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Five Favourites Challenge
This is a really hard challenge for me because I have a lot of favourite books across a wide range of genres so it’s difficult to narrow it down to just five! Also I have childhood favourites that I love from a nostalgic point of view and adult books that I admire for their literary merit. It was really difficult to choose. But finally I managed to select these five:
1) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Okay, it may not be literary genius but I have read it so many times since I was around twelve years old and I still find it entertaining. The magic of Harry Potter hasn’t faded for me at all!
2) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Now this IS literary genius. Fantastic plot, amazing imagery, fascinating characters-this book really does have everything and it’s inspired so many modern and contemporary literary works.
3) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This book is just hilarious and makes me laugh again and again.
4) The Chronicles of Narnia. A firm children’s favourite, this collection of stories still makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
5) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. This is a fairly new favourite but I was really sucked in by the beautiful writing and imaginative ideas. It’s completely unique.
Runners up: There were lots of favourites that didn’t quite make the grade, including The Hunger Games, Divergent, Danny Champion of the World, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
What are your top five favourite books?