Friday, January 27, 2012

A book I could read over and over again

Well, I love to read. And I am forgetful. So I read a lot of books and I reread a lot of books and they are like new to me!

My favorites though, in no particular order...

A Walk to Remember. The first Nicholas Sparks book I read. A really long time ago, before he was so popular and before all of his books started being the same. I adore this book. Its sweet and sappy and sad. If you have seen the movie but not read the book then I suggest the book. It is very different, for one thing its set in the 50s. 

The Time Traveler's Wife. My sister in law gave me this book at my bridal shower. Its not one I probably would have read otherwise. But it is amazing and magical. I love the way it is written. The words sound like a poem to me. My copy is very obviously well read. I also have it on audio book just because I love the sound of the words so much. 

Wicked. I love fairy tales but even more I love fairy tale remakes. I love hearing them from a different point of view. Gregory Maguire has other books along the same lines but Wicked has always been my favorite. I adore Elphaba, she is so much more then the Wicked Witch. Its also quite haunting, there are a few parts that have really stuck with me which is pretty rare. 

The Book Thief. My #1 book that I think every person should read. It will tear your heart out. It is narrated by Death and he is telling a story set in Germany about Germans in WWII. Once again, another point of view and it is unexpectedly touching. If you haven't read it, DO! I'm going to go read it again right now.

Atonement. The first time I read this one, I got it from the library. I got about 3/4 of the way through it and then there were pages missing. I was so invested in the characters by then that I was devastated. All of their copies were out and I would have to wait to finish it. I just couldn't stand it. I went and bought it right then. And I have never regretted it. Its also set during WWII (it really is my favorite background in a story) and its  tells a story of a young girl who mistakes a situation and changes many lives really quickly. Its hard to explain without giving too much away. Its a great book too.

Ok, I could go on and on forever. Books are my real love. But I am going to stop here so I don't seem like a crazy person. 


Lindsay said...

Making me miss book club. Great list.

Crystal said...

I was missing book club while writing it. I miss book club anyway! =)