Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Memories

Monday Memories is a weekly feature hosted by and The idea is to pick a book from your shelf that holds memories for you and tell why it is significant in your life. For my first pick I am going to pick
The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
The Color Purple

I was probably about 12 when I read this book. Sure I didn't understand all that was going on, but I knew that what I was reading was something special. Celie had to deal with so much at a young age. I had never read a book where the abuse was so realistic. I could feel Celie and her sister's pain. I hated Mister. I wanted to be best friends with Shug. The fact that it takes her a whole lifetime to triumph is sad, but yet gratifying, because she does manage to triumph. Celie never gives up and manages to make a life for herself. This is a wonderful story that shows that even awful abuse can be overcome.


  1. I've still never read this one. Love that you found it so young and it made an impression!


  2. Hiya,

    I have nominated you for the Liebster award! Good luck!

    -The Reading Rose