July 17th, 2012

I just finished re-reading my favorite book - ‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell. Favourite book is a pretty big call I know so I thought that to celebrate, I would collate a list of some of my favorite books of all time.

I like them all for different reasons and they are all brilliant reads. Each one is highly recommended by me!

'Cloud Atlas'- David Mitchel (a work of art and masterfull storytelling. Six unique plot lines bisect each other chronologically. Sounds complicated but it is BREATHTAKING.)

'Dracula' by Bram Stoker (have reviewed this book - suspense to the extreme!)

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K.Rowling (this and book 3 are my favs of the series.)

'The Remains of the Day' by Kazuo Ishiguro (Maybe my fav author…subtle, heartfelt and moving. This was one of those books that I put down and couldn't get out of my mind.) 

'You Are Special' by Max Lucado (a picture book for kids that tells the story of my heart and makes me cry almost every time I read it.)

'The Rocky Shore' by Jenny Bournholdt (best book of poetry in the world)

'The Power of One' by Bryce Courtney (great characters, great story - this one got me into boxing. It is uplifting and heart breaking all at once. Don't bother with Tandia, the sequel.)

'The Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Tracy Chevalier (art, love, history - this book ticks a lot of interesting boxes for me. Love almost anything Chevalier writes.)

'The Blind Assassin' by Margaret Atwood (think 1930s, think trashy comics and fur coats, think button factories and picnics. This is a story which keeps you guessing right up to the end.)

'The Raging Quiet' by Sherryl Jordan (a teen novel written by Kiwi author. Set in medieval times, but not a fantasy. This is a story of unusual friendships and is an absolute page turner.)

AAAAAAh there are soo many more to add… Perhaps I will do another post about my next top ten