A weekly meme from The Broke and The Bookish
This weeks topic is:
Top Ten Books That Make You Think
1. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque: I read this in high school, and thought about how these men not much older than me, had to endure.
2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: I was blown away by this book as young adult.
3. Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman: This is not on the same chart as my first two, but still it makes the list. It really made me think, do we really ever know anyone?
4. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb: I work in a school, and because of Columbine and other tragedies like it, this is something to think about. We have safety procedures in place, but you it is something to worry about.
5. The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams: When I read this, I was probably in 8th or 9th grade. It was probably one of the single most influential books on my life. I became the vegetarian/animal rescuer/animal rights activist that I am today, because of this book.
7. First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung: A first hand account of the author's survival of the Khmer Rouge. What guts and inner strength it must take to write this story down.
8. The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan: Amazing.
9. The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez: I love to read about like in other cultures, especially for women.
New Hampshire by John Irving: I was introduced to Irving by my uncle while I was in high school. He fast became one of my favorite authors - he just has such a unique insight and way of writing about people and fate and life in general.
Keep passing the open windows!