I love C.S. Lewis.
I’ve always wanted to read George MacDonald who greatly influenced both Lewis and Tolkein.
Therefore, it is time to embark on Carl’s Once Upon A Time Challenge II which runs from March 21 through June 20, 2008.
The five novels which I have committed to, for “Quest the First” are:
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (which my class is dying for me to read to them, and seems timely as the film will be released April 30, 2008 starring Helen Mirren!)
At The Back of The North Wind by George MacDonald (which has been sitting in the back of one of my cupboards for two years)
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle both by C.S. Lewis (so that I can finally say I’ve read all of the Narnia series)
Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (which is also on the reading list at my son’s High School)
However, I am also considering these works should I find the extra time:
The Princess and The Goblin by George MacDonald
Phantastes by George MacDonald (widely considered to be the first fantasy novel ever written for adults)
The Book of One Thousand And One Nights
Arthurian Legend books
Don’t they all sound exciting?! Come on summer vacation, come on Time!