Hi, guys! I do not have the time for any blogging today, so here is a great blog to check out in my absence! It is called Basically Bookworms! I have talked about it a bit before. One of my good friends writes it with her friend. It is a reading blog that is chalked full of book reviews. I will probably do a spotlight of it sometime, but for now, just check it out here!
I love reading. Unfortunately, I have not been able to read as much this year because of college and not having much time. Recently, I have decided that I need to get more light reading back into my life. From now on, I am going to be spending more of my free time reading books, even if it is only on the weekend. To get my mind back into the idea of reading, I have decided to write this post on my top 5 favorite books!
5. The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
(Favorite Book in series: Uglies)
These books are about a girl named Tally Youngblood who lives in a future society that is entirely different from ours. At the age of 16, everyone goes through a surgery that makes them insanely pretty. These books are amazing and filled with themes that can be easily applied to the present day. There are times that you want to throw the book at the wall, and I love it for that.
4. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife is about a man with a rare genetic disorder that causes him to accidentally travel in time when he is stressed. The book is about his relationship with his wife and the difficulties that both of them must face because of his disorder. This book is brilliant on so many levels. It is one of the only ways of looking at time travel that truly makes sense. The time travel paradox is excellently handled in this novel. It is simply fascinating.
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This book was actually one of my assignments for social studies in middle school. I never thought that I would like the books that I read at school, but this one made it into my favorite book list. It is amazing. The book takes place in Nazi Germany and is about the life of a girl whose mother was taken away. The mother had to give up the children to foster care. The story is written from the point of view of Death. If that doesn't hint at how clever and unique the book is, I don't know what would. It is absolutely brilliant.
2. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
(Favorite book in series: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)
I better not have to explain this one...
1. The Mary Russell Series by Laurie R. King
(Favorite book in series: Locked Rooms)
Last but not least, the Russell Series! These are my favorite books of all time. Laurie R. King is a genius and my favorite author. I can't go very long without coming back to these books. It is an addiction really. The Russell series is about a brilliant young girl named Mary Russell and her relationship with the 60-year-old Sherlock Holmes. The pair of them solve mysteries together. Their partnership is perfect. You absolutely must read them. The next book in the series is coming out on February 17th! I'm so excited!
Now that I am done fan-girling.... I hope that we can all be happy bookworms together! If you want any more book suggestions, one of my best friends has a reading blog! Check it out here!