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Wednesday, 21 June, 2017

Cornelia's favourite books

Many of you keep asking about Cornelia's personal story faves, about the books she loved as a child and about her current bedside books. This is her attempt at a selection, because to list them all would require the space of the British Library

 

PICTURE BOOKS

* You're a Hero, Daley B! by Jon Blake
* All Pettersson and Findus books by Sven Nordqvist
Little Sister Rabbit Gets Lost by Ulf Nilsson
* The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren
* The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

 

CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

* The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
* The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis
* The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
* The Dream Fighter by Ted Hughes
* The complete works of Roald Dahl
* Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver by Michael Ende
* The Robber Hotzenplotz by Otfried Preussler
* The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen
* Die Brüder Löwenherz by Astrid Lindgren
* The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
* The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
* Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
* Stardust by Neil Gaiman
* Sabriel by Garth Nix
* His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
* Skellig by David Almond
* The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien
* Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

FOR OLDER READERS

* Sherlock Holmes (the complete novels and stories)
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
* The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien
* Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
* The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
* Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
* The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
* Almost everything by Graham Greene
* ...Toni Morrison
* ....Annie Proulx
* ....Pat Barker
* East of Eden by John Steinbeck
* The complete works of William Somerset Maugham
* The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
* The complete works of Charles Dickens

 

AND CORNELIA'S ABSOLUTE FAVOURITES

The Once and Future King by T.H.White

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

 

2 comments

Hannah on 13 December, 2017

The Princess Bride is my favorite book of all time!!

Jessica Shibley on 23 June, 2017

very nice list of books you like, a lot of those i have read myself. if you dont mind me making a suggestion, "tales from earthsea" by ursula k le guin is one of my favorite series about mages and magic, and is just as good as lord of the rings, if you ever get a chance to read it, i highly recommend not passing up that book, it's very good