Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
Tagged by marsian-night
- Life, The Universe, and Everying by Douglas Adams (I mean, all the Hitchhikers books are great, but this is by fave.)
- Conrad’s Fate by Diana Wynne Jones (my favourite Chrestomanci book, only partly because I love the relationship between Conrad and Christopher.
- Midnight Over Sanctaphrax by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (my favourite Edge Chronicals book, because Cowlquape. And Grimlock. Grimlock.
you were pretty, Grimlock. you were. *cries*)
- All the Rover books by Roddy Doyle. I can’t choose between them. Roddy Doyle was inspired by a mixture of Monty Python and Father Ted in his writing of them, and if that doesn’t convince you to go and read them right away, then nothing will.
- Grange Hill After Hours by Phil Redmond
- Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne (again, couldn’t choose between them)
- The Hundred and One Dalmations by Dodie Smith
- The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
- The Dolls House by Rumer Godden (the first book that ever made me cry.)
- Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Tagged by partywithponies
- Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy (it’s a sweet one about a not-so-slightly dysfunctional family, totally melts your heart, I say)
- Csikágó by Pál Békés (the title is a pun: it’s the phonetician version of Chicago - and also this is the nickname of a district in Budapest)
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
- Gergő és az álomfogók by Gyula Böszörményi (Greg und die Traumfänger in German)
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (maybe because my best friend recommended it before we became best friends)
- A kétbalkezes varázsló by Pál Békés (this children’s novel speaks to me on a deep spiritual level)
- The Giver by Lois Lowry (terrifying and terrific)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (hands down, that’s the best)
- Ulises 2300 by Antonio Malpica (I thought it was a sci-fi. It’s not. It’s about chess and it’s soooo lovely.)
- Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (I loooooooove dragons)