Books Thor Thinks Everyone Should Read

Behind every good writer is a good book that spurred him to write (I use the pronoun "he" because I am a male, but of course I also mean female writers). I don't know about you, but I have about a hundred books in my home, crammed into bookshelves. I wish I had space for a whole library, but alas, I live in no Asgardian palace during my stay here on Earth.

Earlier today I skimmed through my selection and thought it might be interesting for me to pull out my favorites and share them with you lot. These are books everyone should read at least once, in my opinion (I myself have read most of these about a dozen times). Perhaps you've already read them, but even if you have, I encourage you to pick them up again.

May they inspire greatness in you.

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Over hill and under hill, this is the adventure of a little (quite adorable, if I may say so) person called a hobbit, a company of dwarves, and their fight against a dragon.
Adorable, yes? I want to kiss hug him.
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
    • This is the story of a girl who lives in a parallel universe where human souls dwell in the form of animals, and children are hunted.
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    • This is the account of four children and their delightful romp through a wardrobe, into a world cursed with never-ending winter by an evil queen.
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
    • This is the story of Todd Hewitt, the last boy in a town where men can hear each other's thoughts in an endless stream of Noise. Todd has the cutest dog I've ever read about -- that alone is reason enough to devour this novel.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    • This is the tale of an orphan boy who discovers he's a famous wizard and transfers to a school where magical (and terrible) things happen. Based on this musical.
Dear readers (human and otherwise), I would love for you to share your favorite reads with me below. Since I'm so busy saving the world, I haven't had a chance to read through an entire library yet. What books should I look for next time I go?


  1. I just picked The Knife Of Never Letting Go! Now that I have a god's opinion that it's good, I'll definitely get stuck into it. ;) I just finished Kat Zhang's What's Left of Me...which was awesome.

  2. excellent picks. I've never read The Knife Of Never Letting Go, I'll have to give it a try. Just finished Shatter Me and was blown away.

  3. Excellent choices! I've read all of them but The Knife of Never Letting Go which is definitely high up on my list!

  4. Oh gosh... Patrick Ness... YES. I love you more than I already did, Thor! :D FYI, you should totally have the second book (The Ask and the Answer) or you'll go bonkers at the end (like I did)! YES for The Knife of Never Letting Go! :)


  5. ugh, I just submitted my application and I forgot Golden Compass as one of my really influential books! I told you I'd forget something!!