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Sunday
Apr222012

Monday Listicles - Ten favorite books

 

Happy Monday!  I’m linking up with the lovely Stasha over at The Good Life for Monday Listicles.  This week’s list is Ten favorite books.  My list consists of some of my faves over the years.  You won't see many current titles on my list because I never have time for pleasure reading anymore.  Grad school gives me all the reading I can stand.  However, I do manage to keep up with my favorite blogs!  Anywho, I hope you enjoy my list:

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1 - Scariest book I ever read.  Swan Song by Robert McCammon

2 - My favorite of the Harry Potter series:  Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by JK Rowling

3 - My favorite Jane Austen book, Sense and Sensibility.   Actually, I may be "old school" but I love all her work.

4 - Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss. My favorite book to read out loud to my kids and grandkids.  It was all about saying the words, the fun of the rhyme, and the silliness.  I enjoyed it even more than the kids.  But then, I am quite a ham.   So to speak.  Sam I am.

5 - Favorite book about writing, hands down:  Stephen King's On Writing.

6 - Favorite book assigned reading in school.  Walden by Henry David Thoreau.  Yes high school for me was back in the dark ages, but I still remember this book.  I was nerdy and corny way back then, too.

7 - First lesbian romance novel I read after coming out 23 years ago.  Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest.  A poignant love story, beautifully and tastefully written.  


8 - Sacajawea by Anna Lee Waldo.  One of my favorite adventure books of all time.  This one had it all.  Action, adventure, sex, history, violence.  You name it.  Good reading!

9 - Yea I know,  everybody's read this one.  Well, me too!  Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  This one appealed to my girlie, earthy, adventurous, romantic side.  And yes I do have all those sides plus a bag of chips.


10 - I saved the best for last.  Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.  This is a children's book, over 50 years old, considered a classic and has won many awards.  My fourth grade teacher read this beautiful book to us, a chapter a day, and I was mesmerized.  When the library stocked this book, I checked it out over and over again.  I couldn't even tell you how many times I've read it.  A dear friend gifted this book to me for my 50th birthday, and of course, I read it again.  And then when my grandson entered the 4th grade, I presented him with his own copy of this book, and signed it for him to keep and hopefully pass on to his grandkids.   Island of the Blue Dolphins was truly one of the best memories of my childhood.


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