My Ten Book Challenge...
Much more pleasant than neck nominate or The Ice Bucket Challenge, thanks for the challenge Bryn @Bryngoodman
Choose ten books that have stayed with you throughout your life, say why, give as much detail as you would like and challenge others to do the same!
(In no particular order)
1. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee - I did this one for my GCSE's with Mrs Coleman a teacher who inspired my love of English.
2. The Colour Purple by Alice Walker - Another one from Mrs Coleman, I can't think of any 15 year old boys who wouldn't want to swear in class? Truly an 'awakener!'
3. My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher - a book aimed at teen readers, i read it on a campsite in France last year. A heart warming, tragic, comedy about a family coming to terms with the death of a daughter/sister.
4. The Magician by Raymond E. Feist - We first meet the characters of Pug and Tomas in this stunning opening to a saga that has lasted over 30 years. Beautifully fantastic.
5. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. Heard it discussed on the radio and was intrigued. Weird? Not half! Another dark, gruesome and comedic tale.
6. The House on falling star hill by Michael Malloy - a fantasy novel for children, when the stars fall from the sky they leave holes to another world to be explored.
7. Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton - I read every book in this set, featuring featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, and tomboy George along with Timmy, the dog. Written in 1942 I read it about 35 years later and loved it.
8. Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard - Tells the story of Jamie Graham, a young British boy living in Shanghai and his story during World War 2
9. The Silver Sword by Ian Serrallier - Another World War Two story which I first read when I was in year 4 and have read numerous times since. A story about a family of children who walk from Poland to Switzerland to be reunited with their parents when they become separated.
10. Face by Benjamin Zephaniah - A teenage boy is burned during a crash when he is joy riding, the story tells how is shunned by his peers during his recovery but dancing changes that for him.
That was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be! Thanks to @Bryngoodman for nominating me.
I now nominate the following people
@gingerkatpaws, @lobroo, @ICT_MrP, @Wats-ed, @paulgarvey4, @blandpoet, @MichaelT1979, @shaunh0pper, @imagineinquiry, and my 10th nomination goes to anyone who has read this blog and his the inclination to try it out!
If you do try it then leave links to your list below here for other people to read!
(Comments greatly appreciated!)
4/9/2014 01:54:51 am
10 favourite reads. Thanks for the chance to do this, Rob. Some great memories for me, during the hour it stole from my work day!! Well worthwhile doing!
4/9/2014 03:01:18 am
A great list Paul, you are right, easy to get lost in the memories of books.
4/9/2014 01:35:16 pm
1- The Hungry Caterpillar - my first memories of loving a book!
6/9/2014 03:21:32 am
Becky - I love Adrian Mole, I read it around the age of 12/13
14/9/2014 07:43:17 am
I've loved reading all the lists so far, and was excited to write my own, which you can read here:
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