Ten Books That Have Stayed with Me

This has been going around Facebook for quite a while, and I was tagged for it a few weeks ago.

“Book Fun! In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be the ‘right’ or ‘great’ works, just the ones that have touched you.”

I thought it would be fun to post mine here, rather than on Facebook. Here’s my list of the ten books that have stayed with me.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Goodbye, I Love You by Carol Lynn Pearson

My Antonia by Willa Cather

In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Aesop’s Fables

I didn’t put much thought into this. I just named the books that came to my mind first. They are books that I have fond memories of and that often occupied the spot of “favorite” book at some time or another in my life.

What are the ten books that have stayed with you?