This week's Top Ten Theme at The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Books that make you think. I love reading and I think all books (well, almost all) make you think. Getting together a list of ten books that made me think was to recall the books I thought about long after I read about them and about why/what/how in the book. There are more books that fit this category but I decided to stick with just the first ten :
- Lord of the Flies
- The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
- The Kite Runner
- The Book Thief
- Cutting for Stone
- Last Man in Tower
- To kill a Mockingbird
- Life of Pi
- The Alchemist
- The Mayor of Casterbridge
"But Shakespeare is the man who made people believe there was an island owned by a magician (in The Tempest) and that statues could come to life by the power of love (in The Winter’s Tale).
He’s only Literature-with-a-capital-L until you put him back into context as an Elizabethan writer, not a 21stcentury idol. Then, once you discover the key to it all, reading Shakespeare’s poetry is a bit like following the clues in a Sherlock Holmes novel,......"
From 'Shakespeare on Toast' by Ben Crystal - Digital ARC pg 19 (may change)