Thursday, October 13, 2011

Favorite books

What are your favorite books?

I thought since I share what I'm reading each month, it would be fun to do a post on what books I absolutely love.

Anything by Roald Dahl. He was my favorite author growing up - I loved his crazy, whimsical stories. I think I may have to ask for his boxed set for Christmas.

The Harry Potter series. I admit, I came to this party pretty late. I refused to read these when they first came out, I guess I thought they were too juvenile for me. After much pleading, a friend convinced me to read them after our freshman year of college. I read them all in one summer and then made my mom read them. Now we're both die-hard fans. And we really want to go here.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. This is one of the first "adult" books I remember picking up. I found it in the classics section in the library. I don't think I was able to finish it the first time I read it - it was a little too long for me when I was a kid. But I tried again, and fell in love. It's a richly detailed story of a girl named Francie growing up in the early 1900s in New York. I re-read it every couple of years and always come away with something new.

Those are just some of my absolute favs (although, honestly, there are too many to list!) 


  1. Roald Dahl books were the best! Although some of them kind of scared me, to be honest. They were so good though, so interesting and out there.

    I'm glad you finally got into "Harry Potter".

    For me, growing up, I always revisited "Little Women" and "The Witch of Blackbird Pond". I wonder why it is that there are books we can just pick up and reread over and over again, and they never gets old. So comforting.

    I think someday I will revisit "To Kill a Mockingbird". I read it once in middle school (was so proud of myself) and once in high school.

  2. Yeah I would love to revisit To Kill a Mockingbird now that I'm not forced to write a report on it. I'm sure I'd enjoy classics more now that I'm not in school!