WHAT BOOK IGNITED YOUR LOVE FOR READING?
I remember "The Endless Steppe" by Esther Hautzig. I don't think this was necessarily the first book I read that captured my imagination but it is the one that has stayed with me over the years, and it is the book I thought about as I was recently reading "Between Shades of Grey" by Ruta Sepetys, another favorite. "The Endless Steppe" is a memoir that tells the story of Esther and her family who were exiled to Siberia from Poland during WWII in a cattle car and sent to work in the forced labor camps. It is a compelling story of resilience and endurance.
ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS?
Some of my all-time favorites are: "Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver, "Mothering Sunday" by Graham Swift, "Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship" by Gail Caldwell "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry, and "The Boys of My Youth" by Jo Ann Beard.
I would like to reread "Little Women"; Spending some time with Jo and her sisters seems appealing to me right now. And Barbara Kingsolver's novel "Unsheltered" is on my to-be-read list.