Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Favourite Reads of All Time!

Australia has been suffering horribly through a terrible heatwave; so I haven't done the things I've wanted to do this year for you guys.  I'm very sorry about this... but I have been thinking about what I will do next year; and that's not to bore you all over this time of year.

I thought to surf the net around Facebook and see what other bloggers are doing and found they're not writing about their favourite books of all time... from childhood right through to now.  This took me some time to pull together, but I now have thought it time to sit down and list the books I've read and loved - and still love even now.

Now, in no particular order (so these will be all over the place - from children's books to adult's and back again), here we go!

'The Never-ending Story' by Michael Ende
'The Hobbit - or There and Back Again' by JRR Tolkien
'Christine' by Stephen King
'Jigs'n'Reels' by Joanne Harris
'The Five People You Meet In Heaven' by Mitch Albom
'1001 Jokes, Puzzles & Games for Kids'
'Debbie's Birthday Party'
'Debbie Gets Sick'
'The Oak Tree'
'On Writing' by Stephen King
'Practical Magic' by Alice Hoffman
'Time & Again' by Jack Finney
'A Patch of Blue' by Elizabeth Kata
'Somewhere In Time' by Richard Matheson
'House on the Hill' by Estelle Pinney
'The Day of the Triffids' by John Wyndham
'Childhood' by Bill Cosby
'The Human Animal' by Desmond Morris
'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu
'Sabella' by Tanith Lee
'Snow Crash' by Neal Stephenson
'The Blank Page' by John Dale
'War of the Worlds' by H.G. Wells
'What the Buddha Taught' by Venerable Dr. W Rahula
'A Perfect Mess' by E Abrahamson & D.H. Freedman
'The Silver Metal Lover' by Tanith Lee
'Marley & Me' by John Grogan
'The Wave' by Moreton Rhue
'I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou
'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde
'The Monkey's Mask' by Dorothy Porter

Woah!  There's so many more books that I love and will want to read again in my life.  I've read books here on this list from my teenaged years, and there's a few from my childhood years too (and now the 'Debbie' books writer and illustrator are now both passed away as they were in their 80's; and the books were about the writer's daughter, how sweet is that?).  So, what are your favourite books from your life?  And how have they shaped your reading?  Until my next post, happy reading.

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