The fabulous Cindy Young-Turner tagged me me with an Alternative Booker Award. The idea is to mention five of your favorite books and then tag five other bloggers to do the same. Having to pick only five out of so many? Hmmmm…
In no particular order because I simply couldn’t narrow it down any more.
1. Watchers by Dean Koontz. It has a dog in it. A brilliant dog. A dog I wanted. Koontz has always been one of my favorite authors for sheer entertainment. Now I need to re-read this book because I haven’t read it in ages. But it’s always stayed with me and is an easy pick.
2. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. This started off the series that has engaged my imagination and quickly became my favorite (narrowly edging out Harry Potter). Gritty and shocking. Never knowing where he was going to go next, this book seduced me away from lighter reads. I’ve read it five times now and always discover something new every time. There is just such a rich and complex tapestry in it that it has to be in the top five.
3. Swan Song by Robert McCammon. Post-apocalyptic, complex and first read more years ago than I care to admit. This is another book that has stayed with me and needs a re-read for its sheer epicness.
4. Lost Boys: A Novel by Orson Scott Card. While Card get lots of attention for the “Enders” series, this book is one that touched me. No, this isn’t what the vampire movie was based on, but a story about simple, ordinary people caught in decidedly un-ordinary events. The young Stevie caught my attention and this book is one that was an emotional roller coaster for me.
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. I could as easily picked any of the other books from this series, but this one has particular appeal with dragons and house elves. I’ve read this series more than any other (over ten times by my last count). For storytelling ability alone, Rowling must be included in this list.
And my five bloggers to see what they have chosen are: