February 17, 2016

Erin Morgenstern's Favorite Books

I was messing around on the internet and found Erin Morgenstern's website. It is a beautiful site and includes questions she gets asked a lot and her blog. It also has something I find unique and extremely interesting: a list of her favorite books.
Click here to see the list

Or just look at my copy of it, because this is an amazing list and I want to talk about it.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt - I really enjoyed this book! I think it's about time for a re-read because I'm getting it confused with another book with a sort of similar plot.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri - I haven't read this one, but I do like Lahiri's writing.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - I enjoyed this whole series. It's just bizarre and hilarious.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - This one is beautiful and magical and strange. Excellent choice.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - This one was one of my favorite books of 2015. I'm pretty sure everyone is tired of hearing me talk about it.

The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld - I got this one for Christmas this year. I can't wait to get to it.

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett - I read this ages ago and I think it's so fantastic.

The Rathbones by Janice Clark - I've actually never heard of this one.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters - I've never read Sarah Waters, but I have one on my TBR shelf.

The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman - Oh look! Another of my favorites. But really, this is on my list for a re-read.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke - I liked this book so much, too!

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson - Here is another one I've got ready to read.

The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen - Another one I've never heard of.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - This series is so fabulous. It's creepy and magical and amazing.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - I liked this one. It had a lot of love for 80's pop culture, mostly video games. I didn't really play video games in the 80's but I could still appreciate the references.

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - I have heard of this one, but I've never read it. I have positive feelings about it, but no plans to read it immediately.

Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez - I've heard of it. I think my husband has read some of the series. I've heard it's good. That's about it.

Vermillion Sands by J.G. Ballard - I have heard of the author, but not this book.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Here's another one that was on my list of top books I read in 2015. So great. Really.

Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman - Nope. Never heard of it.

Speak by Louisa Hall - Nope again.

So, of the books on her list that I've read, I liked them all. This makes me think I should maybe check out the ones I've never read, or never even heard of. Crumb. More books for my TBR.