Saturday, July 09, 2016

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaack

Inspired by my friend from St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Robbie Clark, I am going to start blogging again. Since my dad died in 2014, I have had major writer’s block due to my own emotional stress.  After I read In My Words by Robbie Clark, a vivid recount of growing up and living with autism, I knew that my time to write had come again.  I really like making lists so I will start simply and go from there. Thank you, Robbie Clark, for being such an inspiration to me and so many others.

After seeing this list of what was the top selling book the year you were born from 1930 until 2016, I found that I have read 13 of the books.  Here is my TO READ list from the rest of the list.  I only chose books I was interested in so the years are not all that important. If you have read any of these books, give me a one/two sentence summary of why you liked it and why I should read it soon.

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 1943
2. You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming 1964
3. Jaws by Peter Benchley 1974
4. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow 1975
5. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie 1976
6. E T The Extra Terrestrial by William Kotzwinkle
7. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos 1990
8. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien 1991
9. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt 1994
10. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby 1995
11. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 2002
12. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom 2004
13. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd 2005
14. Marley and Me by John Grogan 2006

15. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 2016

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