I love that you just made me think about the books that I could read (and have read) over and over. What a great list! Thank you.
Definitely bookmarking this post for future reference, thanks! : )
Good list! I've only read a couple of these.
Jitterbug Perfume, Water For Elephants, the road, dandelion wine
I've been meaning to read Toni Morrison for a while now, thanks for the reminder and a good place to start!
this is my favorite list yet!
this post makes me a bit wistful as we're planning a move across the country and the mister reminded me that we have to be brutal about our books...love this pola!
thanks lovely lady! i just purchased a few of them online xx
I've read 4 of your 7. Time to get to the bookstore, I think.Also? I've read To Kill A Mockingbird so many times, I could practically recite the thing to you. My all-time favourite, right there.
oh god! i love david sedaris- and listening to his books on cd bring his stories to a whole new level of funny!!!! We saw him in person and i am totally addicted to his voice. So quirky!i love this list. you are such a good list maker! xo
this is perfect! i've been looking for some good recommendations.
2, 3, 4, 5, yes! I am going to have to check out 1, 6 & 7. Such good taste, such good lists. xo
to kill a mockingbird - yes!anything by david sedaris -- yes yes!just recently i re-read jane eyre for the 15th or so time. and a little-known book called i capture the castle is another one i read every 5 years or so.thanks for your great lists and photos!
Writing Down the Bones- perhaps my all time fave due to life changing effects of it at the age of 21 when I first read it. Fabby list!
yes, this is a great list... I would have The Clouded Leopard, Another Roadside Attraction, Lady Chatterley's Lover, umm... I know there are more, better go and check the bookcase...
If I may give you a recommandation from France (where we're a few to follow your blog ;-))PROMISE AT DAWN by Romain Gary My favorite !
great list.I love M Kalman.and Writing down the Bones is always close at hand...I just may create my own list.thanks.
isn't maira kalman the best? have you been reading her "pursuit of happiness" series in the nytimes?http://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/
Great list! I read "A tree grows in Brooklyn" last year after a week in NYC (we stayed in Williamsburg) and I also greatly enjoyed the simplicity and profoundness of "To kill a mockingbird". I also really enjoy working with "Old friend from far away" by Natalie Goldberg. I hope you don't me writing this comment, although I don't know you. I have been following for a while. I am a german writer, photographer, poetry therapist and storyteller. In my everyday life I am an advertising copywriter.I am inspired by learning how other people handle the ups and downs of a creative process...well, and of life.
I woke up this morning determined to find something I can get my teeth into book wise, have been feeling most uninspired book wise lately, this makes for an interesting Sunday in a bookshop. Thanks.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is my favorite book - I read it every summer and notice something new and wonderful every time. I love this list!
Fantastic list, i love these types of recommendation. A good book is one thing, but a book to be read over is quite another, so thank you for this.I bought A Tree Grows in Brooklyn from Strand Books in New York a couple of summers ago whilst on holiday there, and couldn't put it down... what an absolutely wonderful, unique, insightful book.
To Kill a Mockingbird without hesitation, also anything by Jonathan Safran Foer and my most favorite book as a child: Ferdinand the Bull. A short, sweet tale about a big, burly bull who chooses sniffing flowers in the pasture over the bullfighting ring. I cherish it to this day.
Ooh! I love a good reading list. I have only read 2 of yours...I also recommend the audio version of 'me talk pretty one day'...great road trip listening. it's hard for me to RE-read things when there are so many books I haven't read...but I'll share one...ever since 2nd grade i have loved to read and re-read The Island of The Blue Dolphins
3 out of 7 on the top of my list too! Kalman, Morrison, and A tree grows in brooklyn. Can't wait to read the rest of your list. Thanks for keeping me inspired.
Great list! I already did a list of the favorite books of my girlhood and am composing a list of the life changing books of my grownuphood.I don't know if I'll be able to keep it to 7 though.......Thanks for ever inspiring me.Greta
Thanks for the list! I needed some good book recommendations :)By the way, I'm hosting a lovely little giveaway on my blog that you might be interested in entering! Here's the link:http://moonfaceon.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-quotes-notes.htmlxo,Cassie
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is my favorite book of all time! I also love To Kill a Mockingbird. Have you read Les Miserables? I have read that one a few times as well. Thanks for the list. It made me think about what my favorite books are!
i'm so with you on numbers 2, 4 & 5. will have to check out the others. hmmm. i've been struggling to find a list idea this week. i may have to follow suit ;0
writing down the bones is a delicious book. i'll have to check out some of the other ones. (:
I have to say I am loving your list posts since I too am obsessed with list-making. Usually all I make is to-do lists, and then I feel myself getting more and more controlling of my own time and I have to let go a little ... most of these books I haven't read, but the one that would also have a place on my comfort list is writing down the bones. I used to read it all the time in university, but I haven't picked it up in a while. I should take it off the shelf and give it another spin!
I love SO many of these that I am going to have to read Slaves of New York now.
Thank you for mentioning A Tree Grows In Brookland- I read that book countless times as a teenager- I still have it and I think that it's time to read it again!!