Memorable Books for You?

There’s a game on Facebook where you think of 15 books that have “stayed with you” for your life. Which books have had some special meaning for you?

Sometimes books play a part of nostalgia and bring back the wonderful memories of the time when we read them. With writers, these books often have taught us something valuable.

Which books have left an impression upon you?
Of course, it’s usually very difficult to limit it to only fifteen. Here are mine:
1. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White. (Read the first sentence. I think it’s the best first sentence! Propels the entire novel forward.)
2. The Borrowers by Mary Norton (Nostalgia for me in my youth. A complete “little” world.)
3. A Drowned Maiden’s Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz (Great pacing, good “bad” characters!)
4. A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck (Verbs, setting, humor, characters . . . what isn’t to like?)
5. The Moffats by Eleanor Estes (One of the series that I loved as a child)
6. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (Humorous character series)
7. Each Little Bird that Sings by Deborah Wiles (Should have won the Newbery in my opinion)
8. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (Poetic picture book)
9. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Written by a teen that is AMAZING!)
10. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg (Characters AND plot. What more could anyone want?)
11. East of Eden by James Steinbeck (or just about any book by him)
12. Princess Bride by William Goldman (this is so funny I laugh every time)
13. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (obvious classic)
14. The Three Only Things by Robert Moss (for using dreams and creativity)
15. The Ghost Belonged to Me by Richard Peck (the entire series)

What are some of yours?

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2 Responses to “Memorable Books for You?”

  1. Fatima Says:

    One of my favorite books is Everlost by Neal Shusterman. The story never made me put the book down.

    Another is the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. It was full of action and had an awesome plot.

  2. lizbooks Says:

    Oh, I forgot all about Neal Shusterman! I loved his The Dark Side of Nowhere. Haven’t heard of the other one but will look for it. Thanks! Liz

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