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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Montoya

My Top 10 Books

Updated: Jul 24, 2022

First, I would like to let you know as you read through my top 10 books, you will notice there will be links, and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Reading is something that I recommend you continue to do. I always encouraged my boys to read when they were younger and wished they continued today. It was one of the joys of my young life, reading and escaping the reality of life and how that has changed and been replaced with oversharing on social media these days.

The first book that grabbed me is a classic young adult book. "Are you there God? It's me, Margret", a classic by Judy Bloom. Judy Bloom's books spoke to me as an avid reader; I read all of her books. The adventures of Ramona Quimby kicked off my Judy Bloom obsession. I related to so many stories in her books. Being young and feeling you had no voice, and no one knew what you were going through, Judy Bloom knew, and she helped me get through those adolescent years with intriguing stores full of fun and shared thoughts.

My number two book would be darker than Judy Bloom's books but so full of detailed descriptions. I am talking of Ann Rice. The book that comes in at number two for me would be "Interview with a Vampire." How exciting this book was for me. I was eighteen years old, and it was the first book I purchased that wasn't from the school library. A friend had recommended this book to me. She was much ahead of me in the series as she was excited to see Ann's newest book come out "Queen of the Damned" and I was up for a new book to read as I was new to the area and had plenty of time to get into a good book. Ann was able to bring to life the senses of the locations and vibrate feelings the characters had. This book launched me into a lifetime of reading Ann Rice, and I am sad about her passing. I recently visited New Orleans, and I made sure I saw her grave. Here I paid my respects to her.

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