“10+ books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you”
Tagged by miss-apple-pie
(most of these ended up being books I loved as a kid - it’s weird what sticks with you)
1 - The Lord of the Rings: This one will always be on a list like this.
2 - Les Miserables: My best friend from high school and I read this together in like, 10th grade. Lots of good memories. We both agreed Eponine and Gavroche were the best characters.
3 - Rod Allbright’s Alien Adventures by Bruce Coville. Yes.
4 - The Tripods Trilogy by John Christopher, especially the second book, The City of Gold and Lead. Because I am a 10-year-old boy.
5 - Lilith by George MacDonald. What was this book, even. Who knows. It definitely stuck with me. I think I cried when I read it.
6 - Most anything by Daniel Pinkwater, but especially Borgel because it was the first Daniel Pinkwater book I’d ever read.
7 - The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Lots of good and memorable episodes in this book.
8 - The Once and Future King by T.H. White. I am a not-so-secret Arthurian legend fangirl. Not only is this a great retelling, but it’s definitely one of the most delightful and devastating books I’ve ever read.
9 - Trail Partners by Max Brand, which is totally a pseudonym. This is my go-to cheap western and I can read it forever.
10 - The Samurai by Shusaku Endo, because I cried.
11 - Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. Beautifully written, his best book by far imo. It’s also one of the tightest books out there - not a single line or a description or a character or a plot point is wasted or irrelevant.
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