If you were to ask me what books are good to read, obviously there are going to be some very obvious choices, the original 7 Harry Potter book by J.K Rowling, literally anything by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King if you like a good thrill, L.Frank Baum’s Oz series, The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde, Dracula - Bram Stoker, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Time Machine - H.G. Wells, The Little Prince, The Little Princess, Peter Pan, The Count of Monte Cristo… and on and on and on…
But if I could recommend 5 reads that will ignite your imagination, fuel you, fell you or frighten you, it would be these:
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll.
It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, you’re rich or poor, you’re suffering or thriving, you could read this book again and again, and you’ll get something out of it every time. It fills you up and leaves you better that before you read it, every time.
2. Norse Mythology.
The stories surrounding the Norse Gods competes with Game of Thrones for it’s brutality, sex and magic.
3. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley.
Because the monster wasn’t the monster at all.
4. Chicken Soup For The Soul - Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
Remember what the Dormouse said?
5. A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare.
Because I love the romance, the comedy, and the magic. There’s nothing quite like it in all the world, really.