Tuesday, June 21, 2016

what is your favorite book?

There were a lot of comments on my book review last week that people, in general, don't have time to read anymore! In my own life and with my goal of reading more, I realized that if you find a really good book, you tend to make the time to read. So I thought it would be great to make this big database of everyone's favorite books! I often find myself stuck as to what to read, so this would be really handy!
My favorite book of all time is The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith. You guys, this book hit me on an emotional level I didn't even know I had. If you don't want to cry, reading this book is probably not a good idea. This book is a memoir about Claire's adolescence, and she lived a devastating life by most people's standards. It's such interesting commentary about life and death, and life after death (for the people still living).  It also was essentially her coming of age story. I first picked this book up when I was twenty and starting to grow up myself, (I felt so old typing that sentence) and I just needed to read it in so many ways. Her words are beyond beautiful and poetic. I only recommend this book to certain people, because it is definitely not your average summer beach read and I think you have to have a specific type of personality to enjoy it (my friend calls it a tumblr personality, which... I know exactly what she means but also have no clue how to describe it!). However, I would suggest reading it and deciding for yourself!

I was going to take a picture with my book but I realized it is so tore up it is basically illegible, so I just ordered another copy.
Leave your favorite book (or books!) in the comment section below and I will create a running list! 

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  1. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
    If you have a love for animals you'll bawl... but so good.

  2. I will be cliche and say "The Notebook". I am a sucker for a good love story.

  3. Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned