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Book Lovers Day

Posted by Brittany

In celebration of Book Lover’s Day I’d also like to list a few of my favorite reads. Unfortunately, although I get really involved in a story while I’m reading it, a year or two later I have a difficult time offering a synopsis. Sometimes I wish I was more like my father’s mother, who kept detailed journals of the books she read and her impressions about them. But since I lack this commendable habit I’m usually just left with a general impression — a memory about whether or not I liked a book or thought it was worth my time. And, if I’m lucky, I might also retain a memory of a specific scene, character, or concept I found particularly interesting. So, without further ado, here are a few of the books I remember being well worth my while:

Of Mice And Men by John Steibeck
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Cevalier
Maus I & II by Art Spiegelman
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
The Final Confession of Mabel Stark by Robert Hough
Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini by Ruth Brandon
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes

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