Books and More Books

Recently I was asked to list my top ten favorite books. I could easily have listed 100, but I did manage to limit myself to the following:

Mixed Marriage by Elizabeth Cadell – a laugh-out-loud story. Read about it here –

I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani – Remember the flood of email scams from Nigeria? This book gives us a look at the other side – why Nigerians initiated the scams. Read more about it here –

Alphabet by Kathy Page – Ms Page was a writer in residence in a prison in England and this book is a gritty tale of one young prisoner. The writing is exceptional.

A Cup of Tea by Amy Ephron – Every single sentence carries so much meaning.

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett – What happens when the Queen of England decides to borrow a book from the mobile library? So well written and lovely humor.

Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen by Glen Husar – My little blog story may do justice to this amazing YA novel –

Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock – What fun to take letters out of envelops and enjoy such great art as you read. There’s a mystery here too.

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel – A heartbreaking story of war and the people who try so hard to survive it.

Clash of Civilizations Over An Elevator In Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous – Wonderful satire of immigrants’ life in Italy. He’s written another called, I believe,The Bedbugs and the Pirate but it hasn’t been translated yet.

The Blue Castle by Lucy Maude Montgomery. – A gentle old fashioned love story. Colleen McCullough was accused of plagiarizing this book when she published The Ladies of Missalonghi.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid – Intriguing look into the mind of a young man educated in the US on an international scholarship program.


10 comments on “Books and More Books

  1. I’d need some time to think about that, but off the top of my head I can list two. Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevski), and A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry). I’ll come up with more later.

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