I love books and hate the idea of having to choose only four. Do I choose ones that are the most beneficial? What about favorites? If I can only pick four, maybe I really need "escape from reality" books, because, seriously, what kind of reality would require me to choose only four books?!?!
Realizing that as soon as I hit "publish" I'll think of more, here goes:
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach: I read this in middle school and it resonated with me. Still does.
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte: To me, the epitome of the tortured hero romance. Can't live without it.
Living Judaism, by Rabbi Wayne Dosick: Not my favorite book, but answers all of my questions, so if I have to be limited, I'd better have this with me.
This Is All I Ask, by Lynn Kurland: She's my favorite author, and this is one of my favorites of hers.
What are yours?