Top Ten Tuesday: Sentimental Favourites


Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme where you get to make lists and talk about books, which is as awesome as peanut-butter-and-chocolate frozen custard*. Today’s theme is “Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or Teen Years) That I Would Love To Revisit”. I have a bunch of sentimental favourites. The Stone Cage and The Hobbit were from primary school; the rest are from high school.

As you can see, Anne McCaffrey featured prominently. I couldn’t choose just one of her books. And in every instance bar one (The Stone Cage, which is a Rapunzel retelling), the book I’ve listed is the first in the series. So this isn’t a list of ten so much as a list of sixty or seventy. There are forty-odd books in the Discworld series alone.

And if you don’t think I cried when Terry Pratchett, Anne McCaffrey and Douglas Adams died, you’re crazy. Those three writers — as well as Stephen King and Mercedes Lackey — got me through the hell that was high school. I hope they’re all dining at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, having bubbly pies and something dodgy from an Ankh-Morpork pie seller.

* If you’re not dairy intolerant and allergic to peanuts.



The Crystal Singer

The Ship Who Sang

Magic's Pawn


Daughter of the Empire

The Colour of MagicThe Many-Colored Land


2 Comments on “Top Ten Tuesday: Sentimental Favourites”

  1. Jess says:

    Some great books on this list. Like yourself I was a huge Douglas Adams fan – even before I read the books I grew up hearing about them from my Dad. It was a very sad day last week when Pratchett died, the world lost a truly creative soul that day and I think were all poorer for it. I don’t think I’ve actualyl read any of Ann McGaffrey’s books… I might go check them out 🙂

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