Books RANI PEFFER Loves

Rani says these books are  "just a few of my all-time favorites—this was hard, because it’s like trying to choose your favorite child or something.  I ultimately went to my bookshelves and chose books that I’ve kept and re-read multiple times."

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain "I always loved the part in the cave."

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

"I always loved the part in the cave."

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell "The first real epic I got into with a strong female lead.  I know this book has many unacceptable elements, but I still say Scarlett O'Hara was one tough woman. I must have read this book 10 times in middle/high school.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

"The first real epic I got into with a strong female lead.  I know this book has many unacceptable elements, but I still say Scarlett O'Hara was one tough woman. I must have read this book 10 times in middle/high school.

Raney by Clyde Edgerton "Delighted to find a book about a girl with my name (in pronunciation, if not in spelling), and even more delighted to find that she was a complicated Southern girl to boot."

Raney by Clyde Edgerton

"Delighted to find a book about a girl with my name (in pronunciation, if not in spelling), and even more delighted to find that she was a complicated Southern girl to boot."

"I was into futuristic dystopia before futuristic dystopia was cool."

1984 by George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams "I was laughing out loud within the first 10 pages, all five books."

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

"I was laughing out loud within the first 10 pages, all five books."

The Godfather by Mario Puzo "Because I always wanted a big brother who would beat the living daylights out of anyone who mistreated me (a la Sonny Corleone)."

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

"Because I always wanted a big brother who would beat the living daylights out of anyone who mistreated me (a la Sonny Corleone)."

Amusing Ourselves to Death  by Neil Postman This book is the reason I don't take television news (or internet news, for that matter) seriously.

Amusing Ourselves to Death  by Neil Postman

This book is the reason I don't take television news (or internet news, for that matter) seriously.

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