I haven't had much time to read lately, which is a bummer, because reading is just about my favorite thing. We have a week long vacation to the beach coming up in a few weeks and I can't wait to lay out and tear through as many books as possible!
I am more than a little bit excited about this. I love books. I love how they transport you to other worlds and let you see through the eyes of strangers. In honor of my read-a-thon beach week I thought I would share some of my must-read books with you guys by genre so there is something for everyone!
FANTASY: Anything by Brandon Sanderson.
I have a confession to make. He single handedly converted me to fantasy literature. I first picked up one of his books simply because he got the same undergraduate degree I did, and I wanted to support a brand new author from my alumni. Since then, I have read every book he has written so far. Then, I read the entire Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan because he was chosen to finish it. Then I went to the good old fashioned book store and browsed the fantasy section for anything that sounded good. Basically, now I am a junkie. I am thinking about making a paper chain to count down to when the next book is supposed to come out, but they keep changing the day on me. (How dare they?) If you are interested in trying him out, I would recommend Warbreaker because it is one of his stand alone novels and you might want to see if you like him before you invest in a series.
CLASSICS: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
One of the most classic books ever written. I love Charlotte Bronte. In a time when she had to change her name to a man's name (Currer Bell) in order to get published, she wrote a book with a strong and passionate female lead. Even without its underlying social criticisms, it is a dang good novel, and a love story that could wet the stubbornest eyes. Read it, you won't regret it. *The version I linked to is the free kindle version.
YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE: The Giver by Lois Lowry or Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1) by Christopher Poalini
SCIENCE FICTION: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
FICTION: The Host by Stephani Meyers
HISTORICAL FICTION: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
MYSTERY: The Lottery Winner by Mary Higgins Clark (really any of her mysteries are good, quick reads!)
FINANCIAL: The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
INSPIRATIONAL: As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
CHILDREN'S BOOKS: The Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan
BABY BOARD BOOKS: The Little Pookie books by Sandra Boynton
Happy reading lovelies!
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