*Official* July Release Party Contest

By July 14, 2010General

We are so excited to see SO many of you coming out tonight to visit us!  This has truly been one of the most highly anticipated reeleases in Papertrey history and we are thrilled to be able to experience this with you!

Here is your chance to WIN the July "I Want It All" Prize Package!  All you need to do is post your answer to the following question!

"What is your favorite book of all time and why?"

This contest will close at 11:30pm EST.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be selected and announced here, within the body of this post, before midnight EST. Enjoy the party and good luck.


and the winner is…

Katie {choc0holic}

"I honestly can't choose just one. I have many favorites, for different reasons. Whether it be because of the memories made while reading "Goodnight Moon" with my children, the personal inspiration I receive while reading "The Book of Mormon", the trip back in time while reading "Pride and Prejudice", the feeling of feeling like I truly know the characters and could consider myself a friend while reading "Elm Creek Quilts", or just the pure enjoyment of reading while reading "Fablehaven." I honestly couldn't choose just one. I am so grateful for the countless authors who have captivated my attention over the years and as I begin to see my children feel that same love of reading, it is just priceless! "

Congratulations,Katie!  Please be sure to email customer service with your shipping information!  Thanks for stopping by everyone, and have a great night!

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Join the discussion 924 Comments

  • 1
    Rebecca J. says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird.

    Priceless lessons.

  • 2
    Lisa J says:

    Oh, I could never pick just ONE book, but I LOVE Dr. Seuss! Timeless!

  • 3
    LINDA GERIG says:

    I love Inkheart. It is a fun to think you can read a book and go into it and be one of the characters and I love stuff like that. Linda Gerig

  • 4
    Holly F. says:

    My favorite is Little Women. I just love the story of Jo and her strength.

  • 5
    Rieca says:

    Anne of Green Gables. Because I am Canadian, because I love the antics she gets into. Because it is such a well written stoory that takes us back to a more innocent time.

  • 6
    Sallie says:

    Gone with the Wind

  • 7
    Manda says:

    Foundation, by Isaac Asimov. I love the look into the future he gives us.

  • 8
    Denise says:

    My favorite book of all time, besides the Bible, would be “Love Comes Softly”….

  • 9

    Ayn Rand – The Fountain Head
    Great moral lessons about hard work, self reliance and economic responsibility.

  • 10
    Kristin Burge says:

    Without a doubt – Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. My Aunt gave me an absolutely beautiful edition of it many years ago – still love to read it again and again and again…I think Darcy may have been one of my first loves!
    Thanks for a fantastic release!!!!
    -Kristin B.

  • 11
    Danielle G. says:

    I absolutely love Nicholas Sparks books. His book, The Wedding is hands-down my favorite book. I have probably read it 5 times. I love how romantic it is and how it can make me laugh and cry at the same time. It is such a good read (as most of his books are).

  • 12
    Katie Haymore says:

    My favorite book of all time is The Velveteen Rabbit. Though it a sad story, it teaches such a special message about friendship, courage, love, and magic. It is a beautiful story that I never get tired of hearing.

  • 13
    Becs Attwood says:

    Awesome release this month – wish I could join the party but I’m busy at work on my side of the world. My favorite book of all time….that’s hard, like asking me to pick a favorite child! Maybe Anne of Green Gables, or anything by Jane Austen, or The Princess Bride or…too many, can’t pick just one!

  • 14
    nherr says:

    The Bible, for obvious reasons.

  • 15
    Trish says:

    Pride and Prejudice…… I’m such a romantic!

  • 16

    all time favorite is Water for Elephants. and guess what, it is being turned into a movie with Reese Witherspoon…so I hope it does the book justice. It is a touching story, full of drama and fun! and I couldn’t put it down. xoxo andie…

  • 17
    Becky K. says:

    Wow… my favorite book of all time? Not possible! πŸ˜›

    My favorite author is, however, Mercedes Lackey. Love all her books!

  • 18
    willireb says:

    Jane Eyre. Every time I read it I discover new things!!! The characters are so richly drawn, and their concerns echo even today. Also, it is a book I can loose myself in.

  • 19
    Karen B. says:

    I love the Twilight series, Jane Austen, and A Walk to Remember. I guess that is more than one, eh? Oh well, they are all great reading. Can’t wait to add items to my cart!!!!

  • 20
    Angela Person says:

    My favorite book is Gone with the Wind. I remember reading it as a teenager one summer and it is one of my favorite memories of that summer. Dreaming about Rhett Butler was fun too.

  • 21
    Robyn McMurry says:

    I dearly love “Little Women”. That family truly love each other. They are all mostly patient and kind. Marmee is the epitome of all mothers. Makes me cry. I LOVE IT!!!

  • 22
    DiAnn says:

    I love so many books, but right now I love the Aesop’s Fables that I am reading to my granddaugher.

  • 23
    misse336 says:

    I love most of the mysteries by James Patterson because they keep you guessing till the end – especially the number series.

  • 24
    lisa Garzona says:

    My favorite book is Little Women. I just love the dynamics of each of the characters. My favorite girl is Jo. Love her spirit! πŸ˜€ I only have one sister but I could have loved to have more.

  • 25
    J. Harmon says:

    This is a tough one, I have so many favorites! In honor of its anniversary this year though, I’ll say To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • 26

    Of Mice and Men…I don’t know why I like it so much, but I just do!

  • 27
    Amy says:

    Boy, that’s a tough one! I think I’ll have to go with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I’ve read it so many times and I never get tired of the romance between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy!

  • 28
    Anna Was says:

    Little Women by far stands out!

  • 29
    Jessica ML says:

    It has to be Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. This book evoke so many emotions during the reading from laughing, to crying, to wanting to throw the book across the room. Love this book and the follow up World Without End.

  • 30
    Donna C says:

    Oh, this is really hard because I love books so much. As a child, my mother had to force me to go out and play because I lived in the pages of books. I guess I will have to go with “Heidi” since I read it over and over and still think it is wonderful. As a teacher, sharing the love of reading is my passion.

  • 31
    Nita says:

    This is a hard one, but I really love the book Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. It is a children’s novel, but the character, Bud, is a likable fellow and his story is just wonderful.

  • 32
    Tiffany Gruschow says:

    I love to read and to pick one book is difficult. My favorite book is Good Night Moon because I read it every night to my daughter when she was a baby and enjoyed that one on one time and now I am reading it to my son every night before bed.

  • 33

    Charlie Mike by Leonard B Scott. Its about a Team of Airborne soldiers in Vietnam. Such a good book… I’ve read it dozens of times- makes you laugh and cry.

  • 34
    Mariah says:

    It might sound corny, but I have to say the Bible…has definitely made the biggest impression on my life.

  • 35
    Dani M says:

    The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
    Alzheimer’s runs in our family, this book has personal meaning for our whole family.

  • 36
    C Stephens says:

    Anything written by Janet Evanovich because she makes me laugh out loud when I read them.

  • 37
    Alyssa Byron says:

    Little Women. Such soul nurturing stuff. I have read it so many times!

  • 38
    TammyButz says:

    Sam’s Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson – I still can’t believe a guy wrote it!

  • 39
    Trinka King says:

    GGone With The Wind…love the era….would of loved to have lived in that time period.

  • 40
    saral says:

    My favorite if “Guess How Much I love You”. I know it is a children’s book, but my kids and I always say I love you to the moon and back from this book so I can’t imagine any other book being my favorite.

  • 41
    Teresa says:

    I was so hoping you would ask this question πŸ™‚ A Tree Grows In Brooklyn! Read it when I was a young girl and still go back and re-read this enchanting story often of a young girl growing up poor and what a wonderful life she had despite all the hardships.

  • 42
    Carol says:

    My favorite book is “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See”…I read it to my son everyday when he was little! It holds a special place in my heart…my son is 19 now!

  • 43
    DanelleB says:

    This is silly, but my farvorite book is “Ann Likes Red”. It is a childrens book that I read a zillion times as a kid about a little girl named Ann who likes red… duh. Well anyway, I love red too (wonder why that happened.

  • 44

    You are going to laugh, but my favorite book of all time is “Pickle Chiffon Pie”, a children’s book. It is about loving someone for who they are as a person, doing the right thing and treating others as you would like to be treated. Plus, my Mother used to read it to me until I was old enough to read it myself, which made it extra special. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 45

    Tough question!
    There are so many good books out there!
    I am going to have to go with ‘Of Mice and Men’
    That book made such an impact on me.

  • 46
    Noreen says:

    My favorite book of all time would probably be “The Revolt of Sarah Perkins” by Marian Cockrell. It is very humorous and at the same time you have to appreciate the spunk she showed in going out west on a stagecoach into wild country to teach.

  • 47
    Sue K says:

    The Secret Garden. I remember not being able to put it down when I was a girl, and still love it now!

  • 48
    Stephanie W says:

    The Harry Potter Series. I love the way the author wrote and the interesting and inventive story lines that kept me interested throughout all 7 books. I also love the Twilight Series. It’s hard to choose just one book.

  • 49
    Michele Swanberg says:

    The Time Traveler’s Wife because the love story is powerful and I love anything that deals with traveling through time.

  • 50
    Shirlann says:

    The Notebook…a timeless love story.

  • 51
    Sara Mac says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird has long been at the top of my list. Besides the wonderful life lessons, I think Harper Lee’s writing is brilliant and engaging.

  • 52
    Jo Ann says:

    My favorite book I have ever read is “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks. When I got home from work one evening, it had come in the mail that day from my book clue. I started reading it that evening and did not put it down until I finished it the same night!

  • 53
    Erica M. says:

    I can’t pick just one book, but the Twilight series was definitely a favorite of mine.

  • 54
    Maryanne Degiorgio says:

    I love “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” always loved an adventure.

  • 55
    Morgan says:

    My favorite book is, “Beyond this Moment” by Tamera Alexander…..

  • 56
    Tricia T says:

    Besides the Bible, I think I would pick Not my Will by Francena Arnold, but *wow* that’s a hard question!!

  • 57
    Julie Babb says:

    Probably Pride & Prejudice – I re-read it all the time. I never seem to get bored with it. Long live Jane Austen! πŸ™‚

  • 58
    Anne B says:

    Hard to choose, but I think I’d have to go with Jane Austen’s Persuasion partly because of the heroine’s name (Anne) but also because of the ultimately happy ending πŸ™‚

  • 59
    tanna says:

    No question…Confederacy of Dunces..laugh out loud funny!!!

  • 60
    Becky says:

    The Bible. You can always learn more and more from it.

  • 61
    Nicki says:

    I would have to say the first book in the Box Car Children series. I loved reading that as a kid and always imagining the adventures they went on.

  • 62
    Charmaine says:

    One of my favorite books when I was growing up was Anne of Green Gables. I loved it so much my mom bought me some of the other books in the series. I bought the rest with money I got from babysitting. I loved reading of all the mischief she got into. And the time that she lived in…love it! The beautiful dresses and fancy parties…so much fun to read about. I hope to some day visit Prince Edward Island.


  • 63
    Kerry Fitzpatrick says:

    My Bible is the book I return to over and over again and can’t get enough of….can’t be without it….can read it over and over again and still get excited.

  • 64
    Vanessa Pena says:

    Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I love how the character was so ill-treated within her own family and was persuaded to reject her true love. But she overcame all obstacles, married her true love and took charge of her own life.

  • 65
    Sandra K says:

    Oh, I’m never very good at picking just one favourite. I just went to look at the bookshelves to help me out. I love a wide range of books, but the book that has spoken to me the most and helped me the most is the bible.

  • 66
    Kara says:

    My favorite book of all time is ‘A Prayer For Owen Meany’ This book is so well written. Every last, amazing detail is sewn up by the end of the story. Everything in this story has a purpose and is so well thought out. John Irving is a wonderful author!

  • 67
    Dee Rose says:

    Choosing a favorite book is so hard! But I think my all time favorite would have to be Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Of course, I’ve read all the Twilight books several times each. I love to read!

  • 68
    kristen m says:

    My favorite book of all time?? I love to read, but this is such a hard question! I mostly read mystery and family drama/story easy read type books. I am currently reading a bunch of the Janet Evanovich novels. But honestly, my favorite book might be Olivia by Ian Falconer. My son and daughter both love Olivia books. We have been reading them now regularly for 6 years or so. It is so fun to now have them read the picture books to me now. (Probably not the kind of book answer that you were looking for….)

  • 69
    veronica says:

    it is so hard to pick! i would have to say, my fav of all time is Moonraker’s Bride by Madeline Brent. it is one of the first i read as a young adult, that i go back to almost every year to enjoy again. it is clean, yet fast pace and romantic and a little mystery thrown in too.

  • 70
    Erika M says:

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – it reminds me to keep my chin up!

  • 71
    Mary (Happy Now) says:

    This is one of my all-time favorite PTI releases… Wow, are my fingers (and toes!) crossed!

    One favorite book? Too hard! There are so many with special places in my heart from different times of my life… Right now, though, I read a LOT of board books with my almost 2-year old, and my almost 5-year old has recently started enjoying chapter books… Hooray for the Magic Tree House series! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  • 72
    LouAnn says:

    It is so hard to pick just one since I love to read and have read so many good books. I’ll have to say the Little House on the Prarie books. I really enjoyed them as a child and still read them occasionally as an adult.

  • 73
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    I am not much of a reader, but since I am a teacher I read lots of children’s books. My all time favorite book is Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It’s such a great story with fun pictures.

  • 74
    Tanya says:

    My favorite book is Fall On Your Knees by Anne Marie MacDonald. I love her style of writing!

  • 75
    Tracey McNeely says:

    My favourite book of all time is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I read it every couple of years and each time is like the first time. It is such a wonderful story of true love. All of his books are such emotional journies.

  • 76

    Just one? Gosh, that’s kind of like picking your favorite kid!! The twilight series is amazing. Stephanie Meyer is a fantastic author and I read everything by Nicholas Sparks.

  • 77
    cindye says:

    My favorite book of all time has to be The Five People You Meet In Heaven. Oh that sweet simple book made me cry!!!! I was reading in bed with my husband next to me, and I was just sobbing at the end. sigh. I also loved Eat Pray Love. great book!

  • 78

    “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett is one of my top faves. It’s just a beautiful story with great characters and a fabulous garden hidden behind a mysterious door. I love how the characters blossom along with the garden.

    I have about a dozen other favorite books – all vying for first place!

  • 79
    Keva Brown says:

    The Lovely Bones is my favorite book of all time. I love the story, fell in love with the main characters “Heaven”, and everytime I read it I feel more drawn into the family dynamic. The fact that Mark Wahlberg is in the movie version has NO bearing on this choice. πŸ˜‰

  • 80
    Sarah Hulsey says:

    How funny that this is the question tonight! I was actually just thinking tonight about books that I can read over and over again and not get tired of. They are truly like a good friend — familiar and safe and thoroughly enjoyable.

    I think that one of my favorite books of all times is Anne of Green Gables (and the subsequent books in the series). The books are well-written and timeless. Although they were written many years ago, their themes still hold true, even in these very modern days — friendship, love, loss. What young girl can’t relate to Anne who wishes she was called Cordelia and could have puffed sleeves on her dresses?

  • 81
    Theresa S says:

    It’s so hard to pick one… but I guess if I have to πŸ™‚ It’ll be Robert Munsch “Love you Forever” I loved it when I was a kid and read it to my little girl. It’s always a gift I give to new parents… Our children our never too old to call them our babies πŸ™‚

  • 82
    Holly says:

    My favorite book will always be the one my hubby gave me when he was courting me. He wrote a special note on the inside and it is my treasured keepsake – The Final Reflection by John M. Ford.

  • 83
    Tamika says:

    My all time favorite book is “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou. It is such a gripping story of her life and how she survived so much and rose from so much turmoil to become a successful poet. She showed me anything is possible if you believe in yourself.

  • 84
    Laura says:

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. It was one of the first books I remember reading where I felt like the author had been a young girl herself and really remembered what it was like. . .

  • 85
    Betty says:

    my most recent favorite is “girl with the dragon tatoo” by steig larsson – well written, fascinating well-rounded characters, themes of revenge and control well carried out in the whole book – great read!

  • 86
    Ellie says:

    I have one book that is very dear to my heart it is “I’ll Love you Forever.” Its a story of how a mom loved her child and gave him love and took care of him and in the end it was him doing the same for his child.

  • 87
    Susan Fenton says:

    Hmm. So many choices, but I’d say Anne of Green Gables. I always read it when I need something sweet, uplifting, hopeful and comforting.
    LOVE the new releases!

