Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Top shelf

I've pared our home library WAY down, but these remain my top shelf, keep forever, changed my life favorites.

Little House: OMG. I've probably read these a hundred times. I retread them as an adult and really struggled with my feelings about Pa. If you haven't read these lately you should.

Sybil: I bought this in a used bookstore in Boulder when I was 14 and it's singularly responsible for my choosing to focus on psychology.

The Red Tent: an awesome girl power story. It also reignited my interest in the Bible. So, so good.

The Woodswoman: Also an awesome girl power book that came to me just as I was getting a little too citified.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat: If Sybil brought me to psychology, this book kept me there.

To Kill a Mockingbird: Obviously

I love hearing about what books people love. What's on your top shelf?


  1. I also LOVED Sybil and the Little House books-- what kind of Pa issues?

    I will always love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Auntie Mame, and the Anne of Green Gables books.

    1. Reading it as an adult I thought that Pa was flakier and more irresponsible than I thought. I was angry a lot more than I was as a kid.

      I LOVED Anne of Green Gables! And A Tree Grows in Brooklyn should totally go on my top shelf.

  2. I always had bad feelings about Pa, too. He just kept uprooting his family and moving from nothing to new nothing. Sybil, yes. Woodswoman, Oh, yes.