I have gone on and on about books in my blog, as I love to read. I have recently reconnected with my cousin Rachelle in Bemidji (you can read her at:
and she is a book lover too. She recently posted a list of her favorite books, and I am going to copy her idea. And then I want everyone who reads this to either comment on my blog, with their top ten list of favorite books, or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org ) so I can have more books to put on my wish list!
Picking just ten is tough, and I may have to post more lists in the future...these are not in any particular order of fondness, that would be WAY TOO HARD to do:
1. "The Cape Ann" by Faith Sullivan
She's a Minnesota author, and has written a sequel to this as well. I even went to one of her book readings.
2. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee Believe it or not, I never read this in high school. In fact, I just read it last year. And I claim to be a book lover!
3. "Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. I read it in the summer time, on my porch swing. Perfect.
4. "Prodigal Summer" by Barbara Kingsolver (and pretty much ALL of her books). This was also a summer porch read (atmosphere can be quite important).
5. "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell I first read this in junior high, and absolutely fell in love. I think I read the book twice before I actually saw the movie. My Grandma Betty brought me to it. Of course she did!
6. "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery I try to read this every year or so, it calms me, and transports me to Prince Edward Island.
7. "West with the Night" by Beryl MarkhamI read this long before we even had an inkling of opening ACES Flight Simulation. It's about so much more than flying. Loved it.
8. "Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving (closely followed by "World According to Garp") This could very well be on the top of the list. I also loved "Cider House Rules".
9. "Whistling in the Dark" by Leslie Kagen A newer release, I really enjoyed it.
10. "Out of Africa" by Isak Dinesen After seeing Robert Redford wash Meryl Streep's hair, I had to read this. I ended up reading more Isak Dinesen after that.
11. All of the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I read a later Laura Ingalls book to the guys on our trip out to the Black Hills this summer. It was such fun!
12. "Little Women" and all of Louisa May Alcott She wrote a mystery that I read a few years ago ("A Long Fatal Love Chase"), so different from "Little Women". Loved it!
Sorry, I couldn't do just ten...