Wow, can't say it better than that! I had a hard time choosing 5 books that represent me and an even harder time choosing ones I want to read from all the great lists. The books that represent me:
1. The earth, my butt and other big round things (YA) by Carolyn Mackler .I completely relate to this girl and how she feels!
2. The dogs who found me (NF) by Ken Foster. I am a huge dog lover and especially love that this author does not discriminate against certain breeds because of their reputation.
3. The Penderwicks, a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits and a very interesting boy (F) I was an only child and wished I had a fun family like this to grow up around.
4. The sisterhood of the traveling pants (YA) by Ann Brashares. My friends are everything to me, just like these great girls are to each other.
5. The house of the scorpion (JuvF) by Nancy Farmer. I admire the sense of hope this story brings despite it's horrible events .
On the other side of the fence, I am afraid it is just as difficult for me to choose just five books to put on my list to read. Especially
since I've been reading all the reviews. I will just have to add on to my list I guess :)
1.So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson (So many had it on their list and I can already relate to the title)
2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (I love children's lit. so...)
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (It has been sitting on my shelf for a while)
4. Nothing But the Truth by Avi (I have never read one of Avi's books before and I am not sure how that happened)
5. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (This one I have also had on my shelf waiting to be read)
and I have already added on
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block (Sounds like a fun read)
Place Last Seen by Charlotte McGuinn Freeman (Cause I live so close to desolation and love dogs too!)