Thursday 13: Favourite books

I discovered Thursday 13 recently. I love lists, so compiling one every week will be a breeze for me – I hope. Since I want to keep this blog book related, however far fetched at times maybe, my first list is going to be 13 favourite books of mine in no particular order.


A suitable boy by Vikram Seth

Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man by Thomas Mann

Perfume by Patrick Süskind

Beneath the wheel by Hermann Hesse

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

A town like Alice by Nevil Shute

The mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Tender is the night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Letters back to ancient China by Herbert Rosendorfer

Basically all stories by Ephraim Kishon. I found this book I’m linking to on, but he wrote loads of books. One reviewer said that the original language of his books is German, which is not true. The original language is Hebrew and I suppose a lot of the quality depends on the translator.

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  1. Love A Suitable Boy. Have been thinking of reading Mists of Avalon but haven’t really been convinced. Why do you think it’s worth reading.. care to share? 🙂


  2. Claire, I like MZB in general, but this book was the most compelling. The way she rewrote the legend from the women’s POV gave it a different spin. Morgaine who is usually the evil one comes over as an intelligent and sensible woman, whereas Guinevere is insufferable (to me anyway). I just loved the mystical touch of the book and all the details about living on Avalon etc.


  3. I love doing the TT but there are weeks I have a hard time coming up with 13 things to make any kind of list. My blog is a baby boomer pop culture blog so I try to keep it nostalgic and within my era of growing up – which makes it even more difficult sometimes, lol.

    A list of favorite books of mine would be littered with Isaac Asimov, I loved his Sci-Fi, and Catcher in the Rye would always be on a favorite book list of mine as well as Gone With The Wind (one of the few books I read over and over again).


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