Books that Matter

From my 26 March 2011 post:

An idea came to me the other day I thought about the “15 Books that Changed My Life” meme I filled out a couple of years ago, listing books that had piqued my interest and had shaped who I was as a reader and a writer.

As I dried my hair, I realized that this list had changed in the year-and-a-half since I wrote it, and that the list of books was never really stuck on 15. Also, I couldn’t describe what, exactly, made this book so important to me.

You can find the links to these essays here.

1. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

2. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

3. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian

4. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

5. Over to You by Roald Dahl

6. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McClosky

7. Smiley’s People by John Le Carre

8. Guest Post by Haley Whitehall: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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