All time Favorites
So here is a list of some of my reading recommendations.
I've been asked many times what my all time favorite book is and that is just such a hard question to answer when you love books, isn't it?
However, people are not satisfied with that answer.
So if I had to narrow it down to just one.....
A Thousand Splendid Suns would be my, to date, all time favorite.
Its the one I recommend to everyone.
You cannot say too much about it without giving it away, but this is a powerful book, especially for women I think. Ironically, it was written by a man. This book is filled with so many different emotions....from forgiveness, acceptance, anger, hurt, love, joy, beauty....the list could go on. It is definitely a book that surprises you and keeps you on your toes the entire time. I cried while reading it the first time and its hard for a book to make even a crybaby like myself actually cry.
I've now read it twice and after writing this description, I want to pick it up again. Maybe it would get me out of my reading funk I've been in so far this year.
Again, both life changers to me.
I consider a book a life changer when I walk away learning some type of lesson.
Also, most books I recommend are easy reads. I try to steer clear of anything too long when anyone asks unless I know they are an avid reader like myself.
Here are a few more favorites from the last few years...
For those that are looking for something a little more on the thicker side, two of my favorite long reads are...
Like I said, these are just a few of my favorites from the past few years. I started keeping a little notebook about four years ago of what I was reading, because I had actually started picking up books to read, getting halfway through, and realizing I had already read it. True story. These are ones I picked from that little notebook. I haven't scanned my shelves for older reads I may have forgot about. If I do, I'll update the list.
So hope this helps someone and if you have a recommendation, please leave it!
A little Livi Kate for the Grandparents!
Her cheese face at the moment:
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