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My Top Ten

My Top Ten Thirteen

Book fantatics find choosing a favorite book to be among the most absurdly difficult things they are asked to do. Of course I am no exception. Books that I would call my favorites number in the hundred. I like books so much I had to start a blog just to keep track of the books I like! (That was an awkward joke.)

So to make a top ten, I set myself the following rules:

1. Only one book per author selected for the list.

2. I must own the book. (This one narrowed the list the most.)

3. I must have read the book at least two times.

4. I must intend to read the book again. (This was kind of a gimme.)

When I had finished tossing books that didn’t fit the criteria aside, I had thirteen titles. So here they are: my top ten thirteen books.

  1. The Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip
  2. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
  3. Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  4. Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
  5. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  6. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  7. I Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
  8. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  9. The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn
  10. The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
  11. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  12. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  13. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle