Country Girl's Favorite Books

A dear friend of mine has been looking for new books to read and asked me to put together a list of my favorite 100 books. Some of these he'll enjoy; some, he won't, but I should be able to steer him away from those. Maybe he should have asked me for my top 100 authors, it might have been easier. Here's what I've got so no particular order.

  1. Somebody Else's Life by Morris Philipson ( this one is my absolute favorite)
  2. Young Patriots: The Story of Two Men, Their Impossible Plan and the Revolution that Created the Constitution by Charles Cerami 
  3. American Colonies by Alan Taylor 
  4. Personal History by Katherine Graham
  5. The Advise and Consent series by Allen Drury especially Advise and Consent and Come Nineveh, Come Tyre 
  6. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  7. The Stephanie Plum numbered series by Janet Evanovich ( these aren't going to win the Nobel, but they sure are fun)
  8. Vanity Fair by William Thackery 
  9. King's Royal by John Quigley 
  10. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  11. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
  12. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  13. Alaska Behind Blue Eyes and Standing Ground by Alan L. White
  14. The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong
  15. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  16.  King's Row by Henry Bellamenn
  17. All's Fair: Love, War and Running for President by Mary Matalin and James Carville
  18. The Flexitarian Diet by Dawn Jackson Blatner
  19. Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate by Bob Woodward
  20. Feeding the Beast by Kenneth T. Walsh
  21. Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
  22. The Capital Crimes series by Margaret Truman
  23. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  24. The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
  25. Present at the Creation by Dean Acheson
  26. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees
  27. Time and Again and From Time to Time by Jack Finney
  28. Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers
  29. Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills
  30. George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade 
  31. Daughter of the Air: Brief Soaring Story of Cornelia Fort by Rob Simbeck
  32. Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes 
  33. America's First Daugher by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie