I’ve won the Man Booker Prize…only joking;-)


Back to reality, the truth…

Fellow blogger, David Kanigan, who is a great inspiration to me and a huge number of others, has kindly nominated me for THE BOOKER AWARD. After you’ve read this post, please do check out  http://davidkanigan.com/2012/09/01/books-books-books/#respond 

The Rules of this award are as follows:

1. Nominate other blogs, as many as you want but 5-10 is always a good suggestion. Don’t forget to let your recipients know.

2. Post the Booker Award picture.

3. Share your top 5 books of all time.

As a bookworm who reads at least thirty novels a year, I found choosing my five top books extremely challenging, so I cheated and threw in two trilogies as extras–my literary equivalents of after-dinner chocolates. I’ve based my choices upon which books I’ve loved so much that I didn’t want them to end.

Top Five Novels

  1. Far from the Madding CrowdThomas Hardy (classic fiction)
  2. The Stand – Stephen King (horror)
  3. No Name – Wilkie Collins (Victorian Sensation Novel – precursor to Detective genre)
  4. Advent – James Treadwell (fantasy)
  5. Dances with Wolves – Michael Blake (general fiction) *

Top Two Trilogies

  1. Millennium Trilogy – Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, and The Girl who Kicked over the Hornet’s Nest)
  2. His Dark Materials TrilogyPhilip Pullman (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) (Fantasy)

* Poor old Michael Blake never gets a mention, but, for those who don’t know, the film “Dances with Wolves” is based on a beautiful novel written by one of Kevin Costner‘s friends.

My Nominees for the Booker Award






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