Textual Healing

Posted on July 12, 2010



Life in the Boomer Lane has always been a crazy, voracious reader. Her dad would sometimes stop at a store on his way home from work and bring her a little Golden Book. To this day, the sight of the metallic paper strip along the spine of the Golden Books sends her into a little swoon. Here are LBl’s Top 10. She’ll exclude the books of her childhood, but for anyone who is interested, the Top 2 were “A Little Princess” and “The Secret Garden.” Just typing the titles makes her want to re-read both. Also, she’ll limit herself to fiction or memoir. And she knows there are a lot of books she has forgotten at the moment.

Beloved, Toni Morrison
Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
The History of Love, Alison Krauss
What is the What, Dave Eggars
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Breakheart Hill, Thomas Cook
The Crying Heart Tattoo, David Lozell Martin
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks, Donald Harington
The Choiring of the Trees, Donald Harington
Lamb, Christopher Moore
Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
The Lost:A Search for Six of Six Million, Daniel Mendlesohn
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, JRR Tolkien
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Tom Robbins
Songs in Ordinary Time, May McGinty Morris
Fall on Your Knees, Ann Marie McDonald
Imaginary Crimes, Sheila Ballantyne
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
The Good Earth, Pearl Buck
Watership Down, Richard Adams
Handling Sin, Michael Malone
Luck You, Carl Hiaasen
The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls

If you are an extremely astute reader, you will notice that her Top 10 list has 25 books on it. And if you ask her tomorrow, some of the titles will change. But more likely, she will just add more. It doesn’t matter. This is her blog, so you can’t fire her.

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