I figured it was time we got some discussions going on in our new Goodreads-Meets-Tumblr home. So here are my top 20 favourite books and my top 10 favourite plays of all time.

 

Favourite books.

 

1. The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
2. Perfume (Patrick Suskind)
3. The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
5. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
6. Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)
7. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
8. Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
9. Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)
10. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
11. The Vesuvius Club (Mark Gatiss)
12. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
13. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
14. Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie)
15. Going Bovine (Libba Bray)
16. The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux)
17. Tipping the Velvet (Sarah Waters)
18. Nixonland (Rick Perlstein)
19. Hons & Rebels (Jessica Mitford)
20. Orlando (Virginia Woolf)


Favourite plays.

 

1. Angels in America (Tony Kushner)
2. The History Boys (Alan Bennett)
3. Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (Liz Lochhead)
4. Hamlet/A Midsummer Night's Dream/Titus Andronicus (William Shakespeare)
5. Wit (Margaret Edson)
6. Blasted (Sarah Kane)
7. Jerusalem (Jez Butterworth)
8. The Rover (Aphra Behn)
9. The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh)
10. ENRON (Lucy Prebble)

 

Thoughts?