  • 88
    Monica L says:

    The Wedding Bargain by Agnus Turnball because it was my mothers which made it special for me and it’s a classic love story set against the harsh mining background. I’ve read it several times until I lost the book.

  • 89
    Kelly B says:

    Hard to pick just one … but I love “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. If you haven’t read it, please do! All of my family are such avid readers … I am so excited by all the great book related offerings this month!

  • 90
    Leora says:

    That is a hard one. How about anything from the Curious George series because I loved reading them with my boys, especially the one about the chocolates with the “swirls on top.”

  • 91
    Sarah M says:

    The Bible is my favourite book. After that, Horton Hears a Who. πŸ™‚ I love the lessons in teaches about taking care of others and doing the right thing even when others are against you.

  • 92
    glorie says:

    The Christ Commission by Og Mandino. Great and practical lessons.

  • 93
    steph zerbe says:

    Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.
    It’s my favorite because I learned men tend to act like a rubberband. They need to stretch out or get away now and then but they will always retract back!

  • 94
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    I’m an avid reader so I have many favorites and of course several favorite authors. One of my all time best reads ever was The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. I was entranced by this book.

  • 95
    Janice M says:

    Dr. Suess “The Sleep Book” as it brings back so many warm memories of reading my daughter to sleep every night.

  • 96
    Mary Cook says:

    My favorite book has to be a children’s book entitled, “The Caboose Who Got Loose” written and illustrated by Bill Peet. Not only a wonderful story but the wording ebbs and flows beautifully and almost lyrically. I read and re-read this book to both my children when they were little tykes.

    Mary C

  • 97
    Mary M. says:

    My favorite book is “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver. I love reading historical fiction. Barbara Kingsovler really researches the places she writes about. She makes you feel like you are there with the characters in another time and place.

  • 98
    Heather says:

    Wow – it’s hard to pick just one! Other than the Bible, I would have to say Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – I love the hope and togetherness evident in Charlie’s family. Then there’s the whole chocolate thing…

  • 99
    Laura Stewart says:

    I would have to say Moby Dick

  • 100
    Elena Lin says:

    Gosh – so hard to pick since I love to read. I love Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery or Little Women and Little Men by Louisa May Alcott.

  • 101
    Krista says:

    Great question! I’ll read absolutely anything. Childrens stories, fantasy, mysteries, chick lit. I don’t really have a fave book, but I love everything by. Jodi Picoult.

  • 102
    Chong says:

    Lord of the rings trilogy! Good vs. Evil, friendship, courage… and meticulous attention to detail by Tolkien that makes you feel as though you are on the quest every step along the way.

  • 103
    Sarah Fisher says:

    I love “The Great Gastby.” It was my favorite read in high school literature class.

  • 104

    I can’t pick one. I have several. The Notebook- total tear jerker and the Twilight series. I’m a sucker for romance, I guess.

  • 105
    Sara says:

    I have to agree with some of the others besides the Bible it would have to be Pride & Prejudice. It for me is such a timeless story & I can read it over & over again. It’s really hard for me to pick a favorite but this would have to be it.

  • 106

    I absolutely love: The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (A Novel Providing Female Perspective on the Legend of King Arthur)

    This is the greatest testament to the strength of women

  • 107
    lan says:

    My sister’s keeper is one that stuck with me, so sad and moving…you can feel the character’s pain.

  • 108
    Noora says:

    A VERY tough question! “The brain that Changes it self” is probably my favorite book, I enjoyed reading about the miraculous nature of the human brain and how, with the right tools, we can develop it to reach its fullest potential!

  • 109
    Kathy W says:

    Gone With The Wind. I love the complexity of the characters, the backdrop of the South during the Civil War, and Scarlett and Rhett’s relationship. I’ve read it at least 6 times and am due to read it again.

  • 110
    karen q says:

    Tough, tough question. Can I say all the Jane Austin books? They are my favorite classics.

  • 111
    Lea Ann says:

    Roots, by Alex Hailey. It pulled me in from the first page, and never let go. My favorite book to read to my daughter is “Just in Case You Ever Wonder”.

  • 112
    Lucille Bentley says:

    It would have to be Outlander. Loved that book.

  • 113
    Lori Campbell says:

    Ooo, that’s a tough question! I love to read but I don’t get a lot of time to read. Right now my favourite books are The Twilight Series (I know it’s corny but I’m a sucker for a classic fairy-tale style romance!). My favourite books to read to my daughter when she was little (she’s 15 now-yikes!) were Go To Sleep Little Bear, Something For Nothing-by Phoebe Gilman and It Ain’t Easy Being A Bunny (in the Dr. Suess series).

  • 114
    Elaine -the soil scientist says:

    Charlotte’s Web has stuck with me since I was in elementary school and that has been a very long time!

  • 115
    Lauren says:

    Good Golly. Pick a favorite…wow!! I’ve read so many FANTASTIC books that it’ll take some thinking to come up with a favorite. Of course, I’m drawing a total blank right now. I’ll say the book series that I enjoyed the most is the Left Behind series. Ironically, I also enjoyed Angels & Demons. Seems like religious fiction novels hold appeal for me.

  • 116
    Desiree says:

    A single book???? I can’t even pick a single author! I am so loving the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series.

  • 117
    Paula Laird says:

    Oh, shudder! Choose one favorite book? Not possible! One of my favorites is Pride and Prejudice. I love the banter, the romance, the irritating cast of extra characters, and the sheer force of personality from Elizabeth and Darcy. πŸ™‚ Now I want to go read. πŸ™‚

  • 118
    Amy Beth says:

    I love Eat Pray Love, but I think my favorite book would have to be The Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey

  • 119

    My all time favorite is “The Little Prince”, I read it over and over again!

  • 120
    Oralia says:

    East of Eden blew me away… but so did Love in the Time of Cholera… I would have to re-read them to pick my fave. πŸ™‚ What an AWESOME realease this month… again!

  • 121
    Kathleen says:

    ONE??? Only ONE? OK, Pride and Prejudice—Jane Austen at her best—love it—but Harry Potter sure comes close! πŸ™‚

  • 122
    Sandy Kay says:

    My favorite book of all time is the Bible – God’s Word!

  • 123
    Melinda Wilson says:

    This is tough to pick one favorite. I would say “The Applause of Heaven” by Max Lucado. I pull it out and read little snippets all the time.

  • 124
    cecilia chin-yet says:

    Divided Loyalties! it is the only book that has been interesting enough for me to read more than once. So many twists! i had to double back several time to keep up with it the first time through.

  • 125
    Squeaks says:

    The teacher in me leans toward childrens literature. I love The Polar Express because it encompasses the innocence of childhood and the simplicity of believing.

  • 126
    Antoinette says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird without a t doubt. So many great lessons to be learned from that book. And, The Notebook!

  • 127
    Susan says:

    I’m not a big reader – too busy stamping and quilting, but the one book I spend time in the most would have to be my Bible. It’s the only book I know that can change your life. It’s not meant to entertain you, but to help you get to know God’s heart.

  • 128
    Ann Alyea says:

    I have too many to choose but I liked reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil because I love visiting Savannah, Ga.

  • 129
    Kellie B says:

    Aside from the Bible, it would have to be Where the Red Fern Grows. Childhood classic!

  • 130
    Sandye Curry says:

    My favorite book of all time is Gone With the Wind. I love it!!!!!

  • 131
    Cristina says:

    Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut. It’s the first book I read and immediately turned back to page 1 to read again. It changed everything I thought I knew about literature.

  • 132
    Katie K. says:

    So hard to decide. I guess I’d have to say “Pride & Prejudice.” I just finished reading Steig Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo” and I’m hookedβ€”have to read the next book in that series soon.

  • 133
    Harriet Skelly says:

    My favorite book would have to be Gone With the Wind. It was my first favorite book that I remember – I loved it because it was historical fiction and was so well written. I could hear and see the characters when reading it!

  • 134
    Alice Golden says:

    Nancy and Plum by Betty MacDonald… it is a lovely Christmas story that my dad would read to us each night for several weeks before Christmas and now I have continued the tradition with my boys (and they have been pretty good sports about listening to it and enjoying it, even though I would classify this as much more of a “girls” book)

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    Kerry A says:

    As a young child I absolutely loved Mrs. Piggle Wiggle…she just seemed so fun, full of imagination, and always saw the good in children. I recently found one of her books again while searching for books for my children and had to check it out from the library! I still enjoyed it and my kids did too!

  • 136
    Mary K says:

    I hate to admit that I am not a big reader, but I have lots of friends/relatives that are so I would still find ways to use the book-themed sets (wink). My favorite that is coming to mind is “Intensity” by Dean Koontz. The whole book takes place over a 24 hr period and I finished it in 24 hours–I couldn’t put it down.

  • 137
    Theresa says:

    My favorite book is the Harry Potter series books! Just a lot of fun to read.

  • 138
    Jennifer K says:

    I love the Harry Potter series. Does that make me a nerd? πŸ™‚

  • 139
    Natasha says:

    It’s so hard to pick one! One of my all time favorites is a children’s story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It has such interesting illustrations and always makes me think of the fun of reading it as a child. Currently, I really enjoy J.D. Robb’s In Death series and Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling novels.

  • 140
    Jeni Barbas says:

    I really love all of the Eric Carle children’s books..for the repetitive words/lines that my 3 year old son can “read” and the illustrations. We read at least one of them each nigh!

  • 141
    Paige says:

    Too hard to pick just one, but one of my favorites is, “Through Gates of Splendor”, by Elisabeth Elliot…. an amazing true story.

  • 142
    Anika says:

    I usually pick a series to read, but I also love anything by Nicholas Sparks…I’m going to go with Dear John.

  • 143
    Audrey T says:

    I have a few favorites… Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird and Little Women. Lots of important lessons in each one of them. πŸ™‚

  • 144
    Vicky Gina says:

    oh my, there are just too many that i love! but, i think my all time favorite is “A Woman of Substance” by Barbara Taylor Bradford. I love how it spans the main character’s entire life and I love historical romance novels!

  • 145
    teresa kline says:

    I do not read fiction, but I read books of encouragement…..whatever book I am reading at present is always the best. I am reading Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas now.

    enjoy *~*

  • 146
    Angie Cortes says:

    Wow that is tough! My favorite books of all time are the Nancy Drew books with my favorite of these being The Hidden Staircase. My mom had the entire series as a little girl and passed them on to me. I still have each and everyone and I cannot wait to someday pass them onto my daughter!

  • 147
    Cathy Lathem says:

    While I love so many books for so many different reasons, my favorite is probably a children’s book “Love you Forever”. Makes me cry every time. And now that my baby is about to go off to college, I think of this story often. She and I have agreed to read it together before she leaves. Get the tissue!!!

    A VERY CLOSE second for me is “The Giving Tree”. It reminds me of my mom and how she lived such a selfless life.

  • 148
    see mary stamp says:

    Favorite newer book: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Love the characters. Love the backstory of how the book was written. Favorite series: the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie R. King. First in series: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. Wonderful development of the relationship between a retired Holmes who meets his intellectual equal in young 13-year-old Mary Russell. I recomment this series to everyone!

  • 149
    DonnaJMayer says:

    The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein.It brought back memories from my childhood.

  • 150
    Marie O says:

    There are too many books for me to have a favorite. My favorite author is Mary Higgins Clark. She weaves a great story with many twists and turns.

  • 151
    Jill says:

    I literally can’t choose one! But of my childhood, The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

  • 152
    Darla says:

    The Bible is my very favorite book, but my favorite fiction book is anything by Karen Kingsbury.

  • 153
    Ashley B says:

    “Dying Well”, because it’s a book that everyone should read to prepare themselves for any loved ones death and to respect their last wishes, even if you may not agree with them.

  • 154
    Lisa Jurecek says:

    I love Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. Everything weaves together and it really examines the relationship between mothers and daughters. Great for reading over and over as you pick up new stuff every time.Hmm! It’s been a while since I last read it. I may have to drag it back out.

  • 155
    Deb C says:

    Hmmm…..I’m not sure I have a single favorite book. I read everything and anything and my favorite changes frequently.

    Right now, it’s Eclipse as I reread it after seeing the movie. I love creating an alternate universe in my mind.

  • 156
    Lee says:

    I love reading, especially romantic novels. However my favourite books would be the “Chicken Soup For The Soul” series. I love all the inspiration and life lessons to be learnt in them!

  • 157
    pcm says:

    I love Winnie the Pooh. I think it’s a good story for kids and adults alike – my husband used to read it to me when we were dating!

  • 158
    Diane says:

    So many good choices. I’d have to say You Are Special by Max Lucado. Books I read with my kids are special; not only the content but sharing the special time together is precious.

  • 159
    Amy Cheek says:

    Gone with the Wind…a wonderful classic! This book helps remind me of how not so long ago life was much simplier.

  • 160
    Jen Carter says:

    Wow! Choosing just one favorite book is hard!! But, I LOVE the whole Anne of Green Gables series. In fact I just finished the prequel to the series. I love Anne and her fun personality and imagination. She is such a dreamer and she never has a dull moment. I love how dramatic she is!

  • 161
    Marge says:

    I’ll have to say Outlander, not just the book, but the whole series! I’m currently reading the 7th book in the series! It’s historical romance & I never cared much for history until recently, so it’s been interesting to read about it and the characters are just very interesting to follow through all the books! I just like to escape to “another world” through reading.

  • 162
    Sue Woods says:

    My favorite book is one that Dawn McVey recommended called Redeeming Love. It is just that, a book about love; but not romantic love. This boook is about the deep kind of love that can be experienced between a husband and wife. It’s about forgiveness and how love can transform a person. It truly is amazing and I was completely moved by the book. I can’t say that about any other piece of fiction that I’ve ever read…even the classics.

  • 163
    Lori Oglesby says:

    Wow! That’s a tough one! It is a toss up between Anne of Green Gables and Gone with the Wind.

    I love everything on the release this month. Y’all are killing my budget!!!!!!! But I love it!!

  • 164
    Connie P. says:

    Definitely the Bible, but fiction-wise, anything by John Grisham.

  • 165
    Suependous says:

    My favorite books this year are any by JD Robb: adventure, suspense, futuristic, and romance all in one!

  • 166
    Hollie Christiancy says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    It addressed prejudice and the effects it has on all; from the victim to the innocent children of the hero. I have read it 7 times.

  • 167
    Cindee says:

    So many choices… I’ll say the Dragonsong series by Anne McCaffrey. My grandmother introduced me to this fantasy series as a teenager and I loved them all.

  • 168
    Marla J says:

    This is an impossible question! But I have to pick Pride and Prejudice because it’s the perfect combination of romance, irony, and Colin Firth movies.

  • 169
    toni1 says:

    My favorite would be Pride and Prejudice, the best romance ever. You can be a strong women and a romantic…Thank you.

  • 170
    Kimberly Ann says:

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien*. It was so beautifully written and I get so lost in books. That was one adventure I truly loved being a part of!

    *I have TONS of favorites, but I read The Hobbit as a child and nothing matches the magic of reading when you are a child.

  • 171
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    I question I can’t answer – I have been an avid reader since I was small, and I am a Reading Specialist, working with kids who are learning to read, some struggling mightily.
    There are just too many to choose just one favorite, but the one I probably read and reread most as a girl is Little Women.

  • 172
    Emily Keaton says:

    I love all kinds of books, but the one(s) I read again and again are the Mitford books by Jan Karon. If I have to list just one, it would be “At Home in Mitford.” Just wanted to say that this entire July release ROCKS!!!

  • 173
    Sheila says:

    Twas the Night Before Christmas…so many wonderful childhood memories of my own and with my daughter too…

  • 174
    Steph says:

    Easy……….I love Harold and the Purple Crayon. When I was in school, I checked it out at the library every time my class went. My initial appeal was the size. I have always had a love for “tiny” things. then as I got older, I loved how Harold could be or do anything that he imagined and drew with his purple crayon. I especially loved how he drew his bed and then drew his covers all the way up and tucked himself in. So great!

  • 175
    connie G says:

    Very tough question because I have many favorites, but probably To Kill A Mockingbird would have to be right at the top. It has it all. Drama, comedy, action, mystery.

  • 176
    Rose A says:

    SO hard to pick….but I would have to say the Wizard of Oz and the whole Oz series (not many people know just how many books there are!) They are fun, magical and whimsical…adn they still manage to be satorical and have a moral !

    Thansk for the chance to win !

  • 177
    Tina B says:

    I have many favorite books…but the ones that stick with me most are those by author George Orwell…”1984″ and “Animal Farm”…both are full of concepts that will make you think and re-think everyday happenings. Oh, wait…I liked reading all of the Nancy Drew books….and Mother Goose nursery rhymes…

  • 178
    Carla says:

    I’ll start off by saying that I don’t read a lot of books. I pretty must stay to romantic comedies. I don’t really have a favorite so I’ll say that a book that I really enjoyed was Luscious Lemon by Heather Swain.

  • 179
    Gail Hoffman says:

    And Then There Were Five. It’s the very first book I checked out of the local library more than 50 years ago. I’ve been an avid reader and library patron since then.

  • 180
    Sandy Thelen says:

    My favorite book? Oh, too many to mention…but my favorites right now are childrens books as my son is just starting to read. What a wonderful world reading is opening up for him! πŸ™‚

  • 181
    Elizabeth K says:

    My favorite book is Gone With the Wind. What gets better than Scarlett and Rhett!!!!

  • 182
    Michelle H in IL says:

    Wow…tough question. Although it’s not one…I’ll go with the Harry Potter series. My husband and I would buy two copies so we could read at the the same time then we count down to the release of each movie. Now my son is into all of the books as well so it has been a family experience for us.

  • 183
    Kelly Braund says:

    Wow, that’s a hard question. I love to read & I read all different things. I love to read John Grisham books for fun because there’s always a turn you don’t expect somewhere along the way. But, I’d have to say my favorite would be the Harry Potter books because I started reading them to my oldest son when he was very little (he’s now 13) and he kind of grew up hearing the stories of Harry and Hogwarts πŸ™‚ They were the first books we could both really enjoy together.

  • 184

    Besides the Bible, my favorite book is Little House on the Prairie. I feel like I grew up with Laura and her family as I read the series over and over. Her family knew the what was really important in life: faith, family, and hard work. I wish I could have met them in real life!

  • 185
    Judi Rose says:

    I really could not pick just one either but To Kill A Mockingbird is at the top of my list.

  • 186
    Rita W says:

    If I have to choose just one, it would have to be Anne of Green Gables. This book holds a special place in my heart.

  • 187
    Ted says:

    Ugh…tough question! Besides the Bible, I’d have to say You Are Special, a read-aloud I read at the end of each year…it’s by Max Lucado, one of my favorite Christian authors. πŸ™‚

  • 188
    Wendy H says:

    Pride and Prejudice as I’m such a romantic at heart. It’s very hard to pick just one book though as they are a definately love in my life evidenced by my sagging bookshelves :).

  • 189
    Linda says:

    I have many favorite stories but one that moves me every time is The Polar Express. I hope everyone out there “hears the bell ring” (smile). This release is out of this world. I don’t know how you PTI girls keep doing it month after month but each time you seem to out do yourselves.

  • 190
    Eva C. says:

    I recently read Healing Stones and really enjoyed it. It is hard to pick just one book as there are so many wonderful books to choose from.

  • 191

    I have really enjoyed the previews of this month’s release! Good stuff!!!

    Favorite book? Just one? Hmm. How about author? Jane Austen!

  • 192
    MA says:

    Love the Whodunits..Ridley Pearson is one of my favorite authors –

  • 193
    Kimberly says:

    Like so many … Little Women … just a true classic.

  • 194
    Debbie says:

    I agree with lots of those above; it’s tough to pick a favorite. Mine, I think, was The Stand by Stephen King.

  • 195
    Maureen says:

    Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It is the only book that I stayed up all night reading because I couldn’t put it down. Finished it at 6:30 am just in time to get the kids up for school. When my husband found out that I didn’t go to bed that night he said, “please don’t be mean to the kids because you are tired.”

  • 196
    Colleen C. says:

    It is tough to pick a favorite book, but I would have to say it is one I read as a child called the Velvet Room. There was something about that book that captured my imagination and I have fond remembrances of reading it over and over again.

  • 197
    K. Joy says:

    Wow, that’s a hard question. But probably my answer would be the Bible, because it carries the words of life and is a great comfort to me. πŸ™‚

  • 198
    Caren B says:

    I would have to say it is “The Great Brain”. It may not be the best, but it brings back great memories for me and the beginning of my love for reading.

  • 199
    charity says:

    i am doing lots of reading with my kids right now. i love guess how much i love you…the words and pictures are so captivating to me.

  • 200
    Mary Beth S says:

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, because it is the perfect romantic story.

  • 201
    Penny P. says:

    Oh my gosh I’m such an avid reader I couldn’t narrow it down to just one! I love so many different types too, Harry Potter for fantasy, Twilight series for romance, Danielle Steel for the same, Stephen King, Medieval romance and on and on…So excited, can’t wait to put “All booked up” in my cart!

  • 202
    Kayla says:

    I loved “A Distant Melody”… made me laugh and cry. It was such a sweet World War II love story.

  • 203
    Susan T says:

    Boy, that is a hard one. I guess I would have to say The giving tree. It is a book with a great message that i loved reading to my children. It reminds me of my father who in my opinion was the best!!!

  • 204
    Patty J says:

    I have many favories, depending upon my mood, but my favorite series is the Sue Grafton alphabet books. Her character Kinsey Milhone is so well crafted I have enjoyed it from A to U, and anxiously await the rest.

  • 205
    Robbie Baker says:

    I’d have to say Little Women. I have three sisters and we used to play as we were the characters. (Being the youngest, I was Amy)

  • 206
    Vicki E says:

    Pride and Prejudice. I love all of Jane Austen’s works but this one especially.

  • 207
    Tara says:

    The Bible becuase of the promises it holds!
    But I have to add, when I was a Little Girl I loved Little House on the Prairie books and Amelia Bedelia, and now my 7yr old DD loves them too!

  • 208
    Linda Dederich says:

    It has to be To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee brought Jem and Scout to life and taught us so much. I’ve read it many times.

  • 209
    Antje says:

    PS I love you – I was sitting and crying and crying when reading the book. My husband was worried and told me to stop reading – but I told him, NO this is one of the best books I read. Many of my friends have a similar story with this book

  • 210
    Kay Norman says:

    The Book of Mormon because it teaches me how to live right and what happens if I don’t.

  • 211
    Kathleen A says:

    This is tough, so many wonderful books I love, but I am going to say the Nancy Drew Series I read every one I could get my hands on when I was a kid and it really was the start of my lifelong love of reading.

  • 212
    Karen says:

    My favorite is The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

  • 213
    Ginny says:

    How does an English teacher answer this question? Well, my current favorites are “The Hunger Games,” “1984,” and “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” I love reading some newer YA fiction to recommend to my students, but honestly, I find that most of the time the YA authors are better storytellers than adult authors.

    Oh, and I just finished “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman, and I LOVE it. It’s a little dark with the humor and storyline, but soo intriguing!

  • 214
    Jerri K says:

    I have many favorites, but one that comes to mind right now is The Secret Life of Bees. I find the story line very fascinating.

  • 215
    Kim M says:

    I would have to say the Bible. Every time I read it, I learn something new and I never get tired of reading it.

  • 216
    mary dawn q says:

    it’s so hard to choose just one…a family favorite is Miss Rumphius, we read it almost every night at bedtime and talk about ways to make our world more beautiful

  • 217
    Peggy Sue says:

    Picking one favorite book is very difficult. I love to read anything by Nicholas Sparks. Must say I am inspired by Dr Seuss book-The Places You Can Go. It makes a great gift for anyone graduating from high school, college or even starting a new job.

  • 218
    Sue Lelli says:

    I don’t have a favorite book but I do love all things Nora Roberts – sappy I know! I just LOVE Love stories! And the Twilight series was wonderful! I read one after another and couldn’t put them down!!

  • 219
    Peg C. says:

    There are so many, but Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth just jumped into my mind when I started thinking. Love that book.

  • 220
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Shadow of the Wind. Deep, convoluted, mysterious tale with tremendous character development. The reader on the CD version was amazingly adept at changing accents rapidly and convincingly in conversations. Loved this book, buy it!

  • 221
    Julie Batta says:

    Wow, that is a hard question. I have so many favorites, but I will pick My Sister’s Keeper for my most recent favorite. It just hit so close to home with losing my Mom to cancer and it brought back a flood of emotions and memories for me.

    Can’t wait to read all the responses so I can find some new favorite books. :o)

  • 222
    Carla says:

    I have so many favorite books, love Pride and Prejudice, The Left Behind Series, the Twilight Series. Loved the release this month!

  • 223
    Mia says:

    Such a tough choice… I’ll have to say “The Secret Garden” because as a young girl, it was the first book that I can remember not being able to put down until I read every last word!!

  • 224
    Peggy Nickelson says:

    I am going to say the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I have been reading them since I was a young child, at least thirty years. I savor rereading them every couple of years. They are wonderful and classic.

  • 225
    Tanya Caudill says:

    My favorite book is the horse whisperer, by Nicholas Evans. I was an avid rider growing up and I found the story inpiring and truly beautiful. Having had a freak riding accident myself it is an emotional book for me, but one I love.

  • 226

    Oh yikes- what a question! Well, I wish I could say it was some literary treasure , but when I was about 14 or 15, I read Pet Semetery from Stephen King. That was the first time. I’ve read it countless times since then, and it never fails to give me the heebie jeebies every time.

  • 227
    Karen says:

    God of All COmfort.
    Was going thru a very hard time and this book really spoke to me.

  • 228
    sandy says:

    The Bible is my favorite book. I love to read and have lots of books that I like and different authors that I tend to read. I’m so glad this book stamp set is coming tonight and the matching dies!

  • 229

    The Velveteen Rabbit. Love reading it as an adult as much as I loved hearing it as a child… for many different reasons which is why I love it so.

  • 230
    Cheryl says:

    I have a lot of favorites, but I would have to say that my very most favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. There is just nothing else like it to show how one person chooses to do the right thing, even when he knows he’ll lose. I could read it 1000 more times!

  • 231
    Chris H. says:

    To pick just one …I would have to say “Atlas Shrugged”. I loved the character of Dagny.

  • 232
    Elizabeth K says:

    My favorite book is Gone With The Wind.
    This book has everything including Scarlett
    and Rhett!!!!!!!

  • 233
    Vivian says:

    The Pink Slicker. When I was a little girl, my daddy took me to the library downtown. I got my very own library card, and this is the first book I ever checked out. This opened a whole new world for me and thus began a life long love affair with books.

  • 234
    Sonia Holland says:

    Hard to pick just one…but if pressed I’d say ” A Trip to the Stars” by Nicholas Christopher. It has so many elements…a FANTASTIC story that has myth, love, mystery, supernatural elements and characters that you just cannot help but want to know more about.
    Storytelling at it’s finest. I recommend it to everyone, and i have given at least 10 copies as gifts. I treasure my books! Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Eat Pray Love…so many!

  • 235
    Kim says:

    So Hard to Decide. I will have to go with the Little House on the Prarie Series. Reason being they have everything family, growing up, adventure, intrigue, travel, love. Can’t wait to read them with my girls when they are older.

  • 236
    berryblue says:

    Wow! I’m going to have to spend a lot of time tomorrow skimming through the comments to look for new books to read. I am having a terrible time choosing just one favorite book! I’m going to go with anything by Jeffery Deaver. But I love so so many! Someone before me mentioned the Love Comes Softly books. I can’t even count the number of times I have read that series. Love those!

  • 237
    TraceyS says:

    Besides the Bible, my favorite books are the Harry Potter series. I was very surprised at how complex the world JK Rowling created is. Even though I don’t like some of the ways she wrapped up the storyline I still think think the books are fantastic.

  • 238
    Mary W. says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my absolute favorites!

  • 239
    carol b. says:

    My favorite book is “Gone With the Wind” and also the movie. It was such a romantic saga and a real tear jerker when Bonnie Blue fell off the pony and died, it ripped them apart with the guilt.
    carol b

  • 240
    StephG. says:

    The Phantom Tollbooth. I read it in the 5th grade and it captured my imagination. It’s since been followed by lots of other great books, but it remains my first favorite book.

  • 241

    I would probably have to say “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks. I will never forget how I could not put that book down! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 242
    Kristi Lewis says:

    Oh, that is a tough one. I would have to say Anne Of Green Gables. I just love all the sillyness and friendships throughout the story. It is truly a kindred spirit story….

  • 243
    Sue McRae says:

    That’s a tough one. There are so many on my favorites list. I would say it’s a tie between Anne of Green Gables and Little Women.

  • 244
    Kris says:

    It has to be the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich. They are silly and super easy to read when you just don’t want to think too hard. She describes the characters so well I can see them. I want it to be a movie with Sandra Bullock as Stephanie. The lucky people who would get to cast Ranger and Morelli—mmmm.

  • 245

    Pick one? Impossible! I read ALL the time and a huge variety of books. I guess if I had to pick a book, it would have to be the Harry Potter books. I didn’t start reading them until the 5th one came out, but I read all 5 of them within a week. Could not put them down.
    Great release as always!

  • 246
    Jennifer Newmeyer says:

    One of my favorite books was the Outsiders by SE Hinton. Loved that book, but havn’t read it in years. I may have to check it out at the library tomorrow. Another top favorite is Beach Music by Pat Conroy.

  • 247
    Bonnie says:

    If I had to pick one, I would have to say “The little house on the Prairie” series I read them as a teenager and still have them all on my bookcase, I loved them then and then my daughter read them a few years ago, it took me back, oh Boy… sometimes people say I have an old soul, maybe that is why i loved these books so much?? It’s been fun reading everyone’s responses to this great question.

  • 248
    Julie S says:

    The first book that came to mind was Charlotte’s Web. I loved it as a child and fell in love with it again reading it to my children. It’s full of lessons of love and humanity, taught by a spider, a pig and a rat!

  • 249
    annheidel says:

    That is one tough question. I have a lot of favorite books. I’ve probably read “The Blue Castle” by L.M. Montgomery more times than any other book so I’m going to choose that one. I love how the main character decides to change after one significant event and her entire life changes as a result. I also love all the descriptions of nature. It’s almost like poetry.

  • 250
    Lesa W says:

    I would have to say the Bible is first on my list. And then would be any other book I could get my hands on. I love to read so I am not very picky on what I read.

  • 251
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    Love Comes Softly, by Jeanette Oke. A sweet love story that is much better than the movie!

  • 252
    Susan W. says:

    I love to read, so that’s a tough one!! One of the most interesting books I’ve read is “I Know This Much is True” by Wally Lamb. It was unforgettable!

  • 253
    Teri says:

    Lots of books are my favourites! Harry Potters and Twilight are my fall back series’ but I also loved the Outsiders and To Kill a Mockingbird. I like a book that I enjoy reading. Having a meaning is great, but I love just reading πŸ™‚

  • 254
    Teresa Blue says:

    Wow, that’s a difficult one! I am an avid reader of all types of genre’s. I would have to say The Grapes of Wrath is my favorite. I love history and like to read anything with a historical setting. Also, this book makes me appreciate the times that we currently live in.

  • 255

    The Secret Garden. I still love reading it especially now with my little girl.

  • 256
    Amber K. says:

    The Origin of Species. I loved studying evolution in college and I share my birthday with the same date as it was released.

  • 257
    Tracy Y says:

    The Bible would be first on my list because it defines who I am, and how I live. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors with Persuasion being my favorite book of hers.

  • 258

    My favorite book is Baby Island. I must’ve read it over a few hundred times since I was little. It’s just one of those stories that I can read over and over again without it ever getting old.

  • 259
    Barbara Hale says:

    I love Karen Kingsbury books and since I worked in childcare for 5 years I am now also addicted to really good children’s books.

  • 260

    I don’t think I can pick just one book. One of my favorites is Seven Years in Tibet. I find it very interesting.

  • 261
    Carla says:

    Being a teacher there are tons of picture books that I LOVE but over the summer I treat myself to some adult reading. My favorites happen to be the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.

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    Marge Sexton says:

    My favorite book of All time is The Bible, The greatest story of All!
    There are so many great authors and books….endless choices. I have an ongoing wish list there as well. To stamp, or to read….always a tough choice.

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    Dotty says:

    My favorite has to be Little Women. Jo is such a strong person and determined to keep her family together.

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    Kris says:

    Oh, this is so hard because I have so many favorites. I’d have to say “The Brothers K” by David James Duncan.

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    Lisa Mosher says:

    I can’t pick my favorite book but I did enjoy the twilight series, and the Harry Potter series I also enjoy a good mystery, James Patterson is a great author. thanks for a chance to win!

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    Kim says:

    My favorite book is A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks. It is a wonderful love story and makes my cry every time I read it or watch the movie.

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    peggysue says:

    I’ve loved books since I was little, I cannot choose just one! Um besides the bible as number one, Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, all of the Chronicles of Narnia, Secret Garden and a Little Princess . . . for a start.

