Booker Award Acceptance Speech

The Booker Award is for bloggers who focus on books.  I've been nominated by the fabulous Kayla Curry, author of Obsidian and badass book blogger.  


Post my top 5 books of all time 
Add the booker award icon
Nominate 5 other bloggers to do the same, if they feel like it

C.J.'s top 5 favorite (stand-alone) books 

(I'm omitting Narnia, Harry Potter, LotR, and His Dark Materials because it's hard to pick just one book from those series!)  

1. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas 
Revenge, brooding guys, clever girls, prisons, betrayal, France, pretty old writing--what more could you possibly want?

2. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde 
Wilde is my hero.  This book is like a painting in prose, with quotable lines every page.

3. Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones 
What fantasy should be.  Whimsy, adventure, romance, and magic, all wrapped up in a clever storyline driven by a strong-willed heroine.

4. Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine 
A re-telling of Cinderella where no one is what they seem, the cursed girl is the strongest of them all, giants are friendly, finishing school is scarier than ogres, and the princess saves herself--and everyone else.  Love love love.

5. Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk 
I've actually only read this once, but it does everything I want to do as a writer.  It's perfect.  It's horror, philosophy, and psychology.  It makes you love the grotesque.

Booker Awards go to . . . 

Doodle @ Doodle's Book Blog -- sweet person, writes great short and sweet reviews
Christina @ Christina Reads YA -- thorough reviews that give me a great sense of the book
Ariel, Matthew, & co @ Bad Books, Good Times -- play-by-play of 50 Shades and Hush Hush...always makes me giggle hysterically
Kayleigh @ Kayleigh's Spot -- super supportive book blogger and great writer
Jason @ J Scott Sharp -- great reviews, beautiful stories, and insightful musings


  1. Hey! We both picked The Picture of Dorian Gray for our top 5!

    1. I saw that! Clearly because it's one of the best books of all time. (: