Fifteen Favourite Books

The Rules:
Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books (or series) which’ve influenced you and will always stick with you.
List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

1 The Small Woman re Gladys Aylwood
2 [title unknown] about Elizabeth Fry and prison reform
3 The Silver Sword x Ian Serraillier
4 House of Sixty Fathers x Meindert de Jong
5 The Shiralee x Darcy Niland
6 Reach For the Sky x Douglas Bader
7 The Wooden Horse x Eric Williams
8 To Hell & Back x Audie Murphie
9 Mister God, This is Anna x Fynn
10 Magic Faraway Tree x Enid Blyton
11 The Education of Little Tree x …
12 How the Irish Saved Civilisation x Thomas Cahill
13 No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency x McHall-Smith
14 Te Tohunga (Legends & Traditions of the Maoris) x W. Dittmer
15 The Inspector x Jan de Hartog (re an inspector who breaks the rules and helps smuggle a  young Jewish woman from post-war Europe top Israel)


3 thoughts on “Fifteen Favourite Books

  1. Lynne, You’ve inspired me to make a quick list of my own. Many are from my childhood. All have left their mark on me for one reason or another. Thank you for providing the inspiration for this post. I hope others respond to it as well. I’m afraid I’m unfamiliar with most of your list, with the exception of To Hell and Back. Your choices seem quite scholarly compared to mine!

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