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    Wendy Todd says:

    Little House on the Prairie. My mum used to read it to us before bed each night. I was always enthralled by the story and each time I pick up this book now, I am filled with happy memories of quality time with my mum and brothers.

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    Tessa says:

    I don’t know that I could pick just one! I will say Goodnight Moon – my grandmother who I lost this summer taught me to read it and now my oldest has just learned to read it – brings back such memories!

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    Janet says:

    I think my all time favourite is “The Secret Garden”. I remember reading it as a child and for the first time experiencing the wonderful escape that books can be.

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    My favorite book is Coming Home by Rosemund Pilcher. I’ve read it about 100 times! I love how she makes the scenes come to life. You can just imagine yourself in Cornwall celebrating Christmas with the Carey-Lewises.

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    TracyTracy says:

    Charlotte’s Web. I have several copies, because every once in a while I find a new edition with new illustrations, and I just need to get it. I chose the name Avery for my second child after the little brother in the book, and just kept it when she was a girl, which will probably really bother her when she gets to be 7, but oh well. Thanks for this.

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    Missy says:

    My favorite book of all time is the Bible. I love Jesus!!!! πŸ˜‰

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    Colleen K says:

    The whole Nancy Drew series…I remember sending away box tops from cereal boxes as a kid and getting books in the mail. I would sit for hours just reading them instead of playing. Then I read them again with my daughters and they both love them too!

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    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls….SUCH a good memoir, almost reads like a novel! Just borrowed The Help from my niece and can’t wait to read that, too!

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    idette C says:

    This is a tough one, but i would have to agree that ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ is a true classic. It is so well written that one knows that this is a true ‘writer’ and not a lot of great writers out there today.

    Also i am very familiar with Truman Capote and one of the children in the book is based on him since he was a friend of the writers. GREAT BOOK!!

  • 277
    Tracey A in NH says:

    My favorite book is my Inspiration Binder. I tear out pages from all of my craft magazines and put them in my binder for future reference…especially when I’m suffering from creative block! πŸ™‚

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    Jaala R. says:

    I adore Little Women! It’s an amazing story of a family’s strengths and trials. The women of the story are diverse and yet held by a common bond. I love to read it around Christmas!

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    Debra B. says:

    Oh goodness, just one??? Probably the original Raggedy Ann and Andy series my Grandmother read to me as a child. I still have those books. I treasure them. My Grandmother even made me a Raggedy Ann doll, which is my MOST treasured possesion…

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    Chris says:

    I have to go with The Stand, by Stephen King. I’ve been a fan since the very beginning (I have a first edition paperback of Carrie – it originally came out only in paperback – bought it off the spinner rack at the grocery store before anyone knew who he was). Anyhow, The Stand has always represented King at his absolute best to me.

  • 281
    Amy kolling says:

    Sorry…I can not pick just ONE!! My favorites are Nicholas Sparks!!

  • 282
    Detra Parks says:

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy….or The Stand… or Atlas Shrugged… of course, the Bible. I love to read so I could name too many books.

  • 283
    Jennifer D says:

    There are so many to choose from, but I’m going with Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. The tale is superbly woven together and I bawled my eyes out at the end!

  • 284
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Oh, I couldn’t pick just one book. I love reading.

  • 285
    Vera Yates says:

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It inspires me each time I read it.

  • 286
    Elizabeth K says:

    Gone With The Wind. Read it when I was a
    teenager and still love the story to this
    day. It doesn’t get much better than
    Scarlett and Rhett!!!!

  • 287
    bonnierose says:

    My fave book ever is balcony people by author joyce landorf heatherley.. all about being an encourager in life compared to a basement person.. and how important it is to surround yourself with balcony ppl.. AMAZING BOOK! HUGS BONNIEROSE

  • 288
    Laura B says:

    A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry is a book that I truly could not put down as an adult. The characters in this book were so well developed I became engaged in each of their stories. I also have to pick a favorite children’s book and that would definitely be Faithful Elephants by YukioTsuchiya – makes me cry every time I read it to my kids.

  • 289
    Angela H. says:

    Usually my current book is my favorite, but all-time would have to be _A Wrinkle in Time_ by the fabulous Madeleine L’Engle. Timeless at any age.

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    Teresa says:

    I too love To kill a mockingbird.But my favorite books where all of the childrens books that I would read over,over, and over again to my boys when they were little.Now that they are almost 21 and 25, they will sometimes say Mom, remember when you didn’t even have to look at the words in this book or that book when you read it to us night after night…and we will all start laughing!Books sure can shape great memories.

  • 291
    Jackie Pedro says:

    I am a HUGE fan of the Twilight series and I’m not ashamed to admit it!! I’ve read the series about four times through to date!! Love it!

  • 292
    Maeghan M. says:

    I’d have to say Jane Eyre… it was the first “real” book I ever read, and I loved it so much I read it every year for ten straight years!

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    Tracey says:

    WOW! I just love to read so I am not sure I could pick a favourite. There are so many incredible books out there. If i had to pick a story I would go with Little Women but that in large part has to do with watching the movie with my Mom & sisters each Christmas growing up.

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    Billie Daniels says:

    It would probably have to be Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I didn’t read it until I was in my early 30’s after hearing Kate Bush’s song of the same name on the radio. I was intrigued and could not put the book down.

  • 295
    Janelle says:

    Wow — tough question. Of course, I love the Bible because it’s alive — the same and yet different each time I read it. But, of other books, I’ve enjoyed so many… I think I’ll choose Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Have you read it? It’s a great story about forgiveness, grace, and sacrificial love. (I also love the Harry Potter books…)

  • 296
    Kimberly S says:

    I’m an avid reader so that’s tough! I’ll say The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. I loved it as a kid, and my son loves it now. πŸ™‚

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    Heidi Gore says:

    The Bible is my favorite book because it is how God chose to speak to us and share His amazing love and grace and His free gift of salvation through His Son.

  • 298
    Suzanne says:

    The Bible … regardless of your mood or situation, you can always find something uplifting, encouraging, or enlightening that will help. If you’re willing to believe.

    It also shows that even the greatest people make mistakes & will be forgiven if they ask for forgiveness. They also can go one to live extraordinary lives that aren’t marred by their past mistakes.

  • 299
    Amber Hight says:

    OH, no contest there, the entire TWILIGHT series! These are the only books in the history of my book reading that I read as quickly as I did, lol! Usually I go through reading mood swings and won’t pick a book back up for a week or two, but not Twilight, read those babies quick!;)

  • 300
    Diane Jaquay says:

    I have to say The Bible, certainly no other book has impacted my life the way that has.

  • 301

    the giving tree by shel silverstein..its such a good lesson and i have never forgotten that book

  • 302
    Lisa says:

    There has been many favorites but I have to say that “Charlotte’s Web” is my all time favorite. I remember staying up all night one night when I was a kid just so I could finish it, I literally could NOT put it down!

    Good luck everyone! LOVE all the new products as usual!

  • 303
    joanna says:

    This has been an amazing month. perhaps one of the best for me to date! My favorite book…well I have to admit I am a bit of a fantasy buff and i love the Lord of the Rings Trilogy with the Hobbit prelude! It doesn’t get better than elves, hobbits, wizards and super people running around with magic and battles and walking tree guardians.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 304
    Amy G. says:

    Oh my goodness. My students ask me this a lot, and I think my answer changes every day. Way up there in the tippy top of the rankings is The Giver by Lois Lowry. But most days I tell my students that my favorite is Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! And it really is my favorite book for sharing.

  • 305
    Sarah F. says:

    Anything Jane Austen, but especially Pride and Prejudice. I spent years dreaming about Mr. Darcy, and luckily I found one of my own!

  • 306
    Tammy says:

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is my favorite book. It is written from an amazing and other-worldly perspective. This book has it all! History, war, adventure, love, life, death, kindness. This is a book that will stick with you long after “the end”.

  • 307
    Regina M says:

    I have a lot of favorites, but the most special book is If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino because my husband gave it to me one Christmas and inscribed it “To the most creative person I know.” it is a wonderful, imaginative book and it means so much to me.

  • 308
    Jennifer S says:

    My favorite book is Gone With the Wind! I just love it! I really think I should have been born during that time frame, except for the whole mammy/servant thing!

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    Phyllis says:

    The Bible, you can read over and over and learn something new each time.

  • 310
    Teresa says:

    I still love all the Little House on the Prairie books. I am trying to get my daughter into them now.

  • 311
    marcie lussier says:

    wow to pick only one is hard but I love the little house series. To hear those stories read aloud is so enjoyable to me.

  • 312
    Alison says:

    My favorite book as an adult is Gone With the Wind and I quote Scarlett O’Hara all the time! (“I’ll think about that tomorrow…”) As a first grade teacher, my favorite is Tiki Tiki Tembo. It’s such fun to read with a repetitive line that is like a tongue twister. It’s one that my class asks for again and again. As a teacher, I can’t wait for the School and Book themed sets this month!!!

  • 313
    Fayrai says:

    My favorite book is the Bible because it is a classic. It is the most widely distributed and has been printed more than any other book. It is never out-dated and has timeless wisdom and advice. Reading it daily can improve your attitude, your decisions and your life. It is priceless.

  • 314
    Stacy Simpson says:

    Man, this is a hard question. I guess since I recommend it to so many people and I have bought extra copies to give away, I have to say…THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett

  • 315
    Kirsty Lim says:

    My favorite book is “The Alchemist”, I read it in 3 languages, that’s how much I love it.

  • 316
    C Burke says:

    Mine is THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl S Buck. It strips away the trappings of everyday life to help us experience human behavior and emotion on an elementary level.

  • 317
    Karen says:

    Gosh … favourite book is hard to pick. I guess it’s a toss up…Gone With The Wind and The Thornbirds. I really like epic books that have lots of twists and turns, and not necessarily have a Hollywood ending … stories that I can imagine what happens next…

    Nichole let me say you and the team have submitted OUTSTANDING work this month. Thanks for the excitement!!

  • 318
    TinaH says:

    Not enough time to say “of all time” this question requires serious thought. Off the top of my head though, I was surprised to have enjoyed “Three Weeks with my Brother” by Nicholas Sparks as much as I did. The style of his writing for this piece was really great, and it brought you into the trip and life he has shared with his brother. Very well done.

  • 319
    Mary Smith says:

    I started to say Gone With the Wind. It really left an imprint on me when I read it for the first time. However, I’m going to have to say my favorite book of all time is Blueberries for Sal. That’s the first book I remember having read to me and the first book I remember reading to myself. The illustrations in blue ink are timeless. The story is one that was very close to my childhood worries and always reassured me when the mommas each matched up with their respective babies. Everybody where they were supposed to be. It’s my great-grandmother, all four grandparents and my parents all rolled into one book.

  • 320
    Lisa says:

    It would have to be the Bible. It is definately the only book to have a profound impact on my life. The rest are just entertainment.

  • 321
    Jackie W. says:

    I’m going to say Life of Pi. I highly recommend it!

  • 322
    Cele Schaffer says:

    My favorite book is Beach Music by Pat Conroy who also wrote Prince of Tides. He writes in such a way that all of the senses are involved in the reading. I can smell the ocean and beach like I’m right there…

  • 323
    Katie W. says:

    Harry Potter. I believe in magic. :]

  • 324
    Angie A. says:

    Oh wow, how do I even begin to narrow it down. Let’s go with my very “first,” Little Women, when you are 10 this is the ultimate book for love, strength, and doing what is right. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Will place my order in the morning cause I am not sure I can stay awake much longer!

  • 325
    Lois Noyes - MN says:

    I really enjoyed the four books of the Twilight series. I was surprised at how they pulled me in and I read all four in just a matter of days.

  • 326
    Ritu says:

    Desiree by Anne Marie Selinko.
    Its the love story of Napolean with a French girl who later became the Queen of Sweden. I like historical books and I’m a sucker for happy endings. This one was very touching.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • 327
    laura j says:

    Oh my…..it would be so much easier to give you my top ten list, however Memoirs of a Geisha is definitely my favorite!

  • 328
    Sally says:

    My favorite changes from time to time, today it might be “The color of Water” by James McBride. What color is God he asked, God is the color of water.

  • 329
    Lisa F. says:

    Favorite book? That is a toughie. I love most anything by Nicholas Sparks and Jodi piccoult…my favorite of each is The Notebook by Nicholas sparks and Nineteen minutes by Jodi Piccoult.

  • 330
    Sue D says:

    My favorite book is The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder–actually any of her books in that series.

  • 331
    Cynthia says:

    The Grand Sophy, Georgette Heyer

  • 332

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. I was never a big reader – did read the Boxcar Children and some Nancy Drew/Hardy Boy mysteries as a kid…and then of course the Judy Blume stuff. But it wasn’t until I was a mother and was gifted Love You Forever that is a book for children but brings me to tears when I read it to my little ones every single time. And they want me to sing the part where the mommy sings and my voice cracks every time….oh so sweet the power of a book.

  • 333
    Deb says:

    My all time favorite book is Night by Elie Wiesel. To this day I remember reading it as a sophomore in high school…16 years ago. It was so moving. I should have known then that I would have ended up studying History!

  • 334

    Oh goodness, this is such a hard question. I’ll have to say The Coldest Winter Ever, it’s a gritty tale but told so well.

  • 335
    Elena says:

    This is close to impossible. I will go with To Kill A Mockingbird. Scout’s voice was amazing. An amazing work. –Elena

  • 336
    Ginny Schleich says:

    If I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodowiss. The main character, Erienne, is a strong woman and goes through a lot to get true love in the end as do most of the women in Kathleen’s books. So sad that she is not here any longer to share more of her wonderful stories.

  • 337
    Renee Lynch says:

    I could never pick just one favorite, it would change each day depending on my mood. It could be “The Time Traveler’s Wife” one day, “My Sister’s Keeper” another, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy the next (and honestly, you can’t divide those, it has to be all of them). “Gone With the Wind” will always rank high on my list, “Little Women”, “Snowflower and the Secret Fan”, the entire Harry Potter series…my list could go for days. But I will always include S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders”, because for me it was the book that took reading from something that I enjoyed doing as a young girl, to a lifelong passion. Reading, for me, is as much a part of my life as eating, sleeping and breathing.

  • 338
    Amy Dann says:

    Most will likely think I’m crazy, but my favorite book of all time is “Moo Baa La La La” by Sandra Boynton. No bookmark needed, but I’m still getting that die tonight!

  • 339
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    I would have to say Lord of the Rings. I don;t know if that counts as “one” but the first time I read it I finished all three in a month!!! πŸ™‚

  • 340
    Sherry says:

    I have to pick a series rather than one book..my favorite is the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I adored these books as a child….so many wonderful life lessons and a wonderful family. I envy those simpler times!

  • 341
    Cindi Loizeaux says:

    It would have to be The Velveteen Rabbit. It carries with it the most wonderful warm memories of reading to my girls when they were little.

  • 342
    Lisa says:

    My favorite book is the Bible. Whenever I read it, it makes me become a better person.

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    Cathy Weber says:

    Gone with the Wind is my most favorite book. I love Scarlett and Rhett and the whole Civil War backdrop.

  • 344

    Count me as a fan of Gone With the Wind, too. The romance and character development hold your attention all they way to the end of the story.

  • 345
    Nancy Wolff says:

    The Bible- It’s my life instruction book.

  • 346
    Sandra B. says:

    I love all of Nicholas Sparks’ books, but my favorite is The Notebook.

  • 347
    lisa a. says:

    Favorite book of all time???? Wow that is so hard. I would have to put Anne of Green Gables near the top!

  • 348

    I read so many books, its quite hard to nail down just one! But I guess one that I could read (or watch) over and over again is “Little Women”. I love that book!

  • 349
    Kelly Davidson says:

    Got to be Gone With the Wind–just couldn’t put it down.

  • 350
    Victoria N. says:

    Oh boy, this is hard. I don’t think I have an all time favorite. I love to read period. One of the books I adored as a child was “Nancy and Plum,” by Betty MacDonald, who wrote the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle stories. I remember my first grade teacher reading it to us, and I just loved it. I think she was the one who instilled in me the love of reading. Several years later, I was fortunate enough to snag one of the remaining editions before it went out of print. I will treasure it always as a fond memory of my teacher and the beginning of a lifelong hobby.

  • 351

    Definitely tough to pick one book as my favorite. One book that I own holds a special place in my heart. It is, of all things a Better Homes and Gardens Story Book. It was from when my Dad was a kid — one of my favorite stories in it is “The Little Red Hen”. I loved reading it with my Grandmother when I was little – since I could “help her”, as there were little pictures in place of some of the words. I now enjoy reading it to my daughters, and letting them help ME read the story :).

