пʼятниця, 4 листопада 2011 р.

Friend Friday - I heart books

I was so excited to find out that we're talking about books today. Books i can do)) Books are by far my favorite topic)
I couldn't name only 5 favorite books, so it's gonna be 6)

My top 6 favorite books of all time:

- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. An incredible and truly unique story, that has everything. I'm honestly can't even describe how much I love it - it's amazing and always the #1 for me.

- The Forest Song (Lisova Pisnya) by Lesya Ukrainka. One of the best Ukrainian writers, a really strong and talented woman, who could speak ten (!) languages and made a lot for my country and it's literature. The Forest Song is an amazing, gentle, beautiful and sad story about an ordinary village guy and mavka, the spirit of the forest. It's enchanting and magical, and also one of the best guides to Ukrainian folklore and it's mythological beings.

- The Catcher in The Rue by J.D. Sallinger. It was given to me by one of my closest friends when I was still in high school. The simple cheap paperback with his favorite quotes highlighted. I've read it in one breath, and also highlighted my favorite quotes. Then my other friend read it and told me about her favorites (so I've re-read it and highlighted some of them too). I still have that paperback book and I think of it as one of my treasures.

- Three Comrades (Drei Kameraden) by Erich Maria Remarque. A great, great novel about true friendship, and an old trusty car, and a strong beautiful women. It makes my laugh, makes me cry and makes me cherish my friends even more.

- On the Road by Jack Kerouac. It's beautiful book about two best friends, based on the lives of the real two best friend. About love for an open road, and meeting new people, and freedom, and Dean's simple life philosophy.

- Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. I've read it last year (thanks to my friend Tamara, who presented me with the book) and I loved it even more than I've expected. The book is great - unique, a bit creepy and absolutely amazing. I wouldn't change one word.

The 5 Most Recent Books I’ve Read and Loved:

- Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. As a huge fan of True Blood I was a bit skeptical about reading the books. Don't get me wrong, I always choose book over it's adaptation, but in case of modern vampire fiction I'm very careful about the books (I was brave enough to read Twilight, and it was awful. I apologize if I hurt anyone's feelings, but I didn't like it at all). But I was pleasantly surprised by this book - it was really good, and interesting, and well written, and I loved this Sookie much more than the TV-show's one.

- The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. I know, I know, it's adventure novel for children, but I loved the movie, and I also loved the book.

- Chocolate by Joanne Harris. I've read this book a few times, on different languages, and I loved it so much! It's much, much better than the movie. I love strong women, both in life and in literature, and Vianne is amazing.

- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. A dark, mysterious, gothic novel, an homage to Wythering Heights and Jane Eyre. And when I say dark, I mean dark. Dark and deviant, and very captivating.

- The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (La Dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil) by Sébastien Japrisot. I've read it when I was a teenager, and re-read it a few times (last time - a few weeks ago). A great detective novel, a great mystery and a great character - strong and intelligent woman, just the way I like))

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6 коментарів:

  1. oh man, On the Road was a top contender for my list. it would definitely be on top 10.

  2. I am a miserably badly read individual - I wish I had more time to read novels as I do love reading - no time at the moment sigh - I couldn't even think of five for this weeks FF!!...I'm intrigued by the 13th tale and Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are two of my favourite novels of all time.

  3. i love On the Road and Cat's Cradle!

    come check out my FBFF list.