I've been tagged by John Cole for a book meme, and when you're tagged, you play. Besides, it's a subject I love.
So, what fiction did you read as a teen/young adult that you have re-read as an adult (or would like to)? What pieces of fiction meant something to you? Put up your list, and pass it on to 2-3 people.
This is easy for me because (as I've blogged before) I take the time every summer to re-read the stories I loved as a child. It's been a ritual for me since I worked one summer in the children's room of our town library and pulled this book (pictured at left) off the shelf during a lull in the day. It was my favorite book as a child and to find it again - and this was most likely the same exact copy I held in my hands as an eight year old - literally took my breath away. I held onto to the book like I had found a lost friend, then devoured it one sitting when I got home. I've re-read it, and others, every summer since.
Here's what I'll be reading in the next two months (in addition to The Witch Family):
- Half Magic and Magic By the Lake by Edgar Eager
- The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (which I'll be reading along with DJ, as it is his required summer reading) by C.S. Lewis
- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
- From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
- Superfudge and Fudge-a-mania by Judy Blume
- How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
And those are just the children's books. I'll do the teen books tomorrow.
I think I'm supposed to tag other bloggers now, but I'll just invite you all to take part (and if you don't have a blog or don't feel like posting it, you can leave your choices in the comments)