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. 😉

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 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.

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The Scarlet Letter

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


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 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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