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



* 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



* 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



* 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



The Once and Future King by T.H.White

The Princess Bride by William Goldman



The Curious Bookworm on 14 January, 2021

You learn something new everyday and this is by far one of the most interesting things I have learnt.

Ed on 20 October, 2019

I thought Cornelia Funke also liked Harry Potter. Also, I wonder if she likes the works of German fantasy authors like Nina Blazon and Kai Meyer.

Hi Ed, Cornelia has not yet read books by Nina Blazon and Kai Meyer. And yes! She loves the Potter books

Finder on 10 November, 2018

Good books!

Nancy Levin on 14 July, 2018

So happy to see Skellig on this list. It has so many layers of understanding. Loved it.

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