Thursday, July 19, 2007

My Ninth Thursday Thirteen"/>
Thirteen books that I have loved

1…. These is my words
2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3. Of Course all of the Harry Potter books
4. Eragon, and Eldest
5. FableHaven
6. Pride and Prejudice
7. Jane Eyre
8. The age of innocence
9. Wuthering Heights
10. Lion the witch and the wardrobe series
11. A wrinkle in time
12. Anne of Green Gables
13. The Secret Garden

I would love to know what your favorite books are so I can add them to my collection!

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Jennifer Dunne said...

I loved the Narnia books, A Wrinkle in Time (less so the sequels, but still read them all), the Anne of Green Gables series, and The Secret Garden. Oh, and the HP books, of course!

I'd suggest similar books you might enjoy might be the Black Stallion books (at least, I devoured those while devouring the non-HP titles), and since you seem to like historical books, too, don't forget Black Beauty.

Non-horse-related books to try... consider Watership Down (okay, it's still about animals...this time rabbits...but not *real* rabbits) or The Velveteen Rabbit (which the question of *real* rabbits brings to mind).

If you like regency era dramas, as well as sf/fantasy stuff, try Lee & Miller's Liaden Universe books. They've been described as sf regency comedies of manners. I'd suggest starting with Local Custom.

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Jenny said...

I think I would like to read the Anne of Green Gables books. As far as my faves I have a gazillion! lol!!

Titania Starlight said...

I loved all of those. I passed my Narnia books onto my daugher.

I also read the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings when I was just 11 years old. Long before it came out in the movies.

Books were my first friends.

Thanks for stopping by my T13

Maine Mom said...

Thanks for giving me a list of some good books to read!

Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors.
I just read "Man hunt" by Janet Evanovich which was excellent!

I loved reading about you and your husband! I'll have to come up with 8 things and post my list soon. :-)

judypdrsn said...

Hey Dawnae,

That's a good list of books. Some of those are my favorites, too. I love Jane Eyre (can't go wrong with a crazy arsonist secret wife in the tower); all Jane Austin books, especially Pride & Prejudice; and all of Harry Potter, I'm looking forward to the next one in two days! Have you read "All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg"? Also, Ursula Hegi is a wonderful author - "Stones from the River," and "In my Mother's Palm"; Louise Erdrich is one of the best storytellers of our time, I love "Love Medicine," and all the rest of her books; Have you read both the books of the Eragon Trilogy? I'm looking forward to the third. The author, Christopher Paolini came and spoke to the students at my school when Eragon first came out. He was only 21 when we met him. Also, Barbara Kingsolver's "Poisonwood Bible." I think I need more time to think about my favorite books!

Christine said...

We both did our favorite Book TTs.

These are all great books.

I loved reading all the Nancy Drew books, and the Secret Garden.

Micalanne said...

This is a very fun Thursday Thirteen! I love to read all kinds of books, and have finished a few this summer, but my passion is children's picture books! Judy still sends me them for all different occassions throughout the year even though my kids are too old for them.

I will have to compile my list of favorites to post soon for a Thursday Thirteen of my own.

Doug said...

Not a fan of Chris Paolini. The writing style is abysmal—way too wordy and, I swear, sometimes uses big words just to show off. The anti-religion, pro-vegan diatribes get mighty tiresome. And the plot is lifted directly from Star Wars.

Another dangerously subversive bit of anti-theistic propaganda aimed at children is the "His Dark Materials" series, starting with The Golden Compass, due out on film starting this winter. Very well-written and intriguing, but in the end, it paints Satan as a hero fighting to wrest free agency from the grasp of a jealous God. Yeah, a great book for kids. NOT!

An older children's fantasy series that doesn't get the attention it should is "The Dark Is Rising", by Susan Cooper, starting with Over Sea, Under Stone. It's sort of Nancy Drew meets Holy Blood, Holy Grail. I've forgotten most of the details of these, and would like to re-read them.

If Spencer likes to read, a couple of good ones include The Golden Ocean by Patrick O'Brian, and Rudyard Kipling's Kim. The Unknown Shore is a companion to The Golden Ocean, but if one were to read just one I'd recommend the latter. It's a piece of historical fiction that describes the adventures of Commodore Anson sailing "round the Horn" into the Pacific in the 1750s, from a the perspective of a couple o' Irish lads.

LaRae said...

I have had "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" for a long time, just sitting on my shelf. I decided to read it since it's one of your favorites.