So here are the most influential books in my life (thus far) . . . if you haven't come across them before, then I hope you take a look at them!
- The Bible
- The Protector of the Small quartet, by Tamora Pierce
- The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
- Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
- What Katy Did, by Susan Coolidge
- Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
- In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio, by Philippe Bourgois
- Calvin and Hobbes (all of them), by Bill Watterson
- The Reading Promise, by Alice Ozma
It's interesting for me seeing them in a list and realising the common themes that run through many of them! It's also interesting seeing what time periods of my life they reflect. The one I read first would have been What Katy Did, which I read for the first time via audiobook when I was 7 or 8. The most recent is The Reading Promise, which I read in January 2013, but has caused me to make some ongoing changes in how I read and do life in general.
What are the most influential books in your life?