January162014

10 books that have stayed with you

In a random order.

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce. My first Tortall book, which led me from reading horse books to fantasy. It stands for all the wonderful Tortall books Tamora Pierce wrote and which I all cherish.

Tailchaser’s song by Tad Williams. THE best cat fantasy story I know! I read it more than I can count and even wrote a paper about it, comparing it to Watership Down (see below).

Watership Down by Richard Adams. another beloved animal fantasy book, one I read as a teen and never led go. same as Tailchaser’s Song.

The Masterharper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. It was the Pern stories, which led me to reading English books on my own will (I’m German) and I’m always thankful for it. Masterharper is the best book of the series for me.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Because Harry Potter and it is the best book of the series.

Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher (City of dreaming books) by Walter Moers. My first Zamonien book and it took my breath away. all those little hints to literature and authors and books just make this the perfect book for one who loves everything literature.

 Traveller by Richard Adams. Because it made me cry and laugh and feel so down. I’m not a fan of war books, so I was sceptical about this book, but it is amazingly written.

The Last Dragonlord by Joanne Bertin. The book that brought me and my best friend even closer together, inspiring us to write our own stories and fantasies. A book always close to my heart.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence. Because it showed me that not everything you have to read for university is bad. I loved reading this book, and it made my mind more open for things that are out of your normal reading circle.

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. Loved the film, loved the book even more. It is one of the best childhood memories I can think of.

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