Answer: It’s just like it sounds. Below are the best of the books that were recommended to us. It’s scary to think that we may have overlooked some of these gems had it not been for a few timely conversations / blog posts. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to the geniuses at the BBC for producing a recommended reading list that has rarely let us down.
- Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling) – It was actually one of our mothers who recommended this series. Thanks Mom!
- To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) – We would personally like to thank the other Bibliomaniac for this recommendation. This book became our first ever read-along way back in our crazy high school days.
- Very good, Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse) – We’d still be completely blind to the brilliant humor of Wodehouse had it not been for the infamous 200lb Man.
- I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith) –J.K. Rowling endorsed this novel during an interview many years ago. If it’s good enough for the creator of Harry Potter, it’s good enough for us. Thanks again for this one, Jo.
- James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl) – Chalk another one up for the parentals.
- The Hobbit (J.R.R Tolkien) – You rock sixth grade English teacher. We can’t remember that actual person, but this novel was one of the choices for our yearly book report. As a result Tolkien became a staple of English class book reports for the following 3 years.
- Dirk Pitt series (Clive Cussler) – We’ve got an uncle to thank for our introduction into this series.
- The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) – For this novel we owe a special thanks to the blogosphere. Thanks for the extra kick in the shorts.
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