I was talking with a friend about curriculums and unit studies and books for children and it got me thinking…
Here is a partial list of books that changed not only the way I think, but the way I read and write. They are in a category all by themselves. Stories I’ll never forget, images that will never leave. Here they are in roughly the order I read them.
Nory Ryan’s Song – Patricia Reilly Giff
Israel, My Beloved – Kay Arthur
Johnny Tremain – Esther Forbes
The Zion Covenant [Series] – Bodie Thoene
The Killer Angels – Michael Shaara
The Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
The King of Torts – John Grisham
When Knighthood Was In Flower – Charles Major
Rainbow Six – Tom Clancy
Captain Blood: His Odyssey – Rafael Sabatini
A Tangled Web – L. M. Montgomery
Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Timeline – Michael Crichton
I may update this list if I think of others, or want to elaborate on why these books affected me so, but at the moment it is quite conclusive.