books, readers forum

Your Favorite Books, continued


Sawyer finds a little time to dabble in Ayn Rand.


We’ve been impressed by the civility of the most recent Readers Forum — apparently people feel less inclined to disparage the literary tastes of others than they do their musical tastes. If you haven’t chimed in with your Top 5 Books yet, please do so. Since we made a special appeal for the favorite books of your childhood, we enjoyed¬†this list of the favorites’ favorites, the books that the likes of Judy Blume, James Howe and Madeleine L’Engle enjoyed when they were growing up. And we stumbled across this fantastic quote from L’Engle: “You have to write whichever book it is that wants to be written. And then, if it’s going to be too difficult for grown-ups, you write it for children.”

(Of course, if you don’t want to share your own Top 5, you could always just link to your favorite YouTube cat montage.)