I posted recently about the Top 100 Books in the UK, a list commissioned by the website bookmarkyourlibrary.org.uk where they scoured forums and websites to discover a list of the UK’s best-loved books.
Some of you had read a good number of books in the top 100, but several commented about the methods of creating the list. I agree that you should ASK people about their favourite books, their best-loved books they recommend everyone else should read. Not trawl the sites and see what people are commenting on.
So as today is the E day in the A to Z Challenge I thought of the Essential Reading list. If you wouldn’t mind leaving a comment with some of your favourite books you recommend as essential reading, I’ll compile a list after the end of the challenge. Hopefully the best books will be voted on by more people so we can have a proper numerical list.
I think I’ll restrict this Essential Reading to Fiction, no Highway Code please (read my previous post for an explanation of that one) and please DON’T suggest your own work 🙂
You can pick individual books or a series if you would prefer. I will leave that to you.
My list, in no particular order is:
- Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- The Intruders by Michael Marshall
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Tom Thorne Novels by Mark Billingham
- Odd Thomas Novels by Dean Koontz
- The Camel Club series by David Baldacci
- Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
I admit to not being that well read. Five of my selections are series so at least when I find something I like, I go with it 🙂
What are your favourite books, ones you class as Essential Reading?
This is my E post for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. A list of all my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts are to be found here.
My pictures today are from the Evesham in Worcestershire. A nice little market town we visited once when we were staying in Stratford.