A Friday prompt from over at Paper Hangover - What are FIVE novels you wish that you had written?
1. "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien - His story is simply amazing and wow, parts of it are complex! He has such beautiful descriptions and powerful scenes that have touched my heart. I only wish that I could write fantasy as wonderful as his!
2. "The Giver" by Lois Lowry - It might not be many people's choice, but I absolutely loved the story. A society where they don't have the memories of pain or color or love. I remember reading this story in elementary school and I couldn't put the book down! I finished after two days. It's such a unique story about what our world could become. Jonas is a great character and I love that he saves the little baby in the end.
3. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee - Amazing! Scout is such an adorable and curious little girl! We read this story in ninth grade and I finished before everyone else. The title of the story is perfect. I wish I could think of a title so clever. I love how the author incorporated that conversation with Scout and her father. I actually wanted to have a daughter and name her Scout.
4. "The BFG" by Roald Dahl - One of my favorite childhood books about a little orphan named Sophie that meets the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and they have a great adventure! My teacher read me this book in second grade and I've loved it ever since. My copy of the book is actually quite worn out.
5. "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks - No, not the movie with Miley Cyrus, because that focused way too much on the romance and not the relationship between a rebellious teen and her dying father. I can't tell you how many times I cried while reading this book. It was such an emotional journey for Ronnie and her father. I can only hope that I can write such an emotional story someday! If you haven't read this one, I really suggest that you do. It's my favorite Nicholas Sparks' book.
What are five books that you wish you had written?