Although I have yet to finish
the last book in the series (I will do it someday!), these are the books
that got me started and hooked on fantasy adventure. I have little to compare
them to, unfortunately, because I read them so often instead of moving
on to other authors. ^_^;;
The Pink Motel
Carol Ryrie Brink
Hell, I don't even know if this book is even
*available* anymore. It was my mother's from when she was a child, and
it's become one of my favorites. This was the book that taught me that
it was perfectly okay to be myself, no matter how odd or eccentric I may
HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy
If you haven't read these books, you should be
shot. Or flung into space. Or turned into a pot of petunias. Or something
The Myst Books
Rand and Robyn Miller, with David Wingrove
I sucked at the games, but these books are so
beautifully written, it's like I'm standing there in the cave with Atrus,
seeing the D'Ni markings upon the wall. The sketches in the books make
the reading even better, as well.
This is a book everyone should read. It teaches
tolerance, genius, and even that teachers really *can* be pure evil.
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dammit, it made me cry on graduation, a thing
I swore never to do. Cry, that is.
THIS BOOK CHANGES YOUR LIFE. I am *dead* serious.
I had to read it for my college freshmen class, and I have never seen the
world the same since. It's become one of my favorites, so much in fact,
that I bought a copy off a classmate when I had to part with my original
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (manga)
Much, much better than the Japanese animé,
and a *helluva* lot better than the American dubbed animé. Give
it a shot, it's not that bad.