I know I posted already today, but I saw this cool post Jillian @ Random Ramblings. She does the awesome weekly post called Top Ten Picks, where she picks a theme and list ten books within that theme. You know how I love a list, and this one sounded fun. The theme is books you have to read at least once in you life. If you want to check out Jillian's list click here.
It was tough to pick just ten. Mine are in no a particular order.
It just a wonderful coming of age classic. Plus I have wonderful memories attached to it. My mom got me into the Anne books.
Excellent fantasy with allegory. It has endearing characters as well. I need to read them again.
Gothic romance with a touch of mystery. You have to love that. Plus, all the scenes are so well thought out and touching.
Everyone has to read this a least once or you're crazy. I actually read this for school the first time. I didn't finish before I had to take the test, but it was so good that I still finished it even after the test was over. I was so lucky that the test questions all can from the beginning of the book though. Haha.
Best example of historical fiction there is. Of course, if it wasn't it would be sad, since it took the woman ten years to write it. Plus, it's just wacky fun because the characters are complete fools.
I don't know if it's a book that everyone in the world must read, but it's a must read for me. I just love the writing style. The way the author approached the tough subject matter in a way that teenagers could relate to was brilliant.
I guess I just like the Bronte sisters. This is kind of a crazy read, but a great one. I really disliked Heathcliff though. However, it shows how good the writing was, by the fact that I had such a tangible dislike for a fictional character.
Okay, I admit this is only on here because it is my favorite book of all time. I just loved the spin she put on the Cinderella story.
It has great story telling. I love how the story focuses around the idea that the actions of the older generations can effect the younger ones.
Definitely a classic. I read this for the first time in 5th grade. By the time I got to read it for high school I had the thing memorized. I think I was the only kid in 9th grade that was crazy like that.
Well thats my list. Keep it shiny kids!