Today Anna Carey is here with a guest post on her favorite books at ages 5, 10, 16 and 20.
Age 5: Caps for Sale by
I remember thinking this book was so funny. I recently re-read it and laughed as hard as I did then. I love how angry the man gets, how he literally throws a tantrum and is screaming at those monkeys. What a lunatic.
Age 10: Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin
These books established my identity as a reader. I tore through all 150+ of them, and they’re one of the reasons I write for a younger audience. Series like these are a gateway drug.
Age 16: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
I’m sad to say I read only required reading during high school, but I truly enjoyed this book. Oh Piggy. I still scream “I’ve got the conch!” when people aren’t listening to me.
Age 20: Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
I loved this book not only for the writing, but for what it did for me. I found it after a long period of not touching anything that wasn’t assigned in school. It reminded me why I loved reading. It opened me up again to what good writing can do, how it can make you feel. Shortly after I became an English major, took my first college level creative writing class, and started down a path I’m still on.
Thanks for sharing that look Into Your Past Anna!
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