A to Z Challenge: My Favorite Novels

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In no particular order here are some of my favorite novels. Some are new finds and others are old friends I visit again and again.

The Little House on the Prairie set by Laura Ingalls Wilder: one of my first loves.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Neverwhere and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Thomas De Quincey trilogy and Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell
J. F. Penn’s ARKANE thrillers
Sunshine and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
A Wrinkle in Time set by Madeline L’Engel
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

What are some of your favorite novels?

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14 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge: My Favorite Novels

  1. A wrinkle in time is definitely a good one. It stuck with me for a long time after reading it. As a child it was one of my favorites. Another favorite of mine is Jane Eyre. It’s long, but really a great read.

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  2. On that list, I’ve read LOTR, Narnia, Little Women and Neverwhere. I’ve read some of Robin McKinley’s other fiction, not those two. My favourite of hers so far is Beauty, her delightful Beauty And The Beast novel, in which the heroine yells at the “alarmingly handsome” prince, “What have you done with my Beast?” before he explains how and why he was transformed. The curse was on his family, not him specifically. His family were such goody-goodies they annoyed a local sorcerer who told them the first family member to put a foot wrong would get it! And that, he admits ruefully, was him.

    I’ve read several other Neil Gaiman novels and am now discovering Ben Aaronovitch, whose urban fantasy is very much “if you like Neil Gaiman you’ll enjoy this.”

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  3. The Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia are great. As for other favourites: the Harry Potter books and Grimm’s Fairytales are high on the re-reading list 😉 Happy A-to-Z-ing.

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