What’s with all those books in the picture at the top of this page? Well, they are some of my very favorites, all treasures. I wouldn’t say they are my top books of all time (though some do make that list), and there’s not nearly enough YA represented, but it’s a good mix to show my different tastes. I’ll be posting about these books and before long you can read about all of them here. From left to right:
The Fourteen Bears in Summer and Winter by Evelyn Scott (partially visible)
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
The Money Tree by Sarah Stewart
Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher
The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher
The Wishbones by Tom Perotta
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Return to Gone-Away by Elizabeth Enright
Alamo House by Sarah Bird
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Slightly Tempted by Mary Balogh
Burning for Revenge by John Marsden
Mr and Mrs Bo Jo Jones by Ann Head
Up in Seth’s Room by Norma Fox Mazer
253 by Geoff Ryman
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
your bookshelf could be my bookshelf.
Up In Seth’s Room is on my list of books to read. 🙂
I read the Melendy series when I was 7 in the second half of the 1950s, when I got the books from a local library I could walk to. At that time, our family lived in a 3-story Victorian house that we rented; my parents had a very untraditional job situation. I never forgot the Melendy stories or the characters.
Today, I remember how the Melendy family adapted to its unusual place in society by being everyday people. To them, what they grew up with was normal. We should all be so lucky.