Okay, 131 novels is a lot to read (though just the first 35 were written by Ann M. Martin herself). But pick one up the next time you need a boost. For every tween who read this series, it was like the precursor to Sex and the City: Are you a Kristy or a Claudia? A Mary Anne or a Stacey? My girlfriends and I called dibs on who we wanted to be, naturally. And it's packed with so many life lessons. Dating! Divorce! Diabetes! Death in the family! Entrepreneurship! - GoodHousekeeping.com
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. If you want make a group of grown-ups sob like abandoned babies, just read this story to them. Read the book (w/o pics) at **I wish the book had a different cover. I thought it was about potty training until I read it.**
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell's epic love story is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and its people forever changed. At the heart of all this chaos is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett 'O' Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler.
It was October again when Anne was ready to go back to school—a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain—amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through. -Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of…