As I have mentioned, I have had a lot of free time since the move to Germany. It has been amazing for many reasons. Mostly, it has helped me regain some sanity after many years working in hospitals, jails and clinics. Taking care of others is not for sissies, and it can break you if you do not take the time to care for yourself. I may be broken, but not shattered. So, one of the things that I have been doing with my new found free time is reading. I have always loved to read, but often didn’t have much time to enjoy it. Now, I have the time and I am reading everything I can find. I did manage to bring a few of my favorite books with me when we moved. I have quickly re-read those and moved on to others. Here is a list of my current Top 10 Favorite Books:
- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
- The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- All of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman
- Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- A Wish for Wings that Work by Berkley Breathed
- The Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman
- The Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
These are not in any order of favorite. They are just the top 10 books that I have loved for much of my life. I have reread them more times than I can count. These are the books that I would want with me on a deserted island, or if I moved to another country. Not to say that Germany is a desert island, but it is a bit of a chore to get books in English. Also, if I were to be stuck on a deserted island, I would have to bring the top 20 books or 50 if possible. You know, if there were room in my luggage, just saying. There are many other books that I have loved as well, but these have held true for me for many years.
What is your Tuesday Top 10 Must Read Books list? I am always looking for another favorite book!