4/The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle): Yes yes I’m late, but I don’t care. Best detective novel ever.
4/A Storm of Swords (GRR MARTIN): I had the plot spoiled for me. But I didn’t care. The emotional build up to the infamous Red Wedding was just heartbreaking.
2/A Clash of Kings (GRR MARTIN): I’ve never really understood why this book is my favourite out of the five in A Song of Ice and Fire. I think it is the palpable wit and the coming of age of Tyrion as an impactful character and the drama of the Battle of Blackwater that had me glued to the pages.
1/The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien): Currently reading and boy is it a tedious read. So you might be thinking, why is this #1 on my list?? Yes reading Tolkien can be a slow trudge through a swamp sometimes but once in a while you come across beautifully composed prose, so eloquent and enchanting that you want to read it out loud, over and over again and share it on the internet! When a book makes you feel that way, you KNOW it is well written and has carved itself a place in history.