I have always loved to read and when I get going on a really good book, 100 pages seems like a short story. I don’t always get to read as much as I’d like because let’s face it, life gets in the way. But now, being in my house almost all hours of the day I have been able to read a lot of the books that had been sitting on my bookshelf, and have put together a list of a few favorites of mine in case you are looking for your next read!
1. Fall of Giants By: Ken Follett
This is the first book in a historical fiction trilogy that introduces you to 5 very different people, who’s lives become intertwined by the start and ending of the First World War. It’s an amazing series and the second and third books take you through World War II and The Cold War eras.
2. Uglies By: Scott Westerfeld
This is also the start of a trilogy in a futuristic world where on your sixteenth birthday, you undergo an operation to turn you permanently “pretty”. But as the main character soon comes to find out, not everything is what it seems. This is considered a young adult book, but it has transcended generations with Westfield’s writing. It’s still probably one of my fav books to date.
3. The Devil’s Arithmetic By: Jane Yolen
A stand alone historical fiction novel with twist and turns I know I didn’t see coming. It can really put things in perspective about World War II and how many people suffered during that time, it really made me appreciate what I have.
4. The King’s Deception By: Steve Berry
This stand alone novel where a former American government agent is sent to London to check out a story about Queen Elizabeth the First and discovers a lot about the Virgin Queen than he bargained for. I loved the mystery mixed with the perfect amount of action to keep me reading for hours.
5. The Lucky One By: Nicholas Sparks
Everyone has heard the name Nicholas Sparks by now and of course it’s a romantic novel, but I think a feel good book should be on this list. Now it might not be everyone’s perfect book, but this one was just romantic enough and also had a little action and mystery. This is one of my favorite novels to read when I am in the mood for something not so heavy.
Pride and Prejudice By: Jame Austin
Fahrenheit 451 By: Ray Bradbury
Crank By: Ellen Hopkins
Dorothy Must Die By: Danielle Paige
Jackdaws By: Ken Follett