Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Favorite Books from my Teenage Years

In honor of Teen Read Week I've been tagged by Bibliovore to name my favorite books from adolescence. What were your three favorite books as a teenager? Doesn't need to be a teen book necessarily, just what you read between the ages of 12 and 18ish.

All I read as a teen were adult books, and all I read as an adult are teen books.

Three favorite. . . hmm, just three? I can't do it.

Honorable mentions: Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel and Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

3. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
This was a favorite for a very long time. I read it at least once a year for at least six years, gauging my math knowledge by how much of the book I understood. This must have contributed to the insane idea I had before taking calculus 2 that I wanted to be a math major.

2. Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind
One of the many books that my father brought back from a conference. It sat on my shelf for a year or so, but when I finally picked it up I devoured it. I loved the magic and the strong female characters. This was my introduction to epic fantasy.

1. Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
Required reading junior year of high school, I read it sophomore year when my roommate had it. Beautiful story, beautiful writing, I still recommend this to almost everyone I meet.

1 comment:

Bibliovore said...

Hey, thanks for jumping aboard my meme! I'm thinking I'll have to go read Mama Day now.