All time Favorites

Earlier this morning, one of my college roommates asked me to recommend a few books to read and I immediately thought to myself....BLOG POST....since I had just been asked that question by someone else just the week before.

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.

Two others that are high on my list are

The Help and Redeeming Love

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...

Barefoot: A Novel

Fortune's Rocks

The Secret life of bees

Angela's Ashes

Angry Housewives Eating BonBons

The Book Thief

Same kind of Different as Me

Looking For Salvation at the Dairy Queen

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet

The Glass Castle and Half Broken Horses

Water for Elephants

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

The Days of Summer

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

The Kitchen House

For those that are looking for something a little more on the thicker side, two of my favorite long reads are...

Forever Amber

East of Eden

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!

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A little Livi Kate for the Grandparents!

Her cheese face at the moment:

I love this kid so much, my heart wants to explode.

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Thank you for the compliments on the new layout. Lindsey from Designer Blogs was actually installing it as I was writing that post, so I didn't realize a few days would turn into right now. Once again, I highly recommend Designer Blogs. I used them a couple of years ago for custom design and they are great to work with! I went with a pre-designed blog layout this go round, but it was exactly what I wanted to begin with, so it was a win!

Comments

The Popes said…
You'll love Sarah's Key... Major learning. I had no idea the role France played in the Holocaust.

And as Jac would say, "I LOVE the Nazis!"
Kameron said…
I need to get my reading vibe back on. I finally started blogging again, so that is a good thing, but finding time for everything I want to do in a day or even month, seems impossible!