1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Creepy, well-written. Love it even more every time I read it.
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
I was very proud to have figured out what the deal was with Crouch.
3. Waiting for the Rain by Sheila Gordon
7th grade, learned about apartheid. I remember kids go to the movies and share chocolate.
4. A Certain Strain of Peculiar by Gigi Amateau
Very sweet, gets the small Southern town vibe. Made me want to say y’all afterward.
6. The Winner (The Gymnasts #4) by Elizabeth Levy
Another 90s tween series. I read one or two instead of taking gymnastics.
7. Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three mice discover red, yellow, and blue can make other colors too. Blew my mind!
9. Women Artists: An Illustrated History by Nancy Heller
Won this as part of the art award in high school. Lots of cool images/info.
10. Snow in August by Pete Hamill
Assigned in 9th grade. I liked it until the end, which went off the rails.
11. The All New, All Purpose Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker
Want to cook bear? That’s in here, along with pretty much everything food related.
13. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Very clear memories of reading this at my desk in first grade.
14. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
Wizenberg combines the best of food writing with a touching memoir.
15. Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey by Martin Handford
He’s on a boat! Or the beach…
Feel free to share your own Friday Fifteens in the comments. Happy weekending!