The Ten Book Challenge Tag!

A Kernel of Nonsense did this tag recently and I thought it would be fun! It’s a bit like a Top Ten Tuesday, but I’ve done it as fast as I could and didn’t dwell over my answers too much!

Here are the rules:

“List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Do not take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They do not have to be the “right” books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Paste these instructions and tag 10 friends, including me, so I can see your list.”

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1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Something about this book gripped me and hasn’t let go yet, much like Cathy’s ghost at the window!

2. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

This book started my obsession with war literature, and remains the only book to ever make me physically retch. Those are two pretty good accolades… Really, this book got me where I am now!

3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Need I say more? This series is my escape world, with many of my favourite people inside it’s pages.

4. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery

Oh Anne! I adore her. She has always been my Anne with an E.

5. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

I wish I’d read this when I was younger, because I feel bad that I missed out on so many years with this book. But I’ve made up for lost time- I’m a bit obsessed, and my LOTR collection includes a tattoo and clothing. Tolkien’s book goes with me everywhere now, it’s embedded in my very skin!

6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Ohhhhh I wish I could read this for the first time again!

7. No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod

This book is stunningly gorgeous. I could wax lyrical about this book for days!

8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane is my bae. Enough said.

9. The Daughters of Mars by Tom Keneally

This book was awesome and I still find myself thinking back to it a lot. I’d totally read it again if I didn’t know the ending was so wildly annoying.

10. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 

Somehow, this book has stuck with me for years. I think it has something to do with Capote’s incredible ability to make poetry out of the most mundane or horrific of situations.

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10 thoughts on “The Ten Book Challenge Tag!

  1. Great list! I might have to try some of these books! But wow. I’ve never read a book that actually made me retch. It’s a wonder you still liked war novels after that.

    • It has a rather nasty description of a battle and what the effect of it was, involving horses… Cannot deal. But it happened frequently during WWI so I got on with it- I just know to skip that part whenever I re-read it!
      I like war novels so much I’m basing my potential future career around them, so it’s done quite well!

    • I liked The Hobbit but LOTR has stuck with me more… I didn’t read either of them until I was 21 so perhaps that has something to do with it.
      Wuthering Heights definitely sticks with you!

    • All Quiet On The Western Front is an amazing book, it’s incredibly powerful- it began my love of war literature, which I’m now writing my thesis on! Different books though =) The history behind All Quiet and Remarque himself is fascinating and tragic all at once, and the movie adaptations are great too =)
      You should do the tag! I enjoyed myself!

      • Writing a thesis on war literature sounds so interesting! I love it too, not that I’ve read much in ages. I’ll have to find out the history before I read it 🙂

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