November 8, 2014 by Bernadette ~ The Bumbling Bookworm
Hello wonderful people 🙂 It’s time for a tag! I was tagged this week by the lovely Jocie of terre rit à fleurs, go check out her awesome blog! I’m sure you can guess from the title of this post that I will be focusing on books that have left a big impression on me, so here goes nothing!
1. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Let’s face it, this was always going to be on the list, and while the rest are in no particular order, this has to be numero uno. FOR SURE. The memories I have of this series, waiting in line for the book/movies with my besties, devouring the books the day they were released and then going back to the start again to take in what I’d missed… And then there was the books themselves: AMAZING.
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I first saw the BBC miniseries in the late nineties I think, and it was love at first sight (Colin Firth is the only Mr Darcy in my book). Then I read the book and it has stuck with me ever since. I have such a love for this book, and for the characters, and I shared that love with my besties. We’ve bonded over a lot, and P&P is certainly right up there.
3. Melina Marchetta’s Contemporaries
I haven’t read The Lumatere Chronicles yet, so I can’t speak for all of Melina Marchetta’s books, but her contemporaries are perfection. I can’t really say much more than that, except only to hope that there will be more of them in the near future.
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I only read this for the first time in January 2014, but it’s still stuck with me. This book was so moving and amazingly written, and I’m still thinking about it 11 months later.
5. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Rainbow Rowell has a way of writing characters that speak to you, and Lincoln, Beth and Jennifer are no exception. This book may be set in 1999, but it felt just as current to me when I read it for the first time last year.
6. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Before there was Harry Potter, this was the series I read over and over again. I first read this when I was a small child, and I still count it among my favourite books. Anne is one of my favourite characters ever written, even to this day.
7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I also used to read these books so many times when I was younger, I really need to have a re-read, but even now I can still remember the impression they made on me. Jo, especially, was my kind of gal!
8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman has a way of sucking you in, chewing you up and leaving you an emotional wreck! These book made me feel so much, I almost forgot I was reading a book – it felt so real at the time.
9. Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
This one is part of a series, but it was really this book that made such an impression on me. Told entirely in notes and letters, it has remained a favourite since it was first published 14 years ago. Elizabeth’s insecurities, her flightly friendship with Celia, this was all very relateable to 12 year old me.
10. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
This is one of the earlier Picoult books I read and if I was only mildly hooked beforehand, I was well and truly sucked in by this one! That ending, OMG I still find it shocking every time I read it, no matter how many times I read it.
So there you have it, that’s my list! It’s a good mix of classics and contemporaries, of Aussie authors and internationals. Now I have to tag some people! I tag:
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this little look into my bookish soul 🙂