Guin, Ursula
17) Night Watch by Pratchett, Terry
18) “Love is the Plan the Plan is Death” by Tiptree, James
19) The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, J.R.R.
20) We by Zamyatin, Yevgeny

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