Good Books

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.

Mortimer J. Adler

I had a friend send me a questionnaire that asked about the 15 books that I have read that have stuck with me. Over my lifetime, it is hard to think of the those 15 books that really had an impact on me. But, this is my list…I am sure I will think of another to add, but for now, these are the books that jumped out at me….books that left me pondering….books that made me want to start over and read again as soon as I was done…..books that I didn’t forget about after reading them….books that taught me something…..books that I refer back to now and again.

The Bible

The Shack, William P. Young

90 Minutes in Heaven, Don Piper

For One More Day, Mitch Albom

Three Cups of Tea, Dr. Greg Mortenson

Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

The Kite Runner, Kaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns, Kaled Hosseini

Life of Pi, Yann Martel

The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch

The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret, Judy Blume

Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White

Now I had a friend say that the Bible doesn’t count….but I think it does….not everyone (unfortunately) has read the Bible, and for those of us that have….it is momentus and definately sticks with you forever…so needs to be mentioned…..but for my friend I will list one more book….

The What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff ….What to Expect When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the Toddler Years, etc. These saved my life as I mom and couldn’t have made it through without them!

What are your 15 books?
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  1. Kathleen D on August 13, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Stacie, I agree that the Bible counts as a book. The Bible is a very important text book in my life as I know it is in yours. I wouldn't be who I am without it. I agree that it should be counted. I am still thinking about my 15 books and have 10 so far. I will keep you posted.


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