Book Challenge Thing-y

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I got tagged by a friend to do this book challenge in Facebook. Re-posting it here because I can. 

1. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R Tolkien – this is technically not a trilogy but one story that is released as a trilogy. So this counts as one book. I’m getting away with it. You can’t stop me. 
2. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery – Anne of Avonlea’s shenanigans, from dying her hair green, getting her under age best friend drunk, and her love-hate relationship with Gilbert Blythe is the stuff of my childhood. 
3. The Help – Kathryn Stockett – a story of an aspiring writer that changes things in her small town of Jackson, Mississippi during the height of civil rights activism. 
4. Matilda – Roald Dahl – a story about a girl that loves to read books? This is my story told in a different light because I have no telepathic powers. Sadly. 
5. On Writing – Stephen King – the best Stephen King book ever. He tells the story of how he came up with the idea for Carrie, his trouble with alcohol and why getting a book agent is a wise decision. 
6. The Godfather – Mario Puzo – well dressed gangsters and tommy guns slicing cars in half. 
7. The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank – a MUST read. I don’t care who you are, where you come from and what’s you status in life. You have to read this. 
8. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger – usually best to read before you’re too old to start hating teenagers. Trust me, you will reach this certain stage. 
9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling – the first (but not the only) Harry Potter book to make me cry. He meets Sirius Black! The prospect of having a family besides the Dursley’s. Only to be taken away in the end. 
10. Bossypants – Tina Fey – to feed the love that continuously grows for  Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey 

runner ups: The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho, Lady Gaga:Just Dance – Helia Phoenix, Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen, Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

What’s your top 10?

 

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3 comments

  1. I actually re-read The Catcher in the Rye recently and just hated Holden. I was muttering “You think you have problems?! I have problems!” Haha. It was a fun experience. The book still holds up though.

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