I love to see these lists on other blogs and have wanted to jump in for a while. Today is the day! The Broke and the Bookish host this weekly meme so hop over and see what other bloggers are talking about today.
I was inspired when I saw Wendy’s list (Musings of a Bookish Kitty) so decided to do a small tweak on hers. My love of reading started with romances, but through some exceptional fantasy/sci-fi classics I have come to appreciate the genre. And in recent years magical realism has been creeping into my reading too.
Top Ten Classics with an Otherworldly Twist.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I remember loving this one as a kid and need a re-read before the movie comes out later this year.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis. Another one I loved as a kid. I admit I never made it through the whole series, but I’d like to try with Gage.
Watership Down by Richard Adams. This story completely from the perspective of rabbits is a gem that shouldn’t be missed.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Another one I can’t wait to share with Gage someday soon. Complex and exciting.
The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. Loved it when I read it in college and loved the movie just as much.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Such a comic treat the first time you read it.
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Surprisingly gripping for such a slim novel.
Beloved by Toni Morrison. This story covers the aftermath of the Civil War. The fact that there’s a ghost only adds to its mystique.
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende. My first foray into magical realism.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. Sexy and magical. Plus, there’s chocolate!
Have I missed one of your favorites? Let me know 🙂