My Ultimate Library: Part 1.

SnapDragon lists her tried-and-true, doesn’t-remember-life-without-them books.

Take a Quiet Moment, 2017. California. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved.

My signature move at parties is to ask people to list their favorite things–movies, bands, desserts–without overthinking their response.

“Ready, gut-reaction, go!”

So in fairness, I’ve decided to list my all-time favorite books using this method. No second-guessing. No re-dos. Just what comes to mind as I type this, all in one sitting.

These are the stories that have shaped me; they without a doubt make the cut for Part 1 of My Ultimate Library.

It should also be noted that for Part 1 I am only listing works of fiction.

So. . . Ready, gut-reaction, GO!”

SnapDragon’s Ultimate Library: Part 1

Animal Farm by George Orwell

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Native Son by Richard Wright

Under the Dome by Stephen King

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Different Seasons by Stephen King

. . .

All right! So, I just paused for a significant moment. I suppose that indicates the conclusion of Part 1.

Stay tuned for Part 2!

Happy Reading, friends.

11 responses to “My Ultimate Library: Part 1.”

  1. All books are equal, but some books are more equal than others? πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes! Perfectly put. πŸ™ˆ


  2. as soon as I saw To Kill a Mockingbird, I knew I had to follow you!

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    1. π™·πšŠπš‘πšŠ. πšƒπš‘πšŠπš—πš”πšœ 𝚜𝚘 πš–πšžπšŒπš‘! πš†πš‘πšŠπš πšŠπš›πšŽ πšœπš˜πš–πšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πš’πš˜πšžπš› πšπšŠπšŸπš˜πš›πš’πšπšŽπšœ? πŸ•Š

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      1. Besides Mockingbird, here are a few off the top of my head: The Count of Monte Cristo, The Caine Mutiny, A Separate Peace, A Man Called Ove, and and anything by Harlan Coben.

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  3. I am an avid reader, but a slow-as-f*ck reader. I cannot read past a word or phrase I do not know without looking it up, and possibly writing about it. HOWEVER, I also have very, very few friends who read. (And when did that happen? When did people stop reading books?!) So, I would love to check out the titles on your list that I have not read, and would love even more to read titles WITH you! I plan to check your “Book of the Month” list next, and see what’s up for May and June! Honestly, I think you and I would be damn good buddies, “yo!” (Though your classics challenge scares the holy living sh*t out me!) πŸ˜‚

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    1. Haha. I am actually a pretty slow reader, too. When I was younger I used to be able to read and listen to music at the same time. Now I need absolute silence! πŸ™ˆ

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      1. I’m a white-noise reader… silence gives the hamsters in my head too much space in which to speak. LOL!

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      2. Haha. It happens! πŸ€ͺ

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    2. Also, I’m glad we found each other on the interwebs! Let’s be friends. πŸ•Š


      1. I am, too! I would like that! Very much! πŸ’•

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