Anyways, there is a prompt for every day this week to help us commiserate about books and blogging, the very reasons we are here to begin with. And, today's topic is to come up with a list of books that represent me. Let me tell you that this was not an easy task, but here you go . . .
This book remains as one of my all-time favorite books and for so many reasons. Maguire took a character that so many grew up with and had evil intentions, and gave her a story that helped us to better understand who she was. I firmly believe that we all have our own stories, and looking at lives from a different perspective is something that I try to live by every day. And, if I'm being honest, I can probably be a bit of a wicked witch myself some days!
I am a complete sucker for literature and art in all its forms, and this is one story that has stayed with me since I read it last year. I frequently think about it, remembering the beauty of the illustrations, and cannot get enough of how it can possibly apply to real life and about how we need to embrace who we are.
I am a huge fan of Stephen King, so I had to include at least one of his books on this list. Misery is one that I only recently read, but it quickly made it to one of my all-time favorite lists simply because of the complicated way it was written. King's writing is something that I admire, especially as a wannabe writer myself. And, for the record, I am not a miserable person, even if 2016 has not been my year!
Don't let the title of this book deter you because it is yet another one of my favorite books ever read. I am a sucker for a good story (all different kinds of them), and this one is one that I can relate to on many different levels. It is set in the great state of Montana (my home state and the one I currently reside) and speaks to so much of my small town life growing up.
How can I not include Harry?!? Afterall, he is my comfort read, my go-to read when I need a pick-me-up. I believe in magic and imagination and the power of good. Must I really say more?!?
I really could keep adding books to this list, but I'm going to leave it with these five. I think the eclectic list alone shares a lot more about me than any single title can.
What books would you say represent you? Do we have any titles in common?