- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain To this day, I enjoy Twain's satire and view of the world. One of my favorite authors of all time.
- The Encyclopedia Brown Series - Donald Sobol
- The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
- The Hardy Boys Mystery Series
- Iron John - Robert Bly
- Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
- Absolutely anything by Stephen King
- Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett An exceptional book, well written and captivating.
- All Creatures Great and Small... As a farm kid, I could relate and laughed often.
- The Last Catholic in America - John Powers. Yes, I was raised Catholic, and yes, I could totally relate.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Books have always been an escape for me... I went to a small rural four room grade school (no I didn't walk four miles through snow up to my chin). The Brown County Library system had a bookmobile that came to our school every couple of weeks. I remember getting my library card and thinking I held the key to a whole world... ah the freedom to unlock a whole imagination was right there in my pudgy little hands. So off to the book mobile I trudged... and I checked out books. Man, did I check out books. By the time I hit 8th grade, I had read every book on the bookmobile. The librarian was reserving books for me and bringing me a stack of them every time she came. I read Roots, Centennial, and every other book I could get my hands on. Throughout the years, some of those books have stuck with me, and I have enjoyed them again and again. Here is a list of some my favorites - not ranked in any order and includes some recent reads.