I don’t like picking and choosing favorites, so I will list some that I’d most recommend: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Towards Zero by Agatha Christie, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, Waiting on the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Uglies by Scott Westerfield, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Scarlett Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy, and Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Tumblr Tuesday: Poetry Month
Academy of American Poets
Eighty years old and 9,000 strong, these are the people that brought you National Poetry Month. April would be useless without them.
Structure and Style
Amazing poetry, and an amazing place to discuss and critique poetry. Rebecca Hazelwood and Savannah Sipple are your hosts.
Fresh work from poet Scherezade Siobhan, who has a Pushcart Prize nomination and a name that is poetry itself.
GIF via Poetry Bomb
I think that every book I’ve read has changed me in some way or the other. I’ve learned new things, found a piece of myself in the story or protagonists, and I’ve come to the end of the book with a little better way of seeing life and myself. I could never list just book that’s changed me. I did do the ten books that stayed with me tag. Those would be at the top of the list.