Friday, 6 December 2013

Books That Have Changed My Life (subject to additions)

In roughly chronological order:

The Bible

The Velveteen Rabbit: freaked me out, but I love the story.

Wishbone books: first encounters with literary characters, plus Wishbone is awesome

The Arthur Cycle ~ T.H. White - I was really into Robin Hood and King Arthur for a while...

Nancy Drew books

Narnia series ~ C.S. Lewis

A Wrinkle in Time ~ Madeline L'Engle

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (in German) ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

The Count of Monte Cristo ~ Alexandre Dumas

Space Trilogy ~ CS Lewis

Watership Down ~ Richards Adams - sparked an interest in linguistics

The Works of William Shakespeare

The Brothers Karamazov ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky - Best. Novel. Ever.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ~ Tom Stoppard

V For Vendetta ~ Alan Moore

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

1984 ~ George Orwell

Frankenstein ~ Mary Shelley

The Irresistable Revolution ~ Shane Claiborne

Howl and Other Poems ~ Allen Ginsberg

Great Expectations ~ Studied with Dr. Ruth Glancy, which made it that much more amazing

Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Bronte

Leaving Home ~ David French

A Canticle for Leibowitz ~ Walter M. Miller Jr.

The Cripple and His Talismans ~ Anosh Irani

A Clockwork Orange ~ Anthony Burgess

Till We Have Faces ~ C.S. Lewis - probably my favourite of his fictional works

The Poetry of John Donne

Franny and Zooey ~ J.D. Salinger

Brave New World ~ Aldous Huxley