Last night I wanted to get to bed early (why are little kids so exhausting?!), so I took some Unisom and had a hot bath around 9pm. (That is early, right? …Or do I just have no comprehension of what is a good time to go to bed?) I had just finished reading Beyonders, and I was thinking about my favorite books. Actually, I was trying to think of a blog post to write about the books I absolutely and completely want you to read. No! This blog is not my life! …But a little bit, yes.

The Unisom was making me so drowsy, though, that I couldn’t think very clearly. Luckily I remembered today that I was planning on writing this post and I looked back through my reading lists to see what I wanted to recommend.

Here you have it: my top 10 favorite books (that I can think of right now).

  • Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Brandon Mull, Beyonders
  • Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
  • Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
  • E. Nesbit, The Wouldbegoods
  • Cornelia Funke, the Inkworld trilogy
  • Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Michael Ende, Momo
  • Lloyd Alexander, the Prydain Chronicles
  • Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

What are your favorite books? Do you read them often? I don’t have a copy of The Wouldbegoods or Momo. Or the second and third parts of the Inkworld trilogy. But I do have a very, very worn copy of Ender’s Game, and multiple copies of The Picture of Dorian Gray. (The reason: I really, really want this version, but I keep ending up receiving regular paperback copies. Sad.)


3 Comments on “Favorites”

  1. Samara Clark says:

    This is quite an exciting list! The three books on this list I have read might make it into my top ten also. I’m excited to read some of the others. My list might also include: Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Margaret Attwood’s Oryx and Crake.

  2. mika says:

    Which books on my list have you read? I’m guessing Hunger Games is one of them! Those books were amazing!

  3. Meg says:

    Oh I’m so glad you have Cry, The Beloved Country on here. I love that book. In fact, it’s been 10 years since I read it, it’s probably worth a re-read at this point.

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