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Category Challenge: Books

The next category for my A-W Category Challenge is Books . This is probably one of the easiest categories to write under.

I love reading and have always been an integral part of my life. I feel that books are like magical doors. You open one and find yourself in the Regency Era with lords and ladies in splendid clothes dancing in ballrooms. You open another and find yourself in a magical land with witches and wizards in pointed hats.

Another book can take you to outer space with aliens and spaceships. Or you can witness a murder and use your brains to help the detectives solve a crime. My love for books started with Enid Blyton books and I am proud to say I have almost 150 books by this British author in my own personal library.

There are a few books which I feel should be read at least once in a lifetime.

Love Story by Eric Segal

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

The River God, by Wilbur Smith

Pillars Of The Earth, by Ken Follett

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

The Kite Runner, by Khalid Hosseini

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Power of Five series by Anthony Horowitz

The Curious Case of the Dog at night-time

Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur C Doyle

Crime and Punishment

Heart of Darkness

Other than these, I love books by Somerset Maugham, short stories by O Henry, Daphne Du Maurier, PG Wodehouse and I have read almost all books by Charles Dickens as well. I can re-read my favorite books unlimited number of times and they feel fresh every time.

I can go on and on and on about this topic but I still have many categories to tackle for my

Category-Challenge . Which is your favorite book?


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PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 3:13 PM

I love to read and always have my Kindle loaded up as well as a stack of 'real' books by my side at home. My father was the same way. He read a book a week or more.

paigea wrote on October 28, 2014, 3:29 PM

All my life I have read and read and read. It really is my favourite activity.

MegL wrote on October 28, 2014, 5:17 PM

I love reading too and always have. Many of the books you mentioned are my favourites too, though some I have not read. I must put "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the list "to be read". Sherlock Holmes and Somerset Maugham were great favourites during my teens. Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, Anatole France and Honore de Balzac peppered my twenties, along with various Sci Fi and Sci fantasy authors.

Feisty56 wrote on October 28, 2014, 5:46 PM

My favorite book is always the one I am reading at the moment. "Catcher in the Rye" and "Silas Marner" were two of my favorites from my teen years -- a very long time ago now.

bestwriter wrote on October 28, 2014, 8:42 PM

Yes indeed. Books can also take you to hell - some of Chaucer's works guarantees you that (lol)

idyll wrote on October 29, 2014, 12:47 AM

Great! now you have reached to "B" from category challenge. It is a nice idea for sourcing the topics for the post. I also love to read but lately i'm being away from reading almost 2-3 years. I need to go back.

Dawnwriter wrote on October 29, 2014, 1:05 AM

Somehow I never enjoyed reading sci-fi or horror. I could never finish Stephen King books and though my husband has many Arthur C Clarke books, I never read any.

Dawnwriter wrote on October 29, 2014, 1:07 AM

5000 books!!! Who cleans the bookshelves? What type of books do you collect? Classics, translations or modern fiction? Please write more about your collection and share pictures too if possible.

iwrite28 wrote on November 10, 2014, 5:44 AM

I love your list. There are a couple in that list that I haven;t read yet, but will do. My favorite book right now is Tangled in Tales by Sujata Garimella.