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.”
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.