I got this question recently and it pushed me to think hard about what I read (more than once) and why. My answer was "The Little Prince." The words offered in the book touched my heart and have carried me through some tough times. It is because of The Little Prince that I know I am unique in all the world and also that I have stars that can laugh.
Peter Benchley? Never heard of him, I'll check it out. My most favorite thing in the world to do is to curl up in a comfy chair, in a quiet room, and a cold drink and just escape into a good book. Growing up poor the only thing I really had was books. That was my escape, to take a walk in a secret garden, visit Mr. Darcy in Pemberly, or even check out some flowers in the attic. My mother knew always where to find me; held up in the hay stacks reading a good book.
Brings back fond memories,
Probably A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Or maybe Suttree, by Cormac McCarthy.
I love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Definitely one of my favorites.
Probably The Hobbit because it makes me happy. Plain and simple.
You know something The Hobbit is one of the books I have always wanted to read and never did. I will have to change that, thanks for mentioning it.
Hitch-hiker's guide to the Galaxy, no question! Never, ever gets old. Plus, has many useful survival tips and the rather helpful advice, written in big friendly letters on the cover: Don't panic.
Words to live by.