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There are so many books that have meant so much to me, but I always go back to Great Expectations by Dickens. I find something new every time I read it!
Growing up, Roald Dahl was my favorite author and his books are still some of my favorites. Matilda, especially, had a really positive impact on me.
Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy” shows readers that broken people can fix broken systems by extending love, forgiveness, and faith in a better future.
My favorite read this year was The Fourth Wing. I can't wait for the sequel to come out in November!
Middlesex by Jeffrey Euginides because he made up the most wonderful word "periphescence" - it denotes the first fever of human pair bonding. It causes giddiness, elation, a tickling... Page 34
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi reignited my love for reading! I loved to read as a child, but stopped for a while in the years after college - this book reminded me of the importance of storytelling
As a teacher, I loved to share the picture book Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney with my students. It really highlights the responsibility we each have to make the world a better place.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Growing up my favorite book was Charlotte's Web! Now I can't wait to read it with my own Charlotte!
New favorite: Demon Copperhead - Barbara Kingsolver - ruined by that book! Amazing story of struggle, resilience and resolve.
Silence by Natasha Preston has had the most impact on my literacy journey.
The Harry Potter series mania made me feel so okay with being that tween who loved to read - I could see that there were so many people who loved books as much as me!
A favorite of this year is Lessons in Chemistry!
“The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster!
The book that got me hooked as a child was Charlotte’s Web. I still read it once a year more than 20 years later!
One of my favorites is the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
I've read and re-read the Count of Monte Cristo many times since first reading it in 10th grade English.
My toddler's favorite is Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go - a joy for young vehicle enthusiasts featuring a diverse cast of anthropomorphic townsfolk being kind to each other <3
My current favorite book is The Personal Librarian by Heather Terrell and Victoria Christopher Murray!
My favorite book is Night by Eli Wiesel. It is a must-read to fully grasp why we must stop hate when we see it.
The book that has stuck with me since high school is The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay.