I especially enjoyed looking over her book lists at the end. I love lists. These are not your typical ones, either. Here are examples and a pick from each list:
10 Books I Just Love to Read, and Always Will
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
10 Modern Novels That Made Me Proud to Be a Writer
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
10 Good Book-Club Selections
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
10 Books Recommended by a Really Good Elementary School Librarian
No Flying in the House by Betty Brock
10 Mystery Novels I'd Most Like to Find in a Summer Rental
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie P. King.
10 Books for a Girl Who Is Full of Beans (or Ought to Be)
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
10 Book I Would Save in a Fire (If I Could Save Only 10)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
10 Nonfiction Books That Help Us Understand the World
The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
There are a couple other lists but you get the idea. Here are over 100 books just in case you are looking for some suggestions. What I liked is that there are books on these lists I have not heard of much less read. But, from the examples above, I have read two: The Phantom Tollbooth and Catherine, Called Birdy. I loved them both and both are listed as 'children's books'.
There I go trying to make up for my childhood lapses in literary adventures.