Voices in My Head: Books

Some books I carry in my heart and head. I know these characters through their words. When I seek comfort, their words are clear and unchanging.

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Carrington: Selected Letters
  • Steppenwolf
  • Jane Eyre

What books do you return to again and again? What books do you read when you want to center yourself?

Update: December 22, 2010

I’m surprised to see Steppenwolf on this list. In 2002, I hadn’t read it in years. I don’t think I even own a copy anymore. Perhaps this is a list from the 1980s. What’s on my list now? Some old. Some new.

  • Anne of Green Gables (Anne’s House of Dreams, Rilla of Ingleside)
  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Carrington: Selected Letters
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Extra Virgin
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Jane Eyre
  • My Life in France
  • The Valley of Horses

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