Book fantatics find choosing a favorite book to be among the most absurdly difficult things they are asked to do. Of course I am no exception. Books that I would call my favorites number in the hundred. I like books so much I had to start a blog just to keep track of the books I like! (That was an awkward joke.)
So to make a top ten, I set myself the following rules:
1. Only one book per author selected for the list.
2. I must own the book. (This one narrowed the list the most.)
3. I must have read the book at least two times.
4. I must intend to read the book again. (This was kind of a gimme.)
When I had finished tossing books that didn’t fit the criteria aside, I had thirteen titles. So here they are: my top
ten thirteen books.
- The Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
- Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
- Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
- Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- I Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
- The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
- The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn
- The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle