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Touching/Influential Books

Recently, I was tagged on Facebook by one of my friends from grad school that listed the 20 books that touched her the most with the idea that those tagged would create their own lists and share them. I absolutely loved the idea and I thought I would move my list off Facebook and share them with you.

So in no particular order, here’s my list!

  1. Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen
  2. Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  6. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  7. Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg (Dr. Suess)
  8. And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr. Suess
  9. Meet Felicity by Valerie Tripp
  10. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  11. The Mitten by Jan Brett
  12. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  13. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  14. Animorphs by K.A. Applegate
  15. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
  16. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. Anthem by Ayn Rand
  18. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  19. Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
  20. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Here are the official rules that accompanied the Facebook post that my friend tagged me in: “Rules: In your status line, list 20 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard – they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag 20 friends, including me, so I’ll see your list.”

If you decide to do this, make sure you let me know. I would love to check out your list!

Look for these books to reappear next year when I do something special with the entire list in a brand new feature!

PS. Speaking of Facebook, did you know that I have a Facebook page? Please head on over to Reading the Alphabet on Facebook if you haven’t and give me a Like! Thanks!