With absolutely no apologies to Letterman’s sad meatgrinder comedic shtick, I thought I’d do the list thing. It’s always a sure-fire way to get people thinking and playing along the same lines, even against their will. It’s a strangely competitive thing for some. It’s an OCD kind of thing for others, who like to remember and keep things in order. For me, it’s a great excuse for people to share the universal loves, the surprises, the eccentric, uber-odd and challenging. I pretend I think it’s a bit dumb, but can seldom keep that pose: A quick scan of anyone else’s list and I’m hooked, intrigued, want to share and want to know.
My hope is that you will share with me – and thus each other – your personal history in books. This is the World Wide Web; there is no end to the potential for discovery and sharing of incredible treasure!
My top-ten children’s books – in no particular order, since I love them all equally.
- Marshworld – A.R. Lloyd
- Silverwing – Kenneth Oppel
- Smith – Leon Garfield
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
- Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome
- The Weirdstone of Brisingamen – Alan Garner
Top Ten Adult Novels – Also, no particular order. (My mind can’t understand the concept of a Number 1, all-time favourite book…).
I would LOVE it if you would share back – either on your site, or in reply.
Blissful reading, all!
- Riddley Walker – Russell Hoban
- Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
- Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
- Tess of the D’urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
Nope, sorry – there has to be an eleventh. (I can’t leave any of these out.)
I might go mad next week and do a top 100 list of ANY and ALL books I love. I just think I will….