So, spring break is officially 1 week away.  ONE WEEK.  I am giddy.  I need this break–I really need it.  I have much to accomplish in those beautiful, blissful days of not waking up early and not dealing with teenagers.  But, I need your help.  Besides cleaning the closet, planning lessons through April (so I can get through my wedding and moving into a house with minimal outside school-related work), and watching my soaps every day–I want to read, man.  But not just any reading.

I need a book that is going to inspire me.  I need a book that I won’t be able to put down.  I need something that will renew my faith in something anything.  A book that will make me feel active.  A book that will remind my brain that there is a good writer buried deep down in there somewhere.  A book that will refresh me from my winter dulldroms.

Books that have done this for me in the past:

Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver

Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Small Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver

Bird By Bird, Anne Lamott

Red Terry Tempest Williams

One Writer’s Beginnings, Eudora Welty

Persuasion, Jane Austen

I need your help.  What books inspire you?  What should I give my precious time to over break?

You know on other blogs they give away great prizes?  Yeah, all I’ve got is my eternal gratitude–that’s just as good as a $100 gift card, right?