The other day, I was reading this post on Joy the Baker…(who recently made a book tour stop in St. Louis resulting in a slightly awkward TV appearance on Great Day St. Louis. The movie Ghost will never have the same meaning to me again!)
Sorry, I got off track a bit. I believe I’m the only person who can get off topic in the very first sentence of a post.
Anyway, I really liked the idea about making lists, and since Mondays are always hard for me when it comes to posts, (because do you really care that I went to sports practices or did laundry over the weekend??) I decided to start doing a “5 Things” list on Mondays, and I’m kicking it off with 5 books I love.
Le Petit Prince. (Also known as The Little Prince) I LOVE this book…I’ve loved it since the first time I had to read the original version in French class. It’s written for children but with messages that apply to adults as well. It’s great to read when we start to feel a bit overwhelmed; this book is a perfect way to put things into perspective.
Gone With the Wind. I love this book so much, I’ve read it 5284 times.
Okay, I exaggerate…a bit…
I’ve read and re-read this book many times because I love the story so much, and I love how it spans years and years. This is one of the rare instances where the movie is really close to being just as good as the book…and let’s not forget the music from the movie!
Yep, this picture hung in my room when I was in high school.
3. East of Eden. OK, full disclosure, I read this book AFTER I watched the movie, and the only reason I watched the movie…..
My love for James Dean. I’ve loved him since I was 15 years old, and posters of him decorated the walls of my bedroom, college dorm room, even my first apartment! (I’ve even been to “visit” him a few times!)
I loved the movie, and knew that the book couldn’t possibly be better than what I’d watched, but I was wrong. The book wasn’t necessarily better, but it was more…more to the story that they couldn’t fit in the movie. I’m sure that this “modern” interpretation of Cain and Abel will captivate you as much as it did me!
Pride and Prejudice. I will ask you to read this book, and will leave you with only two words…Mr. Darcy.
Still not convinced?? How about this???
Still no??? Okay, here’s my last attempt…
The BBC’s version of Pride and Prejudice is not to be missed. Colin Firth makes every movie he’s in better…..
Jane Eyre. Greatest book of. all. time. The End. No more words necessary.
What are 5 books you love??? Please share them with me!