Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most
1) We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver. Thebes book I read last year, absolutely stunning and you just can't put it down, I wish everybody would read this.
2) The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky. Beautiful, soulful and ageless. Ignore the hype about John Green because I think this beats anything he's ever done.
3) Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk. My very favourite Palahniuk, and one of my most loved contemporary romances, I love this book.
4) ASOIAF Series - George R.R. Martin. I don't think there's any reader who wouldn't enjoy this series -- it has everything! Dragons, war, death, sex, wolves, beautiful northerners, king's, queen's, imp's, intrigue, betrayal....Read it!
5) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte. The best love story ever written.
6) Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen. Because Mr. Darcy.
7) Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov. I had to have one banned book on this list, and this is one of my very favourites. I think before you read it it can be an easy tale to judge, but once immersed you'll wonder why you ever saw any problem with it.
8) Fiesta/The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway. One of my favourite novels, and I think a game changer for those who say they dislike Hemingway's writing.
9) The Most Beautiful Women In Town - Charles Bukowski. This was the first Bukowski I read and I've never looked back.
10) The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath. I think it's really important for young women to read this book. Everyone always talks about coming of age stories and recommends The Catcher In The Rye, and while it's a great book, I think it's very easy to grow out of and I think it's important to have a female presence in that genre. The Bell Jar feels like it will be with me always, while now I'm at an age when I just want to tell Holden to grow up.
I read the Perks of Being a Wallflower a while back and really enjoyed it. Great list!ReplyDelete
My Top Ten
Great book :) Thanks I'll check yours out!Delete
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Great list! I read We Need to Talk About Kevin last year, and wow. It was just... crazy. I almost put that one on my top 10.ReplyDelete
I just got back into blogging/reading blogs, so I'll definitely "follow" you. It is refreshing to look at linkups and not see everything YA.
It's truly amazing. Thank you! I'll definitely check yours out too - there needs to be more bloggers that don't exclusively write about YA hahaDelete
Love this list! We Need To Talk About Kevin is one of my all-time favourites. I haven't read A Dance with Dragons yet, because I'm waiting until I get chance to really wallow in the two halves of the book a little bit, but I'm looking forward to the next bit of the story. I read The Sun Also Rises for uni a few years ago, and it's still the only Hemingway I've read - so many books, so little time... :)ReplyDelete
Wallowing is a must-do. Especially the ending...oh my :(Delete
He does have a pretty hefty catalogue! But he's a wonderful author - try out some of the short stories, Men Without Women is excellent!
Looks like we have a pretty similar taste in books. Great list! Looking forward to reading your blogs in the future! :) Feel free to check out my blog if you feel like it! KatharinaReplyDelete
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