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Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While
- Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery: Ok, I mention loving this book a lot, but I’m not sure I advocate for it very often. I also think I should talk about Montgomery’s other books more (even though, uh, we did have that whole L.M. Montgomery event once…)
- The Chosen by Chaim Potok: Potok is one of my favorite authors, and I absolutely loved this book. However, I never reviewed it for the blog.
- Villette by Charlotte Bronte: Ok, ok. We had that whole Bronte event, too. But I think Jane Eyre gets all the attention and we should be talking about some other books here.
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous (Or, the Gawain Poet): I love medieval literature but don’t talk about it too much on the blog because, you know, not a big draw. However, this is a seriously good story (and Tolkien has a great translation!), and I think a lot of people would enjoy it.
- Princess Academy by Shannon Hale: Between us, Krysta and I have probably reviewed everything Shannon Hale has written. However, I think I could talk about the gloriousness of her YA books a lot more often.
- Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce: I hadn’t reviewed any Tamora Pierce on the blog until just a couple months ago, and then I did the Protector of the Small series. Yet Pierce was one of my favorite childhood authors and very influential in my love of fantasy.
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine: Again, one of the most influential authors I read during my childhood, but she’s been a little overlooked here at Pages Unbound. (Though we did review A Tale of Two Castles.)
- The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart: One of the cleverest and most fun books I’ve read, it’s a hit even with people who don’t normally read middle grade. I wish I could recommend it more.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This book probably doesn’t need any more advocates, but I’m going to put forth my love for it anyway.
- The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien: I talk about my love for Tolkien all the time. (I mean, we’re running a two-week Tolkien event right now), but I haven’t talked a lot about The Silmarillion, and I definitely need to re-read it sometime.