Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Lists: My Ten Favourite Books

In no particular order are:

1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien (because seriously how can you trump this book? the inventiveness, the detail, the imagination, the romance, the characters, the landscape, the vision... i could go on and on, but yet fail to accurately tell you why this is such a wonderful book. i really think that everyone should re-read this book, at least once a year... if you've never even read it once purely on the flimsy grounds that a. it is too wordy b. it is too descriptive or c. you don't read sci-fi, then all i can say is, woe be to you! it's like saying you don't eat chocolates because unwrapping them is such a bore. don't be like that - go read it)

2. One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (brilliant)

3. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

4. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

5. All of Terry Pratchett's books, but if you asked me to specify just one, then - Reaperman

6. The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (i love Mr. Twain dearly, but i think this was his masterpiece)

7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

8. Catch-22 Joseph Heller (so hilarious and yet, so sad)

9. pride and prejudice by jane austen

10. Leave it to Psmith by pg wodehouse (i adore all of wodehouse, but this one is my personal fav)

10A. Cheaper by the Dozen (Frank & Ernestine Gilbreth - this book is out of print as far as i know, but is the most wonderful book. it is truly a comfort book. one i read when i need cheering up.. hence had to add it to my list as 10A.)

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