This post is inspired by Tia Nevett’s recent visit to Fantasy Cafe where she shared books that have touched her over the years. As this is something that I explore in my semi-regular feature, Books Remembered, I pondered the next step – if you like a book a lot what do you do?
I tend to re-read it. A lot. There are a selection of books that I pick up on a semi regular basis and have lost track of the number of times I’ve read them. So I thought I’d share with them with you (in no particular order).
1. Sati - Christopher Pike
Great story and philosophy that I first read as a teen and have never forgotten. I may have raved about in Books Remembered recently...
2. Watership Down - Richard Adams
My pet rabbit was never as clever or cuddly as Fiver or Hazel! I loved the film and iot got me into reading at a young age
3. The Ancient Future – Traci Harding
Time Travel, romance, action, druids and ancient gods – what more do you need?
4. Bitten – Kelley Armstrong
My first Urban Fantasy novel – it drew me into a new genre!
5. Kushiel’s Dart - Jacqueline Carey
Historical fantasy in a very different Europe. Beautifully written!
6. The Vampire Lestat – Anne Rice
My first vampire crush! I've discussed this at length previously
7. Codex Alera – Jim Butcher
Okay, technically it’s a series but it is so well done with so many great
characters and a great over-arching storyline
8. Wild Magic – Tamora Pierce
I first read this as a teen but I still love it and try to read it and her other Tortall books every few years, I always purchase her new books each year.
9. Obernewtyn Chronicles – Isobelle Carmody
Please can the final two books be released soon!! I became addicted through the Sci-Fi books as a teen as think the books have matureed as the main the character and I have.
10. The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
This books is so funny and original! Everyone should read the Thursday Next books
What do you think of my selection? Do you disagree? What book have you read more than once? Are there certain books that you pick up every year or two and re-read gaining a different insight each time? Or does it feel like a visit to old friends? Enquiring minds want to know! :)