1. Book of Mormon from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
This book needs to be number one--because it is the most important book in my life.
2. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
This is my favorite novel when I have to pick. I actually used this with my students in our five things about you in a bag assignment and one thing had to be something that inspired you. The quote that I love from this is about how if you can stand to be in someone's company for more than 30 minutes you can be best friends for life--and it works!
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
An amazing story of courage, determination, and it is just so well written.
4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
I love this story! I love the romance, the history, the sacrifice--my favorite Dickens book
5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is the first book that I threw against the wall...I was so mad about Laurie and Jo--but that really influenced me in what it meant to write about your life.
6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I loved this story---it was so well written and beautiful story. It reminds us to take every moment and just live!
7. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Quite the ethical dilemma--and it really makes you think!
8. The Chamber by John Grisham
It was one of the first moments in which you really start to think about the death penalty....along with a book I just finished by him called Confession
9. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
As someone who finds the negative in a lot of things...this book spoke to me as a young child and it still does--it is great to commiserate with Alexander once in a while!
10. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
My favorite book in high school, and it really influenced what I viewed was a friendship prior to a dating relationship.