Sharing my top 10 favorite books. Starting off the list:
1. The Great Gatsby- the great American novel by F Scott Fitzgerald. This man knows how to craft a story, his descriptions, the quotes in this book, the way it rips your heart out, it's one of the best pieces of literature ever written and I'm still blown away every time I read it. And I think the 2013 movie adaptation is incredible so that's a plus.
: IS TIED WITH "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens
2. The Age of Image by Stephen Apkon (forward by Martin Scorsese) I came across this book at a library book sale and I was like yeah sure. Damn. It's full of details and the time span of images in all fields of media and it's a useful guide for making media.
3. Pride & Prejudice- by Jane Austen, arguably the greatest love story of all time, a piece of literature that is sweet to read and has a wonderful payoff. The Joe Wright adaptation is my 8th favorite film and it remains art close to my heart since the first read.
4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. Enough said. An inspiration and one of the best works of literature ever created for both book and screen.
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth. It may come as a surprise but as a younger teen this book spoke to me and got me more into dystopian worlds. It's one of the best YA out there and Veronica Roth continues to inspire me and be a role model. I still recall finishing Allegiant (last book in series) at 3am on a summer night and crying my eyes out for the hero of the story.
6. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.k Rowling. I could just say the whole franchise. They translate to audiences over both screen and book. HBP is my favorite because it's darker and shows a vulnerable side of Harry. It's also cinematically beautiful and my favorite. >[CONTINUED IN COMMENTS]<