Book-Talk Monday: Five Favorite Books
Here’s a little questionnaire I made up that we can hopefully all have fun with. The only rule is that you can choose only ONE book for each of the five questions. Try to choose a different book for each one, if you can. (And, yes, this says “Monday” and I’m posting it on Sunday. My prerogative.)
1. What’s your ONE favorite novel of all time, ever?
Remember—you can only pick one!
- I’m going to have to go with Jane Austen’s Persuasion for this one.
2. What’s your favorite YA novel that you read as a teen?
- I have three that vie for the top spot in this category, two of which are by the same author. But I think because it’s the book that set me on the path to writing my own books, and the one I read most often during my teen years, I’ll have to go with Victoria by Willo Davis Roberts (#13 in the Sunfire Romance series).
3. What’s your favorite picture/storybook from childhood?
- When my niece was young, I wanted to make sure she had some of the books I’d enjoyed as a child. The first one I hunted down and got for her was Corduroy by Don Freeman.
4. What’s your favorite book (fiction or nonfiction) that was a first-time read for you since October 2011?
- I had to go to my Books Read in 2012 and 2011 boards to remind myself what I’ve read in the last year and to see which were the highest rated to choose from. As the true word-nerd that I am, I have to go with the only book I’ve given a five-star score in the October to October timespan: Melvyn Bragg’s The Adventure of English, audiobook read by Robert Powell.
5. You love the book; you love the movie. What’s your favorite book-to-film adaptation?
- Most of you will probably expect me to go back to the book I mentioned in the first question, but I’m going a completely different direction and go with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It’s the only book I ever waited in line to purchase the day (night) it released, and the two films are some of the only ones I was willing to fight the crowds to go see the day they opened.
Your turn. Remember—only one book per question!