If you are ever short on inspiration, here is my preferred reading list!
Books I Always Hold To My Chest After A Finished Read.
Note: Seeing the filmed versions of so many of my most treasured books has proven to me how adaptation is a balancing act performed on a ledge that is thin as a knife’s edge and just as sharp. Reading is such a private pleasure and the imagination is as individual as one’s personality and so the task is pretty formidable when trying to create something that will please those who have loved the source material. Then again, when it’s done well it is nothing short of magic seeing the world come to life and well-known characters inhabit it. And so here are the works I wish I could have gotten my hands on first, among those that are still untouched. Oh, the possibilities.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Låt Den Rätte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
A Song of Ice and Fire, Book One-Five, by George R. R. Martin
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
Den Vidunderliga Kärlekens Historia (Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot: His Wonderful Love and His Terrible Hatred) av Carl-Johan Vallgren
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk