There are definitely more than a few scenes that are imprinted on my brain even after all these years. A really great, well-written CR from a writer better known for her HRs (Marrying Winterborne, anyone? Tolkien – so I’d have to say that series is my all time favourite. I can’t understand how ANYONE treats someone like that, let alone a child. I didn’t 5 star it, but gave it 4 stars, because it really REALLY bugged me and still does to this day. Like Mist this a book that stay within you for life. That actually might BE the very first book I ever read that stayed with me… Lori: I just heard they are making a movie of Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret. I had ordered it with those reading program things in school, and the day I got it was the day of the Whittier earthquake. Ashley: I have been addicted since Guilty Pleasures. Jan: As a teen I really loved Ann Mc Caffrey’s Dragonflight series. Zil: There are so many books that moved me but if I have to choose one, it would be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
) Sugar Daddy is also number 1 in a series Michelle H: A great book, one of the Travis series Angela L: The only books I’ve ever read twice were the Lord of the Rings trilogy books by J. Jaime: My favorite book of all time has to be The Lord of the Rings. I read it in Junior High and is a true story about sisters in Denmark who help hide Jews during World War II and are later sent to a concentration camp. If you have teenagers, this is a good book for them to read. Christina: Forever by Judy Blume I was 13 when I first read it . Anjanette: I loved everything Judy Blume as well, are you there God it’s me, Margaret was amazing. Totally 5 star reads, I would highly recommend them, you’ll fall in love with Clare and Logan in an instant and I loved getting more of them in ‘Ready to Wed’. Tammi: My favorite book is from my childhood, “A Wrinkle In Time”. As a confirmed non-marmy reader it really pushed my boundaries. It’s a really interesting case, because it reads like a wonderful gothic fantasy, with telepathic dragons etc. The raw truth of women and the lifestyle and how the author has depicted it is what makes me catch my breath.
It has action, adventure, romance, good, evil, and elves. Heidi: At my age so many books have stayed with me. He named his penis Ralph at that age I thought they were all called that after reading that book lol Maryse: I loved EVERYTHING Judy Blume. Judy Blume was exactly what I needed at that time lol glad I wasn’t the only one Jamie: Loved Judy Blume especially Are you there god? I am excited to read the next book about Leah because she was an awesome secondary character in these books! It was a lot like the Shadow Hunter Books but it was about seven kids/adults that every seven years this evil came that lasted for seven days. Glynis: The first real book I read was Of Mice and Men! Melissa: I haven’t read it but my son is reading it in school. But as you read on in the series, it becomes more and more overt that it’s actually sci-fi, not fantasy. ) and you could argue they aren’t romance books as such (although there is some romance). It certainly isn’t like anything that I’ve read before. It was my first Mia Sheridan’s book and I became a fan. Also, we can’t help but be charmed by Mr Darcy now can we ?
Don’t forget the elves…hobbits….;) Bobbie: My favorite book is The Lord of the Rings. Kathy mentioned The Hiding Place (which I also recommend for teens), then there was Christy by Catherine Marshall, and The Diary of Ann Frank. Its me Margaret.”I must I must increase my bust” still giggling! Julie O: “When You’re Ready” was a real jewel to read. Kelly G: The first book I clearly remember reading was Of Mice and Men. Acacia: I read it in 3rd grade and I still love it at 38Joleen: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. These are humans on another planet that lost touch with Earth aeons ago and have developed their own creatures (through science! But very exciting fantasy/adventure/sci-fi with wonderfully imagined telepathic dragons. Johanne: I think it would be Shogun: A Novel of Japan. Denise: The 2 that stick with me most are: Left Drowning by Jessica Park and Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan Jaime: I read Reason to Breathe, Barely Breathing and just finished Out of Breath. …More Than Forever put me in such a book fog…Tara: I PROMISE you that Dear Emily by Trudy Stiles is right up your alley. Trudy tells the story in a very unique way that drew me in immediately. sqeeee If you want to buddy read this book – let me know! Heather: A really good book i couldnt put down was Dear Emily by Trudy Stiles …. It was the first book that made me laugh out loud and cry in public. She writes such unique, beautiful stories that she is without a doubt one of my favorite authors. I read this book as a teen and it is one that I go back to time and again! Carol: Ever since I read The Thorn Birds I have looked for similar books with “forbidden” love. Sarah: My absolute favorite book for going on eight years now is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I’m looking for a book, I already read the first one but I lost track of the part 2 of the book. It takes place around christmas at heroine family house. They have sex at his house and he tells her he does not want it to go any further then that.
I read those for the first time when I was in first grade and they unleashed the reading monster in me. Michelegg: My favorite epic book of all time, I have two of them. Both are so delicious and have stayed with me for YEARS! Don’t expect a children’s tale; these characters are nothing like their more innocent counterparts.
A beautifully written, evocative, romantic historical, with memorable, wonderful characters, including MCs and secondary characters. I read this right after my father in law passed away suddenly in June 2011. I felt a profound level of peace when I was done and knew without a shadow of a doubt my father in law was okay. I read it in one day while I was home sick when I was 13 years old (I had snuck it from the library behind my mom’s back *giggle*), and I remember it messed me up emotionally for like 2 weeks. After learning the awesome news that Are You There God? Ranging from our childhood favorites, to classics, to the recent releases, this list is a great way to discover new (and old books… And maybe even rekindle some fond memories of our beloved books. Make sure to check out one of my older posts from a few years ago that still stands, for me! Sally: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom Sue: First book was Black Beauty – read it every night with my great grandmother! …amazing and I always recommend them to anyone I can. What was the very first book that “stayed with you” even to this day?Kelli: My favorite book of all time is The Velveteen Rabbit. Tasha: The Outsiders was my Beautiful Disaster in jr high, I re-read that book so many times! I discovered there was a movie and then preceded to watch it repeatedly for days. and I’ve recommended it to literally all of my past and present co-workers and customers! It’s a good time to read them now that they are all out. Tessa: I finally read More Than Forever by Jay Mc Lean. It’s amazing and I cherish the time and fostering the love of the written word with my babies. I admit, the first two books were close to the book, but there was SO MUCH left out. Do it for yourself or for your kids but just do it!!! (I warned you not to get me started lol)Sarah: My favorite is probably James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. I have since nearly memorized the book, own nearly every copy of the movies, bought the commemorative stamps, played the facebook games, and read more fan fic and spin offs than I can count. She finally decides to take a chance and the start a relationship with the singer. Tessa: I finished On Dublin Street yesterday and I’m still in a book fog. I had the biggest crush on Dally, lol Jen C: The Outsiders by S. Hinton – reread that one SO many times since high school! I remember reading about a year and a half ago that Paullina Simons was posting about TBH becoming a movie!!! I had to wait on book three and was devastated when I finished book two that I couldn’t continue the story immediately. Evelyn: Reason to breathe has been my all time favorite!!! Tiffany: you can read More Than Forever as a stand alone!!! You don’t see the emotional abuse that Harry went through with the Dursleys, or feel his torment throughout the story, you don’t see how truly funny the series is because tons of the humor is left out. She was more the mystery/ romance type, or medical horror. As soon as I was done, she’d start reading my copy. I still like other books, some a great deal, but if ever I go on vacation or cannot think of what to read, I come back to this book. Read this last year and still think about this book daily. They go back to New York where the singer stays; and I think she goes on tour with him.