Couldn’t be more different than the British librarians’ list save Harper Lee and Margaret Mitchell (speaking of them, isn’t it peculiar you can buy To Kill a Mockingbird anywhere in the world but you cannot find Gone with the Wind in any bookstore, or at least Malaysian ones?). In no order of preference obviously, these are different books from different genres but all are equally brilliant, in self’s opinion.
Bah, change mind. Arranged alphabetically for the organised demon in self.
1 Agatha Christie And Then There Were None
2 Pearl S. Buck The Good Earth
3 Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
4 S. E. Hinton The Outsiders
5 Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon
6 Sophie Kinsella The Shopaholic series
7 Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
8 Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind (and that excellent sequel Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley)
9 George Orwell Animal Farm
10 J. K. Rowling The Harry Potter series
Granted, the list is not particularly… literary, shall we say, but it’s own damn list and shall only put books that truly enjoy! Can guarantee these books will entertain at the very least if not enlighten. All except one in this list are in self’s personal library, and it’s a joy to own them and read them again and again and again.
… you know, have always considered self to be a bookworm and still do, and the fact that have only read five out of the twenty-nine books British librarians’ recommended does not make self any less of a bookworm. That said, however, would like to read the other twenty-four in the list to widen literature repertoire. If only can subdue that feeling of dreadful reluctance at the thought of reading a classic…