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4th-Jul-2010 11:06 pm
[tv » teenwolf] jeep » woods
After a while of thought, here is my top fifteen, in no particular order. :)

001: Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
002: The Outsiders by S.E Hinton
003: The Care and Feeding of Pirates by Jennifer Ashley
004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling
005: Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by J.K Rowling
006: Uglies by Scott Westerfield
007: I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing up in the Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson
008: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
009: The Devil Who Tamed Her by Johanna Lindsey
010: Tripping by Heather Waldorf
011: The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty
012: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
013: Finding Cassidy by Laura Langston
014: Marley and Me by John Grogan
015: Blubber by Judy Blume
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6th-Jul-2010 02:41 am (UTC)
Tell me what you liked about Harry Potter so much that you included two books on your list, please. :)
6th-Jul-2010 02:52 am (UTC)
The thing(s) that I liked about Harry Potter so much that I included two books on the list was the construction that J.K Rowling did. She is a brilliant author who put the series together so beautifully, so connected that my mind could not help but be bedazzled. Not only that but, especially with these two books, you learn so much more about different people in the series, different organizations, different plots, everything. You learn more about Harry and his family, something a reader wanted, when they've gone through what Harry has, with Harry, so to speak. Lastly, what I really liked about the series was the fact that the author delved so deep that one could not help but be engaged in the novels.
8th-Jul-2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Will you tell me a little about I Have Lived A Thousand Years? I've always found Holocaust memoirs very interesting, but I've never heard of that one before.

There are also a couple books on your list that have been turned into movies. Have you seen any of them, and how did you think they compared?
8th-Jul-2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
I Have Lived A Thousand Years is a memoir by the author. She was fourteen when her family was moved to a concentration camp. The book is basically about her time at the concentration camp, getting separated from her family and getting freed. I highly suggest it.

I have seen all of the books that have been turned into movies that are on my list. I think that they were all very good, especially the first couple on there. Of course, movies of books can never completely make anyone happy and I do think that there could have been more/less of certain things, scenes, etc.
12th-Jul-2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
So what makes I Have Lived A Thousand Years unique from all the other memoirs out there? If it's the story of a Holocaust victim, it's safe to automatically assume that it was about her time in a concentration camp and how she was freed, so that doesn't explain much. :-p
12th-Jul-2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
It's unique because unlike all the other memoirs that I've read, it's 1st person. It takes you back to what she felt, how she felt it, what she did that day. As in it was just a story. It was present tense, not past.
17th-Jul-2010 03:53 pm (UTC) - No
I've really got to apologize to you about the number of responses you've gotten here. I kept waiting in hopes that more people would chime in with questions and comments, giving you more chances to talk with us, but it doesn't make sense to wait any longer.

I'm afraid that I've got to vote No for you. I can only judge you based upon the answers you've given and none of them see to be very analytical or in-depth. I have no doubt that you love these books, but a community based entirely around literary discussion may not be for you. Sorry!