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- The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. You have got to hope that a series that infectiously got millions of children to get excited about reading, is popular for a long, long time.
- My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I love that Picoult's writing of controversial issues gets the reader to think for themselves.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Ahhh, the power of books.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett. A debut novel that was foolishly rejected 60 times. With its unassuming cover art, this book holds a timeless story of hope laced with humor. Loved it.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. You didn't think I wouldn't try and sneak this one in (again) did you? It's kind of like my personal Where's Waldo. Where can I sneak in my all-time favorite book?
- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Yeah. I see it too. The theme of race relations in my 4th, 5th, and now, 6th spots.
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I loved this beautifully written story of the bond that exists between humans and animals.
- And now finally (I only have time for 8 this week), Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. In this incredible expose into trying to live on minimum wage in America, Ehrenreich shows that "unskilled" jobs require enormous amounts of skill - both mental and physical.
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