My Top 10 List: Books on My Mantel

IMG_1188

I have a Kindle and it surprises me how much I love it. I never thought I’d make the departure from the real deal to an e-reader and I had my reservations when I received one as a gift. All it took was one airplane ride when I realized how convenient it is to have several books in one small, purse-sized gadget. I will fully admit that I love my Kindle and now do almost all of my reading on it.

IMG_1260

However, there is still something to be said for keeping the classics in their original form, especially since a good selection of books adds so much character to a mantel. Of course our mantel houses a large selection of children’s books. As of now, my daughter’s favorite is Dog Wants to Play, and although that is a gripping piece of literature, these are my favorite selections on the mantel:

10: The Shining, by Stephen King

9: Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

8: The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

7: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

6: Atonement, by Ian McEwan

5: The Thornbirds, by Colleen McCullough

4: The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan

3: Unmasked: Collected Thrillers, by Louisa May Alcott

2: The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

1: Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s