Please go to The Broke and the Bookish for more details about their weekly meme. This week they’ve challenged us to list the books we’d like our children to read. I can’t pin down specific titles for my entire list so you’ll see a mix of titles and authors from whose writings I’m sure my children will learn and be inspired both now and when they are older.
5 Books to read in childhood/adolescence
- I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch – captures a mother’s love so beautifully
- Rowling’s iconic Harry Potter books – ’nuff said
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – a mansion full of secrets in Yorkshire? Sign me up!
- Judy Blume of course!
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis – fantasy, adventure and fun
5 Books to read in adulthood
- Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez for some Colombian heritage reading
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – because Offred’s insights and observations eerily resound
- Eckhart Tolle – at some point each of my children will need some tools to manage the hardships of life which I was unable to impart (or, gulp, deal with issues I may have unknowingly created…sweat beads…)
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin – ooooh, this book. Especially my daughter. When (if) she’s a mother.
- The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison – a beautiful, provoking read about identity, forging it, finding it in a harsh world
Which books would your list include?