It's reading time!!
Are you participating in the Summer Lovin' Read-a-Thon? It's a no pressure, at your own pace read-a-thon hosted by the Pink Ladies over at Read-a-Thon Central. Sign ups are open until July 6th!
Darian and I started off our read-a-thon last night with a bang. He made it until midnight before he crashed out and I stayed up until nearly 2 a.m. I have to say...I'm loving the book I'm reading. I was so excited to start Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. I knew nothing about the real woman behind Alice in Wonderland before beginning this book and I have been sucked in. In fact, I've been becoming a frequent visitor of Wikipedia and Google search in order to find out more about the real history of the novel. I'm fascinated.
To give you a dual perspective, both Darian and I are providing you with our favorite books and go-to summer reads. Happy reading everyone!!
I love a good book and I very rarely find books that I don't like. But...I certainly have my favorites and there are books out there that I would read over and over again without any question. My number one pick has remained the same for over a decade.
Yes, it's a little musty and a little old school, but Jane Eyre will always be my first love. I could read that book a million times and never be sick of it. Jane is such a great character. She is strong and yet still womanly. I love how she holds her ground. Besides...I'm a sucker for a semi-unconventional love story. Haven't read it yet? Why not!?! Yes...it's a classic, but it's not boring. I promise. Well worth the read.
(Click any of the photos for more information on these awesome books!!)
I have a whole host of other favorite books. Always good picks? My winners of my 2011 BOTY (Book of the Year) and my 2012 BOTY.
Already read those? Try these! (In no particular order.)
I would recommend any Rick Riordan book.
My favorite book is The Mark of Athena.
I would also recommend The Hunger Games series.
The How to Train Your Dragon series I would read over again and recommend.
I'll keep on reading for the Read-a-Thon!