- Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Now I am torn...these first three were easy. Freckles was a story that I read and re-read as a young teen. That and A Girl from the Limberlost were two books that created a world that I could enter so easily. I have not read them in years, and do fear they may not hold the same appeal. At this time I was also fascinated with the works of Myrtle Reed.
To Kill a Mockingbird was my first taste of southern literature. Each and every time I read it, I walk down those dusty streets of Maycomb. And the structure of the piece! Read that and Fried Green Tomatoes and I crave greens, corn bread, and pot liquor...and salt on my watermelon!
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was read during a week off. I remember vividly not wanting it to end - reading slower and slower to delay the inevitable.
Sorry, Mags, fear of commitment makes me stop my list here.
Yet, these are the books that I would then choose the last two from....maybe....
- The Namesake
- Jane Eyre
- Song of Solomon
- The Pilot's Wife
- The World According to Garp
- My Antonia
- Harry Potter: The Sorcerer's Stone