The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I read these one repeatedly when I was a little girl. It was one of the first books where I felt transported to a fictional land and imagined I was right beside the characters in the garden.
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I read this one for the first time when I was 12. I related to her and she made the struggles of Jewish people during that era more real to me than any history book ever could.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. I mentioned this one on my blog before. I read this one for the first time when I was 12 as well. This story struck, astonished and inspired me.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I watched the movie dozens of time before I got around to reading the book during summer break from college. There is nothing like experiencing Celie’s story in book form. The movie, though it is one of my favorites, skirted around some elements of the book.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. I read this for the first time after I saw the movie version featuring Halle Berry and Michael Ealy. This lyrical love story is beautifully written and stayed with me long after I finished reading it.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. This was one of the books that helped reignite my love for reading as an adult. I was so swept up in this book that I finished it in one day.
I am a huge Pretty Little Liars fan. I occasionally (or often) come across as a manic fan of the show due to a need to analyze every episode, character and spoiler. My blog's name (prettylittlemania.com) is inspired by an episode entitled "Mona-Mania" from the third season.
I also recently launched my second blog, dimplesandgrins.com, which is a joy seeking mission.
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