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09 September 2014 @ 01:15 am
Meme time!  
The one Azzie did and also because I've been tagged two times on FB. So, 10 books that stayed with me and influenced me. Also, because Shei told 'surprise me', I'm going to leave out everything I've read since high school and try to pick out just 10 books.

Discworld by Terry Pratchett (Did I say 10? I was lying and grossly lying. The Discworld is a comic fantasy series and just counting the novels only, there are 40 of them right now. I definitely was extremely influenced by that and most of my humour actually comes from that series. It's a wonderful and very complex and funny universe and I can only advise you to read it. And for the French people, you can absolutely read it in French because the translator is so so good (like making notes of why he translates things in a certain way and explains what the original jokes are)
The Little Prince by Saint-Exupéry.
The giver by Lois Lowry.
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Book of Stars by Erik L'Homme
The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan (the first four tomes anyway, the rest never was released in France and I've yet to read it)

Geez, the choice was pretty hard, harder than what I thought it be: limiting myself to what I've read until high school should've facilitated things but it didn't. At all. And I cheated because half of that list is series XD And that's without surprise that most of that list is sci-fi, fantasy or fantastique. 
Mood: happyhappy
Music: Thomas Bergersen - Aura
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on September 9th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
Ohhh, good list!! And series are not cheating...

Luo: Eleven — Judging youluorescence on September 10th, 2014 12:40 am (UTC)
Well, with the majority of the list being classics in their own genres, of course it's good XD And series is totally not cheating at all when we're forced to chose between only 10 books. Seems easy... until you give it a thought. I feel so bad for the ones I had to leave out XD

*squishes you*
Ms. Clever: Eleven Smileirishvampire13 on September 9th, 2014 02:29 am (UTC)
This is a cool one, but one I'd never be able to do. Plays, short stories, and poems stick with me more than full-length books.
Luo: Mordin — Nerdyluorescence on September 10th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
You can always do a short stories/plays/poems version of it :)
Azzie's corner of madnessflowsoffire on September 9th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)

OMFG, that translator for Discworld sounds ace. The translator of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is the same kind, if you've read that ^_^
Luo: Gabriel — Dyingluorescence on September 10th, 2014 12:47 am (UTC)
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS MY CHILDHOOD LOVE! Well, all of these are, but lords, His Dark Materials, especially Northern Lights, was so so so good... OMG...

And I'll check it out... Once my reading pile will be a little less imposing (possibly never...)
Azzie's corner of madnessflowsoffire on September 10th, 2014 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yessssss :D Such awesome books.

Haha, getting that! ;)