Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Favourite Book Challenge Blogfest

So here we are... I'm all sorted out now... here is my post for The Favourite Book Challenge Blogfest as hosted by Teralyn on her blog A Writer's Journey.

You are supposed to (in an ideal world) have five books... but I've only got four so... four it will have to be.

Trying to cut the whole plot of a book down in to one sentence is hard... especially if you haven't read said book for a while. But I'll do my best...

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

An orphan, forced to live with her wealthy but cruel relatives, becomes a governess in a house where strange goings on occur, and both love and tragedy lie in wait.

I like this book because it's dark, mysterious and gothic, yet romantic and touching all at the same time.

Lucia Lucia by Adriana Trigiani

A young woman listens as her elderly neighbour tells her the story of her life; her determination to have a career, falling in love and risking everything to have it all.

This was the first of Trigiani's books that I had read; it was amongst my Grandma's books when she died and I wasn't sure if I would enjoy reading it... I loved it.

The Reckoning by Sue Walker

Over thirty years after a series of murders split a family up, the killer dies in prison; his son returns to the scene of the crime and discovers that he may have been innocent all along.

Coming up to the end of this book was the first time I had ever needed to know what happened so much that I stayed up until 2am reading - I just had to know!

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
by Ken Kesey

A jailbird, hoping for an easy stay in a mental institute, clashes with the tyrannical head nurse who runs the ward with almost military precision.

I don't know why this is one of my favourite books; it just is.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Great selection.


Heidi Windmiller said...

The Reckoning sounds interesting...I'll have to add that to my list.

Lady Gwen said...

I'll have to add The Reckoning to my TBR pile. Thanks for the reviews!

E. Arroyo said...

I haven't read any. Gotta check 'em out.

M.J. Fifield said...

The Reckoning sounds very interesting. It reminds me of a book called "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it.

Jo Bryant said...

Sounds like some great reads on this list. :)

Teralyn Rose Pilgrim said...

I came very close to putting Jane Eyre on my list. It was fantastic. Thanks for participating!

Chippy said...

M J Fifield - you have me intrigued with the 'Dark Places' book. I will have to add it to my very very long reading list.

I have a list of favourite authors, whose work I always read, but apart from Adriana Trigiani none of their books are on my favourite book list... strange...

The Red Angel said...

I've heard of these books but haven't yet had the pleasure to read them! One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest sounds really awesome--probably because I am a Psychology major. :P

Thanks for sharing! Pretty background, by the way.


Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Wow, most people had trouble getting it down to five and you only had four. That's awesome.
I like your blog. I think I'll follow :)

Chippy said...

I'm very picky about which books are my favourites. I have loads and loads of books that I like. It was just tricky deciding which ones stood out from the crowd.