Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week's theme is to either re-do a past TTT list, or to complete one that I did not do previously. This is such a hard thing to decide, so instead I am going to share my
ten twenty most favorites books of all time. It will surprise a lot of people that the list is mostly fiction. Since it is nearly impossible for a book dragon to name their #1 FAVE BOOK EVER, I am posting them in no particular order. Some have little anecdotes, some don't, but rest assured that if I was ever stranded on a desert island, these are the books that would be stranded right alongside me.
Because, of course. This is the book that introduced me to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Basically, Dan Jones named my baby. He was amused when I blurted that out when I got to meet him a couple years ago. You know, when the picture was taken. I will NEVER pass up an opportunity to brag about this one.
I found this exact copy on my uncle's bookshelf the summer between 5th and 6th grade. I read it in a matter of hours, I could not put it down. I was at my grandparents' house and it was a lazy summer day. Grandma finally shouted down the basement stairs when she hadn't heard from me for a while and asked what I was doing, or if I was even still in the house. I showed her the book and she about had a heart attack and thought my mom was going to be so angry with her for letting me read this book when I was not even in middle school, only eleven years old. Luckily my momma was not mad, and I have read the book many times since.
(I included this cover because it is the first edition I ever owned when I found it in a used bookstore after reading it in school.)
His best book ever. Fight me.
Also HIS best book ever. Fight me.
Normally I don't like movie/tv covers, but I adored the movie so and this is easily the copy I wore out more than the others.
I loved this book so much when I discovered it in probably 4th grade or 5th grade, I would constantly renew it at our school library. Like, for months on end, I would keep renewing it. I kept hoping that the librarian, Mrs. Schumacher, would let me just keep it, like the shopkeeper let Belle keep the book in Beauty and the Beast. No such luck. But I am happy to say I found a copy some years ago on Amazon and it is every bit as wonderful as I remember. It was already in the early 90s when I fell in love with it, but it is such a comfort, like a warm blanket around my shoulders.
I cried my eyes out at the end of this one. The last show, it cut me life a knife. RIP Yauch.
Are any of these books on your all-time list? What did you come up with for this week's TTT? Leave a link in the comments and let me know!