I can’t help it. Once again, I found myself talking to someone about a book and saying “Oh that’s my favorite book!” And, of course, it’s one of my favorite books. In October, I posted My List of Favorite Book and realized that I couldn’t possibly list every book that I loved. Perhaps I should just write a list of books I’ve read more than 5 times.
Before I get to the actual list, I want to ask if anyone is reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline? My son suggested it and I really like it. I don’t love it yet, but I may. Excellent sci-fi, which is very hard to find. This book has won several awards and Spielberg is coming out with the movie which is slated to be his best yet. But it is filled with trivia about the 1980’s. Not my favorite decade, so some of it I’m not familiar with. But definitely will keep reading it. If I find myself wondering what is going to happen next in a book, it’s a keeper. Click here for Goodreads description.
So now to my actual list.
- The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester.
3. I can’t believe in my October post I totally left out Charles Dickens. I inherited this beautiful set of Dickens books. Oddly, I have read only 3 of them. Christmas Stories, Oliver Twist and Pickwick Papers. I also love Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. I think that only a sadist would read Bleak House, but maybe you have to be a lawyer to appreciate it. But I’m sure some of you loved that one, too.
4. I’m cheating a little here because I had Winnie the Pooh on my October list. But I’m including it here because I have 2 great copies of it. This older copy of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne was published in 1948 and has wonderful illustrations. My parents bought it in London for my brother and inscribed it in 1949. I was yet to be a twinkle in their eyes. My other copy is The World of Pooh and was published in 1957. This also has wonderful illustrations, although the cover has really taken a beating. Fully equipped with evidence of a mouse having chewed the upper right corner. So quaint, but if I saw a mouse now I’d be running screaming out of my house.
Isn’t the map great?
5. I’m going to end with Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Now, this is absolutely my favorite book. Ooops. Well, ok, not. But one of them. It’s definitely time to read this again.My list of my favorite book…..the sequel. Stay tuned for the prequel.