As a life-long reader I have accumulated a long list of favorite books. In no particular order, these are the authors, stories, and characters that have shaped me.

Click the links to read my reviews and thoughts I have published on these books.

The Lord of the Rings

The Book Thief

Watership Down

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The Night Circus

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Les Misérables

A Wrinkle in Time

The Phantom of the Opera


A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Outsiders

The Shadow of the Wind

The Hundred Dresses

The Hunger Games