A friend posted one of those Facebook posts where you answer questions, then tag others to answer the same questions. It instructed me to “name 10 books/series that have remained with me/influenced me throughout my life.”
Well, Readers, I thought you might enjoy that list too, so here it is, in approximate chronological order of reading:
- A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
- The Dream of the Stone, Christina Askounis
- The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
- Dragon Prince, Melanie Rawn
- Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman, Alice Steinbach
- Good In Bed, Jennifer Weiner
- Persuasion, Jane Austen
I feel like these are the stories I go back to the most, the images with the most resonance, the imaginative elements that I find myself wishing were real…
Making these recommendations work for you:
If you like classics, try Bronte and Austen
If you like fantasy, search Tolkien, Rawn, L’Engle, and Askounis
If you like psychological thriller-mysteries, look up Wilhelm or Weiner (specifically the two here, their other stuff pushes into sci-fi and chick-lit, respectively)
If you like women discovering more of life than they knew before, pick up Steinbach or Persuasion.
And if you love historical fiction, try Marshall or Whyte (So. Good.)
Do any of these ring a bell for you?
What’s the first book that popped into your head when you read the title of this post?