Monday, October 21, 2013

My Own Favorites

It occurs to me that while I've been posting all these grumpy reviews of new books I've found, I haven't talked about the books that I already love, the ones which cancel out all the grumps.

 For the record: my absolute favorite, Best Beloved, accept-no-substitutes book is The Once and Future King by T.H. White.

 The rest follow in alphabetical order.
  • Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye
  • Peter S. Beagle: The Last Unicorn 
  • Isabella Bird: A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
  • Ray Bradbury: The Martian Chronicles
  • Gillian Bradshaw: Imperial Purple
  • Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre
  • Bill Buford: Heat
  • Novella Carpenter: Farm City
  • C.J. Cherryh: Foreigner
  • C.J. Cherryh: Rider at the Gate
  • Evan Dahm: Rice Boy
  • Tom DeHaven: Sunburn Lake
  • William Goldman: The Princess Bride
  • Joanne Greenberg: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
  • Kim Harrison: The Hollows
  • Stephen King: Hearts in Atlantis
  • Stephen King: Lisey's Story
  • Rudyard Kipling: The Jungle Books
  • C.S. Lewis: Til We Have Faces 
  • James W. Loewen: Lies My Teacher Told Me
  • George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Geraldine McCaughrean: Peter Pan in Scarlet
  • Patricia McKillip: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
  • Robin McKinley: Spindle's End
  • Hayao Miyazaki: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  • Patrick Ness: Chaos Walking
  • Naomi Novik: Temeraire
  • Mervyn Peake: Gormenghast
  • Julie Ann Peters: Far from Xanadu
  • David L. Robbins: The War of the Rats
  • Craig Thompson: Blankets
  • Megan Whalen Turner: The Queen of Attolia
  • Catherynne M. Valente: The Orphan's Tales
  • Elizabeth Warnock Fernea: Guests of the Sheik
  • Daniel Woodrell: Winter's Bone
  • Patricia C. Wrede: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
Feel free to share your favorite books in the comments!

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