The Meaningful Five



Well it’s been an odd sort of a day, where I’ve mostly been exasperated and twitchy, but this morning there was a slightly lovely happening on twitter: I was bored waiting for the bus, so I decided to ask people what were the five most important books to them personally, with the hashtag #meaningful5

It went down quite well, and I was greatly cheered by the outpouring of book-love and enthusiasm. A big thank you to everyone you contributed today, and especially to Alasdair Stuart and Emma Maree, who actually went and wrote blog posts about it. Huzzah!

If you wrote a blog or if you want to contribute your Meaningful Five, please do stick details in the comments.

3 thoughts on “The Meaningful Five

  1. This is a tough one. I could go in a number of different directions with ‘meaningful.’ But I’ll go with books that mattered to me on a deeply personal level, for one reason or another: The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein, Roots by Alex Haley, The Women’s Room by Marilyn French, and James and the Giant Peach by the delightful Roald Dahl.

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