Top Ten Books I'm So Happy Were Recommended to Me
10. Thank you to teachers
who encouraged me to try classics
that intimidated me.
9. Thank you to mi esposo,
who led me to Ray Bradbury and
all the great science fiction reads out there.
8. Thank you to Oprah for sending me
to A Fine Balance and many
more fantastic reads during
my stay-at-home years.
7. Thank you to Candy Morgan,
my mentor during my first years of teaching,
who shared Where the Red Fern Grows.
6. Thank you to Miss Rowena Hillhouse,
now long since passed away,
who pointed out all the good reads in the children's section
of the Alvin Public Library,
including Half Magic and A Wrinkle in Time.
5. Thank you to the members of Bookgrouplist,
who revolutionized my reading when I joined the group in 1999.
Among others, they recommended Haruki Murakami, Richard Powers,
and A. S. Byatt.
4. Thank you to my mother who suggested
the amazing Gone With the Wind
and Love is a Wild Assault.
And almost every other good book
I read for the first fourteen years of my life.
3. Thank you to my Australian friend and fellow reader,
Louise, who told me about
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.
She not only led me to this book, but to the 1001 children's books
I am now attempting to read before I grow up.
2. Thank you to my sons, Jon and Ben,
who talked me into reading
Ender's Game and
The Phantom Tollbooth
when they were boys.
1. Thank you to the professor at University of Houston who put
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as the only book
that was required reading for an Educational Philosophy class in 1976.
The class did not make,
but that didn't matter,
because I'd already started reading the book
which was to become my favorite read ever.
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