Friday, September 16, 2016

What if...?

Once upon a time I was tired. I put on my nice cozy pajamas and brushed my teeth, I crawled into bed and read a final chapter in whatever book I was currently reading. I turned off the lamp and snuggled down, arranging my blankets and pillows just so and wrapping my arm around my teddy bear. (Confession: Yes, I still sleep with a teddy bear. His name is Fuzzy. Admit it, you're jealous.) Just as I started to drift off a question started forming in the back of my mind, a nagging question, a keep-you-awake-all-night kind of question. What if I could only re-read 20 books for the rest of my life? Which 20 books would I choose? Oh the horror!!! I was wide awake and I knew sleep would elude me until I had solved this riddle. Don't get me wrong, I love to re-read books. But how could I choose only 20??? I will spare you the mental argument with myself about a fiction only list vs. an all books ever list. Here, in no particular order, and the 20 fiction books I would choose to re-read for the rest of my life.

1. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
2. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
3. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
5. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
6. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
7. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
8 .The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
10. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
11. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery 
12. Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
13. Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
14. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
15. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
16. The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
17. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
18. Blackout by Connie Willis
19. All Clear by Connie Willis
20. Perelandra by C.S. Lewis

As you can see, I like my series. I like getting to know my characters in depth. Picking and choosing my favorite books out of series almost killed me, but I did it! 

So there you go. If you haven't read any of the books on the list, get to it!!!

1 comment:

  1. You must be a good friend because I've read every book on your list! 40% of them only because of your recommendation!