Monday, March 22, 2010

Listful Mondays: More Ways in which My Mother Tried to Drown the Fantasy Out of Me

{Books suggested/given to you. Books from your formative years.}

She was unsuccessful. But upon reflection, I have realized that my mom gave me excellent things to read.

I love every one of them.

1. Christy by Catherine Marshall
2. Julie by Catherine Marshall
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
5. Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
6. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
7. The Journey Home by Johanna Reiss
8. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
9. White Fang by Jack London (love is too strong a word for this, but it is a solid like)
10. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (like for this one too - can't ALL be winners)
11. Incident at Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert
12. Blitzcat by Robert Westall

The One Book My Mom Gave Me that I Refused to Read in a Fit of Teenage Pique:

1. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

And I still need to read that...silly teenage me...


  1. Okay, just so you know... this theme is along the lines of my idea for Weekly Geeks coming up this Saturday. I didn't steal it!!! :)

    As for a list... I will ponder and make one later on so as to get it posted before Monday is over... and help spread the word at the same time, hopefully.

  2. Can you believe I got my lit degree and I've never read Jane Eyre! :D

  3. My attempt at a list:

  4. @ Suey - Thanx so much!

    @ Christina - No! I can't believe that. It is one of my very favorites! SIX STARS! If I had a stack of you-have-to-read-this-now cards, I'd play one on you. ;)

  5. I quite like Huckleberry Finn, hehe ... it's pretty cute (",).