This is a rendition of thebrokeandthebookish.com’s Top Ten Tuesday. This week it’s the Top Ten Books for Blank, and I have chosen….for those that love Alice in Wonderland. Because that’s how my writing desk ravens and my mushroom resizes.
1. The Chrestomanci Chronicles by Diana Wynne Jones
-Zaniness, strange logics, and spunky young heroines and heroes.
2. Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
-Because pixies convinced they are dead are a good start and a young girl with an extreme fondness for logic and good advice follows through.
3. Candide by Voltaire
-Adventures with a satiric take on the world, characters that continuously pop back up, and naivety making the world strange. Didn’t think I could make that case, did you?
4. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salmon Rushdie
(Review here: https://wheresmytower.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/167/)
-Genies finnicking with faucets are a great continuation of rabbits with pocket watches.
5. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
-If you like Alice and her attitude of trying to be sensible amidst the bizarre, you ought to like Ella and her attitude of being a rebel amidst exact obedience.
6. The Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
-Weird worlds, weird peoples, and Englishness…Englishocity?
7. Le Petit Prince by Antoine St.-Expupery
-Talking flowers, new views, and wonder.
8. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
-I like to think that Alice sighs over Sophy’s antics, and then turns around and achieves exactly the same results.
9. The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern
-Wonderland loves to delve and explain the illogical. The Princess Bride takes the logical and explains them so thoroughly they become fantastic and strange. They belong together.
10. The Poems of A.A. Milne
-Englishocity, royalty with obsessions, children fooling adults, etc.
So, what do you guys think? Have you read anything more Wonderlandian?