18 December 2013 by thaliakr
Perhaps, like me, you’ve been tagged in a Facebook chain asking you to list ten books that have stayed with you. Not necessarily your ‘Top Ten Books!’ in capital letters, but books that have lingered and been significant.
Facebook is too ephemeral for something as important as books, so I thought, what’s the point of having a blog if you can’t host this kind of wonderful discussion? Way better than Facebook!
Also, when I read other people’s lists, I want to know more than just a title and author. Writing a whole paragraph review on each book is more than I can manage at present, so I thought a happy medium would be to offer four words on each book, just enough to get a tiny taste. They’re also linked, of course, so you can follow them up.
Re-readability is a common thread. I’ve read eight of these more than once, and some more like a dozen times.
I’ve stuck to fiction, but otherwise, have just picked ten favourites, though I could easily pick a different ten that would be just as beloved. They’re roughly in order of when I first read them.
And a bonus one for my favourite book this year:
I’d love to hear your list, with or without bullet reviews (of whatever length you like).
Try for the ten-plus-one that I’ve gone for, but I’m not setting any rules :)
Give as many sub-lists as you like (ten young adult favourites; ten sci-fi novels; ten books about chocolate…) Can’t wait to read them all.
This is an addictive game! I’m drafting my fourth list now, with more to come. So how about we keep this thread to genera/adult fiction (ish), and I’ll start new threads for specialty lists in the new year.
Childhood faves, children’s books you’ve discovered as an adult, teen/young adult, dystopias, what else shall we do?
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