The Top Ten Book “Thing”

I received numerous tags on Facebook for this “list ten books that have stayed with me in some way” thing that’s going around, and I finally gave in and made a list, which I posted on my personal Facebook page and am reproducing here.

    1. Pride and Prejudice—Jane Austen
    2. The Handmaid’s Tale—Margaret Atwood
    3. To Kill A Mockingbird—Harper Lee
    4. Slaughterhouse Five—Kurt Vonnegut
    5. Bad Feminist—Roxane Gay
    6. Wicked—Gregory Maguire (but not the rest of the series)
    7. The Book of Life—Deborah Harkness (the series, really).
    8. The Alchemist—Paulo Coelho
    9. Bless Me, Ultima—Rudolfo Anaya
    10. And, of course, Shakespeare, specifically The Tempest and King Lear.

so, I did it. This is by no means a comprehensive list, and it was VERY difficult to narrow it to ten…and I really could break them into categories and list ten books under each different category…but that’s thinking too much about it (which I already did anyway, so of course I broke the rules).

For more books that I read (but don’t necessarily review), take a look at my Goodreads page.

5 thoughts on “The Top Ten Book “Thing”

  1. Angels in my hair. Watching over us.Life before Death. Angel therapy. Marjorie. Crossing over. Touched by Angels. Conversations with God. The keys to the universe. A quiet mind

    Christine Snowdon

  2. I am a fan of a pretty weired Genre of books – books about special forces. The book that turned me into such a fan was “Inside the Delta Force” by Eric Haney – not because of the nail biting incident description. The description of the training and the focus on mental strength – not to give up even when you are on the verge of breaking down. That has been inspirational in my life!!

  3. I also composed the list on my personal FB page – I think it was a good exercise. The weird thing is that some of those books that were critical to me at a certain time and place, haven’t necessarily held up in the re-reading…but that doesn’t make them any less essential! 🙂

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