Booking Through Thursday (1) - Foreign
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme (mostly) about books and reading.
Eh, this is the first time I'm participating in this meme. But, I have another meme during Thursdays - Cover Thursday. Yet, since I seem to remember that I would also be doing this meme one of these Thursdays and I cannot resist this week's Booking Through Thursday question:
Name a book (or books) from a country other than your own that you love. Or aren't there any?
Oh, gosh! There are so many books that I love that are from other countries! And I can't possibly list them all here; therefore I am going to jot down 20 books/series (in random order) that I can think of:
- the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling - this is the series that let loose my imagination
- the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and other tales of Middle-Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien - I tried at least two times to read just one book, but the writing style was so... that I gave up on those times. It wasn't after I watched the first movie that I begged my mother for the books. After, the first two pages, I could already ride the style and I was in Middle-Earth ever since.
- the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis - Truth be told, I only read this after I watched the first movie.
- the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa - Oh, my current love! You are the bane of Crisanne and Joyce whom I forced to read you. LOL
- the Faerie Path series by Allan Frewin Jones - It's about faeries - need I say more?
- the Mediator series by Meg Cabot - I was skeptical at first since the only encounter I had with Meg Cabot was the Princess Diaries. About seven books into that series, I was slumped and I haven't attempted to buy the rest since I found Mia too annoying (actually, since the fourth book yet I trudged on). However, the take that was taken (no pun intended) in this series was so refreshing that I breathed a sigh of relief.
- the Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop - There was something about the concept that absolutely enthralled me from the first chapter. And how after each end, kept me wanting to know more and turn the page.
- the Sweep/Wicca series by Cate Tiernan - Aiyah! Magic! Magic! And more Magic!
- the Wicked series by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie - J'aime bien l'histoire avec tous ces rebondissements, de la romance et de la réincarnation. Et ai-je dit que c'est là que je suis tombé en amour avec le français? Bien sûr, il ne fait pas mal que la chanson "Scarborough Fair" a été présenté ici.
- the Blue Bloods series by Melissa dela Cruz - Vampires and Fallen Angels in one.
- the Study series by Maria V. Snyder - I am blaming my former roommates for this one. If they hadn't introduced me to that forum I would have never found out about this.
- the Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray - I still sigh whenever I think of this series. So sad - poor Kartik!
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - it is about those times when balls and lords and ladies abound and I have always loved historical romance.
- the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare - what's more to say other than I envy Clary Fray
- the Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene - I can't really explain why this series appeals to me. But, I would say that the 54 original books are the best.
- the Night World series by L. J. Smith - When? When is Strange Fate going to be published? I want to know what happens!
- Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin - It's a love story set in China's T'ang Dynasty. There are scenes where the heroine kicks butt using those pair of deadly swords; and she's a princess
- the Condor Trilogy by Jin Yong - I love, love this! It is a combination of history, kick-ass kungfu, morals, romance and a peek at Chinese culture.
- Ayashi no Ceres by Yuu Watase - I know, I know, this is not really a book but a manga series. Yet, I can't resist. This was the first manga that I read, the first anime where I learned my first Japanese song (Sukaretto by Iwao Junko) and there was Touya.
- the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer - I did not read this because of the movie. I found out about this series before the movie in a newspaper feature. To tell you the truth, I did not care for vampires before this, but Twilight totally changed my mind.