Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Book Stack

If I had to give up all but five books in my room, which ones would I keep?

This happens to be one of the toughest questions of my life. This post will probably take me a hour plus to write.

I already know Book #1, which is...

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
This just happens to be one of my favorite books ever. I've read it three times now and won't hesitate to read it a fourth time. I haven't exactly pinpointed what makes me love the book so much. Maybe it's because I'm was/am a lot like Scout. Or, maybe because the relationship between Scout and her brother, Jem, is a lot like the one between Sam and me. Or it's because the book forces you to go back to when you were a child and think like you were a child. It makes you open your eyes a little wider, like you're still discovering, because as we grow older we tend to forget that we don't know everything and there is still so much more to know. Just a few reasons I love this book. (I love this cover too. It's one of my favorite covers for To Kill A Mockingbird. )

Book #2. Well, after searching through all my book piles I'd have to say....Squashed by Joan Bauer.
I got this book from one of my Aunts (most likely my Aunt Julie) and have enjoyed it over the years. I've read it two and a half times. (xD) Just like To Kill A Mockingbird I'm still not sure what I like about the book so much. The writing is wonderful. (I've heard Joan Bauer has other great books.) I think one reason I admire this book is how the reader is easily able to connect with Ellie, the main character. (I find it funny that Joan Bauer chose Ellie to be the girls name because I have a friend named Ellie Bauer. Sorry, I just had to share that.) She's a regular teenage girl with a interesting hobby. I think I'd like her if I really got to meet her.

Book #3. Let me go rummage through my book shelves and piles again..., aha! I got it. I didn't even remember I had this book...

Anyway, it would be: The Young Unicorns by Madeleine L'Engle.

Although it's not my all time favorite book, I've enjoyed it anyway. I can't totally remember everything it's about, but I do know that each time I read it (which has been two times), I can't wait to piece together the puzzle. It's a good mystery, if I'm right. This book is as far as I've made it into the Austin Family series. Maybe I should try and read the whole series...

Book #4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funk

Although I haven't read it in a while, I've always loved this book. I think this one I've read one and a half times. I'm not in awe of it like I use to be, but I like the clever idea so much. I wish I was like Mo or Maggie, surrounded by books all the time and able to speak them out. Lucky dogs.

Finally! The last book I will save! Ummmmmmm. Once again I'm going to rummage through my room. I got it!

Book #5. The Penderwicks (there is no link because Amazon wouldn't load...) by Jeanne Birdsail.
It's directed more towards 10, 11, 12 year olds (or somewhere around there), it's still a personal favorite, along with the second book, but I can't take them both. My mom and I read this book together and loved it. Skye was my favorite character, even though she loved math. So, yeah. Pretty beast book right here.

And, yes, it took me about a hour to write this post. I hope you enjoyed it! :D
So, I think I'm going to tag people because I'm interested in what books they would save.

I tag Hannah, Angie and iZaynab! (I'm sorry, I was too lazy to do links. xD) Have fun! :D

With Much Love,


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