  • 352
    Terri Bills says:

    “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. This and many other wonderful books were read to us in Miss Noonan’s 6th grade reading class. I loved everything she read but this one was my favorite.

  • 353
    Margot says:

    I love to read! My recent favourite is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. It was such a page-turner.

  • 354
    Kayla says:

    My favorite book of all time would be the Bible, because it is the greatest love story ever written.

  • 355
    Terri E. says:

    I would have to go with the Bible. My favorite christain fiction writer is Lori Wick, supense is Iris Johansen, commedy Janet Evanivoch. I could really go on and on.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 356
    Kathy says:

    my favorite book growing up was Girl of the Limberlost and I still read every coupe of years. My favorite book as an adult is Pillars of the Earth…Awesome book

  • 357
    Martha says:

    The Bible… Book of Psalms

  • 358
    Lynn Darda says:

    hard to choose only one…last summer I read An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender. It was written in such an interesting, quirky style that I just loved.

  • 359
    Linda w says:

    Gosh I know I could answer favorite author but book. Green Eggs and Ham I guess. All my boys loved that book and now so do my grandchildren. After reading it I find myself talking in Dr. Seuss language.

    stamp on…

  • 360
    anne says:

    Favorite book is Gone With the Wind. I read it when I was in the 9th grade and I can remember getting lost in the book. It was so romantic!!!

  • 361
    Jamie Nania says:

    I don’t have a favorite book but like to read romance, non-fiction and comedy ones. The most current ones I’ve read were the Twilight sagas.

  • 362
    nkmac says:

    I love all John Grisham and Patricia Cornwell, and favorite is Adriana Trigiani’s Big Stone Gap….you gotta read it!!!

  • 363
    Ami Alvarez says:

    My favorite book of all time is Are you there God it’s me Margaret. That was *THE* book to read in Jr High.


  • 364
    Margaret Peltier says:

    Gosh! I read at least 5 books a week so there is no possible way to pick a favorite book or author – some of my favorites – Are You There God?It’s Me Margaret, The Promise, The Twilight series, Harry Potter series, Nicholas Sparks books, Danielle Steel, Sandra Brown…I could go on and on – I love to read no matter the author – if it catches my interest – I will read it!

  • 365
    Elena says:

    I don’t have an all-time favorite but a recent favorite is “The Time Traveler’s Wife”.

  • 366
    susan pease says:

    A Year By The Sea by Joan Anderson, a must read for every woman who has ever wondered about life, it’s meaning, and her role in it…it is very insightful and resonates in my soul…”We are as malleable as the mermaid in the sand – unfinished men and women making new creations out of our old selves.” Just one quote of MANY that I marked in this remarkable little book!

  • 367

    I love Mansfield Park by Austen and Pride and Prejudice. I read them every year.

  • 368
    Verona H says:

    Besides the Bible, I love to read books about England. I have traced some of the steps of Jane Austen in England on trips, so I guess I’ll say–her books.

  • 369
    Sarah G. says:

    The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. It’s a fun mystery that I read back in junior high and I’ve always loved it.

  • 370
    Karen Murray says:

    It would be impossible for me to choose just one book, but I love anything by Karen Kingsbury. Does favorite author count?

  • 371
    Sara Daniels says:

    I read the diary of Anne Frank when I was younger and it is one of those books that has a profound, lasting effect on people. It is the one book I have ensured that all my children have read.

  • 372
    Laurie C says:

    I love the bible because I can reread it over and over and the lessons and inspiration are such blessings. Thank you for a wonderful release. πŸ™‚

  • 373
    Candice says:

    My favorite book is the Harry Potter series, does that count? πŸ™‚

  • 374
    Rachael says:

    I love nearly every book I read!! A couple of my fav authors are John Steinbeck, Nicholas Sparks, Jane Austen, Nora Roberts…and a gazillion more! That’s why I am so excited for the All Booked Up set & the bookmark & bookplate dies!

  • 375
    Mary B says:

    My favorite novel of all time is Pride and Prejudice. I love the book, and have read it so very many times, but have also practically memorized the A&E and theatrical movie versions. So many wonderful hours spent…

  • 376
    Stephanie says:

    I would have to say My sister’s keeper- it was truly an amazing book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 377
    Toia Stevenson says:

    Maizon at Blue Hill-it was a bout a girl who went to boarding school and I would get lost in it when I was a young girl!

  • 378
    Steph W. says:

    A favorite book? Wow, there are so many. As others have said, it is all about where I have been in my life that different books spoke to me. Most recently, a favorite book of mine is “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. It is an amazing YA story that even this adult fell into the story along with the characters…Thank you for the wonderful release!

  • 379
    Jody says:

    It is too hard to just pick one. One of my all time favorite is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I also loved The Time Travelers Wife, but I don’t want to see the movie. I will be dissapointed, they are never as good as the books

  • 380
    Laura Boyd says:

    Too many to choose from, but I will pick the Lord of the Ring trilogy. Does it count if they are all bound in one book? πŸ™‚
    Why, because it takes you away from reality, but still teaches how goodness and love can triumph over evil and hate, and how one small person can do so much for others with an unselfish act.

  • 381
    elaine says:

    My favorite book would have to be Mama’s Pokey Little Puppy. I belonged to the Creative Writing Club in 3rd grade and wrote this story. My Aunt had it published for me. It was the first time I could remember being “important” because I had written a book that was published.

  • 382
    Liz Thomas says:

    Good Night Moon — I read it to my son all the time but now he’s all grown up – I really miss reading that book. I love buying it for baby gifts!

  • 383
    Gerri K says:

    My favorite book of all time is “the Secret Life of Bees”. I love the strong bond all the women have with each other in this book. They help each other overcome many obstacles.

  • 384
    Christine W. says:

    The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It’s opened my eyes to the little things in nature that truly are the most beautiful things in life.

  • 385
    LorraineN says:

    Hmmm, I’ve loved books ever since i can remember. But I must say “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney. This is the book we got before my son was born and what we first read to him. That book is worn, but well loved.

  • 386
    Sara Spencer says:

    The tales of Winnie the Pooh! I just scored at Goodwill today and found a beautiful book containing all of the stories for a whopping $4. It will be so wonderful to read these stories to my sons as they get older! I can’t wait.

  • 387
    Rebecca B. says:

    I love “A Light in the Attic” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein. These books remind me of when my sisters and I were young and would read them to each other so many times that we’d all have the crazy poems memorized. *sigh* Good good memories.

  • 388
    Linda C. says:

    East of Eden because it is a page turner!

  • 389
    liz says:

    My all time favorite book has to be The Polar Express. My family used to read it every Christmas Eve and my mom would never make it to the end without crying. One year, she gave me my own copy along with a tissue πŸ™‚ Every time I read it, it makes me think of the times sitting around the tree and takes me back to being a kid again.

  • 390
    Keisha says:

    Hmm, I can’t pick just one! My favorite classic book is Gone With the Wind, loved it! And my favorite newer book(s) is the Harry Potter series. I can’t remember when I was so excited for a book to come out then the Harry Potter books. They were all fantastic!!

  • 391
    Staci Miserlian says:

    I still think my favorite is “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier. I named my oldest daughter after that book. A really close second is “The Time Traveler’s Wife”.

  • 392
    Jen Gall says:

    My favorite book of all time is a childrens’ book entitled “Old Turtle”, written by a fellow Minnesotan. It is a beautiful story that I loved as a “tween” and now share with my own children.

  • 393
    samtha johnson says:

    my favorite book is ” i know this much is true” by Wally Lamb. loved it. i am a big book worm so the new set is right up my alley.

  • 394
    Mindy says:

    I love so many books, but probably my favorite is a children’s book – Love You Forever. I read that SO many times to my kids & whenever they would be restless in the car, I could just tell the story from memory & they would calm down.

  • 395
    Terri Moore says:

    Anything by Judy Blume. She is my favorite author. It is to hard for me to pick just one book by her because I love them all!

  • 396

    The year without Michael. It was the first book I can remember reading that caused a physical reaction in me. The story stuck with me for weeks and it was all I could think about it. I was only about 11 when I read it.

  • 397

    To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time favorite book. I loved it, loved it, loved it! It’s simply a great story and am grateful it was something I had to read in school.

  • 398

    Wow, I have to pick one??? I think I’ll always love the Anne of Green Gable series. It was one of the first books I owned and I loved the strong spirit of Anne and the fabulous imagination she had too!

  • 399
    Chris L. says:

    I think my favorite book(series, actually) would be Anne of Green Gables. I just love Anne’s personality, plus the interactions of the characters.

  • 400

    Ahh, that’s a tough one! I love the whole Alex Cross series from James Patterson, not sure I can pick just one. πŸ™‚ When I was younger, I also used to devour the “Cat Who..” series by Lilian Jackson Braun.

  • 401
    Christina M says:

    My favorite book is actually a collection–the 14 books of The Wizard of Oz series. My parents bought the paperbacks for me one at a time when I was young and I still treasure them and look forward to the day when my kids will be old enough to get lost in the wonderful world of Oz!

  • 402
    Rosie says:

    I’m going WAY back with this one… Any of the Pippi Longstocking books,,, just thinking of them now makes me smile.

  • 403
    Kathy says:

    I would have to say Gone with the wind.

  • 404
    Mel says:

    Oooh. so tough. I’m going with the Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. I love books, and there’s so many, but that has been one of my favorites for a very long time!

  • 405
    Michelle Dyson says:

    This is a tough one… my favorite is probabley the notebook, love all of Nicholas Sparks books, also the Twilight series because my daughters and I have enjoyed reading them together. Also Redeaming Love… awesome book! There are so many favorites… to pick on is like picking a favorite child or a favorite stamp!

  • 406
    Breeonna Delaire says:

    Tuesdays with Morrie, hands down! I re-read this book whenever possible to put life back into perspective. I highly recommend it! It’s an easy, enjoyable book.

  • 407
    Rosemary D says:

    my most favorite book?? difficult to pick, but i would have to say the hobbit, followed by the ring trilogy. classic good versus evil stories.

  • 408
    Crisanne says:

    I love books! We have a vast library at home, and my kids and I visit the city library weekly as well! One of my all time favorites is The Scarlet Pimpernel. It has everything: mystery, adventure, romance, loyalty, and true friendship!

  • 409
    jmp says:

    without a doubt, my fav book is “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”. It totally awakened me and changed the way I approach, prepare, and consume food. I also love his follow up “food rules” and try to follow those rules 100% of the time.

  • 410
    Kim G says:

    I don’t read as much as I would like, but when you talked about the Elm Creek Quilters set of books, my sister got them and we have read them. I really liked them and it made me want to try and quilt also!!

  • 411
    Robin says:

    WoW! I can’t even pick one! I have always loved mystery novels and books on art and art forgeries!

  • 412
    Bailey K says:

    Dear John. It was super sad but really good.

  • 413
    Dawn F. says:

    Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye because it is set in Victorian India and is so romantic.

  • 414
    Deanne Niedziela says:

    Diana Gabaldon The Outlander, I love the historical romance!

  • 415
    Miriam Daniels says:

    I love to read, so this is a difficult question. I guess I’ll go with Sense and Sensibility. Because everyone evolves to find there true love.

  • 416
    Jary Riolo says:

    My favorite book of all times is The Secret Garden. My fifth grade teacher read it to us and ever since it’s been a magical”place” I can go when I need to relax or escape from the rat race!!!

  • 417
    Jamie Greene says:

    That is a hard one!! I read so many books and I love every single one of them I don’t think I could possibly pick 1 favorite. I love reading, for me it is like taking a vacation right in my favorite chair!

  • 418
    Jada says:

    Ok….after having to go to my bookcase….lol, I would have to say Johnny Angel by Danielle Steele. I love her books and have read them for many years. It’s a story about tragedy, lost family connections and hope.

  • 419
    Martha D. says:

    I would have say “Goodnight Moon.” I have such fond memories of reading it to each of my 3 kids. We must have gone through more than 10 copies of the book.

  • 420
    julie h says:

    The Bible. I try to read from it everyday. It makes me happy.

  • 421
    Al Bills says:

    “Where the Wild Things Are” I loved reading this to my son when he was little and watching the wonder in his eyes. To me that is what reading is all about.

  • 422
    Bee says:

    This is pretty much impossible to answer for me because there are many… but my 1st one is probably “L’ecume des jours” by Boris Vian. It’s a beautiful (and sad) love story. As said on amazon.com: “L’Ecume des jours (Foam of the Daze) is a jazz fueled Science Fiction story that is both romantic and nihilistic! Vian’s novel is an assortment of bittersweet romance, absurdity and the frailty of life. Foam of the Daze is a nimble-fingered masterpiece that is both witty and incredibly moving. It is a story of a wealthy young man Colin and the love of his life Chloe, who develops a water lily in her lung. The soul of the book is about the nature of life disappearing and loving things intensely…”
    A must read, absolutely! (although I never read the english translation…) <3

  • 423
    Laurel S says:

    Hmm, a toughie for me I would have to say I am not a reader really but have a ton of kids books and love Dr. Suess, Robert Munsch, Sister’s Grimm.

  • 424
    Lori B. says:

    The children’s book Goodnight Moon. It was one of my children’s most requested book to read at bedtime and just recently I was able to read it to my little grandson for the first time. Such special memories!

  • 425
    Liliana Gonzalez says:

    I love to read, so this is hard! My all time favorite is “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway. The love story in this book just captured me.

  • 426

    My absolute favorite book of all time would have to be the Wizard of Oz because I just love getting lost in the story.

    I think everyone wishes they could follow the yellow brick road to see the Wizard who will grant their biggest wishes in life πŸ™‚

  • 427
    Stephanie P. says:

    My favorite book is the Bible. I get something different from it each time I read it. All the instructions I need are there but it is full of action, love, passion and suspense. Never a better book written.

  • 428
    Carolyn G. says:

    My favorite book would have to be the Bible, KJV of course.

  • 429
    Wendy S. says:

    It is very hard to choose just one! If I had to pick though, I would say The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. The unconditional love of Noah to his wife is so heartwarming…I think every girl dreams of a love like that!

  • 430
    Tami M. says:

    I really loved “Marley and Me”. As a dog lover it stirred so many emotions and really showed the loving relationship we have with our pets.

  • 431

    Yikes that’s a tough one!! I am a hopeless romantic so I think it has to be Wuthering Heights, the English moors, the wild Healthcliff, it gets me every time! (But anything Jane Austen comes in a close second!)

  • 432
    Necola says:

    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

  • 433
    Tanya C. says:

    My favorite book is the first one I ever read to my son. It’s “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. It’s ‘our’ story.

  • 434
    Julia Muscari says:

    The Tenth Justice–although it’s a thriller, the reader understands the importance of the clerks in actually researching and writing opinions for the Supreme Court…what’s chosen to use to support arguments…and what isn’t… Besides that, it’s one of the few thrillers I haven’t been able to figure out after the first couple of chapters!

  • 435
    Brenda Zeddun says:

    I love reading, so, this is a tough question! But if I had to choose one, it would be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Great release this month!

  • 436
    Annette S says:

    It is a very tough question and it depends upon the day and mood. I would have to say that Pride and Prejudice and Persuasions is up there. I just love reading about that time period in England. Thanks for the fabulous release!

  • 437
    June says:

    I just cannot list just one. I love mystery novels that keep me in suspense

  • 438
    nina says:

    Wow, that’s a tough one! I’ll narrow it down to stand-alone books, as there are 1 or 2 multiple book series that rank way up there… but for single books, probably Guy Gavriel Kay’s Tigana. It’s a fantasy novel, with such rich characterization that it comes alive. Another of Kay’s books 100% inspired our honeymoon in Turkey, and his writing is so vivid that I felt a real connection between the country and the book. I’ll enjoy reading everyone’s faves!

  • 439

    Tough question. I am certainly going to have to come back and read through all of the comments and get suggestions for great reads. One of my all time favorite books is Water for Elephants. Not sure why exactly, perhaps it is because I believe that there are so many stories just waiting to be told throughout the halls of nursing homes if only someone would take the time to listen. I loved reading about Jacob’s life in the Benzini Brother’s Circus.

  • 440
    Julie B. says:

    Oh, boy, that’s a tough call. Most recent would be The Shack. Waiting for midnight…

  • 441
    Jeni says:

    Wow, that’s a hard one! I guess I have to go with Pride & Prejudice.

  • 442
    judy workman says:

    I lived in Africa after college so I love The Poisonwood Bible. It is a great mix of fiction and history of the Congo.

