Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I have a confession.

I didn't know it. I was in denial about it, until I realized many of the books I wanted to suggest to people involved magic.

I admit it. I like fantasy books.
Not all out fantasy, but enough that I it surprises me. I like urban fantasy or a little dystopian science-fiction.

It must have started with Harry Potter, but that one is easy to admit to liking since it is widely known and liked.

One of my most recent favorites is The Magicians and Mrs Quent.
The Magicians and Mrs. Quent

"This book reads like an Austen or Bronte novel with a little bit of a Dickens feel. There were many things I really liked about it. The main character, Ivy is a strong female. The first third was like reading a version of Pride and Prejudice and second third almost felt like a strange version of Jane Eyre and then book came back together and went on it's own journey in the third part."
(Adapted from my goodreads review.)

Some of my all time favorite books:
Anything by Jane Austen (Especially P&P and Mansfield)
To Kill a Mocking Bird
North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell)
The Princess Bride
Daughter of the Forest (Marillier)
The Harry Potter books

I enjoy historical fiction.
I also like to read modern tellings of classic stories.
I also The Book of Mormon should be mentioned even though it is a religious book, because it is such a huge influence in my life.

I like to read the classics, but often I find myself reading modern fiction, especially YA (because it is usually clean). I wish I had a stronger desire to read "smart" books, but usually my brain wants a break from thinking.

This leaves me with three questions:
What have you been reading?
Do my book choices make me even more quirky?
And do I really look like Boo from Monsters INC? (My Young Women keep saying so.)


Connie said...

Boo? Hmmm, hadn't thought about that. Sarah Brightman, maybe but Boo?
Did I tell you that Andy and I are reading "Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie?" It's not a magic book but it's good.

Lindsay said...

1. I am excited to read (listen to) "Amazing Grace..." about William Wilberforce and two other people who's name I cannot recall. I just finished "Wuthering Heights".
2. No. Everyone is quirky Rach. It is okay to like magic books. I like it too. It gives us a break from our lives that are so the same all of the time. (Especially as homemakers, it is like groundhog day every day.)
3. No.

Rachymaree said...

Connie, I loved "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie."