good books for grown-ups

This week I was asked, "Are there any kids' books that an adult might enjoy?" Hmmm. and the answer would be: Duh. Let me quote the great author of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," C.S. Lewis, "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond."

You know, when I buy books as Christmas presents for my mom and sister, who are older than me, and I *am* a grown-up, (even though the waiter at dinner tonight accused me of being a kid 'cause I ordered chicken tenders), I don't buy "adult" books, I get them kid or teen books. In fact, I hardly ever read "adult" books. Out of the last 132 books I have read, only nine were "adult."

So, you ask, what kid books would a grown up like? Here are a few, which I will personally guarantee.

 boy raised by ghosts (in a cemetary) (last year's Newbery winner)

  dragons, princess, adventure, humor, etc (I gave it 5 stars on my goodreads list)

  "feel good" story of a teacher and his class (one of my all time favorites)

  girl and grandpa study nature in 1899 Texas (one of this year's Newbery Honor books)

 "old fashioned" story of friendship and conflict resolution

the list could go on and on, but as they say, "so many books, so little time."