Share30 Shares K The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human and entertaining form of media that exist.
Why is this your favorite book?: Bill Bryson Why is this your favorite book?: It was funny, informative, and concerned nature and conservation, which I care about very much.
When I read this book the first time as a teenager, I found that I could really relate to the characters Meg and Charles Wallace. Lawrence Dudley Why is this your favorite book?: It is a historical thriller based on fact: Jane Austen Why is this your favorite book?: Jane Austen offers a wonderful "tug" between witty dialogue, careful character development and engaging plot twists.
Although I love almost all of Austen's books, this one is perhaps more accessible in that it's less wordy than some of her others, more direct.
Austen again skewers "society", showing that money and position are no guarantee of good character or happiness, and true love wins out in the end.
Lang Leav Why is this your favorite book?: I always hated poetry. Lullabies is a book of poems, but this poetry somehow felt different to me. I could read it over and over again, nearly memorizing the words on each page, and find a new meaning every time my eyes happened upon a new word.
The summer before high school, I took Lullabies to sleep-away camp with me. I was reading it one night before bed, when my friend asked me what the book was about. She asked me to read another, and then another, and then another.
I realized that the words I held in my hand not only applied to me and the author, but they had power with everyone. Every single night after that, I would read excerpts from Lullabies to my entire cabin.
By the end of the summer, the book was battered and frayed from the traffic it received. So many people loved the book just as I did. I began feeling so much closer to the people around me because although I knew our lives and situations were all different, I also knew that we were similar at the core.About Dawn Field.
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