Today we’re talking about our favorite books. Asking me to do that is like asking a parent which is their favorite kid… aka very hard! I kind of have ADD when it comes to listing my favorite things. In random conversations I can rattle off my faves easily, but when someone asks me to make a list I’m all, “Uh… well… you know…” Then afterward I’ll suddenly remember everything when the time has passed. Like the other day I was having dinner with friends and one of them asked me who I liked to read. I couldn’t list them. I read all the damn time and I couldn’t make a list! I was like, “I read a lot of YA, vampires and stuff.” Seriously?! Geesh…
But yeah… my favorite books (that I can remember at this moment, LOL).
Ohhh this book! This book broke my heart and made me laugh at the same time. I’ve only ever had two books make me cry and this wasn’t one, but I was definitely touched. I read this book in two sittings and it’s calling me to read it again. That alone means that I loved it because I rarely re-read books. I did figure out where the plot was going to go early on, but I think maybe that’s just the writer in me. I try to figure out what’s going to happen and think about how I would make it go if it were my book. This was the first book by Green that I’ve read and I just fell in love with his writing. I’ll soon be reading all of his books. Oh and, 29 days til the movie! I can’t freaking wait for the movie! 🙂
This was one of my favorite books growing up. It’s so cute and sweet Grover is so clueless you can’t help but love him. 🙂 If you haven’t read it, do so.
I had to read this for a book club I used to belong to. I was too busy at the time to sit and read so I got the audio book from the library and holy cow it was amazing. The dude who read the book did different voices and accents for people and just did a phenomenal job. Then of course there is the story itself which is all kinds of awesome. I’m so pissed that the movie didn’t get much publicity (so little that it came to and left the theaters without me knowing) because it looked like it was going to be great too. I’m sure it’s a great read, but I highly suggest getting the audio book for this one. 🙂
I’ve been looking through my goodreads history for five star books to put on this list. Every single one of Jen’s Blood Ties books have five star ratings from me and I read them years before I met her in person and started hanging out with her. So yeah, I’m a fan! I remember reading these books and thinking, “Cool! They’re in Michigan!” “Cool! The author is from Michigan too!” “Son of a bitch, she’s younger than I am and has already been published!” LOL I adore Jen’s writing. She has a way of pulling me into books that I never would have thought I’d liked. For example, I’m not a big fan of historical romance, but I’ve read some of Jen’s stuff that she’s written as Abigail Barnett and have loved it. Basically, Jen rocks and if you haven’t read her books you need to. 🙂
Neil Gaiman rocks my socks. I have loved every novel of his that I’ve ever read. I got turned on to him though through Backstreet Boys fanfic, believe it or not. A friend of mine was writing this amazing fanfic that blended the Boys with the Endless and as I read the fanfic I was like, “I need to read this series…” So I started buying the twenty dollar volumes slowly and totally fell in love with the series. I own the whole set and it’s the only graphic novel series that I’ve read from start to finish. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is supposed to be trying to bring it to the screen and holy wah, if he gets it done I’ll love him even more than I already do!
This and A Light in the Attic are books I read so much as a kid that I memorized a bunch of the poems and page numbers. I recently got my Where the Sidewalk Ends out to share with my youngest nephew and it just warmed my heart to see him enjoying the poems and pictures as much as I do. 🙂
Sarah Addison Allen is brilliant. I’ve loved every book that I’ve read that she’s written. When I read her books I think to myself, “I want to write like her when I grow up!” She’s just, magical. In fact, she has a new book out that I need to get badly. 🙂 It was sold out the last time I was at the book store though.
Last but not at all least… Lara Zielin. I’ve read all of her books and loved them all but this was the first one read thanks to Bronwyn’s suggestion. It’s wonderful. Lara herself is all kinds of amazing and she’s a Michigan author so yay for that! She just quit her job to write full time too so yay for more wonderful Lara books!
There are tons of other books that I love, but I can’t simply name (or remember) them all. 🙂 I’m curious to know if any of these are books that you love! Let me know in the comments, then check out what favorite books my girls have on their lists!