A to Z Challenge - Favourite Books - Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth. Or any other book by E. L. Konigsburg; a list of favourite books wouldn't be complete without her.


Her most well-known book is From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, which always made me long to run away and live in a museum, too.

I think Konigsburg's books are as difficult to classify as Diana Gabaldon's. Konigsburg's are for middle grade or young adult readers, certainly, but the stories are about intelligent kids, kids facing the usual problems who tackle them with not-quite-the-usual methods. I wanted friends like those characters when I was younger, but at the same time, I think life would be difficult with kids like that. They demand a lot, and they challenge you.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm just lazy...

Comments

Rhonda Parrish said…
Huh. I've never heard of that book, but I'm pretty intrigued. I'll have to pick it up... erm, for my... niece. Yeah... my niece...
Talli Roland said…
I've never heard of this author, either. But it does sound interesting!
Sharkbytes said…
These sound interesting. What you wrote about them makes me curious. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.
Joshua said…
New one for me, too. I'll have to check it out.
Nas Dean said…
Sounds interesting though I haven't heard of this author as well.
J.L. Campbell said…
I am coming across so many author's whose work I've never read before via this Challenge.
Jemi Fraser said…
I have several of her books in my class - I haven't read any yet, but I will! :)
Deniz Bevan said…
You sound like me, Rhonda! I bought a book for my dad's birthday but I'm so going to read it after him. Or before...

She's wonderful, Talli!

I'd love to visit all the blogs, Shark. But I'm going on vacation soon...

Hope you like them, Joshua, Nas and Joy!

Let me know what you think, Jemi!
Hi Deniz .. I've never heard of this book or the author - it sounds fascinating and one I should perhaps get myself from library .. (one day)

PS enjoy the holiday when you go!

Cheers Hilary
Amanda Heitler said…
I love Konigsburg too and featured her in a K post :)

Amanda
http://dramadiceanddamsons.blogspot.co.uk/
Deniz Bevan said…
Thank you, Hilary!

Ooh, coming by to see, Amanda!

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