I'm trying a new meme this month: Six Degrees of Separation. The first book is assigned, but then I had to come up with six books that are connected to it in a chain. Here we go!
The first book is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. I have read this book, but all I really remember is that it is WEIRD. Have you read it?
I read it back in 2003, when I was living in a house with my friends, Christina and Colleen, after finishing our year of volunteer service as members of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. I also remember reading Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer in that same bedroom in 2003. That book changed my life. It was the end of my belief in God and Christianity. Moving on...
Another book about faith and ending faith or trying to escape at least that I LOVE is Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu.
Jennifer Mathieu is AMAZING! I read her book The Truth About Alice first, but I will seriously read anything she writes. I can't wait for her latest book. Alice is a book that every teenager should read. It's about how easily a rumor can ruin someone's life. So good! So important.
Alice is a very popular name in book titles, so my next book is Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It was the first Genova book that I read, and it is so good. It tells the story of a woman living with early onset Alzheimer's. Heartbreaking and riveting at the same time.
Speaking of Genova, my other favorite book of hers (I've read them all) is Love Anthony. That book kept me up late. I couldn't put it down. It's the story of a woman grieving the death of her autistic son. Wow. Great book. Books after death are one of my auto-read topics.
And lastly, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks is another GREAT book about a boy with autism. It's told from the perspective of his imaginary friend who's trying to help Max when he's in an awful situation. Very creative and so good.
That's it! A Prayer for Owen Meany to Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend.
This was fun.
#6Degrees is a monthly meme (first Saturday of the month) hosted by Kate @ Books Are My Favourite and Best.