Boys and girls are different. Their taste in books is best pictured using a Venn diagram - it overlaps in part but not entirely. I am reminded of this whenever I start gushing about a book I loved as a child to my husband only to find out that he didn't read it. And how can you understand someone without appreciating the books she holds dear? So I'm "assigning" him the following books, not all of which are children's books. They are all books that I have read over and over again. He's worried that they are all girly books about emotions. Here, in no particular order, is his homework. Most are classics that require no description.