I grew up in a house that had a library. We moved into the house the summer before I went into third grade. Dad turned the front room that had been a mother-in-law’s apartment into his office and put bookshelves up all the way along one long wall. So, we called it the library. I grew up around books and grew to love books and reading.
On Facebook my son was challenged to post pictures of ten movies over ten days. Following along with I couldn’t help but think of what my ten movies would be. Then it was only natural to think about what books I would choose.
I decided that I would not put the Bible on my list. Just because it’s too easy. It’s had a major impact on my life plus it has shaped our society for the last couple thousand years.
After that I would try to think of my top ten when I would go to bed as something to help me get to sleep. That led to many different lists of ten. And the tough part became cutting them down to just ten. I ended up cheating on a couple and taking a whole series of books as just one book. Every time I would think I had finished my list I would remember another book.
I finally ended up with a list of ten. Some were books that got me interested in a genre, some were the first book I had read by an author I ended up liking, some because I remember the emotional response I had when I read it and some because they taught me something.
On Facebook people post an image a day for each movie. I’m too impatient for that. Below are images from my ten book covers, all at once. I tried to pick the picture from the edition that I first read. At least for the ones that I remembered. One book ended up getting two pictures because I couldn’t choose which one to use; they both came from the same cover though.
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