Books That Have Stayed With Me

I Heart Books

Today is International Literacy Day!

So I figured that I’d post the challenge I was given by a friend on Facebook to list 10 books that have stayed with me. I have to admit I really couldn’t narrow my list down to just 10. I thought of just picking recent favorites, then I thought about all of the great books I got to read when I was younger.  So, I compiled two lists!

I challenge all of you to think about the books that have stayed with you. I’d love to see which ones are on your list. Do we have any that match? Maybe I’ll get to find a few new reads because of it. Feel free to post your list here in my comments, or if you have WordPress, link back to me.

– Kat

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Young Kat’s List

  • White Fang – Jack London
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Insomnia – Stephen King

Current List:

  • I Will Fear No Evil – Robert A. Heinlein
  • Kiss The Girls – James Patterson
  • Survivor – Chuck Palahniuk
  • Gerald’s Game – Stephen King
  • The Tale of the Body Thief – Anne Rice
  • Exit to Eden – Anne Rice
  • The Universe in a Single Atom – His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
  • The Souls of Black Folk – W.E.B. Du Bois
  • The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
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7 comments

  1. 1984 is on my list, too. The Best disptopian fiction I’ve ever read in my life. But I didn’t read Fahrenheit 451 yet. I’m planning to read it. And I think you’re very discriminating about books. I loved your list, really. 🙂

  2. The Color Purple & 1984 are def. both on my list. As is Animal Farm & Catch 22. The Old Man & the Sea
    House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
    The Power of Each Breath – A Disabled Women’s Anthology
    The Fat Studies Reader
    There was a Gloria Steinem book – that I read when I was 18 that I can’t remember the name
    Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States
    Bullfinches Mythology
    Cien años de soledad (Gabriel Garcia Marquez – 100 years of solitude)
    Como Agua para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
    Beloved

    Wait that’s more than 10 I better stop

    1. Thank you for posting the book by Howard Zinn. I had heard about him on Ring of Fire Radio and couldn’t remember the name of his book. That sparked my memory.

      You have a lot of awesome books on your list. Most of them I haven’t read. I’ll have to check a few of them out.

  3. Well 🙂

    1984 – George Orwell

    Gogol – Dead Souls

    Animal Farm – George Orwell

    Cell – Stephen King

    Edgar Allan Poe – All Stories (Specially “The Black Cat”)

    H.P. Lovecraft – All Stories (Specially “The Shadow over Innsmouth)

    Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express

    Peyami Safa (Turkish Writer) – 9. Hariciye Koğuşu

    John Buchanan – The 39 Steps

    That’s all for now. These are my favourite books. But the list can be changed. 🙂

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