Monday, June 4, 2012

The Booker Award

Andrea Teagan at The Enchanted Writer has conferred upon me a wonderful honor.

The rules for this award:
This award is for book bloggers only. To receive this award the blog must be at least 50% about books (reading or writing is okay)
Along with receiving this award, you must also share your top five favorite books you have ever read. (More than five is okay) You must give this award to 5-10other lucky book blogs you adore.

Picking favorite books is like picking a favorite kind of ice cream.  If you knew me, that would say a lot.  Anyway, I'll lump some series together into one item, because this list would go on forever if I didn't.  These include a good mixture of science fiction and fantasy.
  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Freedom series by Anne McCaffery
  4. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  5. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  6. The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert
  7. The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
  8. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  9. Clay's Ark by Octavia Butler
  10. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  11. Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournell
  12. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  13. Eternity's End by Jeffrey A. Carver
  14. 1984 by George Orwell
  15. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
I have to stop myself there.  You may notice some recurring themes here, though I also tried to include a range.  Right now I'm thinking of all the amazing authors who aren't represented on this list, like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Douglas Adams, and so many others I can't count.  They would all be on this list if I could keep going, but I need to stop myself somewhere.  Maybe I'll talk about some of the favorites that didn't make this list at a later time.

Now I must nominate 5-10 other bloggers for this.  Andrea outdid herself and nominated 15.  That shows a level of passion that anyone would admire.  Since she passed on the award to so many of my favorite blogs, I'll confine myself to 5.  I swear I can adhere to one limit.


  1. Fabulous list of books ;) And well deserved bloggers to highlight! :D

  2. Oooh, thanks for sharing your favorites. These are really good, and many I have never heard before! *goes off to Amazon to look them up*



  3. I also see Neil Gaiman is a favorite.. dang, I really need to read his stuff!


  4. Congrats on the award well deserved.


  5. Thank you! Great list of favourites, I've only read the first two though (and they're two of my favourites, too!) I'll have to look the others up, they sound interesting! :)

  6. Thank you very much for the award, L.G.!

    Some excellent books (Gaiman, Herbert, Niven/Pournell, Le Guinn, McCaffrey)!!! But -- amazingly -- I must confess I have not rad any of the Harry Potter series (gasp!) or The Hunger Games (shock!) I suppose I should because they're so highly regarded by so many, huh? ;^)