Monday, April 22, 2013

My Three Favorite Books

I'm so excited to be participating in a really awesome swap; A blogger book swap. We all know that I am an avid reader and formed my own online book club called Thread The Pages, so this is the perfect thing to get me even more excited about reading and also a good opportunity to discover more books to add to my reading list. Plus, I will be making new friends! I love building up my amazing community of bloggers.

What's so neat about this book swap are the hosts - The Simplicity, Spillerena, Spunkyrella, Three31, run(dance)love, & I Believe in Story - are making this extra fun by doing book related link ups through out the swap. The first link up is Your Top 3 Favorite Books. Now it is so hard for me to narrow down my long list of favorites to just three, but I was able to do it! Here are my top 3 fave books:

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

I read this book in the summer between 7th & 8th grade for a book report. The story brought me through so many emotions as I tried to picture myself as one of those kids. The summary of the book is a group of British boys are stranded on an island and try to govern themselves disastrously.  Primal instincts and human nature kick in turning these children in to savages who perform rituals and murder while trying to stay alive. The ending is my favorite and with out spoiling it, the children go from savage beasts back to innocent children in a split second. You can't help but mourn for them through out the entire story. This might actually be my all-time favorite book.

Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

I started reading this book just after it came out. It totally inspired me to take my own spiritual journey and really helped me through a very dark time in my life. Her experiences seem totally relatable to anyone no matter what they're going through and that made a good read for me. As far as autobiographies go, this may be my all-time fave.

Breaking Dawn, Stephanie Meyer

It is very hard for me to contain myself when talking about this book. All of the Twilight books leading up to this one totally made Breaking Dawn to most fantastic fantasy book I've ever read; and that's saying a lot compared to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. The entire series I read in less than two weeks, but this book was read in 6 hours flat. Not because it was an easy read, but because it was so intriguing for me! The love story between Edward and Bella was so beautiful and equally frustrating, not to mention the connection that Jacob and Bella have [which the last book reveals why their connection was even there] that sends you in to jealousy and rage. Hands down one of the best fantasy books ever; yes, even for a 28 year old!

What are your top fave books? Click on the button above and come link up with us by sharing your faves!


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  1. I wanted to read Lord of the Flies, but I'm currently stuck in Anaïs Nin's "Henry & June" which is also very good :) xx

  2. Thanks for sharing! I absolutely loved the Twilight series while in college and was definitely at the theater to see the last movie. I may have been surrounded by pre-teens but you bet that the oldest adults in the theater were sitting right by me as well ;) Welcome to the swap :)

  3. I was not a fan of Lord of the Flies when I had to read it in 8th grade. So hated the pig's head part! Yuck!
    Thanks for joining the swap! :)

  4. I forgot about Lord of the Flies! Definitely one of my favorites!

  5. Thanks for sharing! I have been wanting to read Lord of the Flies and Eat, Pray, Love since.. forever :), but now they are back on the top of my To Read list!


  6. I feel like Eat Pray Love gets a bad rap, but I absolutely loved that book. It's my all time favorite memoir as well!


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