I’m no good with listing favorites. It’s a tough commitment to make. What if you overlook something and misrepresent your true self? Okay, that’s overly dramatic, I know. Really though, I’ve never enjoyed selecting just a few songs, artists, movies, books, dishes or meals, or whatever as my absolute favorites.
I decided to list instead, seven great fiction books that I love. These books have all impacted me in some way or another, are absolutely amazing, and I can never seem to get them out of my head. Here goes (beginning with the most recently read):
- The Hundred-Year Flood by Matthew Salesses. Unexpectedly awesome, incredibly well-written, intricate and subtle, unforgettable.
- The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle. Wow. Action, exotic locations, history, science, myth, how did one person write such an incredible novel?
- The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg. Sweet, magical, incredibly creative, fun.
- Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis. Fascinating, meaningful and powerful, stirs the imagination, thought consuming.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. Or maybe HP and the Deathly Hallows…I have to list a Harry Potter book!
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Excellent characterization, round and dynamic characters.
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Epic! Cliffhangers, mystery, intrigue, a devilish protagonist.