Monday, November 16, 2009

Top ten books -- post 2

This is three posts in one day. I am getting a little nutsy, I guess. lol (Yes, nutsy is my new word.) So here are the rest of my top ten books.

Ok, so it's my top eleven favorite books. Whatever. lol Hey, I think I said in my last post about books that it's tough for me to choose! :)


The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant
Historical fiction

Someone said that this is what the Bible might be like if women wrote it, and I think they had a good point. This book is also an excellent window into what the world was like in the times of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Yes, I am a fan of that musical. :)






The Old Man and The Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
Fiction

This reads like a great legend, or a great poem. When I picked it up I was quite irritated at interruptions such as dinner. I really should pick it up again when I can read it cover to cover without interruption...







The Kommadant's Girl
by Pam Jenoff
Historical fiction (and maybe romance?)

What to say? It's a fantastic book about the holocaust and love. :)










Brisingr
by Christopher Paolini
Fantasy

The author was homeschooled, which is something that drew me to his first book because my brother and I were also homeschooled. Paolini graduated 12th grade when he was 17 because he didn't take any summer breaks. (Some of us homeschoolers can be a little nutsy like that. lol) Unsure of what to do with himself, he started writing a book, Eragon. With the help of his family he self published that book, and somehow it came to the attention of an editor who liked it.

This is the third book in the Inheritance Cycle, and I so cannot wait for the next and last book to come out! :)


The Left Hand of Darkness
by Ursula K. le Guin
Fantasy/Science Fiction

There is a bit of sexism in this book which I find annoying, and yet it is an absolutely amazing book that really draws the reader in, to the point where you don't really care about the sexism. Read it! :)







Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J.K.Rowling
Fantasy

Need I say anything about this book? :)

You know, I think that another name that would really fit this book would be Harry Potter and the Very Long Camping Trip.

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I haven't read even one book on your list! But several sound really good, so thanks for the tips!

Sarita said...

Wait, you haven't even read Harry Potter?

And I really should learn to describe books better. One of them I talked all about the author, nothing about the book. Then another I complained about the sexism, when really the book is so DARNED GOOD (sorry to yell, but this book deserves it) that it's beside the point...

But anyways, you're welcome. :)

Just curious, which ones are you interested in?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I read the first Harry Potter book, but stalled after that. Just like the movies. I saw the first one, but none of the sequels. Some day!

Of the books you list, I'm very intrigued by the Red Tent, Brisingr and The Left Hand of Darkness.

Sarita said...

Good books. :)

Just remember, Brisingr is the third book in a cycle. You'll want to read Eragon and Eldest first.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, okay -- thanks for the tip!

Sarita said...

:)