Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Five

Hmm. Maybe it’s too soon to do another Friday Five. But since I’m such a risk taker, I’ll give it a shot.

Favorite Five books—and they can’t be from the same genre and they have to be fiction. Here are my five that aren’t already listed on my sidebar.

1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (young adult fiction)

2. Inferno by Dante (classic)

3. Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers (murder mystery with Peter and Harriet)

4. Interstellar Pig by William Sleator (middle grade sci-fi)

5. Screwing Up Time (yep, that’s my book, but you had to see that one coming.)


  1. Hmmm. . .
    1. The Fellowship of the Ring
    2. The Two Towers
    3. The Return of the King
    4. The Titan's Curse
    5. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident

  2. Luke, LOTR is all the same genre. You have to come up with two more.

  3. 5. 1984 (I'm only partially through it, but it seems to be pretty good.)
    4. Holes (It can be fairly confusing at times, but I enjoyed reading it.)
    3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Anything that Mark Twain writes is always good.)
    2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (All the books from this series are entirely awesome. Heh heh.)
    1. Lord of the Rings (Yeah... Do I really need to say anything?)

    Yeah... I've read so many books and these are only the ones that I can remember... I'm also not really sure if I put them in the correct order. It's kind've hard to compare them, as they're all so good... Hohum.

    Oh, and I look forward to "Screwing up Time!!"

  4. Innocence Abroad-Mark Twain(uber-awesome commentary on world travel!)

    Frankenstein-Mary Shelly

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians

    Leepike Ridge-N.D. Wilson

    Little Women-Luisa May Alcott (hmm, I dont know about this one...)

    Ouch that hurt, just like choosing favorite movies...

    Grace Duke

  5. Amending my last comment.
    1. The Lord of the Rings
    2. The Golden One
    3. The Titan's Curse
    4. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
    5. The Jericho Sanction

  6. 1. Redwall series

    2. LOTR trillagy

    3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians

    4. Artimis Fowl (the poor guy has the oddest name)

    5. The last cammle died at noon(odd title but a good book)

  7. Hmm...Luke and Matt, you've both used multiple books from the same genre. (Artemis Fowl and Percy Jackson)

    Anyway, here are my five:

    1) Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

    2) Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

    3) The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

    4) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    5) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    (And of course Interstellar Pig, Catching Fire, and Screwing up Time are all awesome too, I just figured I should come up with all different selections...)

  8. You are right! I can't do it, but not for the reason you stated. I am too myopic - only homeschool literature is coming to mind in the different genres. Five books at once (well better than the nines - not really)...from "Confessions of God" to "Pinocchio".

    After reading "The Man Who Was Thursday" by G.K. Chesterton, he could become one of my favorite authors. Hopefully, next week it will be "The Napoleon of Notting Hill."

    "A house without books is like a room without windows." ~Heinrich Mann