Thursday, May 24, 2007

the bookworm's list

Hello and thank you for allowing me to join this!
I look forward to reading some of the other bloggers books listed.

Heres my list: (this was harder than I thought since I have so many favorites, it's hard to narrow them down)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: I am a fan of Jane Austens work and this is my favorite books! See how I'm getting all excited just thinking of I've read this one several times, enjoyed the movie adaptation and highly recommend this book. Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy are two of the best written characters of all time. Yes :o)
I can relate to Elizabeth Bennett's views on love and marriage.
If you like this one, you'll also like Bridget Jones Diary

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
Another one of my all time favorite books and movies. Set in Atlanta during the time of the Civil War this novel is full of romance, drama and courage. Scarlett O'Hara is the true heroine here, you love to hate her. I could relate to her need to survive no matter what.
And no one is more desirable than the handsome Rhett Butler.
'After all, tomorrow is another day'.

The Poinsonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: I absolutely recommend this book. I cried when I read certain parts.
Missionary Nathan Price, a Baptist preacher, takes his wife and four daughters off to Africa in the 1950's. I could relate to the mother, simply because I am a mother.
They suffer so much and this story is just so amazing. You feel like the characters are real people. I really enjoyed this book.

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb: I read this one a few times, I discovered it through Oprah's Book club and thank you Oprah for that :) I also discovered author Wally Lamb here. A wonderful book, I could relate to the main character Dolores Price, she battles alot in life and in the end comes out a better person from it. Get your box of tissues ready.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) by J. K. : I am a big HP fan and once you read this book, you will be hooked immediately. I promise! I've already gotten 3 other people hooked on the HP series. About a boy called Harry, he is 'the boy who lived'.
In a world of wizards, little skinny Harry is famous as a survivor of a wizard who tried to kill him and who killed his parents among many others. Harry is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead as a result of that encounter.
He goes off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at age 10 and from then on soooooooo much happens. Great stories for kids and adults alike!


Chris said...

I've read a lot of your choices already! The Poisonwood Bible, Gone With the Wind, and Pride & Prejudice.

naida said...

:o) those are some of my favs

Jill said...

I almost added Gone With The Wind to my list, but after seeing it on yours, I decided to add The March instead. GWTW is still my favorite book ever - even though it's been 20+ years since I first read it.

=) Jill

naida said...

GWTW is a great one Jill....I'll hae to check out The March then, I havent read that one.