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Age 42
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My Favorite Books:

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (One of the first books I read and one I read over and over)
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (Loved this as a child!)
The Monster At The End of This Book by Michael Smollin (So fun. Always made me laugh.)
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (Reminds me of my mom or dad reading it to me before bedtime)
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (One to read over and over!)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (So thought-provoking)
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (One of the most beautiful and inspiring children's books. It stays with you!)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn (the creepiest children's book, ever)
I also loved Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary books as a child (who didn't?)

Places outside of the US I have received books from:


Booker Nominees/Winners I Have Read:

Penelope Lively, According To Mark (Shortlisted, 1984)
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale (Shortlisted, 1986)
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (Winner, 2000)
Yann Martel, Life of Pi (Winner, 2000)
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake (Shortlisted, 2003)
Zoë Heller, Notes on a Scandal (Shortlisted, 2003)
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go (Shortlisted, 2005)

Books I've read from "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" (43/1001 - 958 To Go):
(List can be found here:

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
2. Saturday – Ian McEwan
19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
43. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
48. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
63. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
90. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
135. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
142. The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
147. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
166. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
187. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
196. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
237. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
349. Sula – Toni Morrison
367. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
399. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
472. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
484. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
503. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
508. Lord of the Flies – William Goldin
521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
529. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
552. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
564. Animal Farm – George Orwel
588. Native Son – Richard Wright
609. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
686. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
717. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
897. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
970. Candide – Voltaire
1001. Aesop's Fables - Aesop

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