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Top Ten Books to Get Into the Halloween Spirit
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker
2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
4. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
5. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
6. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
7. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
8. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
9. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
10. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Oh... I get chills just reading that list!!
Top Ten Awesome Heroines
(yes, I changed the descriptive term, not a fan of that K word!)
I'm hoping the definition of this term doesn't necessarily mean one who fights well, though I think that's what usually comes to mind. I guess I'm thinking of it more as a strong survivor type, or one who goes and makes things happen, not waiting for something to happen to them.
1. I'm sure Katniss is one everyone's list, so I'll just join the crowd and put her here on the top!
2. Sacagawea... the book I read and loved was by Anna Lee Waldo. Now there's a book I haven't thought about for awhile!
3. Sulan, from the recent book I read by Camille Picott.
4. Evanjalin from Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
5. Mary Ingles from Follow the River by James Alexander Thom.
6. Kira from Partials by Dan Wells
7. Saba from Blood Red Road by Moira Young
8. Siri from Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
9. Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore
10. Elayne or Min from the Wheel of Time series, I couldn't decide which one!
Whew, that was harder than I thought it would be! Maybe I was being too picky in my definition? Also, I was trying to be a little different (with the exception to Katniss.... and Katsa probably too.) Could you tell?
What would your list (s) look like?