I snagged this meme from writer Kaye Dacus's blog. Feel free to snag it for your own.
1. One book that changed your life. Taliesin by Stephen Lawhead, first book in his Pendragon (King Arthur) series. It wasn't the first fantasy I read, but it was the first with a historical Celtic (in this case Welsh) cultural basis. It inspired a lifelong fascination with Iron Age, Roman and Romano-British periods of England, Wales and Scotland (evidenced by my Bucket List), which in turn has inspired and/or influenced everything I've written since (excluding the teddy bear story....).
2. One book that you have read more than once. Obviously there's more than one, and very hard to choose, but I'll go with An Excellent Mystery, by Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter). I have this book in her Brother Cadfael mystery series on tape, and I can listen to it over and over for the beauty of the language, as well as for the story. Of course it holds no mystery for me now, yet I find it as moving no matter how often I listen/read.
3. One book you would want on a desert island. Because this is a One Book meme... my Bible, hands down.
4. One book that made you laugh. To Say Nothing Of The Dog: or How We Found The Bishop's Bird Stump at Last by Connie Willis. Time travel set largely in Victorian England. Just read it. Please. Better, listen to the Recorded Books, Inc. version.
5. One book that made you cry. Taliesin—by Stephen Lawhead. No spoilers as to why.
6. One book you wish you’d written. Another tough choice. Titles are swirling through my thoughts. Snagging one more or less at random: Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers.
7. One book you wish had never been written. I don't think I've read a book I feel that negatively about. The last book that made me wish I hadn't wasted my time reading it was The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.
8. One book you are currently reading. The Brother's Keeper by Tracey Groot (author of Madman, which won the latest Christy award for historicals; I am really, really liking this author's work).
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read. Northwest Passage by Kenneth Roberts. Because of the setting, the Mohawk Valley of NY, where my KINDRED characters look likely to end up... eventually.