Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Top Ten "Older" Books You Don't Want People To Forget About

Well, I don’t know about ‘forgetting’ these – I am sure that they have been forgotten, but these are some of my all-time favorites…and I know this because they are books that I actually remember reading and enjoying them!  I hope that this list points you towards books that are oldies but definitely GOODIES!

Luckily, this week is a rewind - and since I didn't get a chance to do this one last week, thought I would share!

The Villa by Nora Roberts.  This one is a little bit different than all of her other books, and I really enjoyed it.  The characters seemed more real and there was a bit of mystery and it was just a well-written story.

Black Trillium by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton and Julian May.  A fantasy book I read in early college (a very long time ago) and this book started me reading so much more in fantasy… such as

Once a Hero by Michael Stackpole.  It was nice reading a book that both my husband and I could read and talk about.

Once and Future King by TH White – definitely one to read when younger, though!  This one truly started me in the fantasy genre as I read it during Freshman year in high school (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth).

The Precious Present by Spencer Johnson.  This little gem was given to me by my mom and my original copy was destroyed in a flood of a storage unit *gnashes teeth* - but when wandering through King’s College in Oxford, I found a pocket version and was so happy!

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum.  It is another one of those books with a bunch of little truths that’s perfect to pick up whenever you want.

The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank.  I have tried for years to get our girls to read this book.  Such strength of character at such a painful time in our history.  I feel everyone should read this book.

The Winds of War by Herman Wouk. To follow up on World War II stories, Herman Wouk truly transports you to the time he has written about.  If you haven’t read a Wouk book, do yourself a favor and read from a master story teller.

Lord Harry by Catherine Coulter (originally known as Lord Harry’s Folly). I admit, I did have my phase of romances, long ago while my sister lived with me for a summer and we traded books all summer long while drinking mudslides! I have to say that this one actually stuck with me – it was a little bit different and a lot of fun. 

The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer.  I know that many people love Georgette Heyer, and I have read a few, but this is my favorite by far.  It’s a little different with an element of mystery in it and the female doesn’t swoon as much as in other stories by Heyer.

What are some books you hope people don't forget?  Share your oldies that are definitely goodies!
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