I thought it was an interesting way to look at books I've read, plus it was another list in the making. I spent the past couple of days thinking about this. I can't really say that any books have changed my life, but there have been a number of books I've read that have had powerful impacts on how I think. I don't think the list is perfect, but this is the list I provided to the site. So let's see -
1. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - I know I read many books before I ever received a copy, but I think that, along with Tom Sawyer, this is one of the first books I ever remember reading. I think I had two copies, one I got for Xmas and one that I received at school, maybe Grade 3, for either Perfect Attendance or for being an honour student (if you could call it that in Grade 3). It was an excellent story and I read it more than once. One of the books that started me on the road to being the voracious reader I am now.
The next four books are similar in a way, all deal with family but from different perspectives and all affected me in their own way, the writers bringing out a definite emotional response.
|Who Has Seen The Wind|
|Ursula K. LeGuin|
|Walk Two Moons|
10. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech - Start with a children's book, end with one. An odd choice, but I read this to my oldest daughter when my life was in turmoil, going through a divorce and financial difficulties. I struggled to read the last chapters as it was a very emotional story and I was very emotional..
So there you have it, ten books that had an emotional impact on me.. I recommend any of them. Tomorrow back to my Top Ten list...