Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tens List: Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban - Two Moon Princess Blog Tour

Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban (author of Two Moon Princess) is stopping by today to share the 10 books she feels everyone should read.

This is a list of ten books I recommend for no other reason than because I love them. As some of them are not well-known I am including the link to my review when available.

Three are fantasy with a strong female protagonist:
Novels of the Kingdom by Cynthia Voigt, especially On Fortune’s Wheel (because it is the most romantic of the four).
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. It was made into a wonderful animated movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki (
The Shamer's Chronicles by Lene Kaaberball. (

Two are Historical Fiction: (In the words of these authors, history really comes alive.)
Roman times: The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff (Now a movie The Eagle with Channing Tatum as Marcus Aquila). (
Low middle ages in Britain: Saxon Tales by Bernard Cornwell. (

Two are in Spanish. They have been translated into English, but it is worth to learn Spanish just to read them in the original language (Yes, I know that is easy for me to say because I am from Spain):
Rimas y Leyendas (Rimes and Legends) by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (
Romancero gitano (Gypsy Songs) by Federico Garcia Lorca

One is SF:
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

One is non-fiction:

One was written in the XIX century
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


Fabulous list, Carmen! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your choices with us!



  1. I need to read Howl's. I hear it's amazing. Great post.

  2. How fun. I own the dvd for Howl's Moving Castle, but never read the book. I have seen the book at the bookstore. Should get it, right? ;)