Books That Shaped Me, Chronologically
Inspired by @jessicaz
- •The Secret GardenMesmerized by this as a child. Probably need to revisit
- •DeenieRemember the feeling of reading this and getting lost in the story. Only remember she wore a back brace?
- •A Separate PeaceFrom high school- loved this book.
- •OthelloRead in AP English my senior year and it was the first and maybe only time I remember just getting Shakespeare.
- •Skinny Legs and AllVery hard to pick a single Tom Robbins but his books blew my mind! I think I've read almost everything he's written.
- •The Hottest StateThis is kind of a weird one but I read it for the first time in college and I was going through a breakup and it touched me. I've read it again since and it didn't hold up that well. But at the time...
- •IshmaelThis premise is so interesting and there is so much amazing stuff in here. Might need to give this one another go.
- •The AlchemistI got profound meaning from this book which helped me identify and navigate my path towards going back to school and becoming an SLP which I absolutely consider my calling.
- •The FountainheadThis book was very challenging and while I ended up loving it what I really learned was how to persevere through this book in time to read The Hunger Games before the movie came out. 😬
- •The Kite RunnerJust a beautiful book. I remember thinking it was not only an easy book to read but also so important. This book moved me.
- •The House of TomorrowPicked this up from a recommendation of one of my favorite bloggers (heartoflight) and I didn't want it to end. Can't put my finger on why it's so special to me- but it is.
- •The Art of FieldingThis book is so good. It's maybe 500 pages and I read it in a week- which is very good for me. This is the book I recommend when people ask me. Also solidified my interest in reading about academia/university life.
- •Clan of the Cave BearFirst of the Earth's Children's series. The heroine in the book, Ayla, might be my favorite character ever. These books are a chore- but the detail in her writing and the stories have stayed with me. I have only the last book left to read and I'll be sad to say goodbye.