Yesterday, Jillian of Random Ramblings posted her “Most Influential Books” and asked me if I would share mine, too.
I really love her particular spin on this, which is that we share without giving any sort of explanation whatsoever. It’s harder than it sounds! When I love a book, I want to tell everyone why & try to convince them to read it. But, I can also see the beauty in sharing these favorites and allowing others to discover them completely on their own, and maybe fall in love with them for their own reasons.
So, here is a list of 10 books that have affected me greatly, for various reasons. I desperately want to say something about each of them, but I will refrain. I challenge you all to give this a shot on your own blogs, and I especially challenge you to read a title from this list that you haven’t, yet!
In no particular order:
Care to share any books that have had a profound affect on your life?
For the ink-hearted
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You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler
My life as a black, disabled teenager
A bookish blog (mostly) about women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
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