Books That Have Changed My Life

I recently wrote a blog entry about the books that I loved as a child. Now, here is a sampling of the books that influenced me as an adult. Now, I’m not shy about admitting that I don’t read a lot of “adult” books these days, so if some of these look a little “YA”-like, forgive me. 😉


 pretty much everything by John Irving

I went through a huge John Irving stage in college. My favorite is probably The Cider House Rules, but I read literally everything by him except for Until I Find You.


The Scarlet Letter

Hated it in high school, but loved it in college! Also in that category: The Great Gatsby.

The Help

I read this book before I saw the movie version, and I absolutely loved it. This is probably the last book written for an adult audience that actually blew me away.


 The Fault in Our Stars

If you haven’t read it, you must! Do it before the movie comes out, because the book is always better than the movie. 😉 This book has made pretty much everyone I know cry. It’s an excellent example of the quality young adult books that make me proud to be a YA author.


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