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The Glass Castle. When your children whine that there's never anything in the house to eat or you never get them anything.....have them read this book. They will survive....and hopefully grow into self sufficient, successful adults, like Jeannette.

With as much as this made me laugh, it's a good thing I never read it in public.

Antique Children's Books di Little Dog Vintage su Easy. Set of nine beautiful antique children's books from the 1800s and early 1900s. The covers have the most beautiful artwork on them.

The Kite Runner is the story of Amir, a Sunni Muslim, who struggles to find his place in the world because of the aftereffects and fallout from a series of traumatic childhood events. An adult Amir opens the novel in the present-day United States with a vague reference to one of these events, and then the novel flashes back to Amir's childhood in Afghanistan.

This was the tree, and it seemed to me standing there to resemble those men, the giants of your childhood, whom you encounter years later and find that they are not merely smaller in relation to your growth, but that they are absolutey smaller, shrunken by age.... the old giants have become pigmies while you were looking the other way

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd: "...taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household..."

If you loved "The Kite Runner," you will love this book also. Unimaginably tragic, Hosseini's magnificent second novel is a sad and beautiful testament to both Afghani suffering and strength.

What can I possibly say about this book? It's one of the best stories and most well-written books ever. Bradbury, as always, relied heavily on his reader's information to fill in the gaps, and usually, I find that sloppy writing, but with this--with this story--it works; like a haunting nightmare hovering on the edge of your memory. Ah, great stories and fantastic writing make me swoon :D

40 Books that you won't be able to put down. I need these on my kindle ASAP.

Beach reading essential. Being an English teacher doesn't mean that I read only classics by dead white men.