* The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams - All about becoming 'real'/ finding yourself.
* Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - Oh to sail away if only for a day. To release your wild side, to let your inhibitions go.
* Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift - Imagine the amazing postcards you'd be able to send from all those different lands.
* The Enchanted Wood/The Folks Of The Faraway Tree by Enyd Blyton - Once again, to have all those magical lands at the top of your 'tree'. And with the Saucepan Man around you need never go looking for a pan again.
* The Matthew Shardlake series of books by CJ Sansom - Brings history to life.
* The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Unusual, one of the best books I've read for a long while.
* I Am What I Am/Anything Goes by John Barrowman - John Barrowman? Phwoar. Need I say anything more.
* The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown - OK, so it probably isn't the best book in the world but anything that causes such controversy has to be worth a look.
* The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom - Truly inspirational and thought provoking.
* My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell - Probably the only animal stories that I can read without reaching for the tissues.
So-- If you had to chose 5-10 for your shelf of awesome-- what would you chose?
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