The list: At first glance we were quite intimidated by this week’s topic, mainly due to our lack of knowledge in this arena. Fortunately, the wonderful website of Goodreads, helped transition us from a naïve pair of bloggers into a formidable debut novel knowledge center. In the end, it was nearly impossible to narrow our choices down to only 10.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Maybe you’ve heard of this one, but it’s kind of a big deal in the world of literature.
- Gone with the Wind – Our only wish is that this novel had as many sequels as our previous selection.
- I Capture the Castle – Quite possibly our favorite novel of all time let alone a fantastic debut novel.
- The Hobbit – The perfect blend of trolls, dwarves, wizards, dragons, gigantic eagles, and short creatures with really hairy feet.
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Our wish for this novel is eerily similar to choice number 2. Actually, we’d have taken a 2nd novel of any topic written by Ms. Lee.
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Wouldn’t it be amazing to get inside the head of someone who can create this type of work? On second thought, maybe it’s safer to stick with his books.
- The Eyre Affair – As stated on the back cover, we are very grateful that Mr. Fforde, “recently traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out the window and arranging words on a page.”
- The Thirteenth Tale – Please, please, please Ms. Setterfield, write 13 more tales.
- Jane Eyre – In our not so humble opinion, this is the greatest of all the Bronte works. Plus, if it wasn’t for this novel we’d have been forced to find a replacement for choice 7.
- Sense and Sensibility – While there’s hardly an end, Ms. Austen greatness had to start somewhere.
We added links to each choice in case further encouragement is needed. Doesn’t this get you excited to discover the next great debut novel!
Have a great week and head on over to The Broke and the Bookish to join the fun!