Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 3 of the 30 Day Book Meme: MY FAVOURITE SERIES

I decided to participate in this feature because I'm a new born book blogger and this'll hopefully help you get to know more about me and what books I like! 

Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times 
Day 03 – Your favourite series 

This one was pretty tough to decide on, so I brainstormed a little list to break it down to just one series. Harry Potter, Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, and The Hunger Games Trilogy were all up there on my shortlist but only one can be named My Favourite Series so....

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

I didn't actually read any of the Narnia books (not even the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe I don't think!) until I was about 15 or 16, and my parents got me the box set for my birthday. 

This was after the first movie came out and I was so intrigued by the story I needed to find the original source of it. I read the books in CS Lewis' recommended (chronological) order, as opposed to the order they were published. 

I was awestruck and simply amazed by everything about each and every book. All seven of them were perfect. The settings, the characters, the story, the writing. It's really everything I love to read in a book and I don't think any other book I've read since has topped this series (although The Book Thief by Markus Zusak came pretty close). 

List of books in the Narnia series: 

  1. The Magician's Nephew (1955)
  2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
  3. The Horse and His Boy (1954)
  4. Prince Caspian (1951)
  5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)
  6. The Silver Chair (1953)
  7. The Last Battle (1956)
What I love about children's literature is the beauty in its simplicity. The stories that C.S. Lewis paints are magical and exciting - I think life in the 50's is a little easier, and a lot classier than now. 
The writing is so witty and funny, the characters are wonderful, the stories speak for themselves and it has always been a secret desire of mine for me to somehow get to Narnia. Narnia in the Golden Age, under the reign of High King Peter.

Day 04 – Favourite book of your favourite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
Day 07 – Most underrated book
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favourite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favourite writer
Day 14 – Favourite book of your favourite writer
Day 15 – Favourite male character
Day 16 – Favourite female character
Day 17 – Favourite quote(s) from your favourite book(s)
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favourite romance book
Day 21 – Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favourite book you own
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favourite title(s)
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favourite book of all time


Rhiannon Hart said...

There should be a Facebook page for this so we can do it there too!

Unknown said...

Love the suggestion!

Gwenyth Love said...

I'm embarrassed to admit I have never read this series in total. I read the first one but never went any further with it.

Here is my day 3 post.