Friday, 12 September 2014

Friday Book List

I love to read books.  I learned to read at a very early age, beginning with Dr. Seuss' Hop on Pop as I recall.  Thanks to my mother and wise English teachers I've since read a large range of literature from Shakespeare to science fiction.

A friend challenged me this morning: off the top of my head, I had to list ten books that I've read that have stayed with me for whatever reason.  So here they are.

1. Now We Are Six, A.A. Milne
2. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
3. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
4. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
5. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
6. On a Pale Horse, Piers Anthony
7. Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
8. The Deed of Paksenarrion, Elizabeth Moon
9. Kushiel's Dart, Jacqueline Carey
10. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

So now I'm going to extend the challenge to my Blogger friends.  What books have you read that have stayed with you?


  1. Huge reader here. My very first "grown up" book, okay my idea of grown up anyway, was Charlotte's Web. A few others that have stuck with me are, Treasure Island, It (Stephen King, totally terrified me), Jubal Sackett (my first introduction to Louis Lamore), The Jungle Book, Grimm Brothers Fairy tales, The Bible

  2. Wow this is a tough challenge! I love so many books and little parts of each.
    The Giver
    The Bible
    Sarah plain and tall
    The Tail of two cities
    To name a few!

  3. Great books. My husband is a HUGE Anne McCaffrey fan.. he'd be excited to see that on your list.