Last night I wanted to get to bed early (why are little kids so exhausting?!), so I took some Unisom and had a hot bath around 9pm. (That is early, right? …Or do I just have no comprehension of what is a good time to go to bed?) I had just finished reading Beyonders, and I was thinking about my favorite books. Actually, I was trying to think of a blog post to write about the books I absolutely and completely want you to read. No! This blog is not my life! …But a little bit, yes.
The Unisom was making me so drowsy, though, that I couldn’t think very clearly. Luckily I remembered today that I was planning on writing this post and I looked back through my reading lists to see what I wanted to recommend.
Here you have it: my top 10 favorite books (that I can think of right now).
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
- Brandon Mull, Beyonders
- Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
- Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
- E. Nesbit, The Wouldbegoods
- Cornelia Funke, the Inkworld trilogy
- Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country
- Michael Ende, Momo
- Lloyd Alexander, the Prydain Chronicles
- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
What are your favorite books? Do you read them often? I don’t have a copy of The Wouldbegoods or Momo. Or the second and third parts of the Inkworld trilogy. But I do have a very, very worn copy of Ender’s Game, and multiple copies of The Picture of Dorian Gray. (The reason: I really, really want this version, but I keep ending up receiving regular paperback copies. Sad.)