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 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?