22 Years of Stories

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Stories read to me, stories recited to me, stories I’m too young to remember properly

6

Winnie the Pooh
A.A Milne
Audio cassettes on the drive to school
Turn to side B

7

Rebecca’s World
Terry Nation
Written by the man who invented Daleks
I wish more people could read this book

8

The Wombles
Elizabeth Beresford
Underground, overground

9

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K Rowling
Time travel and plot twists
A perfect introduction to Harry Potter

10

The Diamond Girls
Jaqueline Wilson
A signed birthday present
and a photograph of me meeting my favourite author

11

The Bad Beginning
Lemony Snicket
Unfortunate,
but only for the Baudelaires

12

Gossip Girl
Cecily von Ziegesar
Definitely too young for them
But I read them all

13

Artemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer
Define the nerdier accomplishment:
Decoding the secret message
or learning to read the gnommish hieroglyphs

14

Twilight
Stephenie Meyer
Because I’d be lying otherwise

15

Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
An unfinished series
Who thought bright orange edging was a good idea?

16

Clockwork Angel
Cassandra Clare
Boys in books are better
(maybe this only applies to teenage boys)

17

The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
I’ll have you know
I was already a fan of dystopia

18

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Beautifully written
Narrated by Death

19

The Magic Toyshop
Angela Carter
Giving birth and creating oneself;
the height of literary conceit,
confirming my disillusion with literary theory

20

Solaris
Stanislaw Lem
Occasionally they let you study Sci-Fi

21

The Minpins
Roald Dahl
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it

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Ready Player One
Ernest Cline
Currently reading.
Thoughts to come.

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