A partial list of the stories and poems I keep coming back to. Many of the books I read as a child are still my favorite books – some for sentimental reasons, and some because they’re going to be good forever and ever. I usually re-read my favorite books once a year, and sometimes I re-read favorite chapters or passages many times over. As I remember forgotten books and read new books, this page will continue to change.

I’m also here on Goodreads, but I always forget to go in there and update it. Trying to be better about it though. (Not really happening so far.)

Boys and Girls Like You and Me by Aryn Kyle
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Tales of Magic by Edward Eager
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me edited by Kate Bernheimer
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz
Plain Kate by Erin Bow
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
Fuel by Naomi Shihab Nye
Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Duncker
The Reasons I Won’t Be Coming by Elliot Perlman
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Andrew Clements
E. B. White
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Sabriel by Garth Nix
The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (eeugh, the U.S. cover is hideous)
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
“Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear
“Silent Snow, Secret Snow” by Conrad Aiken
“Fruit and Words” by Aimee Bender
“The School” by Donald Barthelme
“Preludes” by T. S. Eliot
“The Death of Marilyn Monroe” by Sharon Olds
“Fruit Series” by Opal Palmer Adisa