Thursday, March 8, 2012
Some books are entirely forgotten by the time you’re on your next read. Others have characters and stories that linger for a while. Here is an assortment of some of my favorite titles and authors . . . anyone else like any of these? *
· The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Soo long but worth every page. An exciting and wonderful tale of redemption.
· The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
A vampire tale, but more sophisticated than Twilight (wha?). Dracula is terrifying and chilling.
· Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye
1189 pages of history, romance and adventure.
· The Eight by Katherine Neville
I love books that flip between two time periods, then connect at the end. This is a brilliant book.
· Harry Potter series
· Jane Austen
Typical, I know, but I really do love her.
· Austenland by Shannon Hale
A light read and fun escape for fans of Pride and Prejudice.
· Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
An even more fun escape. Warning: the author likes to use a particularly offensive four-letter word.
· The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
A nonfiction, first-person account of life in a concentration camp. Vividly detailed and an amazing book.
· The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Another Holocaust story that I recommend reading with your tween/teen.
· All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
A liiiitle slow, but very sweet and peaceful; this book makes me happy.
* Disclaimer: I’ve wanted to mention that I know LOTS of people who are better read than I am. I don’t, by any stretch of the imagination, think that I am the queen bee of books.