I have always been an avid book reader, and remember vividly weekly trips to our local library as a kid, and anxiously awaiting my Scholastic Books orders. My first fundraiser was a read-a-thon in fifth grade for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. My sponsors had to dig deep in their pockets for that one!
"The Little Prince" by Antoine St. Exupery*
"Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury
"A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold*
"Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut*
"Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tsu*
"The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco
"Walking a Literary Labyrinth: A Spirituality of Reading" by Nancy M. Malone
* books I've bought multiple copies and gave away to friends!