Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My 30 books - please share your list, too?

Your favorite book: (today) Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

Least favorite book: I Know this Much is True by Wally Lamb

A book that completely surprised you: (bad/good) Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell (I intend to read this one suggested by my son, Jeff – thank you!)

A book that made you laugh out loud: Leven Thumps and the Gateway to FOO by Obert Skye

A nonfiction book that you actually enjoyed: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (and I LOVE nonfiction, by the way)

A book that makes you cry: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A book that’s hard to read: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

A book you want to read, but never have: second half of the last “Harry Potter”

A book you’ve read more than once: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

The first novel you remember reading: Fifteen by Beverly Cleary

The book that made you fall in love with reading: Treasure Island by Robert
Louis Stevenson (thank you, Mrs. Ross, 4th grade)

A book so emotionally draining you couldn’t complete it or had to set aside for a
bit: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Favorite childhood book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Book that should be on hs/college required reading list: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray

Favorite book dealing with foreign culture: Three Cups of Tea by Dr. Greg

Favorite book turned movie: Holes by Louis Sachar

Book turned movie and completely desecrated:

A book you can’t find on shelves anymore that you love:Jane Allen, Right
Guard by Edith Bancroft (thank you, Joan!)

A book that changed your mind about a particular subject: One Hundred Names
for Love by Diane Ackerman

A book you would recommend to an ignorant/racist/closed minded person:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

A guilty pleasure book: Janet Evanovich’s series about “Stephanie Plum”

Favorite series: “Harry Potter” by J K Rowling

Favorite romance novel: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

A book you later found out the author lied about:

Favorite autobiographical/biographical book: My Reading Life by Pat Conroy

A book you wish would be written: Why our School and Public Libraries
Should be More than Adequately Funded

A book you would write if you had all the resources: see previous

A book you wish you never read:

An author that you completely avoid/hate won’t read: Stephenie Meyer

An author that you will read whatever they put out: Obert Skye

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