Monday’s Question

Question:  If you had to pick 5 books that you think everyone should read, what five would you pick (they can be children’s books or adult- fiction or nonfiction)?

My Answer:  (and keep in mind this is my opinion only).  I know many won’t agree with my list.  And that’s okay!!!

  1.  Holy Bible
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird– by Harper Lee- This book covers so many important moral issues.  It gives one food for thought, that’s for sure.  I somehow escaped having to read this book in high school or college and read it as an adult.  I’ve since read it two more times.
  3. Tuesdays with Morrie– by Mitch Albom- This is about a dying man’s greatest gift to his student.  Again, like #2, this book covers so many of life’s important issues.  One of my favorite books of all times.  I just loved it.
  4. Charlotte’s Web– by E.B. White- In my opinion, no book teaches about love, friendship, loyalty, kindness, compassion and sacrifice like this classic children’s book.  And most of the characters are animals which makes it even better!
  5. The Grapes of Wrath– by John Steinbeck- I had to read this book in college.  Though I dreaded it, I ended up loving it (as was the case with most books I “had” to read in college).   It’s a heartbreaking but absolutely wonderful story about a family during the depression.  It covers so many important social issues.

Wow!  That was hard to come up with just five!  If you want to play along, leave your list in the comment section.

Gail ♥

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About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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4 Responses to Monday’s Question

  1. TrishaDM says:

    I’ve read all of these except for “The Grapes of Wrath.” I guess I need to pick it up one of these days.
    Great choices. I totally agree on these, especially the first three!

  2. Relax says:

    Good suggestions! I have 5 only if one counts Penelope Lively’s “The Photograph” which is more like chick-lit, as is “Jane Eyre.” The others are the Gospel of John, “Treblinka,” and one that I go back to and read a bit as if new each time, “No Man Is An Island” (Thomas Merton).

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