Thursday, February 9, 2012

Booking Through Thursday #1 - Five Books Only

This week's question: If you had to pick only 5 books to read ever again, what would they be and why?  

My picks in no particular order:

1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is my favorite book of all time. I've read it a handful of times and it just never gets old to me. I don't think I will ever get tired of this book. Little Women is a wonderful novel about family, sisterly love, growing up, falling in love, and loss. 

My favorite character is Jo, not because we share the same name nickname, 
(although I love that fact), it's because she's ambitious, brilliant, loving, and stubborn. 

2. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom sure knows how tug at your heartstrings. I like that a lot.

This novel is beautifully written, creative, and thoughtful. There's a lot about 
appreciating and enjoying your life and the people you have, while you have them in this lifetime.

It's also about connections, our lives being linked to that of other people. And how even the little things that happen, the small events can affect the rest of our lives. 

3. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Oh J.K. Rowling, what can I say about your wonderful series that millions haven't said already?

Well, I love Harry Potter. It is a big part of my childhood. From waiting for book releases, exchanging books with friends, and lining up for the midnight showing, I am of the HP generation through and through. 

I like the third book the best because it provides background about the Marauders. We also get to meet one of my favorite characters, Remus Lupin. He's the only werewolf I like. It's also in this book where Hermione hits (slap in the book, punch in the movie, I think) Draco in the face!   

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I'm not exaggerating when I say that I was hooked on the trilogy from the first chapter. I read all three books in three days. But The Hunger Games is by far my favorite. It's well written, it's exciting, and I think it's well paced. I love the characters and the plot. 

5. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
This is another book I read last year and I thought it was wonderful. I think Ishiguro is a brilliant writer. Never Let Me Go is about identity, humanity, love, loss, and friendships.

This is a novel that's big on "show don't tell," which means that you have to figure things out for yourself as you read because nothing is going to be handed to you in a platter. I actually like that a lot. This book made me smile, cry, and appreciate the time I have with the people I love.

Have you read any of these books? What would be your five picks? 


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  2. YESSSSS for the 3rd HP book! :) Lupin was great, I loved him!
    And I definitely agree with you on Little Women. Nice pick!


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