Friday, December 13, 2013

Ten Books that have Stayed with You

List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and don't think too hard — they don't have to be the "right" or "great" works, just the ones that have touched you. Here are mine:

Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maude Montgomery
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Love Walked In by Marissa Marisa de los Santos, Writer
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Attwood
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Twas the Night Before Christmas
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz 

Looking forward to reading your list in the comments!


  1. I've enjoyed scanning these lists for new titles. I keep thinking it would be fun to create a themed set of list:top ten professional books about reading, top ten sci fi titles, top ten life-saving YA titles and the like. I'd have the Atwood, Green abd Saez titles on my lists too. If you enjoyed Atwood, you might also like When She Woke.

  2. Here is my list and in no particular order...just as they came to mind.

    Trixie Belden by Julie Campbell
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough
    Forever by Judy Blume
    Wonder by R.J. Polacio
    Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
    The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco
    The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler
    Anything written by Karen Kingsbury
    Little House of the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

    OK that is actually eleven!

  3. Anne of Green Gables ...Prince Edward Island isn't far from me!

  4. Here is my list... a mix...

    Mark of the Lion Series by Francine Rivers
    Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
    Marley & Me by John Grogan
    Every Child Needs a Praying Mom by Fern Nichols
    Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel
    Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan
    Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
    One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
    The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom


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