Wednesday, August 05, 2009

15 books

Susan Williamson read of a challenge to list 15 books that had stayed with her. I only read a few of Susan's, but didn't want to be influenced, so here are mine (in no particular order):

The Stand by Stephen King
Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Emily books by LM Montgomery (brought them to Phoenix for Maija)
Sun and Spoon by Kevin Henkes (because M is always for Martha)
True Colors (the Stampington Publication)
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
From the Mixed up files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by E L Konigsburg
A View from Saturday by E L Konigsburg
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler(I always wanted my piece of land...)
Lamb by Christopher Moore
Wicked --I LOVE books that show an alternate view of a traditional tale...
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Funny that many of these are "childrens" books... but I read most of them over and over and over...
These are books that made a true impact on my life -- they changed me. I am a "reader" I have read many many many wonderful books -- but these are some that have stayed with me and I refer to them often.

And here are some other things that have impacted me this week!
Maija's dogs....they are adorable and made me smile every day!


vivian said...

your read all of wicked? I LOVED the musical and have seen it twice and will see it again in the spring, but I bought the book and it was just sooo wierd, I couldnt read it. I got about half way through and gave up! Maybe I should try again!
are you still in arizona??

Irene said...

I love a Wrinkle in Time, and you are slowly convincing me to read Neil Gaiman. My kids will be so thrilled.

Kelly said...

i love lois' wonky ear!

Joanne Huffman said...

I see many of my favorites on your list!

Susan Williamson said...

I've cut and pasted your list into my books-to-read file because I know you give good book!