For the first time in the history of ever, I have actually prepped some blog posts.
I don’t have photos for this post, because, well I don’t think that books are the most photogenic. And since I get most of my books from the library, I don’t have many of these anymore. I’ve compiled my list of favorite books I’ve ever read… and why:
1. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger. Hands down my favorite book that I’ve ever read. In school or out. I do own this one and I love picking it up from time to time. Holden Caufield may just be one of my favorite characters of all time. I may just want to name one of my future children Holden, however, please don’t let them grow up to be like that.
2. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina – Danielle Steele. This book is about her eldest son Nick. I’ve read it so much the book is falling apart. I love it, and I cry every single time I read it. Even as I know what’s going on. It is a true testament to mental illness and how it can destroy lives and families, but also promotes awareness.
3. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn. I waited for a very long time to get this book from the library. Once I did, I could not put it down. It is gripping and I just love how you really don’t know what is going to happen. If you have lots of free time, I suggest reading this as soon as you possibly can. It is that good.
4. Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling. Yes, I am an HP fan. I’ve read every book multiple times and still continue to enjoy them. I know I’m not the first, or the only one, but I love them.
5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee. Other than #1, this may have been my favorite book that I read in school. I read it in junior high and high school. Love it, I also may, or may not name a child Scout. Ok, maybe not as likely as Holden, but it could happen.
6. Any and all books by Jodi Picoult. She is my favorite author of all time and I really don’t think I can pick one of them as my favorite. They are all so thought provoking and they’ve always drawn me in. And yes, I’ve read them all.
7. The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin. This book is a really good life and self-help style book. I want to purchase it and really go through it again and highlight things. I tried while I had it checked out from the library to put some of it into my daily life, but I just didn’t have the time. I’d love to purchase it thought and try again.
I hope these give you some good suggestions when you need a book to read. I didn’t want to give anything away on a few, but trust me, they are all worth checking out from the library, or purchasing if that’s your style. Get to reading.