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Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them! 

So I’m not going to list Harry Potter because that’s kind of obvious, so here are some of my favourite books either growing up or currently:

1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I read this book when I was nine and I loved it so much growing up because it was the first time I really connected to characters in a way that I felt like they were similar to me. I still connect very much with Jo March.

2. Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

I was an incredibly angsty teenage who just felt everything so much and I had been dealing with depression for the first time so it’s not really surprising to me (or anyone really) that I connected to Holden.

3. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton

What can I even say about this book? I never get tired of reading it. I read this book and I feel like I just know these boys. I have a special place in my heart for Johnny Cade.

4. Without You by Anthony Rapp

If you know me or follow me then you know RENT is like, my everything. I’m such a fan of Anthony’s and I just loved reading about his experience in RENT and how his life intersected with the show.

5. at last there is nothing left to say by Matthew Good

So Matt Good is an incredible song writer and so intelligent. I’ve always been a fan of his music (in the band and solo) and this book, which is a collection of stories and poems and thoughts - is weird and smart and interesting. Totally worth the read.

6. Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland

I’m a big fan of Coupland and I’ve read quite a few of his books but this is probably my favourite. His stuff is weird, really weird, but it comments on life and consumerism and religion and family and just …I think everyone should read at least one Coupland book in their life.

7. Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman

I really enjoy Klosterman’s books and how he comments on music and pop culture. This one os great as he goes on a journey through the US to places where infamous musicians have died. He talks about them and his life and music and how they all intersect in his life and experiences. It’s really good.

8. Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

Like Klosterman, Sheffield uses music to relate things to life and as a way to chronicle his own life. In this one he uses music from a series of mix tapes to document the phases of a relationship.

9. Wicked by Gregory Maguire

This is a really dense and rich book and such a contrast from the musical adaptation. I love the version of Elphaba (Wicked Witch) in this novel. It’s also very dark and political which makes it very interesting.

10. Maus by Art Spiegelman

This one is a two-part graphic novel in which Spiegelman intervies his father about his experience in concentration camps on Nazi Germany. The characters (Jews, Germans, Americans, French etc.) are all different animals and that, along with being a graphic novel, make it a really interesting and different way to tell this story. Definitely worth the read.

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