I am participating in the Preview to Summer Blogger Book Swap. The first link up topic is your 3 Favorite books.
This was HARD. It is pretty hard to narrow all the books down to which I love the most. My favorite books tend to change from time to time, depending on my phase in life and current interests.
I chose 3 books that seem to always find their way back into my life over the years and continue to have an effect on me
3. Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix. This was my least favorite of the series, when I first started reading it. Harry is angsty, moody, grouchy and irrational. I was feeling as annoyed as he was throughout the book and it was not until I was finished with it that I realized how brilliant Rowling developed his character. She completely nailed this adolescent stage of life, especially an adolescent who has suffered the losses that Harry has. I appreciated this book so much more when I re-read the series and had a different perspective of his character.
2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. This was the first Maya Angelou book I read. It was assigned during my 10th grade year. We were given about 2 weeks to read the book. I asked if I could take it home and finished it within days. Then, my teacher assigned me to read the book aloud to a group of students just outside our classroom (life.long.nerd.). I feel in love with Angelou’s writing. Her prose, imagery and structure is poetic. Anytime after reading her works, I immediately want to write, she completely inspires that within me. I went on to read the rest of her biographies in the next couple of years, and have re-read them many times.
1. The Catcher in the Rye. This was another book I read as assigned reading for high school. It truly resonated with my own teen angst and questions/annoyance with society. I have re-read it a few times since then, and each time it strikes me in a different way. I think it is poignant that the same book can impact adolescent, college aged, young adult and adult me.
I’m so embarrassed to say that I’ve never read Catcher and the Rye. I want to so bad but it just never happened! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog 🙂
It’s never too late. There are some classics that I have not gotten around to that I definitely want to read at some point.
Oh that’s so fun that you’re participating too!!! Great choices. Of course Harry Potter. I enjoyed Catcher in the Rye, maybe not as much as you but I can definitely appreciate!
HP seemed to make it’s way to most people’s lists, definitely a classic!
Great picks! You can’t go wrong with Harry Potter! I remember hating the Catcher in the Rye when I read it in high school, but I think it was only because I had to read it! lol
I hear ya! Sometimes school took the fun out of the best books.