Different books have meant different things to me in my life, but these books (in no particular order) are my very favorite.
Mother-daughter relationships are complicated and beautiful. This tells the stories of 3 generations of women during WWII and I am charmed by it every time.
Jeannette Walls tells the story of her difficult childhood without whining and complaining, and if anyone has earned the right-it's her.
Such a great metaphor for life and love.
Harry Potter=book perfection.
It is beautifully written with wit and heart and tells the love story of a woman falling in love with a child. Made me happy to be a mom.
Abuse, racism, and justice all told from the perspective of a child. Literary genius.
Each chapter is told from the perspective of a different member of a missionary family in 1959 in the Belgian Congo. If you have never read it, you really should.
A smartly funny fairy-tale satire. Don't skip the glossary at the back-it's the best part.
Best coming of age story EVER! If you've read it, the part about the "bed of roses" makes me cry every time:)
Cinderella story in the pioneer west-it makes me cry too. Every little girl should be read this book aloud.
The story of how a mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less.
How a senior devil teaches a junior devil the art of temptation.
Ever wonder how one of the most civilized and cultured countries readily followed Hitler? This book, told from the perspective of a young dwarf, answers that question.
Coming of age tale set in 1687 Connecticut.
White girl writes about the lives of the black "help" in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi and it is amazing.
While searching for their missing father, children learn how to "wrinkle time" so they can travel through space and time.
The grandfather of all Dystopian literature.
There's my list-what's yours?