...Which got me thinking about books, of course. Especially the ones I read in school that helped shape my soul and made me the lifelong reader I am today.
Books do so many things. They engage, entertain, enthrall....But there is that special list everyone has - the ones that spoke directly to your adolescent spirit and stayed with you forever.
Here's my list of "literary soul-shapers." What's yours?
Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
Assorted short stories and poems – Edgar Allan Poe
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
“Books may well be the only true magic.” - Alice Hoffman