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This was a FB post I was actually interested in being tagged. I am a reader and have a certain affinity toward fellow readers. I enjoy creating and engaging in dialog about books. I’m always interested in what other people are reading. I wonder what it was about a book that attracted you to it.

So I was asked to list 10 books that have stayed with me in some way. I’m not to take more than a few minutes and not think too hard. They do not have to be the “right” books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. My list is below. What are your 10 books, or 5 books or 1 book?

1. “Homecoming” by Cynthia Voigt
2. “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry
3. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak
4. “Waiting to Exhale” by Terry McMillan
5. “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding
6. “Just Go to Bed” by Mercer Mayer
7. “It” by Stephen King
8. “House of Sand and Fog” by Andre Dubus III
9. “Native Son” by Richard Wright
10. “The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory

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Thought Catalog

There’s enough negativity going on in the world right now. You’re going to be hit in the face with it the instant you check your phone when you wake up, and it’s hard to go about your day with a positive attitude if you’ve only thought about bad things since the moment you opened your eyes. I’m not saying you should ignore what’s going on in the world. I’m just saying that sometimes it’s necessary to start your day out with some simple, happy thoughts. So here are 22 things to say to yourself that will help you start the day off right.

1. Today is a new day, with infinite possibilities. 

2. This day will never, ever happen the same way again. So why not try something new?

3. The best thing about not being asleep right now is that I can eat all of the things. 

4. No…

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