My Favourite Books

I do love a good read. I am even a part of a Book Club. This wasn’t always the case. When I was younger and in school I was not a reader. As a matter of fact I hated reading books. I always felt pressured to read things I did not want to read. When I was in school I wanted to pick a book to read I didn’t want them to tell me what I had to read. I understand now as an adult that you should read some books because of the way they are written. I am still not a fan of those books simply because to me reading is a form of relaxation and I want to loose myself in a book. I do not want to have to use a dictionary to read a book because I don’t understand meanings of words. This is simply just me. Everyone is different. I encourage my kids to read everyday and I also encourage them to read different styles of novels by different authors. This is actually also a reason why I joined the book club, I wanted to be challenged to ready other types of books and maybe discover other authors that I might enjoy but would have not picked out my self.

In this post I want to share my all time favourite books that I have read. Here is a list of Ten. With #1 being my Favourite.

  1. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks – Back of the book description is – Julie Barenson’s young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died-a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now, four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, twenty-nine-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen? Or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband’s best friend? Choosing one of them should bring her more happiness than she’s had in years. Instead, Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by a chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire.

2. Change of Heart by Jody Picoult – Back of the Book – Shay Bourne – New Hampshire’s first death row prisoner in 69 years – has only one last request: to donate his heart post-execution to the sister of his victim, who is looking for a transplant. Bourne says it’s the only way he can redeem himself…but with lethal injection as his form of execution, this is medically impossible.

3. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella – Back of the Book – When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.



4. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella – Back of the Book – Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

5. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See – Back of the Book – In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.

6. The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer – I know I know but can’t help it. Not going to include the back of the book here just a quick description – the four books chart the later teen years of Isabella “Bella” Swan, a girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. Wikipedia

7. The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff – Back of the Book – A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival 

8. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran – Back of the Book – At the dawn of the Roman Empire, when tyranny ruled, a daughter of Egypt and a son of Rome found each other

9. Women’s Murder Club Series by James Patterson – these are great series very captivating and easy to read – The Women’s Murder Club features four members: Lindsay Boxer, a homicide detective for the San Francisco Police Department; Cindy Thomas, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle; Claire Washburn, the Chief Medical Examiner for San Francisco; and Yuki Castellano, a San Francisco district attorney.

10. On Dublin Street Series by Samantha Young – another super easy reading. These series are great for summer reading. The stories are related but different so its best you read them. lol.

Have you read any of these? Let me know and let me know what you thought of them if you have read them.

Thanks for reading

Sonja

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