  • 443
    Kristen Carpinello says:

    My favorite book is a little book entitled “Flowers for You.” It has short little inspirational passages, and is the only one that continually makes the cut every time I pare my books down. I think I’ve had it for over 20 years. This little gem offers hope and strength when I need it.

  • 444
    Cassi says:

    “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Dr. Seuss — I used quotes since I can’t underline in Typepad! This story is so inspirational and timeless.

  • 445
    Alice Roushia says:

    This is a tough, but I would have to say Dirty Little Liars and House of Night. How can someone enjoy 2 completely different story lines.

  • 446
    Becky Gorton says:

    I don’t have a favorite book, but The Little House on the Prairie Series are by far my favorite books to read. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to read them too!

  • 447
    Laurie W. says:

    I love Little Women! A true classic!

  • 448
    lainey says:

    Sorry, but I can’t just pick one book! I love to read and enjoy anything that’s murder/mystery/romance all in one.

  • 449
    Karen H. says:

    Oh wow – of all time? I guess I’d have to go with Pride & Prejudice. It is such a timeless story and runs the spectrum of emotions. You can never go wrong with a happy ending πŸ™‚

  • 450
    Laural-Lee says:

    My first memorable read was Anne of Green Gables. I’d have to say it was the book that sparked my passion for reading. So while I have many favourites this Canadian classic holds the most meaning for me.

  • 451
    katevdp says:

    My favourite book of all time is “Now we are Six” by AA Milne. I just utterly adored the Winne the Pooh poetry as a child (constantly recited them!) and now I love to share them with my little ones. I still have my original version, complete with my 6 year old colouring in it. Very precious!

  • 452
    Debbie says:

    My favorite book of all time is Pilgrim’s Progress. I read it as a child, again many times as a teenager and I just found my old copy in a box of books that were in my Mother’s home…..Great question!

  • 453
    John Mangum says:

    Of all time? This might sound cheesy, but it is my son’s baby book that my wife made. It’s the only book I want to read over and over again.

  • 454
    Rosemary Eagan says:

    Let’s see–To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely on the list of favorites, but I also loved Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Siddhartha, Pride and Prejudice, Song of Solomon,. . . .This is an impossible choice. As impossible as choosing my favorite Papertrey stamp of all time. I can’t even decide which of the stamps you previewed for July is my favorite!

  • 455
    Linda W says:

    This is tough because I’ve never been a big reader. Oh I’ve read plenty, but mostly for classes and not for fun. Now my favorite is “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” because I’ve enjoyed it with my grandchildren, snuggling, giggling, tickling. And it led to others and they are all avid readers who love there books. Maybe our reading together helped inspire that.

  • 456
    Lisa Sonsini says:

    My favorite book is “Love you forever” by Robert Munsch.It’s about unconditional love, life and growing older. When I read this to my children it makes me smile, laugh and cry every single time!

  • 457
    Deborah Samuelson says:

    A little book by Mitch Albom, “The Five People You Meet In Heaven”. It really makes you think about the seemingly insignificant things in our day to day lives and how everything happens for a reason. And maybe we get to know the reason at the end.

  • 458
    Skye Devoe says:

    It has to be Anne of Green Gables for me. When I read it, I go back to being a 12 year old girl and madly in love with Gilbert! I love how reading can make us feel so many emotions lost in day to day living.

  • 459
    Heather B says:

    The Time Traveler’s Wife, it’s just a beautiful love story and pieces of it remind me of my husband and I. I think I’ve read it every year since I bought it.

  • 460
    Laura says:

    To pick a favorite is hard…I have so many. But if I have to choose one its “Eat, Pray, Love”

  • 461
    Trish says:

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Even though poverty (and other issues) are ever present, you still can have dreams and these dreams can come true.

  • 462
    Debbie Nelson says:


  • 463
    Tracey Kuzniak says:

    Oh so hard to decide….I am going to say Eclipse by Stephanie Meyers, it has action and a love story πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win this AMAZING release!!!

  • 464
    Stephanie S. says:

    My favorite is The Outsiders. It gives so many different things life brings you and makes you think. I fell in love with it in grade school.

  • 465
    Rhonda H says:

    We love books at my house. A series that our family enjoyed was the Little Britches series written by Ralph Moody. Great books for boys.

  • 466
    jen rhome says:

    Good Night Moon is my favorite. Many nights spent reading this book to my boys.

  • 467
    Dorothy says:

    I would have to say, Palindrome by Stuart Woods. I think I have read it 5-6 times.

  • 468
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    My favourite book has to be Anne of Green Gables, it reminded me so much of where I grew up and I just loved the descriptive writing of the characters and setting. It was so easy to imagine as a little girl!

  • 469
    Sandy Vincent says:

    I love so many books… the Bible, of course, but also Annne of Green Gables series, the Jan Karon series, Francine Rivers books, etc, etc, etc.

  • 470
    Angela P. says:

    Okay, don’t laugh…. My favorite book would have to be the cookbook “Cupcakes by the Cake Doctor” by Anne Byrn! I love cookbooks in general, but this one is fun because I love to make treats for my kids. The recipes start with a cake mix, but you would never know it because they are truly decadent! There are many fun and unique flavors. I like to let the kids pick their choice of cupcakes for special occasions.

  • 471
    diane mcvey says:

    I love Gone With the Wind. I’m from the South, so it’s especially dear to my heart.
    This release is so great! I’m so glad it’s finally time to see everything! πŸ˜€

  • 472
    Melissa Ladd says:

    My favorite book ever is To Kill a Mockingbird. Such a beautiful, great story!

  • 473
    Tammy W. says:

    The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. It is a very inspirational book that makes you really think about the little things in life and all we should be grateful for, and the things we take for granted. Randy made quite an impact on many people in the short time he was here on earth.

  • 474
    Pat says:

    My favorite book has to be The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. It makes me believe that no matter what true love will prevail and life is a journey to be enjoyed.

  • 475
    Susan Dunford says:

    The Hiding Place, Corrie TenBoom
    Such a fabulous story with so many great life lessons and reminders of things we have to be thankful for. And it is true.

  • 476
    Natalie says:

    My favorite book is The Notebook. It reminds me of my parents life. They have the perfect love story marriage.

  • 477
    Allyson Blanchette says:

    My favorite book of all time is “the Challenge” It is written by the 1st women to ever be a coxswain (think oxford blues) for the male varsity team at Harvard. I was a coxswain in college and it was very motivating and still is!

  • 478
    Brenda R says:

    What pressure….”Who Moved My Cheese” a very easy and quick read, but quite thought provoking to apply to life situations.

  • 479
    Judith Novak says:

    Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, a wonderfully wise and inspirational book for all ages. I have gifted it so many times I’ve lost count, and my personal edition is weathered and worn from countless readings for my own inspiration over the past twenty years. The Velveteen Rabbit runs a close second.

  • 480
    Cristina says:

    Wao, my favorite book..hmmm i will have to say the Bible is truly unique and inspirational.

  • 481
    Clouds says:

    My favourite books has to be “Mother Goose: Nursery Rhymes” … I read it when I was 4yrs old and just luved reciting the rhymes and looking at the pictures depicting the rhymes, so fun! I actually won the book as a prize for reading 25books at the local library πŸ™‚


  • 482

    I love Louisa May Alcott – when I was young my grandmother bought me a bound set of her books – I loved Little Women, Little Men and Jo’s Boys so much – I read them over and over!

  • 483
    Angela says:

    As an avid reader, I have so many favorite titles, so it’s really hard for me to pick one. My favorite genres are murder/mystery and children/young adult books. Among those favorites, I have to go with the Nancy Drew series. I remember reading her as a pre-teen and thinking that girls could do anything, and I love that she is still popular today. Thank you for celebrating the written word this month and fusing it with our love of crafts. It’s been such fun!

  • 484
    Sherrie says:

    Wow, that’s a really hard question as I love to read! I’m going to go with a book I read many times as a teenager, Joy In the Morning by Betty Smith.

  • 485
    Jennifer Trotter says:

    I love “A Tale of Two Cities”. I remember reading it for the first time when I was young and being amazed at the story of friendship and sacrafice that I found in it.

  • 486

    Now this is a hard question!! I have favorites in so many categories. The most recent favorite would have to be The Help. I just couldn’t put it down!

  • 487
    Melissa Flieg says:

    Tough question but I’d have to say Gone with the Wind. I loved reading it as a teen. I also am enjoying the Twilight series right now.

  • 488
    Isabel Z says:

    That’s a hard one. There are so many books that come to mind but right now I am enjoying my favorites of childhood as I read them to my youngest child–my 7 year old daughter. So many to share with her like the Besty-Tacy series, the Laura Ingalls Wilder ones, Charlotte’s Web– and so many more that bring back fond memories of being curled up with a good book.

  • 489
    Jeannine says:

    “evergreen” by belva plain. i have to say this is my favorite because my grandmother really loved this book & gave it to me & i loved it also. she passed away but among other things, we shared the love of books.

  • 490
    Donna Delaire says:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. It’s a children’s book that I’ve read and re-read to my 3 children and now my 5 grandchildren. A special book with special memories!

  • 491
    Ang says:

    I love all of Meave Binchey’s books, but my favorite of hers is Glass Lake. Her books are full of the richest and most interesting characters. I am always so sorry when I finish one of her novels. I miss the characters.

  • 492
    Teresa Zuehls says:

    James Herriot is one of my favorite authors and have read all of his books. I have always loved animals and when I was young I wanted to be a vet. I also am a fan of Jane Austen

  • 493
    Debbie says:

    I have so many but My favorite book of all time is “The Giving Tree” Love that book and the lesson it teaches – remember reading it to my son when he was small, and he said “Is the tree the boy’s mother?” I also LOVE THE BOOK “The Big Orange Splot” – another children’s book that teaches your child that individuality is not a bad thing – it’s okay to be different! Thanks for asking this question, as it really made me think.

  • 494
    thaveka says:

    There’s so many to choose from but I have to say “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See. It’s a great book about friendship, misunderstanding, loss, and redemption. Not only was I thrown in the rich backdrop of 19th century China but I learn about Chinese women and their roles in a male-dominant society. A wonderful read! πŸ™‚

  • 495
    Lisa Henke says:

    ooooo, tough question, almost like making you pick a favorite child, lol! I really love The Other Boleyn Girl-that era is so interesting and the book has it all-love, lust, glam, decite, family. It’s a long book, but you’ll never know it-it’s a page turner.

  • 496
    Aimee G. says:

    Oh boy I don’t think I can pick just one! But one of my favorites is the Agony & the Ecstasy – I read this fictional account of Michelangelo’s life while traveling through Italy and it just made the trip so rich and special. I just recently finished the scrapbook mystery novels by Laura Childs which were fun and include lots of great stamping and crafting ideas!

  • 497
    Rikka D says:

    That is tough….I enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series with my kids.

  • 498
    Joyce says:

    I just said to my husband last night that I think To Kill A Mockingbird is the only book (other than my kid’s books when they were small)that I read more than once….and I may read it again in honor of the 50th Anniversary. Wonderful classic.

  • 499
    Angela Lemmons says:

    Wow, that’s tough one!! My favorite books to read to my daughter are The Day it Rained Hearts and The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear. My favorite adult books are by Dan Brown. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 500
    Terry M (aka flipfloplady) says:

    I can’t pick just one book but my favorite author is James Patterson and I really favor the Womens Murder Club series.
    I can’t wait to see all the book related stuff tonight. I have a family of readers and I know I can put them all to good use.

  • 501

    This is a hard question, as I have so many favorite reads, but one book I read a while back was Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. It had me hooked right from the start. Little did I know that almost 20 years later, I would be living in Georgia, frying my own fried green tomatoes!

  • 502
    Linda in CO says:

    I could never pick just one book! LOL! One of my favorite book series would have to be Harry Potter. I love the imagery in the books and that J. K. Rowling has inspired so many young readers to embrace reading instead of video games.


  • 503
    Josee Ste Marie says:

    My favorite book(s) would be the Harry Potter series. My husband would read to our kids a few chapters every night until they were able to read it on their own. He is a fantastic storyteller and reader and the kids were mesmerized.

  • 504
    Janie C says:

    My favorite book was the Davinci Code, because it was really the only book I had to read more than once in order to truly understand it. It intrigued me and challenged my sense of belief.

  • 505
    itsterry says:

    Tough to pick just one, but Anne of Green Gables is probably my most favorite! Followed by Dr. Seuss and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (my girls loved when I would read to them–me too!)

  • 506
    MaryBB says:

    As an adult, I don’t really have a favorite. My favorite chidhood book was Popcorn..”white as popcorn popping in a pan.” It’s about a white dog wanting to become a fire dog who wishes he had spots. My mom recently found the book and I have been able to share it with my son.

  • 507
    Carol H says:

    So hard to name one book–Barnyard Party, the children’s book, because of all the memories reading it to my children and then even making it into a play with my Brownie troop!

  • 508
    Darrell says:

    The Lord of the Rings. It’s a masterpiece of epic fiction — moving and evocative.

  • 509
    Elizabeth B says:

    I don’t think I could begin to name a favorite! I loved all of the John Grisham novels that I read. I enjoyed the Harry Potter series. I really like Nora Roberts. Gosh, I know there are many more that I can’t think of right now. I have also enjoyed reading several politicians’ biographies.

  • 510
    Debbie Silsbee says:

    The Stand by Stephen King. I liked the theme of good vs. evil.

  • 511
    Luc Holland says:

    Manifold:Space by Stephen Baxter is one of many favorites. It explores, through very real science and plausible science fiction, the possibilities of other life in the universe, our connection to the divine, the interconnection of time and space, and the power of love, all against the backdrop of a known end to everything 20 billion years in the future. Powerful and thought provoking, and sometimes intimidating.

  • 512
    Stephanie says:

    anything by maeve binchy because by the end of her books, the main character always “gets it” meaning that they finally realize what is truly important and what is not

  • 513
    Steph says:

    That’s a really tough question! One book that really sticks out in my mind is Moby Dick.

  • 514
    Lee Cockrum says:

    I am with most people, I can’t really pick just one! From a spiritual perspective, I love The Way of the Bodhisattva. It is an amazing Buddhist text about how we can become more compassionate and help end the suffering in the world. Little Women is great, Secret Garden, anything by Anne McCaffrey. I could go on and on!

  • 515
    Q! says:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silvertstein. <3

  • 516
    becks f says:

    my favourite book of all time is the chronicles of narnia..ok so technically its many books of a series but i loved them as a child and still do to this day…

  • 517
    Lisa Kobza says:

    This made me think. I’d have to say “Pride & Prejudice”. What can I say…I’m a romantic. πŸ™‚

  • 518
    Karen says:

    I read to many different types of books to pick just one but as a child my favorite was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess.

  • 519
    Andrea McCulley says:

    One of the best books I have read (other than the Bible) is “Chateau of Echoes” by Siri Mitchell. It had all of my favorite things: history, intrigue, clean romance, humor, and it takes place in France!

  • 520
    Gina M says:

    I absolutely love A Wrinkle in Time! It was one of my first glimpses into the world of sci-fi!

  • 521
    Andra says:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany was life changing for me, but I am a lover of books, so I dont have a ‘real’ favorite!

  • 522
    Sandra S. says:

    My favorite book? I’m not sure that I have one. Lately, I enjoy reading or looking at anything that gives me inspiration for my papercrafting projects! Thanks for all of your great products.

  • 523

    I am a big reader so it is hard to pick just one book. I would have to say Anne of Green Gables. I love the Canadian setting for one, but I also love Anne’s imagination and spunk.

  • 524

    This is a tough one…I would say right now it’s the Harry Potter series. I always read as a child and into my youth, but somewhere along my life reading fell way back. When my oldest son was in the 5th grade he asked me if I would buy him the first HP book at the book fair. I did, we read it together, and my passion for reading came back full force! J.K. Rowling really brought a passion for reading back for people of all ages.

  • 525
    Lisa S. says:

    Like so many others, I love Little Women. The characters are so rich and the story just draws you in. I’m reading a biography of Louisa May Alcott right now and it makes all her writing even more fascinating.

  • 526
    Denise says:

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. After seeing the opera, I had to read the book. I have since seen the opera 4 times. I just love the story.

  • 527
    Elaine says:

    The Secret of the Old Clock-the first Nancy Drew book. Got me hooked on mystery books, still to this day. Then The Secret Garden.

  • 528
    Susan O says:

    I couldn’t narrow it down to just one – just not possible! But I did recently re-read To Kill a Mockingbird, so it is certainly on the list.

