5 Books That Say “Me” #BookBloggerAppreciationWeek — 13 Comments

  1. Joy!

    These are lovely titles.

    Definitely a hard task so here are mine

    1. Island Beneath The Sea by Isabel Allende because it speaks to my Caribbean heritage.
    2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith because it was my coming-of-age story when I read it 40 years ago.
    3. The Wake of the Wind by J.California Cooper because African history is definitely American History and it is the only book that I thought was so good that I literally stopped in the middle of reading it to post on my blog about it.
    4. daughter by ashe bandele because she writes so beautifully and I’ve captured one line that is painted on my chairs, a call to remember, “I shall become a collector of me and put meat on my soul.”
    5. Sarah’s Psalm by Florence Ladd because it speaks to me as a Jones Generation fledgling writer. She wrote this book well into her 40s, it was a first novel, and she is still writing as an octogenarian. Also because the story was set during my young adulthood, I connected with the wanderlust, the imagination of dreaming, and the want of finding self in the midst of responsibilities.

    I reviewed all but daughter and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn on my book blog.

  2. Beautiful picture! Very nice composition! I still need to read The Warmth of Other Suns. I think your list also shows off your organizational talents as well as highlighting your varied interests!

  3. Glad to see The Warmth of Other Suns on your list. I loved it! African American history is one of my favorites. I have a copy of Little Women that belonged to my Great-Grandmother. Sadly, it’s only half of the story!

  4. I think we all want to grow up to be Jo March. I, however, was chosen to be Marmee in the 2-hour “Little Women” play when I was in the sixth grade. I still remember the girls who played the parts of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Our teacher said she picked me, a tall girl, because I was “stately.” We practiced all school year for two performances at the end of the year, one for the school and one for the parents and others. We made the newspaper in our period costumes.

    Shortly after I started blogging in 2007, I joined my first book challenge. It was called the “Something About Me” challenge, and we were to come up with five books that said “something about me.” Then each of us would pick five books from the lists of other participants to read. Here’s my list of five books:

    And here’s the blog dedicated to that reading challenge:

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