Sunday, July 17, 2016

Top(-ish) 100 Books

My friend Melissa recently shared an article detailing the author's Top 10 lists of the Top 100 books and asked everyone what their top 100 would look like. I'm not sure this is an iron-clad Top 100 for me, but it's a rough list (in alphabetical order for the sake of clarity). To no one's surprise, it's primarily fantasy books, and there are lots of repeated authors (mainly C.S. Lewis).

1984 by George Orwell
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Across the Wall by Garth Nix
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass by Lewis Carroll
Beowulf
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques

Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
Descent Into Hell by Charles Williams
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint
Dune by Frank Herbert
Collected Poems by Dylan Thomas
Hangman’s Curse by Frank Peretti
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Holes by Louis Sachar
How Harry Cast His Spell by John Granger
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
I am NOT a Serial Killer by Dan Wells
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Innocents Aboard by Gene Wolfe

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Lirael by Garth Nix
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Marlfox by Brian Jacques
Meet the Austins by Madeleine L’Engle
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Monster by Mirriam Neal
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

Othello by William Shakespeare
Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques
Paper Crowns by Mirriam Neal
Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti
Planet Narnia by Michael Ward
Plenilune by Jennifer Freitag
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathan Stroud
Richard II by William Shakespeare

Riddle-Master by Patricia McKillip
Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Saga of the Volsungs
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
The Cleric Quintet by R.A. Salvatore
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Golem’s Eye by Jonathan Stroud
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
The Harp of the Grey Rose by Charles de Lint
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmburg
The Pawn by Steven James
The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams

The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Spooky Old Tree by The Berenstains
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Young Unicorns by Madeleine L’Engle
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tree and Leaf by J.R.R. Tolkien
War in Heaven by Charles Williams
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Wolf Moon by Charles de Lint

Zen and the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

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