FavoritesPosted: May 17, 2011 Filed under: Book of Sand 3 Comments
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.)
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.
Which books on my list have you read? I’m guessing Hunger Games is one of them! Those books were amazing!
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.