I decided that I thought it might be a good idea to do a Suggested reading titles list, seeing as it is almost Summer in the other part of the world and here it is nearly Winter and that is a notoriously wonderful time to read heaps... especially with a huge drink and lots of chocolate and sweeties.
They will come with lovely cover pictures next to a mini review by moi and hopefully I won't forget anything that I would have otherwise put on... the I'll just mention it laterish!
Ok, let's start!
*My family and other Animals by Gerald Durrell- is an amazingly fantastic book and anyone who hasn't had the once in a lifetime oppertunity of reading it, is seriously missing out... and it comes in a set of the three books in one! YAY! And also the $10 Penguins, popular penguins, in Australia.
*Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery- are rather old, but not at all outdated, Anne is one of the most amazing characters and being so full of life (with an attractively fighty relationship) she is an amazingly groovy inspiration!
*Inkworld Trilogy by Cornelia Funke- is a truly amazing series of books, set in an amazing world, with fantastic characters and brilliant creatures... everything is so real and it is just a truly amazing series...
*Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo- is really an amazing and sad story, it was one of the things that made me want to be come a rehibilitation person and with all the wild animals and amazing creatures, it's a book that is the essence of animality and nature.
*Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin- is a very real feeling insight into what some people went through in China, and probably still face today, it is a story that is uplifting, sad and it makes you think of what some people went through.
The strengh in the writing is amazing.
It is amazing.
*The amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo- is a wartime novel and introduced me to this amazing author, who is still a favourite.
It is amazingly written and thought out, and really is brilliant.
*Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones- is a book that you really can't compare to anything else.
It is set with amazing description, like the world was one known so well and lovingly put in print... she seemed to know it so well.
And Howl and Sophie are the best, even though Howl is annoying and over himself.
But I love him.
*Best Mate by Michael Morpurgo- is 1. what made me first want to get a greyhound. 2. was my first Morpurgo book to officially own. 3. is sad and is amazingly written. 4. can't be left.
*Love Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur- is a very sad and very well written book about a lost little girl.
It is just amazing and you've got to read it.
Now, please. Go on, get it!
*The Giver by Lois Lowry- is a dystopian novel from before dystopian novels became really popular I guess.
It's so strange, the world that it takes place in, it's awful... but it's also very intreguing and thoughtful.
*The Loblolly Boy by James Norcliffe- is very strange and very amazing. Though one bit is slightly weirdishly odd. And slightly Creepy. Not horror film creepy, evil collector creepy... But it's great!
*Chasing Odysseus by S.D. Gentill- is brilliant and very different from the sort of books that are currently out and about.
Get reading Winners!
*Little Women by Louisa May Alcott- is just amazing! It's one of the best books in book history! And you truly are missing out if you haven't read it yet. So you better.
*The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett- is the perfect book for a weekend away or a rainy day, it makes you feel the cold air and wish to be rugged up when reading it, it makes you see the garden in it's state is disrepair and the huge bare seeming moor and the animals that Dick brings to meet Mary... it's the perfect book for a dreamer.
*A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett- is a very different feeling novel to the Garden, but it is intensely magnificent!
*Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling- is a series dedicated to a pair of friends in a magical world, it features magic, spells, dark wizards and friendship and is a literary sucess.
*Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen- is a truly amazing book, written such a long time ago it never will loose it's style and utter magnificence... it's a book of possibility.
*Black Beauty by Anna Sewell- is an amazing animal tale, of death, longing, rough times, life, trust and an amazing horse with the possibility to understand and show it.
*India Dark by Kirsty Murray- is very full on and very moving, it's the story of a band of people who are very different and not well treated, so they fight. It's unforgetable.
*A Small free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard- is very very moving and sad, it's about a boy who doesn't feel as if he fits in and so flees from his home, because he's different... because he's talented.
And then war comes and he bands together with some remarkable characters...
Well, that's it! I hope you find these books very inspiring and enjoyable! Let me know what you think of them!
P.S. There was no snow.