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My book list…

  1. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett (because everyone else has read it)
  2. A GAME OF THRONES, by George R. R. Martin (Why haven’t I read it yet?? Gah!!!)
  1. IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS, by Erik Larson (Loved “Devil in the White City” – that should go on YOUR book list if you haven’t read it already)
  2. ROOM, by Emma Donoghue (reading about other screwed up kids makes me feel better about some parts of my childhood)
  3. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot (White Privilege in one of its finest moments)
  4. I AM NUMBER FOUR, by Pittacus Lore (need an easy, no-brainer every now and again, and I thought the movie was pretty stellar)
  5. SHADOW TAG, by Louise Erdrich (one of my favorite Native American authors – nothing of hers disappoints and her books are accessible to non-Native readers)
  1. WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS, by Dean Koontz (I have whole shelf in my basement library dedicated to this guy’s stuff; must have at least 30-4o of his books finished – easy and entertaining)
  2. ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS, by Neil Gaiman (my all-time favorite author – sure, I love Sherman Alexie and Shakespeare and Tolkien, etc., but Gaiman is my FAVORITE! He, too, has his own raised shelf in my library; if you haven’t yet, read his “Sandman” comics. Fabulous, fabulous writer, speaker, blogger – all that jazz)
  1. CATCH-22, by Joseph Heller (HAD to put a classic in here; alas, I haven’t read this – EVER. I hang my head in shame 😦 for any book with the  influence to have coined terminology commonly used in society for decades on end should be perused based solely on principle)
Had to stop at 10, otherwise, this would be a never-ending list. I have stacks of unread books on my night stand that aren’t even mentioned here. Even more have been recommended by friends and family. Thanks to great genetics, I’m a tested and proved speed reader and can finish books at a quick pace. Not bragging, but it’s a handy antidote to bibliophilia.