Sunday, July 1, 2007

Trish's Something-About-Me Books

This was actually a lot more difficult than I thought it would be!! I went through the books that I've read, but also through the list to try and not pick books that have already been listed a few times. Here's what I came up with:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - This book restored my love of literature as a high school senior. But also because it is the most romantic book--tragic, but who could forget those harrowing words, "I AM Heathcliff."

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - Picoult always shows all sides to every story, and this one I could especially relate to as my younger sister had a kidney transplant 5 years ago (when she was 18). Although I wasn't in exactly the same circumstances, I could relate to Kate's siblings.

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery - Because I grew up in Canada, and when I was little I wanted to be Anne so badly. I loved her--still do. Happy Canada Day everyone!

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding - Because I, like Bridget, obsess about strange things, fantasize about what could be, and over complicate things in my head. I love Bridget--she is my hero.

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf - Her female characters are all so different, but I think that everyone could find a woman in this novel with whom they relate to. And besides, I think we've all had days like Mrs. Dalloway. (If you've read this and like it, you must read The Hours by Michael Cunningham).

6 comments:

Trish said...

I'm sorry, Lisa, I forgot to label these. They are all fiction, and I guess Anne could be considered YA...

Lisa said...

no problemo...it's mainly the obscure ones that I've never heard of that I struggle with!! I know and like all your choices!

Dewey said...

I've read and enjoyed all of these!

I read recently that Anne was not originally intended to be or marketed as a YA novel, and it's only in the past couple decades that it's been considered to be a kids' book.

Trish said...

Dewey--Although I grew up on Anne, I didn't actually read the first book until after I graduated high school (I don't remember exactly how old I was...19-20?). But anyway, I found it really difficult to get through! I couldn't imagine trying to read it when I was a kid!

raidergirl3 said...

We put Heathcliff on trial in high school English class for being 'cool, cruel and calculating'. It didn't cause me a love of literature; but I love your next three books.

Stephanie said...

This WAS hard, wasn't it?? I had a horrible time trying to come up with my list. I think it's going to be worse now, to narrow it down!