Thursday, October 4, 2012

Surfacing for Air

Just wanted to surface for air. Life is starting to align a little better for me. I am planning on busting back on the blogging scene by the end of the year. Just need to decide a few things first.

In the mean time I have been working on a top 5 (or maybe 10) list of books. Basically these books are the ones that I have (or plan to) read over and over again. The books that have most influenced my life and just not in a writing sense. So far I have three that are definitely on the list because I have read them more than three times. They are:

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinely
Beauty by Robin McKinely
Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander

Others that I am considering for my list - but still not sure about are:
The Meeting Place by Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
Redwall by Brain Jacques
Persuasion by Jane Austen

Anyway - that is my list. Heavy toward the fantasy end of things - which shows you where my tastes are :)

Question: Do you have a list of top books? If so what are they?


  1. My list would have to be my top 50, or something. There are books that I have literally read dozens of times.
    I find it interesting that while my reading style, and your reading style, are completely different, Beauty is on my list, as are Jeanette Oke and Gail Carson Levine books. So there's that...
    I wonder how many books I have, or could have read a dozen times? Hmmmm....

    1. Our reading styles overlap a little. It's cool late in the overlap we have several books that we both like alot.