  • 529

    Ummm, just one?!!! One of my childhood faves still qualifies as a great read to me to this day….Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry.

  • 530
    Crystal N says:

    Got to be Jane Eyre. Thanks, Crystal N

  • 531
    Danell says:

    I have several but one I am loving right now is Eat, Pray, Love. Can’t wait for the movie.

  • 532
    Susie Johnson says:

    Wow, what a tough question! As a child, I loved the Boxcar Children series. My imagination would just race. As an adult, it would be the Bible, so much to learn and understand but at the same time it gives me such peace to read the psalms.

  • 533

    ooh that is too tough for me, I love too many books. Instead I will tell my the last book I read that I loved. It is called “The Host” by Stephanie Meyer. It has romance, action and even some science fiction. Truly a great book. Thank you for the chance to win this release set, I hope my name is picked.

  • 534
    Heather B. says:

    I don’t have a favorite book….they are all awesome! I love getting lost in a story. Right now I am stuck on the Twilight saga and I can not stop re-reading my favorite parts. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Heather B.

  • 535
    Lorelei says:

    I LOVE to read, LOVE books. I have sooo many favorites, but my FAVORITE book of all time is the Bible. I can read it once a year and never tire of it or run out of new things to learn from God.

  • 536
    LindaH says:

    I couldn’t possibly pick one…but I love anything mystery, especially Agatha Christie.

  • 537
    Tricia C. says:

    Anne of Green Gables, it was the first book I really got into as a girl.

  • 538

    Oh my! That’s tough. I think Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. No matter what your age you can apply this book to your life.

  • 539
    simone says:

    I think I would have to say Shell Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. I remember sitting in the library at my elementary school in “the pit” while the librarian read it to us. It is the first book I can remember that made me feel strong emotion about a story and concerned about the environment….

  • 540
    Liz in MO says:

    The Hobbit!!!!!! Love it and remember when I first read it.

  • 541

    Witch of Blackbird Pond. It’s been my favorite for more than 40 years. I’ll have to come back here tomorrow and get a list of books to read based on everyone’s favorites! What a great question.

  • 542
    Maryse N says:

    Hard to pick just one, but if I have to it is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It a VERY long book but you don’t want it to end.

  • 543
    Jaime Seiter says:

    My favorite book is Pretty In Plaid by Jen Lancaster. It’s a funny memoir where she examines her life by looking back at her various fashion choices from when she was a little girl up until the present…it’s funny and snarky, and very relatable.

  • 544
    Ingrid S. says:

    It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny. It was a book my son requested to be read to him over and over again. Very fond memories of reading together.

  • 545
    Kathi says:

    It’s hard to pick one… I love the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy & The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. I find science fiction very interesting & I love the comedy in these 2 books.

  • 546
    Lacey Bittner says:

    Wuthering Heights is my all-time favorite book. I read it in my high school lit class and have loved it ever since.

  • 547
    Mary from OH says:

    I knew my answer in an instant. Mr. Mike was the title and now I wish I could remember the author. I read this book yeeeears ago and it has always stuck with me.

  • 548
    Josiane says:

    My favorite is Pride and Prejudice. I have read it, listened to the audio version, and watched the mini-series and movies.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 549
    Susy says:

    Firstly I have to say what an awesome lineup of goodies you have released this month, very exciting.
    Picking a favourite book is not an easy thing, I tend to find that the most recent (good) book I have tends to be my fave, until I move on to the next one that is,lol. As a child I loved the Narnia books and Nancy Drew, as an adult I have to admit to being a little addicted to the Twilight and Sookie books but also love a good biography or historical romance. As I said too hard to choose just one:-)

  • 550
    Carla Grace says:

    My favorite book is based also on one of my favorite movies, and that would be “Into the Wild” written by John Krakauer. The story is extraordinary and based on one person’s passion for all things simple and real…aren’t we all looking for that in our life? I strive for a down to earth approach in my daily life and also a sense to convey my feelings for those I care deeply about. Card making helps me achieve those relationships. What a great reveal!

  • 551
    Tanya says:

    I LOVE Where The Wild Things Are!!!!

    It is the favorite book of my daughter and she always LOVED me reading it to her when she was younger. It has turned into a mommy and me book and I will always charish that πŸ™‚

  • 552
    Christine Rogus says:

    I must say Breaking Dawn from the Twilight Series. I read that book in 2 days and I have 4 children. My hubby bought me the books and paid the price when I got addicted and was up reading all night!!LOL He was such a good sport through the whole series. Thanks Hunny and Thanks to Nicole for the chance to win!!

  • 553
    Debbie says:

    Second to the Bible is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See because I have wonderful memories of reading this with my daughter so many times that she had it memorized. We met the author, Bill Martin, Jr., at a book signing when she was three and she was able to recite the entire book to him word for word. Love that!:)

  • 554
    mandy says:

    Anne of Green Gables. Probably not for any particular reason, except it was my childhood favourite, and it’s still the first one that comes to mind when asked!

  • 555
    Rachel H. says:

    Pride and Prejudice. I read it every winter, along with a cup of tea, a fire in the fireplace, and an afghan on my lap. It’s a ritual that sets just the right winter mood for me.

  • 556
    Dana V. says:

    The Secret Garden

  • 557
    Bonnie Ditto says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird-So many lessons that are still relevant. Just a good book to read.

  • 558
    Sandy says:

    My all time favorite the Bible…all of the Truths and insight anyone could need. Thank you for a great party contest! I’m so excited about the July release!

  • 559
    Yvette says:

    Why that would be Jane Austen’s Pride and
    Prejudice… who doesn’t love Mr Darcy and its the basis for so many modern day love stories so many movies refer to that book.

  • 560
    michele h... says:

    My favorite book is “falling leaves,” the story of a young asian girl growing up.

    Thanks for a great countdown, I look forward to them every month!

    thanks…michele h

  • 561
    Michelle Early says:

    I know it’s the 50th anniversary for To Kill a Mockingbird, but it’s still my favorite book. The story has so many good points and can be enjoyed by so many different aged readers. Truly a classic!

  • 562
    julie coit says:

    There are so many good books out there I love all James Patterson Books and also Danielle Steele I cant just name one book they all are so great.

  • 563
    Kay Tillman says:

    My choice for favorite book isn’t anything deep πŸ™‚ It is Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews. This was the first series that I read as a pre-teen that started my love of reading. It showed me that a book can take you to another place and time.

    Thanks for the chance to win.


  • 564
    Cathy Cook says:

    My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice. The characters and their relationships with each other are beautifully written.

  • 565
    Carol R says:

    The first book that pops into my mind is ‘Anne of Green Gables’. I loved to read her adventure of growing up and the phrase ‘Kindred spirits’ has always stuck with me. That is why I love the stamp set Quilters Samplers Sentiments. It has that phrase in it.

  • 566
    Laura says:

    wow…really tough question….I think I would have to choose Emma by Jane Austin…maybe πŸ™‚

  • 567
    CrazyCurl says:

    I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I’m going to start reading it to my 6 yo dd soon!

  • 568
    Denise O says:

    I could never pick only one! Some of my newer favorites are the “A Silent Ocean Away” series by Deva Gantt, and also Pillars of the Earth. Great, hard to put down books!

  • 569
    Kelly M says:

    Little Women. It reminds me of my sisters.

  • 570
    Lori Y says:

    My favorite book for the past 7 years (since I’ve had kids) is ‘Guess How Much I Love You’. I’ve read this so many times for a bedtime story I’ve lost count. I also love the story of ‘Stellaluna’. Such a great story of similarities and differences among friends. As far as adult books–not sure I could pick a favorite. I have many authors I love and am always looking for new ones.

  • 571
    Cindy says:

    Prayer for Owen Meany – Great book

  • 572
    Mary H says:

    One of my favorites are the Chronicles of Narnia. The fantasy aspects interwoven with the allegories – I am always enchanted; and I always learn something new. C.S. Lewis was such a wise man. Who doesn’t want a magic cupboard to another land, even for a for few moments?

  • 573
    Kathy says:

    I have never been much of a reader ~ loved science!! But as a mom I read alot of kids books and I must say that I just adore the story I Love You Stinky Face!! My kids want to read it over and over and I think they really get the underlining message of the book! So cute!

  • 574
    Cindy S says:

    One???? Ugh….so difficult to choose. I love the Count of Monte Cristo, definitely one of my top choices. And I love any book by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

  • 575
    Stacey says:

    Wow…that’s tough. I loved Silence of the Lambs. I know…it sounds creepy. But the fact that a woman solved the crime is one of the reasons I love it.

  • 576
    Amber R. says:

    My (two) favorites would have to be those that made me cry: The Ryan White Story and more recently My Sister’s Keeper – bring out the tissues!

  • 577
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    Oh my… I have so many favorites….
    The Time Traveler’s Wife
    The Notebook
    The Outlanders series
    The Bible
    (Oh, I could go on and on…)
    Okay, a favorite… The Bible.

  • 578
    Ilina Crouse says:

    One of my fav is By the river Pedra I sat and Wept (I am not sure if that is the correct translation, as my book is in Macedonian, my native language) by Paulo Coelho.
    I liked the book, because the story is moving and interesting.

  • 579
    JulieK says:

    That’s kind of hard. I never read many of the classics, except for the childhood ones. Recently my favorite has been “The Girls from Ames” by Jeffrey Zaslow. It’s about women’s friendships. Although I don’t know that I’ll have a thirty-year friendship like the women in the book, it reminds me to be a better friend.

  • 580
    Kim Bell says:

    I can’t really choose just one, but I love all Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson, and just recently finished The Time Traveler’s Wife……..great stuff!!

  • 581
    Amy O. says:

    Guess how much I love you πŸ™‚

  • 582
    Donelle U says:

    I absolutely loved The Time Traveler’s Wife – so much so I didn’t want to see the movie because I knew in my head exactly how I thought a movie of it should look! Sad and beautiful story!

  • 583
    Marie L says:

    My favorite book was “Im grossen Sturm” by Beatrice Coogan. It was about the irish potato famine. I read it in German and I guess because I was so young, it never “left me”.

  • 584
    Mary Webb says:

    I loved The Pillars of the Earth. It’s a great mix of historical fiction and intrigue. I thought the plot and character development was fabulous!

  • 585
    Lisa Geisendorfer says:

    I read too much to have a favorite but think Summer Sisters was/is at the top.

  • 586

    Hard choice but I would say To Kill a Mockingbird–such a magnificent book with priceless characters. Happy 50th anniversary to an American classic!

  • 587
    Wendalyn says:

    The Host. Great story and great characters. I’ve read it over a lot of times.

  • 588
    Karen Corbett says:

    I loved the book Heidi – every year I would read it and then watch the movie with Shirley Temple – I still remember it well!!

  • 589
    Suzanne says:

    It would have to be Outlander by Diana Galbadon and the entire series that follows.. it’s obsessive

  • 590

    My favourite is Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. It’s such a classic love story and I love the time period it’s set in.

  • 591
    Beverly BL says:

    Any Janet Evanovich book because her characters make me laugh so hard.

  • 592
    melanie says:

    The Notebook…so romantic..I read it while traveling to a job interview in NC. The author is from NC and I specifically chose it for that reason. My hubby took the job ten years ago and it’s still my favorite book…even though I cried through much of it!

  • 593
    christinem says:

    My favorite book is the Bible. It is full of how we need to live our lives.

  • 594
    Wahinelei says:

    The Time Traveler’s Wife

    When my husband passed away I felt so lost, lonely, adrift. The awfulness of never seeing him again, that death is so FINAL left my heart bleeding. After reading The Time Traveler’s Wife, it changed the way I viewed my husband’s death. He isn’t gone forever, it let me hope that he will return to me one day. And that hope lets me live life today fully.

  • 595

    So hard to pick one…but Jane Eyre always comes to mind. I think because I was a teenage girl the first time I read it and really fell for the epic drama of the story.

  • 596
    Diana L. Weldon says:

    The 21 book series of Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brien. This is historical fiction…Detailing the life of an English Sea Captain with the ships Surgeon (and English spy. I have an interest in 18th century sailing vessels along with naval war strategy of that time period. I find it interesting that sailors could navigate using the stars, planets and the sun; carry ALL their supplies for the journey (includes spare parts for the ship) as well as live animals, fresh water; carry anywhere from 16 to 32+ cannons with appropriate armament; complements of Marines and conscripted sailors etc.; and depend on the weather for sailing. I could go on for hours and bore you to death…but this series really goes into details about 17-18th century naval and civilian protocols. It took about two years to read, but I was very sad that the author died before the last book was finished.

  • 597
    Valerie S. says:

    My favorite book right now is “Goodnight Moon”. My daughters loves to have me read it to her over and over again. So I guess technically it is her favorite book. πŸ˜‰

  • 598
    Amy Rohl/rohla says:

    My favorite book of all time is A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. I read it this past winter, and I think about it over and over. It really opened my eyes and my thinking about many aspects of life.

  • 599
    Lynne Osborn says:

    The Wizard of Oz. I waited every year for the movie to come on TV. It is my all time favorite book

  • 600
    RachelH says:

    Shadow the Sheepdog. My favorite from childhood and now I am reading it to my kids.

  • 601
    Victoria S. says:

    My fave book that i read the most is the Bible. I just read Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow and really enjoyed that!

  • 602
    Mimi says:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see…….it’s the first book I read to my son as baby and now he remembers the whole book.

  • 603
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    Little Women is my favorite book – I love the language & the descriptions & I never tire of reading it.

  • 604
    calliezant says:

    Gone With the Wind…love this book!

  • 605
    Robin jackson says:

    Oh The Places You’ll Go…Dr. Seuss!

  • 606
    Julie Rae says:

    Wow, do you play rough…just one? I will start with my newest read, Nicholas Sparks “The Walk”, and I’m hoping for a sequel. For younger readers, I think “Tuck Everlasting” left a huge impression on myself as well as our children. It’s not how long you live, but how well you live/use the time you are given. Powerful and an entertaining read for our whole family. Thank you for the chance to win and an even bigger thanks for all the book related goodness this month. There are tons of crafty/artsy readers out here and we love what you have done for us!

  • 607
    Gina H. says:

    Gone with the Wind! And it looks like I’m not the only one. It was just tooo romantic!

  • 608
    Lori W. says:

    One of my favorite books is the Notebook. I received it as a wedding shower gift almost 11 years ago.I remember sitting by the pool on my honeymoon finishing the book because I couldn’t put it down!

  • 609
    Tina Spano says:

    I would have to say the Twilight series!! I never thought I would ever be into the vampire thing but I’m hooked. I have already read them a few times.

  • 610
    Tabby A. says:

    Sense and Sensibility! Love all the characters and how they are pushed and pulled…

  • 611
    Chrissy says:

    Totally impossible to pick a favorite. So many different favorites at different times in my life. But I would say one of my favorites is “Pride and Prejudice”. But ask me tomorrow and I might say “Like Water for Chocolate” or ask me on Friday and I might say “Ramona the Brave”. :o) You get the idea. I just love to read!!

  • 612
    Marsha Carlsen says:

    Mine is a series — the Outlander series by Diana Gabbaldon.

  • 613
    Steph H says:

    The epic “The Thornbirds” – really great literature involving three generations of the Cleary family in the Australian Outback, beginning in the early 1900’s through post WW2. Full of dreams, success, tragedy revolving around the ultimate forbidden love. The story of my life! Lol!

  • 614
    Martha S. says:

    Rebecca – by Daphne DeMaurier (I think that’s how you spell her name!)

  • 615
    kim prakken says:

    I am an avid reader and have many favorites, but the first book that came to mind was “The Thorn Birds”. I have read it many times.

  • 616
    Deb says:

    I grew up with the Nancy Drew Mystery series. I would get so wrapped up in the story I wouldn’t hear a thing going on around me…not even my mother calling for me.

  • 617
    Kristie H says:

    I’ve been chasing after a 1 and 3 year old so my brain cells took awhile to come up with any authors much less book titles. So I gave up and looked at my stash of favorite books and by far my favorites have been the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It is so much fun to read and I love that she continues to write them so I have something to look forward to as I finish the current one.

  • 618

    My favorite book of all time would have to be…really? I have to pick ONE. There is no way! πŸ™‚ I love books. All books. πŸ™‚
    beautiful release!!!!

  • 619
    LaurieJ says:

    Oh my, that is almost an impossible question to answer! How far back should I go? I’ll have to say Charlotte’s Web because it’s one of the first books that really made an impact on me.

  • 620
    Natalie S says:

    Other than the Bible, it’s hands down….To Kill A Mockingbird. Classic, wonderful story!

