on sundays we make lists no. 5 - favorite books

sunday lists five

It's a list of favorite books in week five of the series, on sundays we make lists, a  project designed for fellow list lovers like myself. Get this week's list here.

This week's list is books: what we love to read...what worlds do we love to explore, again and again? I notice my list is filled with stories of strong female protagonists...I'm not much for a damsel in distress story. Nothing against damsels or any distress they might find themselves encountering, of course. 

Here's my list (in no particular order):

to kill a mockingbird by harper lee

stardust by neil gaiman

their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston

anna karenina by leo tolstoy

never let me go by haruko

waiting by ha jin

passing by nella larsen

the dorothy parker collection by...dorothy parker

nine stories by jd salinger

the bell jar by sylvia plath

the series of unfortunate events by lemony snicket

pride and prejudice by jane austen

alice in wonderland by lewis carroll

the magnificent ambersons by booth tarkington

the age of innocence by edith wharton

the handmaid's tale by margaret atwood

gone girl by gillian flynn

life after life by kate atkinson 

girl on the train by paula hawkins

room by emma donoghue

a kiss before dying by ira levin

dash and lily's book of dares by david levithan and rachel cohn

pride and prejudice and zombies by jane austen and seth grahame-smith

the little mermaid by hans christian anderson


What I will reread:

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath. This gorgeous 50th anniversary edition is at the top of my wish list.

What's on your list? Print yours here and share on twitter or instagram, if you like. Until next week and another list.