We all have our favorite books we can read over and over again and never bore with the amazing page turners we just HAVE to read. There’s nothing better than grabbing your book, a nice tasting tea, and a cozy spot by the fireplace, near a window, in the most favorite chair you sit in. You place a soft blanket on your lap and nestle it around you… You open that book of yours with a smile, it’s like a precious diamond as you begin to read and get lost in.
I’d like to share a few of my favorites with you so you can hopefully enjoy them as much as I do!
Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.
This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of… (well I guess you’ll just have to read it/ no spoilers here!)
One of the best-loved stories of all time. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
And when you’re done reading To Kill a Mockingbird, you may as well read: Go Set a Watchman: A Novel. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.
Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of the highly anticipated Glory Over Everything, established herself as a remarkable new talent with The Kitchen House, now a contemporary classic. In this gripping novel, a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate at a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War. Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.
As you read this book you can’t help but to love the characters as they begin to do the unthinkable, to write a book, a ‘tell-all’ about the life of a black maid in the South that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town…
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
Well, I think I’ll leave you with that… If I add anymore books I think I’m going to lose you!~wink~ Of course I have a couple more favorites, but I’ll save that for next time! If you’ve read them all already, well, read them again. These books are classic which means they’ll never go out of style and they’ll never stop being read (how awesome is that?!) Every writers dream is to have a book they’ve written that so many people love and cherish AND want to read over and over again.
Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comment section below!
Take care readers!
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