Just saw this posted on author Christopher Moore's facebook page. It's an interesting list of what books inspired one author to start writing. I've only read half of them (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Dirty Jobs and The Help), but enjoyed them all. Actually, my mom read me A Tree Grows in Brooklyn when I was growing up and I really should read it again. It's on my shelf but I always have new books that I want to read... plus the husband won't let me count rereads on my books of the year list. Lame.
Speaking of book lists, here's a picture from last week's Entertainment Weekly. Justin Cronin's The Twelve is listed as one of the most anticipated of 2012. I seriously can't wait for this book. I thought The Passage was one of the best books I read in 2010 and I'm dying to know what happened after the major cliffhanger at the end!