My Ten Favorite Books Blog Challenge

I was invited to participate in this challenge by blogger Lynda Lambert. Here’s how it works. Think of your ten favorite books and write them down. Then invite three other bloggers to create their own lists of ten favorite book titles and invite three other bloggers and so forth. You can read her guidelines here.

Below is my list of ten books. I must admit this was tricky. At first, I could only think of five books, but then titles kept coming. They’re not in any particular order. I just wrote them down as they popped into my head.


1. The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
3. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
4. Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk
5. Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
6. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
7. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
8. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johan David Wyss
9. I Never Promised you a Rose Garden by Hannah Green
10. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck


The three bloggers I am inviting are Felicia Denise, Glenda Council Beall, Alice Massa. Of course anyone else is welcome to submit favorite book titles. I look forward to reading about them.


Abbie Johnson Taylor
We Shall Overcome
How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver

That’s Life: New and Selected Poems
My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds
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Things I Want but Can’t Have

On one of the blogs I follow, I ran across a link to a site that provides daily journaling prompts. I was given to understand that if I signed up, I would receive such prompts daily by e-mail for a month. This was not to be.

On the first day, I received an e-mail saying that if I hadn’t seen that day’s prompt, it was because I hadn’t registered which I thought I did. I returned to the site and realized that in order to see the daily prompts, I would have to pay $10.00. I wasn’t about to do this since there are plenty of resources that offer free writing prompts.

However, I was able to gleam a couple of ideas which I shared with my monthly Range Writers group when it was my turn to facilitate our September meeting. One is to write several things about yourself. The other is to list things you want but can’t have. I chose the latter, and my list is below.


Things I Want but Can’t Have

a swimming pool


a self-driving car

my very own jet plane complete with staff

a trouble-free computer

self-cleaning toilets, showers, sinks, and appliances

a talking robotic vacuum cleaner

automated food delivery system

automatic doors in my home


Now, it’s your turn. Make a list of either things about yourself or things you want but can’t have. Have fun with this, and feel free to share your list below.


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