What books matter to you?

Laura Stelsel is director of marketing and communications at Kappa Delta Pi.

Yesterday was National Book Lovers Day, and the occasion made me think back to all of the books I’ve loved in my life. Favorite books to me are like a favorite song or favorite smell; when you think of or experience them, you are taken back to that very special time in your life. So, I thought I’d share with you some of the books that have meant something special to me.

  • Favorite book as a child: Bravest Dog Ever: Story of Balto, by Natalie Standiford
  • Favorite book as an adolescent: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, By Judy Blume
  • Favorite book in high school: Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel, by Arthur Golden
  • Favorite book in college: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
  • Favorite character: Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Most shocking: Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
  • Least favorite of all time: Notes from the Underground, by FyodorDostoyevsky
  • Favorite of all time: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Favorite guilty pleasure: Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster
  • Last novel I read: Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn
  • Next book(s) I plan to read: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

How about you? What are the books, characters or authors who are special to you?

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