All-time Favorites: Class of 2014

Mrs. Ford recently polled her seniors as to their most cherished books of all time. Many reported that they had difficulty selecting their favorite, but the overall list is quite impressive.

There were only a handful of books that garnered more than one mention:

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (5)
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (3)
  3. The Hunger Games Trilogy (2 votes for HG, 1 each for Catching Fire and Mockingjay)
  4. The Harry Potter series (2 votes, plus 1 specified for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)

The remainder of the Class of 2014’s favorite books, all with one mention, are listed below. Is your favorite among them?

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • When the Game Was Ours by Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, with Jackie MacMullin
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  • Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Hockey Tough by Saul Miller
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Smith
  • The Pact by Jodi Picoult
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Time of the Eagle by Sherryl Jordan
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Opening Skinner’s Box by Lauren Slater
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Under the Dome by Stephen King
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian
  • The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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