Tuesday, November 19, 2013

8 Favorite Books

I decided to follow one of Mama Kat's writing prompts this week. 
If you haven't checked out her blog, 
every week she posts a writing prompt. 
They are pretty fun because she gives you 5 ideas 
of something to blog about. 
A little inspiration!

This week I chose to write about 8 books
that I think everyone should read at least once in their lifetime. 
So I am just going to put down my favorites!

1. Harry Potter 1-7 by J.K Rowling
Harry Potter is my all time favorite! J.K. Rowling has a way of making 
a children's book totally appropriate for adults too!

And as much as I love the Harry Potter books,
The movies are completely amazing too!

2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I was up through all hours of the night reading this book. 
Based during Nazi occupied Germany, 
a young girl whose mother and brother are killed 
go to live with foster parents.
They hide a Jewish man in their basement. 
He teaches the girl to read, 
and in her thirst for knowledge, she steals all the books she can find.
I absolutely LOVED the descriptions, 
they were so subtle, yet so vibrant.
A movie adaptation was released Nov 8th
and is on my list of movies to see!

3. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
This was such an amazing book.
I'm slightly fascinated with history anyway, 
and although this was a work of fiction
many historical events were included.
11/22/63 is about a man who goes back in time 
to try and prevent the Kennedy assassination
and everything that happens 
in the world when the historical events 
are changed. 
It is 800+ pages, 
but I didn't once get bored or hoped that
it would hurry up and end. 

4. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
One that I think should be read to every child. 
The story about a tree who loved a boy. 
The boy would come to the tree everyday. 
As he got older, 
he expected more of the tree. 
The tree loved him, so the tree gave and gave. 
A remarkable story about the act of giving, 
and showing love to those around us. 

5. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
This is not the MOST famous book that Stephanie Meyer has written, 
but it is also nothing like Twilight. 
This is a little hard to get into at first and understand, 
but believe me you will love it!
The world is invaded by other life forms
who take over the human brain and occupy the bodies. 
Melanie Stryder's brain is taken over
but she refused to give in. 
Such an exciting imaginative novel!
I think this is also a movie, 
which I haven't seen. 
Is it any good?

6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The thought of a child with cancer is heart wrenching to begin with, 
but this brought a whole new perspective. 
About wanting to be remembered in a life that is "a side effect of dying." 
I loved how Hazel saw the world around her. 
I loved that she fell in love.
 The kind of love that is so magical and real. 
Not typical 17 year old puppy love. 
And I loved all the charactera that John Green created.
Be warned, YOU WILL CRY!

7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
An unlikely friendship 
evolved between a wealthy boy, 
and the servant's son. 
How he feels he must hide it, 
and how they learn to show their friendship and love.
I loved this book in so many ways. 
It was sad, and terrifying at the same time. 
Towards the end of the story, it describes the state Afganistan is in. 
It scares me, and breaks my heart that so many people have to deal with such terrible things.

8.The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book was so unusual, 
and unpredictable.
A Circus appears unexpectedly no one knows
when it will come, or how long it will stay
The story behind rivalry and
forbidden love.   

I couldn't leave this one out!
You can read it all here for FREE! 

Those are some of my favorites! 
Have you read any? 
What are your favorites?


  1. Oh I have read and I love nearly everything on your list. I love that you mentioned 11/22/63, because that book pulled me out of a year long reading slump and I could not put it down. The Giving Tree is also very special to me.

  2. The Giving Tree is incredibly wonderful.. I always surprise myself when I read it aloud and don't break down into an emotional pile of tears.

  3. I am wanting to see The Book Thief!! I own a lot of books that get made into major movies and some that have a lLifetime movie loosely based on the book. I had never heard of 11/22/63. It sounds interesting. I love history, and my birthday is on the 22nd too. This is an appropriate time to read it too because of all the things being brought up about the events of Kennedy's death. 50 years and the death of Kennedy still intrigues a lot of people. Great list.

  4. I have read at least part of if not all of... 4 of the 9 books. SEE!! I CAN read.....I just choose not to :) You make reading sound so fun though, I should try it more often.



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