Oh, dear god, I’m AVERAGE

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April 9, 2008 by 8junebugs

Reuters has the results of an Americans’ Favorite Books poll, and I have every book in the top ten.

On one hand, I feel well-read. On the other, I seriously need to diversify.

Do you have any off-the-beaten-path books you feel more people should read? Books that, for some reason, impressed you enough to make you buy a copy for you mom and your best friend so they could share your awakening?

Kick down, yo.

5 thoughts on “Oh, dear god, I’m AVERAGE

  1. Rich says:

    My two gems of late have been “Velvet Elvis” by Rob Bell and “Blue Like Jazz” by Donald Miller. I have shared each with those close to me.

    A semi-distant third is “Wild At Heart” by John Eldredge. It brings up some great points about contemporary masculinity, but wanders a little bit IMHO.

  2. jon says:

    I have a suprisingly small number of these books. I just finished “Soul of a New Machine”, which I found fascinating (and not just because it’s about what I do and my dad’s in it [sort of]). Newest favorite book: Deepness in the Sky, by Verner Vinge (SciFi)

  3. Jess says:

    An off-beat one that stuck with me after I read it was Dreamhouse by Alison Habens. It’s a quirky, drug-infused look at Alice in Wonderland. Shattered my childhood, but I love re-reading it.

  4. 8junebugs says:

    Yes, but would you let your daughter read it? 😉 Sounds like an awesome read — thanks!

    I love this… None of these were even on my radar.

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