Friday, July 13, 2007


I was walking down the road today, the sun was out, I was listening to old school songs on my MP3, and for a moment there I forgot it was winter.

To be honest, I'm one of those people who gets a bit depressed when the weather is dreary, but this winter I'm trying to make a concerted effort to not let that happen (even though a close friend recently told me that it was a physiological deficiency of Vitamin D that gets us down, which almost gave me an excuse to rationalize it!).

So, join with me in dwelling on the good things in winter: hot chocolates, cosying up under the blankets, getting to stay inside and read, the occasional beautiful cloudless days that are so crisp, not feeling way too hot, actually wanting to exercise because it warms me up, and always having something to look forward to - summer!


So here are my top ten novels, so far! This list was hard for two reasons: Firstly, unlike CD's, I don't own the majority of books that I've read and enjoyed! And secondly, it's soooo hard to choose! But seeings as this is my blog, I make the rules. So more than one book by an author IS allowed. Mwahahaha!

So here goes...


1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
3. Magician - Raymond E. Feist
4. Emma - Jane Austen
5. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. JPOD - Douglas Coupland
7. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8. Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
9. The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera.
10. Velvet Elvis - Rob Bell

Close by:
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
Hey Nostradamus - Douglas Coupland

The list obviously excludes short stories, poetry, and plays -maybe I'll do more lists!
I'll blatantly rip off Rhett's recent idea and say: reply with your own top ten novels lists!