  • 621
    Angela C. says:

    The Poisonwood Bible…..the book drags you in and makes you feel like you are iving the life of the little girl… very good book πŸ™‚

  • 622
    Janine says:

    The Memory Keepers Daughter teaches you about strength and love and determination.

  • 623
    Tiffaney in VA says:

    I love to read. Some of my favorites are: “The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory, “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant, “Pope Joan” by Donna Woolfolk Cross. BUT the top of my list has to be “Too Deep for Tears” by Kathryn Lynn Davis. It’s about a young girl who marries a man she barely knows, and give up her first love. It’s the only book to make me cry.

  • 624
    Emmy says:

    The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

  • 625
    Deanna says:

    Way to tough to choose, books are such an amazing escape. I also now cannot enjoy enough reading books with my little boy!

  • 626

    My favorite book is The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. I loved the cartoon when I was little. But as I got older and read the book, I truly fell in love with The Little Prince. I read it every year.

  • 627

    Wow that’s a really hard question as I love to read and have many faves but I’d have to say the one that sticks with me the most these days is “The Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. It applies to so many things in today’s life and stays current thru the times!
    Love, love all this month’s goodies–can’t wait!

    Suzanne J Dean

  • 628
    Gladys says:

    I dun have a fav book! But I would love to read the twilight. Thanks for the chance!

  • 629

    Because they were so well written, and because I grew up in Fredonia, Kansas, near Independence, Kansas where Laura lived for a while, all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I read them over and over ~ at least 50 times each. Now, anything John Sandford.

  • 630
    Yvonne says:

    It would be impossible for me to choose a favorite book I’ve enjoyed so many books over the years. In the past decade I’ve read mainly to continue learning more about health, well being and fitness.

  • 631
    Pat J says:

    For me – Old Man and The Sea by Hemingway. My father loved to read (he usually was reading 2 at the same time – 1 upstairs in his bedroom & 1 downstairs in the living room.) Our living room had built in bookcases (built by him!) and he was always encouraging us to read – but as a surly teenager who wanted to listen? To get him to stop “nagging” me I grab the first book and was going to fake my way thru (I’d show him) and ended up reading the book in one sitting. In fact I read it twice (that same night) because it hit me.

    But for my son & now grandsons – Good night Moon – it brings me back to such a wonderful time in my life and now I get to enjoy it all over again!

  • 632
    Bridget says:

    I would have to say my favorite book would be, “Oh, the places you’ll go” by Dr. Seuss Love it!!

  • 633
    June says:

    Gone With The Wind! I’ve read it twice. I first read it in my teens and then read it again in my mid twenties. What an awesome book! Nothing like escaping into another time and place by reading a wonderful book!

  • 634
    Lori says:

    That’s a hard question! I’ll go with my childhood favorite, the Little House on the Prairie series. I read those over and over–and over and over again–when I was growing up.

  • 635
    Cindy Vernon says:

    My favorite book is Jane Eyre – I just love the independent heroine who sticks to her principals and in the end gets what she wants and deserves.

  • 636
    Karyn Schultz says:

    I just love the Harry Potter series. I only started reading them a year back and was instantly hooked! I love that magical fantasy that it provides my imagination!
    BTW I just love all your new products! I want it all!!!!!

  • 637
    JeanFB says:

    Oh my, that is impossible to answer! I have favorites in so many genres, and it would be unfair to compare amongst them. Off the top of my head: A Tale of Two Cities (classic); Harry Potter (all of them!); The Alienist; The Witching Hour; Shell Seekers; the Steig Larson trilogy (The Girl Who…). Okay, I’d better stop now, LOL. Thanks so much for the chance to win this AMAZING July package!

  • 638
    Janet S says:

    I read so much that it is hard for me to pick just one book as favorite because I love so many. But my favorite authors are Barbara Kingsolver and Mauve Binchey. I think I have read everything they have written!

  • 639
    Margaret says:

    My favorite book was “Stranger in a Strange Land”. I was really into science fiction in high school.

  • 640
    Diana Fisher says:

    The Grapes of Wrath… such a wonderfully told story of persistence and heartache for a family.

  • 641
    Ngan R. says:

    I have several “favorite” books, but they are all in the same series–the Anne of Green Gables series. I was just in Canada and immediately remembered all the sweet memories I had growing up reading these books. It only got better when the movies came out, but the books are what I return to again and again, and what I will read to my daughters in the future.

  • 642
    Mary Anne P. says:

    My favorite book of all time is “Good Night Moon”. It always makes me think of my son, Sean.

  • 643
    Elin K. says:

    Agatha Christy’s The Big Four. LOVE it!!

  • 644
    Michelle Caldera says:

    Tough to pick just one, but I’d have to say Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. It is such a great story πŸ™‚

  • 645
    PammyLou says:

    My favorite is The House of Sand and Fog. The characters were so well developed and it was all around well written. I thought I would go crazy before I found someone to discuss it with me!

  • 646
    Jen Barkdull says:

    Jane Eyre!!! I love the story, the characters and everything about it!

  • 647
    Pam W. says:

    I’m not sure that I can pick a very favorite, but I enjoyed reading The Harry Potter books with my husband. It was a race to see who would grab the book up first.

  • 648
    Bonnie Jean says:

    I would have to say Velveteen Rabbit written by Margery Williams. This was the first childs book I purchased for my daughter when she was born. I would read from it every night to her. Now I read to my Grandson.

  • 649
    Glenda Wyatt says:

    Such a hard choice for me because I have read and loved so many. If I had to pick, today, it would be the Harry Potter Series (the first one if I have to pick one). It transports us to a fantastic and fun world of good and evil, absorbs us in to their world and awakens our emotions.

  • 650
    Sandy in FL says:

    Wow, too many to choose from. Little Women was always so special, each character has a special place in my heart.

  • 651
    sandra says:

    Wow, reading the other comments brought back some good memories.
    I think I would have to say Momo, by Michael Ende.
    Thanks for the fun!

  • 652
    Beth says:

    Gone With the Wind, of course. It is completely engrossing and the characters are so remarkable. I first read it when I lived in Atlanta as a 13 year old and have loved it ever since.

  • 653
    Katarina M says:

    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Adventure, mystery, romance, thriller and sci fi all-in-one. I’ve read tons of books but that one stands out in my mind.

  • 654
    Cari says:

    I could never pick one, but I keep going back to “Persuasion”, by Jane Austen. I love the depth of personalities in that book!

  • 655
    Emily M. says:

    My favorite book of all time would have to be L.M. Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon. It’s where I discovered how much I love to read. Can’t wait for the new book stamp set!! πŸ˜€

  • 656
    sherRae says:

    “Little Women” will always be a favorite for me. I love the era and a more simple time.

  • 657
    Jaki says:

    So hard to pick just one but I would have to say Little Women…I can read it over and over and still cry when Beth dies πŸ™

  • 658

    I’d have to say that my favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I won the book when I was in Kindergarten for having the best Halloween costume and now 20 years later, my sons are reading it. They light up every time I read it to them! They’ve learned how to count largely because of this book!

  • 659
    Maria M says:

    My favorite book is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss for the endless possibilities!

  • 660
    Michelle says:

    Oh, I could never pick just one favorite! My first favorite books were the Little House on the Prairie series. My mom, sister and I read them together. At first, my mom read them to us, and as we progressed through the series, we started to read them to her. It’s a memory I cherish!

  • 661
    Cassie says:

    I have so many books that are my go-to kind, but one of my all time favs is Peter Pan. I just love the imagination and whimsy that he represents for me.

  • 662
    Heather C says:

    I love Roald Dahl of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame. What great inspiration for any kid of any age’s imagination!

  • 663
    Carol Scovel says:

    I would have to say The Thorn Birds….it was romantic, sad and a great saga….I did read the book “The Hidden Garden” that Nichole mentioned in her blog a while back and thought that was wonderful, too. Really hard to choose a favorite book afer reading so many great ones over the years! Ok now, pick me….PLEASE, pick me!

  • 664
    Julie S says:

    Just one? How about anything by Nicholas Sparks. I love all of his books.

  • 665
    Melissa D. says:

    I have been sharing this with my boys. I love books, I have been addicted to Danielle Steel books.
    As a kid I loved reading “James and the Giant Peach” and I love “Charlotte’s Web”. It is fun being able to share those with my boys now.

  • 666
    Karen Ramsey says:

    I have two favorite books. I read Gone With the Wind as a girl and it was a fabulous read. Several years ago I read Eat, Pray, Love and loved it. Can’t wait for the movie.
    Super release this month….yeah!

  • 667
    Deenie says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird…..because: it’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD!! lol!!

  • 668
    Erika Taylor says:

    I’ve got 3 that I couldn’t possibly choose from. Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and the Twilight Series.

  • 669
    Deb says:

    The Bible….the greatest love story! The story of salvation, truth to live by, and encouragement for each day.

  • 670
    Christine McMullin says:

    I don’t think I can possibly pick just one…but if I must, I would have to say “Winnie-the-Pooh.” It brings back such wonderful memories of imaginary animal friends from my childhood and it is the first book that I remember reading on my own.

  • 671
    Shay says:

    My favorite is _Pride and Prejudice_ because despite being over 200 years old it feels current–it is witty, is full of insight about human nature, Elizabeth Bennet is an intelligent vibrant heroine, the main characters change and develop, Fitzwilliam Darcy is an excellent hero and a romance that blooms and grows. Brilliant book which is fun to read.

  • 672
    Deb says:

    This is simple…the Bible.

  • 673
    tinamarie says:

    My favorite is Little Women.
    I LOVE the story of Jo and her sisters. Their relationship with each other and the different personalities they portray.

  • 674
    Lynn Put says:

    Wow that’s such a hard question to answer, from my childhood I would have to say I loved all of the Little House on the Prairie books. As an adult currently I’m in love with the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, all excellent books.

  • 675
    Angela says:

    My favorite book of all time is “Watership Down.” It’s such a great story, the kind that both adults and kids can enjoy.

  • 676
    Anemone says:

    So hard – that’s like asking which one stamp set is your favourite – it’s impossible to choose! I’ve a handful that are such favourites I re-read them at least once a year.
    But if I MUST choose only one, then I guess I’d have to say Pride & Prejudice. I just love the dynamic between Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, and I always get a laugh out of how the foibles & idiosyncrasies of others affect the storyline.

  • 677
    β™₯Wendi says:

    I’m a teacher so I have oh so many favorites. I would have to say Polar Express!

  • 678
    Joscie says:

    the time traveler’s wife is a great book. (but there are sooo many)

  • 679
    Linda R says:

    The only book I read over and over, the Bible.

  • 680
    Kim Faucher says:

    Im a huge Patricia Cornwell fan… love her work… kind of graphic but written so real I feel like I am the medical examiner. Intriguing!

  • 681
    Kim Howard says:

    Are you there God? It’s me Margaret is a classic by Judy Blume.

  • 682
    RandomRachel says:

    It is hard to choose just one! The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene du Bois, and The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin are two that I have no problem rereading. I love the adventure of the Twenty One Baloons, and the Mystery of the Westing Game. :0)

  • 683
    Erin Taylor says:

    It’s hard to pick just one! But I right now I love the books by Jen Lancaster. She is hilarious & her writing is witty and charming.

  • 684
    Pam says:

    Gone with the Wind…timeless love story

  • 685
    kerry davis says:

    I’m not sure what my FAVORITE book would be, but my most memorable book is “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving.
    Love the release this month – the ticket set is my fave!

  • 686
    Teresa Barber says:

    I have so many, but to be quite honest, it is The Real Mother Goose. It is full of nursey rhymes that I have read over the years to myself, my daughter, and now my grandson!A book the whole family can enjoy!

  • 687
    Kristi West says:

    The Notebook….long before it was a movie! a honest love story…..

  • 688
    Lisa says:

    My favourite book of all time is ‘Winter Dreams, Christmas Love’…I first read this book when I was in grade 8 (SEVERAL years ago…haha)…it is meant for young girls, but always reminds me of first loves, my love of all things Christmas related…and is an easy and enjoyable read each Christmas holiday!

  • 689
    Michelle Ward says:

    AS a self acknowledged “book-a-holic” I’ve never been able to choose just one favorite! Since Nichole mentioned March by Geraldine Brooks in one of her post this week I will mention one of my other favorites by her: Year Of Wonders.

  • 690
    Amy O says:

    I love Anne Tyler, and if I had to choose just one book by her it would be The Accidental Tourist. She writes such real characters and always shows the humor in life. Love her!

  • 691

    Ann of Green Gables. I spent endless hours as a girl engrossed in that book.

  • 692
    Sue says:

    So many books…A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Gone with the Wind, Pillars of the Earth but I think my choice is “A Fine Balance” because of the positive outlook through all adversity.

  • 693
    Carol L says:

    My favorite book is an old one called “Rush to Judgement” about the Kennedy assasination. It’s full of fascinating details and witness accounts of that horrible day in America.

  • 694
    Luana says:

    Dr Seuss….Green Eggs and Ham. That takes me back to childhood and the good ole days!!! (smiling right now)

  • 695
    Dawn S says:

    I don’t have a favourite book, but rather a favourite author. James Patterson! I just can’t put his books down. He hooks you right from the first page and I just want to keep reading to find out what happens next!!

  • 696
    Teresa H says:

    This is tough. I have quite a few favorites! I guess I’d have to say its “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” as it was a gift my dad would read to me when I was little and then gave me when I graduated from High School.

  • 697
    Sharon D says:

    My all-time favorite is Middlemarch, by George Eliot. It is so rich in understanding human nature.

  • 698
    Carrie J. says:

    The whole Stephanie Plum series from Janet Evanovich, but especially the Between the Numbers books. Love that spunky girl! Love the mysteries, laughs, love, family, girly stuff. Everything about her is FUN and makes me want to read even more!

  • 699
    Anita Farrell says:

    I guess I’d have to say Gone with the Wind. I was so engrossed with the story that I read the whole book in just three days the summer after eighth grade. I just got swept away in the story and the loss, love, and the sheer strength of the human spirit. It was a big accomplishment for me at the time to finsh such a large book, and I still remember that sense of pride at completing the book.

  • 700
    Constance says:

    Little House on the Prairie series.

  • 701

    My favorite book is Eat, Pray, Love. It taught me that there is no wrong way to have faith and pray.

  • 702
    Karen says:

    My fovorite book is….whichever one I’m re-reading at that moment! I’m always reading something…or re-reading a favorite…or looking for the next book being released by a favorite author.

  • 703
    Chere M says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird. It was such a touching book on so many levels. It has stuck with me since H.S.

  • 704
    Susie N. says:

    There are so many… But one from 3rd grade is the best ever… The Cricket in Times Square. My 3rd grade teacher made this book come to life! She would read us a snippet everyday. I think it’s because of her and this book that I love reading and books so much!!!

  • 705
    Gail E says:

    Other than the Bible, the one book that is very dear to my heart is “I’ll Love you Forever.” My middle son gave it to me one Mother’s Day (and he was a teenager at the time).

  • 706
    Sandra Poarch says:

    Anything by James Patterson, he just takes me away for awhile. I wish I had more time to curl up with a book.

  • 707
    Tessie says:

    I would suppose my favorite book would have to be the bible. I also liked the Notebook.

  • 708
    Angie Tieman says:

    This release is awesome! I am very scared for my checkbook! My favorite book of all times if Pride and Prejudice, it’s a love story you never tire of reading over and over again!

  • 709

    I don’t think I could name just one! My favorite book to read to my children though is Love You Forever. πŸ™‚

  • 710
    helen says:

    I’m not going to get up today. Dr. Suess, read it to my kids all the time, Hee Hee

  • 711
    Carrie Croy says:

    I’m going to be in the minority here. I am very technically inclined and reading is something I do not do often. I love to cook, so I really have to say my favorite book is Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It is a classic.

  • 712
    Danielle says:

    I love to read, but I don’t have a favorite classic. I am reading a series by Karen Kingsbury right now and I love it so so much!

  • 713
    Cam says:

    I honestly don’t have just one favorite book, but I do love To a Kill a Mockingbird. It was one of my favorite novels to teach. I loved sharing it with my ninth grade students with Harper Lee’s beautiful figurative language, memorable characters, and enduring lessons. I always wished my students could have a father like Atticus Finch.

  • 714
    Melissa McF says:

    Little House on the Prairie… I read the whole series the summer after first grade. I was finally allowed out of the kiddie section and into the whole wide world of books!

  • 715
    Jessica C says:

    I’m sure I’m not alone, but I read and re-read Pride & Prejudice on a regular basis. I like how sassy Elizabethe Bennett is and how Dar