B is for Books



When I was originally planning the posts for my theme I spent a lot of time thinking about the books I had read over the years.  (there were a lot)  Some stories stick with me but I can't remember the name of the book, some characters stick with me but I can't quite place their story and some books, some books are so burned in my mind that I could recite them in my sleep.

The entrance hall into my apartment looks like that picture above, it's lined with bookshelves that are literally overflowing with books.  And still I seem to have books littering every free surface in my house.  (that's not counting the kid's books, theirs are beginning to need a house of their own)  Anyhow, the avid love of reading that goes on in my house has led to a mass number of "favorite books".

So here in no particular order are my top ten favorite books (as in the first ten that came to my head)

1) The Time Traveler's Wife  by Audrey Niffenegger
           - I just read this while I was in the hospital and I fell in love with it.  

2) A Wrinkle In Time  by  Madeleine L'Engle
           - the first book I read by L'Engle, she is one of the writers that made me want to be a writer

3) A Ring Of Endless Light  by Madeleine L'Engle
           - love, love LOVE this book

4) Her Majesty's Wizard  by Christopher Stasheff

5) The Handmaid's Tale  by Margaret Atwood

6) The Edible Woman  by Margaret Atwood
            - another of my favorite authors

7) Eragon  by Christpher Paolini
            - dragons

8) The Ruins Of Ambrai  by Melanie Rawn

9) Dragon Prince  by Melanie Rawn

10) The Hobbit  by J.R.R. Tolkien
           
And like five million other books.  So what's on your list of favorite books?



             

Comments

  1. Great list of books! I'd have to add the Harry Potter books and Across the Universe series by Beth Revis, just to name a couple off the top of my head.

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    Cherie Reich - Author and Surrounded by Books Reviews

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  2. Hope you are recovering well! Great list! Margaret Atwood's books are nice reads!

    I am envious at the sight above :)

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  3. Wow! Hard question. I love books too and have at least 1000 in my personal library and then another 800 or so on my kindle for PC.

    I prefer to hold a real book and read it, so don't have an ereader.

    I love anything King Arthur, but I like mysteries too, and Diana Gabaldan has a nice historical fiction series. I recently read The Help (about civil rights in the south in 1962). It was very good. I posted a review on my writing blog. But I'm doing the challenge on my other blog, which is mainly about my life and my cats.

    Sunni

    http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

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  4. Let's see ...

    Tamora Pierce's Lady Knight series and Circle series

    Sing Light by Louise Marley

    Powers that Be (author's name escapes me)

    Sahara by Clive Cussler

    I love anything with action and women, but I don't find enough of that for me!

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  5. Oooooh, A Wrinkle In Time! Yep, definitely on my list. Lord Of The Rings, too, and The Martian Chronicles (Bradbury)--oh, and Fahrenheit 451, of course. Gabriel García Márquez's Love In Time Of Cholera--that one I can read over and over and over. House Of Spirits, Isabel Allende--another favorite to reread. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov. Man... the list just goes on, doesn't it?

    Found you via the A-Z challenge, and I'll definitely be back to visit again :)

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  6. I would love to have bookshelves like those in the picture. I dream of having a room filled with them that I can call my library.

    I like your choice of books. The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my favourites too, though it makes me cry every tome.

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