The list author says: "I'm trying to find books that I remember reading. It's been a bear because the words I associate with these books are sometimes vague and not to be found on any webpage that contains that book. I wish to have someplace to bring those books together in one place.
There is a book I found when I was little from a bookmobile that had visited a school I went to that had the most wonderous illustrations of unicorns in it. The unicorns lived around a crystal lake. I haven't been able to locate this one."
"One of the first Science Fiction books I'd ever read. I loved it and often thought about Aunt Beast, a creature among a race that are content with an existence that is sightless and soundless, on a gray world."
"I was dazzled by this book and remember it as one of the most beautiful I've ever laid eyes on. Truly amazing. Truly engaging. I discovered The Golden Snail today, and didn't guess it was by the same author of the book I had asked the lady at the bookstore for."
"I think this might be by Tanith Lee. It's the story about Tranquil, who fixes things, and puts together the skeleton of a unicorn that then comes to life. It's an enigmatic story. I don't think I understood it when I first read it, but it has haunted me from my childhood. I loved it because it felt otherworldly."
"I read this in Junior High, about 6th or 8th grade, or when I was about 11 or 12. I found it hard to get into at first, but I have been captivated by it ever since. It is the most expansive, beautifully crafted worlds ever written. There are many half-mentioned things create fertile ground for minds to create their own stories from."
"Probably the best children's book series I've ever read. Taran grows up from boy to man in this series and learns to understand himself and others. I often think of the solution he came up with in a dispute between two lords in Taran Wanderer: have one divide the flock and the other choose the portion."
"Wow. I didn't realize there were so many Dinotopia books! I read the first one, and it was beautiful and creative. What struck me the most was the time pieces the Dinotopians used: they tracked time using a spiral, not a circular clock or straight timeline."
"I started this series many years ago, but only finished reading the last two books this year. It's a gentle story, though not without action. I was pulled in by the dramatic scene at the beginning, where the girl falls through a portal from a building that her grandmother tells her how to get through."
"I didn't read this as a child, but as an adult. I wish I had read it as a child, though. It's awesome. I want to grow up to become like Granny Aching someday. The Wee Free Men, the Nac Mac Feegle are truly endearing characters that are fun to read aloud."
"My absolute favorite book of poetry I've ever come across. The only poetry book I think I own. I fell in love with and remembered the poem "McCavity the Mystery Cat" ever since I found it between the pages of a reading textbook in elementary school."
"Wonderful story. I also sketched many dragons based off of my time studying the dragon on the cover of this book. I want to read the rest of these books. I thin I've read the second one where the princess meets a prince of the Enchanted Forest."