Can You Name Ten Books That Have Affected You in Some Way?

Antique skirted chair at CreatingThisLife.comLate last summer there was a post going around Facebook that asked you to pick ten books that had stayed with you or had an effect on you in some way, and then tag ten friends to do the same.

Lists + books are just the kind of nerdy thing I love, so I was excited when I was tagged. Here are the ten I chose:

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (see her inspiring TED talk here)

The Gold Coast by Nelson Demille

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

You were not supposed to think too long or hard about your list, or worry about if they’re the “right” books or not.

Have you ever made a list like this? What book or books have stayed with you in some way?

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  1. I love this post. Books are such a key part of my life.
    Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen
    East of Eden- John Steinbeck
    Presumed Innocent
    Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson
    The Wave by Susan Casey-Scientific accounting of the ocean after years of research.
    The Partner by John Grisham- its based on a current subject and very thought provoking .
    Nepenthe by Romney Steele about early Big Sur families and sustaining a business since the 70’s.
    The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost

    1. What a varied and interesting list, Lexie. I see a couple of my favorites, a few others I’m familiar with, and some I want to check out. Thank you for sharing.

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