Friday, February 3, 2012

Five Novels I wish I had written...

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?

13 comments:

  1. These are awesome choices! TO KILL THE MOCKINGBIRD remains the only "school" books I enjoyed reading. :)

    I'd choose the Harry Potter series, but then I'd never get to experience them for myself.

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    1. It's one of the only school books that I got into too! :)

      I thought about choosing Harry Potter, but I never would have got to experience it for myself and I agree, that's very important. I loved reading them and wouldn't have wanted to know what happened first since I wrote it.

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    2. Great answers. :) (LOTR <33333)

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  2. Oh, The Giver. That is a fantastic book. I wish I would have written Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey. Oh, that book has everything in a deep and intricate epic fantasy romance.

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    1. The Giver is amazing! I've never heard of that other book, I'll have to check it out! :)

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  3. I almost added THE LORD OF THE RINGS to my list, but it would be for the same reason as HARRY POTTER: world-building. I could have listed NARNIA for the same reason. But I think POTTER covers that. However, LotR would certainly be a feather in any writer's cap.

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    1. Narnia, I forgot about that one! It would be a good choice too, but a lot of world building.

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  4. I have not yet read How to kill a Mockingbird...(blushes a bit :D) but I did enjoy The Last Song!

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    1. My close friend Rachel just read To Kill a Mockingbird last year and she really liked it. Nothing to be embarrassed about, lol. Not all schools read it. You should read it through! :) I'm glad that you liked the Last Song! Great book!

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  5. I love Lord of the Rings and the BFG! Also check this out http://blueskygazing.blogspot.com/p/my-awesome-randomness.html I nominated you for the questiony thing!! x

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    1. Both are awesome books! :) I'll have to check it out, thanks!

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  6. that is a wide range of genres! great books. can you imagine one author putting out this many different best sellers?
    at least one would be good enough for me =)

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    1. I can't imagine writing that many different genre best-sellers, good point. But one best seller would be good enough for me. :)

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