Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones

Before it was a masterpiece of a movie by Hayao Miyazaki, it was a short novel. And the novel is SO GOOD. It’s an action packed romp through English/ Japanese (can’t shake the movie) countryside with door portals that lead to Wales and witches’ curses and demon pacts.

I think that Sophie might be one of my favourite heroines of all time. The basic gist is the same as the movie, but the characters are deeper, funnier, and there is much more going on in the book. So much fun.