Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Becky's List

Hi! My name is Becky from Becky's Book Reviews. I wanted to choose books that represented me and hadn't been chosen by another blogger. That way everyone would have more choices when it comes time to read books for the challenge.

These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder-- I haven't read this book in over ten years or so. But growing up I wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder. I wanted to teach. I wanted to write. I wanted to grow up and marry Almanzo. So this book, the one where she gets to teach and get married...made me very happy. (Juv F)

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith--I only discovered this about six months ago, but I so identified with Francie. (F)

"From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived." (166-167)

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. How does this book represent me? Well, it is more the fact that it represents a huge transition in my life. I can almost divide my life into two halves...before Orson Scott Card...and after Orson Scott Card. And this was the book that started my love affair with science fiction. And my love for all things Card. Most of my "favorite" books are Card titles. Though I'll just list him once for this challenge. (F)

Anne of the Islands by L.M. Montgomery. I noticed that Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Windy Poplars were already on the list. I thought this would make a nice addition to those seeking to read the Anne books for the challenge. AND more importantly, the last few pages of this book alone make it one of the most romantic books ever. How could you not love Anne and Gilbert finally getting together???(F)

Persuasion by Jane Austen. I just love this one so. I love the heroine.


raidergirl3 said...

What a great list. I've either read, or want to read everything. I was this close - // - to picking Anne of the Island, for exactly the reason you said. Have fun picking books to read - it's an amazing list.

Margo. said...

I didn't realise Laura Ingalls Wilder, was a real person. I grew up watching little House on the Prairie thinking it was all fiction?

I am going to have to read this book!

Madame Rubies said...

I just bought a tree grows in brroklyn. :)