Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: recommended by my mom. I was 15 at the time, very much into Victoria Holt, and one day my mom said: "You know, you'd love Jane Eyre." And I really, truly did.
2. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux: that became my favourite novel. Recommended by a friend/fellow student at university.
3. The Collector by John Fowles: recommended by Suzana at Bookalicious Ramblings. I am so glad I listened to her! This is a fantastic book.
4. Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz: recommended by my uncle and his daughter/my cousin: this book was an epic philosophical trip for me that answered a lot of my questions.
5. A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss: recommended by the same cousin. This book introduced me to the world of historical romances and boy did I love it!
6. Wyndspelle by Aola Vandegriff: recommended by my other uncle. Introduced me to Gothic fiction, which pretty much defined my academic path.
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: recomended by a friend. One of the best reads in recent years.
8. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier: recommended by the previously mentioned cousin: I am a big fan of the author now, so a really good recommendation, indeed!
9. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon: recommended by a university professor. I never expected a fan of John Dunne to recommend this, but I totally loved the book.
10. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova: recommended by a friend from Finland as an antidote to modern YA vampires and a great bonus for fans of Dracula. A great recommendation.
Posted by Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read at 5/03/2011