Friday, April 3, 2015

My 5 Favorite Books

Linking up again with the Style Challenge Ladies and today's topic books. I admit I am a fiction book person. I work hard all day, and when I read, I just want to let go, not think about my life and be totally enveloped by someone elses life. I said it, I don't want to better myself in reading about history...actually that's not true, I find history really interesting, but for the life of me CANNOT remember anything. This is why I keep all of my fiction books, I can literally read it one year, wait a few years and read it again and have it be a totally new book.

Anyway, here's my list:

When I was younger I loved Sweet Valley High and Babysitters Club, but one of the first non-kid books I absolutely loved was The Winner.

My Dad read it and passed it down to me. Which is the case with a lot of books I used to read. Anyway, he passed this down and we both LOVED it. It's almost two books in one. Now and days they probably would separate it into two books and 5 movies...haha, you get the idea...speaking of which, we're still waiting for this to become a movie, it would be a good one!

After college, I had a lot more time to read, I think I read a total of 4 books in college (the first 4 books in the Harry Pottery Series, and I read all of them the first couple of months of my senior year because school work was easy and I had time). Anyway, I discovered Jodi Picoult. I love her writing style. My first book was My Sisters Keeper

I found that I was on the edge of my seat, and it was really the first book that I had read that each chapter was written in different characters perspectives, but still advanced the storyline. I actually read this on my honeymoon, and it was definitely a tear jerker, and I cried a lot...not the best honeymoon book reading material. Four years later they made it into a movie, which of course wasn't as good as the book.

The second Picoult book I read was The Pact. It really got me thinking about love and what I would do for it. This is another one that I read in a weekend because I couldn't put it down.

I also really liked Plain Truth, it's about a Amish community turned upside down by a tragedy (isn't that how all of her books go?) Definitely a book that is not predictable and keeps you turning the pages as the mystery unfolds.

 A series of books that I really like, passed down from my Dad. Actually my dad and his best friend would swap these books, then pass them down to me, I would pass it down to Mr. and then we would give it back to my dad's best friend to give to his son, and sometimes my Grandpa would get in on the mix, we definitely get our money worth out of these books. All the books have the same character: Jack Reacher, former MP, loner, just trying to keep to himself, but always finds himself in a murder mystery.  Each novel can stand on it's own, so you don't really need to read them in order. These are usually murder mysteries and you really feel like you're there in the book, trying to figure it out too. I think I've read nearly all 20 of them over the years.

Tom Cruise actually bought the rights to the books and made them into an action flick. While the movie didn't follow one book, I did think that the movie was really good, and hope that they make some more.

A book that I really liked was The Wednesday Letters. After Jack and Laural die their children are left to plan the funeral and go through their things. While going through their things they found letters that Jack wrote to Laural every Wednesday for their entire marriage. Through the letters the kids find out secrets and things that had happened that they never knew. Their left to figure it all out, and to sort through their own feels of how they saw their parents and who they really were. I just loved that we got to read letters from Jack to Laural, and it really felt like you were one of the kids discovering all of this information and trying to process it with them.


Another fun one, that EVERYONE has read is the Hunger Games series, I just really loved it and I liked that they were easy reads, and I didn't have to think too much about it and again a page turner...I actually read them twice, I find that sometimes I read a book too fast the first time around, and usually end up going back and reading a book a second time, immediately, so I can really enjoy it.

An what's a book list without some kid books? My favorite kid book that I've read to Baby and Mini Fox is On The Night You were Born. It's just a sweet book, that gets me a little teary eyed every time I read it.

 I know this has a lot of controversy and a lot of people have very strong opinions, but we REALLY loved Baby Wise, it really saved us, while we didn't follow it to a tee, we used the basic principles and I think it's what got our kids on sleep schedule and sleeping through the night.

I really liked Toddler wise too, although I really only used this book for the nap time routine...

I'm pretty easy when it comes to book. If I can forget about real life and everything going on around me, I consider it a good book. 

How about you? What's your favorite book?

Now go check out the other Style Me ladies to see what their favorite books are!

 Linking up with: ErikaAndrea, and Narci for Friday Favorites,  September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday, 
AprilDarciNatasha and Christina for Five on Friday 

No comments:

Post a Comment