If you remember my post Books and I, you’ll know that I always wanted this award as an excuse to list my favourite books. Well, now thanks to patwoodblogging I can! Twice because of that other post. Plus, I get to nominate 5 other bloggers to hear about their favourite books, too – so be prepared to be nominated.
With the Booker Award, you’re required to list your top five reads, and what you’re currently reading before nominating five others. Rules done? Excellent.
Novels are my oldest, most constant friend. They’re what I hid behind as a lonely child in need of some solace, and what helped me through dark nights as I became older. My top 5 books are as follows:
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
- Collected Short Stories by Roald Dahl
- Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
These are the books that if I could only take what I could carry from my bookshelf, I’d grab these ones. These are the books that I felt most enthralled by. These are the books that took me in completely and didn’t let me go until the last page. I love these guys. I wanna get drunk and swap stories with these guys. Anyway…
The book that I’m currently reading is:
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde.
It’s my first reading of something by Oscar Wilde, and it’s quite different from what I expected, but enjoyable all the same.
- the quiet voice
- Taryn Writes
- Alice in Readerland
- The Struggle to be a Writer that Writes
- The Alethiophile
I hope my nominees enjoy playing along if they choose to do so, and that you’re all currently enjoying a new book.