Friday, March 30, 2012

Favorite Books

Thanks so much for the book suggestions, I will certainly add them to my list of possibilities.

When thinking about my list there are several that pop into my head right off the bat.  Here's that list.



Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

My favorite book, I've read it at least 5 times.  Ayn Rand is a brilliant writer and tells such an amazing story.  It's amazing how this book can transcend time and how even today I see some of the topics raised in this book playing out in real life.  If you haven't read it, pick it up, I promise you you'll love it.

The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand

Ayn's first book and the first one I read of her's.  Also amazing in its own right but I've only read this once.  Atlas Shrugged is my favorite but this also deserves a spot on my favorite list.

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

This book affected me in ways I can't describe.  I could care less if parts of this story didn't turn out to be exactly true.  His writing is beyond brilliant and his style is so unique.  His story needed to be told regardless of whether it was all 100% real of not.  Everyone can learn from this and become more humble from reading it.

My Friend Leonard by James Frey

A follow up to A Million Little pieces and equally brilliant.

Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey

This book follows many different people in Los Angeles, some intertwine some are only talked about in one chapter.  It's a very interesting story of the different paths and hardships of the people in this town.  I love how he told the history of the town between each chapter.

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Oh how I wish I was a smart and creative as J.K. Rowling.  Absolutely the best kids series of all time and so brilliantly written. 

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

I think I've expounded enough lately of my love of this series. 

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

A really great fictional biography of Ernest Hemingway's first wife and their time together in Paris.  A wonderful story and beautifully written too.

The Kin of Ata by Dorothy Bryant

My husband turned me on to this book a long time ago.  He read it in a college course and I had to order it from the publisher because it was out of print.  I'm happy to see it is available for purchase without difficulty.  What a great story, at the end you wonder was it all true?  A quick read as well.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

This was the first book I read on my Kindle when I got it a few years ago.  The whole story is told from the perspective of a dog.  A bit sad in some parts but so very good too.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



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