Posted: Yesterday at 23:29
Lord of the Rings has to be my all time favourite. Possibly coloured by rose tinted teenage memories, but its a book that demands to be read again and again.
Watership Down for similar reasons, not to mention the botanical links with names like Hazel,Blackberry and General Woundwort.
Still with the teenage years there are the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Six books where you follow the trials of a man transported to another world. Fantasy/sci-fi genre and the finale that left me sobbing I don't mind adding.
As I've grown older, most of Thomas Hardy's works. Then there's Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights,Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird etc etc
And ghost stories - I just love them and the master of that genre is M R James. 'Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You', if read on a dark October night will have you looking over your shoulder