Saturday, January 10, 2015

10 Memorable Books

Every month or so on Facebook there is a thread that goes around about 10 memorable books.  You are to post your books and share the thread with your friends.  As a lifelong book lover, I participate every single time, and always find my book choices change a bit.  I thought it would be fun to share my list with you and ask for your 10 memorable books as well.   I may have to revisit this list again later with a new one.  Reading is like that!

1 The Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace - These are my desert island books! This series tells the story of 3 girls from age 5 through their 20's, in turn of the century Minnesota. 

2 The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder - Childhood favorites. I love everything about these books.
3 The Keeping Days series by Norma Johnston - Another series with a turn of the century setting. This series tells the story of a family, a young girl who wants to be a writer, and her friends.
4 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - Two sisters, one practical and one romantic, seek love.
5 The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - I love the way this series has given a love of reading and imagination to a new generation.
6 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Perhaps the Great American Novel.
7 The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler - A noir detective story set in Los Angeles. For years I reread this book every summer. 
8 Time and Again by Jack Finney - Time travel, love, history, old New York. 
9 Possession by A.S. Byatt - Poetry and poets, romantic passion and a passion for words. A beautiful book.
10 Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire - A twist on The Wizard of Oz, and a wonderful fantasy world on its own.
I would love to read your 10 memorable books in the comment section, below.