The lovely Teralyn Rose Pilgrim over at A Writer's Journey is hosting the Favourite Book Challenge Blogfest from June 20 - 22.
In her words:
1. Pick your top five favorite booksNot as easy as it sounds!
2. Between Jun 20 and 22, write one line of what each book is about and then write one line of why you liked it. Think of it like a twitter pitch for other people’s work. Semi-colons are cheating, but you can use them anyway.
3. Go to other blogs and discuss the books.
I went with 5 of my classic favourites -- books I have read multiple times and still love. In no particular order ...
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A mischevious orphan worms her way into the hearts of elderly siblings - & a boy who entices & irritates her
Why I love it: It's full of joy, sweetness & fun, plus it brings back so many memories of childhood!
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
10 not-so-nice folks invited to an island then killed 1 by 1 following instructions of a child's poem
Why I love it: It's a great mystery & I've read it to all my grade 8 classes - who loved it!
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein
A hobbit needs to return the One Ring of Power to its fiery origins in order to destroy it & save all of Middle Earth
Why I love it: Tolkein was my first introduction to fantasy - love the scope of his imagination (to paraphrase Anne of GG)
The Giver by Lois Lowry
A boy & an old man decide to help their community by saving them from sameness & giving them pain
Why I love it: Incredibly well written and imagined - a terrifying world of what we could easily become.
Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
A man is hired by government to prove wolves are dangerous & killing all the caribou -- not exactly what he finds out.
Why I love it: My favourite Mowat book - honest, perceptive, adventurous and full of wry humour.
Whew! (It might take me a few days to get around to all the other blogs - We're in the last 2 weeks of school & life is CRAZY!!)
What book can you read over and over and still love?