So for lack an original writing idea, I am using a meme I just saw a friend write as a Facebook note. It's called Fifteen Books. It's a juicy one for me because I love books, and as I have less time now to read books I like, it's nice to reflect on the good books I've already read. (Notice I have an affinity for young adult lit.) Please comment, hopefully with a link to your own fifteen!
"This can be a quick one. Don't take too long to think about it: fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. Make sure it's the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends choose..."
- Little House on the Prairie (guess I'll start chronologically)
- Little Women
- Anne of Green Gables
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Gone with the Wind
- Jane Eyre
- Run with the Horseman
- The Age of Innocence
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
- Pride and Prejudice
- East of Eden
- A Room with a View
- The Birth Book
- Mother Teresa: In Her Own Words
These are not necessarily the most challenging, or the most erudite, of the books I've read in my lifetime. But they are the ones that I remember most clearly, that formed my tastes in heroines, good storytelling, and the kinds of themes and humor I like in a book. The last two formed some pretty defining opinions I have on childbirth and on prayer, which are pretty important things in my life as of late.