I had planned a completely different post for today, but then I logged into Facebook this morning. My Facebook friend Diane tagged me in a post in which she shared ten books that stayed with her, and she suggested I do the same. I’m generally not a person who takes “challenges” and such (I’m more like Patrick Stewart in this regard), but this invitation is special for a few reasons: first, it’s about books. Second, Diane is a friend and neighbor who worked in my middle school library and really saw me come into my own as a reader. Third, this is a great way for me to share books simply, and to let people explore books that I find meaningful.
Rather than include explanations about my feelings about each book, I’m just going to link out to Goodreads. Not all of these are books that I’ve given five-star ratings, but they are all books I carry with me, so to speak.
On a final note, I invite all of my readers to create their own list of 10 Books in a blog post, Facebook status, or a comment on this page. It’s a great way to share ideas, and to share reading 🙂
Here they are, in no particular order:
- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
- Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen
- Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank by Andrew Beattie and Paul R. Ehrlich
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
- White Teeth by Zadie Smith
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
- Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
- Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
- The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Now it’s your turn. Leave a comment, or link to your post!