Maer Wilson tagged me to pick my 5 favorite books. Here are mine…
Game of Thrones series. I’m counting this as one even though I’ve read the first five of the series of a planned seven. This is a fabulous fantasy series that seems more historical than fantasy in the beginning. George RR Martin takes no prisoners. He creates beautiful multi-layered characters who you love then lose, hate then love, despise then pity over and over again. I just wish he wrote faster so I could find out how it all ends!
Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits… errrr Complete Works. I especially love the tragedies. I’m emo, what can I say? MacBeth is my ultimate fave. Magic and murder, witches and wicked women. Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from crown to toe topfull of direst cruelty! Love. It.
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. I hated this book until I figured it out. I stabbed it with a knife and threw it across the room trying to decipher the first paragraph, having to read it for grad school. Violent much? After I realized what was happening, I loved it and count it as a favorite.
What are your faves?