Xebi (polaroid_void) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Books 1 to 6

1: Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson: Very much enjoyed this book. I felt like it nicely encompassed a story of history, love, art and religion.
2: The Dark side of the Sun - Terry Pratchett: First book of Pratchett's I've read and I admit most of it was quite confusing to me, but I all together found it funny and entertaining.
3: Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick: Although I read this book quickly I did find it quite hard going. It's much better than the film in detail and the connection to the characters you feel. I felt at times the film viewed more like a chick flick whereas the book has slightly deeper meaning to it.
4: The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern: Thought this book was brilliant. It really does engulf you in its story of magic and illusion.
5: The girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making - Catherynne Valente This book made me very nostaligic for the sorts of fairystories I read as a child, except I feel as though it also had a lovely adult feel to it. A great fairy tale for young adults
6: A stranger in a strange land - Robert Heinley: Thought this was a brilliant piece of writing and really made me reflect on religion, culture, and indoctrination.

That's all i'm up to so far. I have been compiling my 50 book challenge based on peoples recommendations. I have asked people to recommend to me one book, if they were only allowed to ever recommend one book ever, and that I will make an effort to read it. If anyone can pick out one book that they would recommend leave it in the comments and I will try to read it :)

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