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9.29.2011

10 day challenge, day 7

Day 7- 4 books
Playing catch up? Check out the first 6 days by clicking on the links below.

Day 1-10 secrets, Day 2- 9 loves, Day 3- 8 fears, Day 4- 7 wants, Day 5- 6 places, Day 6- 5 foods, Day 7- 4 books, Day 8- 3 films, Day 9- 2 songs, Day 10- 1 photo of yourself

Oh Lord, this is going to be difficult. I LOVE reading. Books are like my best friends. I read so much that my favorite book changes all the time, so narrowing down the search to just 4 that I want to share is ridiculous.

1} Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling. Yes, it's a series of 7 books, but there you have it. HP is something I've loved since high school, when I was already out of the target market for the books. I've always read stuff outside of my age range though, so it's no surprise. Magic, friendship, the epic battle between good and evil, discovering your talents, family, love, death. Harry Potter is a great saga, and will forever be one of my favorites.

2} The History of Love, Nicole Krauss. Such a poignant, beautifully written book about the transcendence of love through the ages, death, life, and strangers. I can't even begin to describe this book, because it's so complexly wrapped up together, that to tell one thread would be to start unraveling the whole story, so I say READ IT!

3} Starcrossed, Josephine Angelini. Ah, another young adult novel! Starcrossed is the first in a trilogy, though the second won't be out until May 2012. I read this 500 page tome in two days last week, and was distraught when it finished, wanting more already. A wonderful blend of Greek Mythology, family feuds, fate, power, and love set on Nantucket island make for a fascinating read. I dare you to not like it, but really, don't tell me because I loved it!
Via Diary of a Book Addict, review here
4} Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Laurell K. Hamilton. I couldn't give you a book list without including a vampire series!! I know, I'm cheating again by not picking a single book, but with any good series, how do you single out one book to give you the entire idea of the series? Anita has grown, changed, discovered new powers, reckoned with her own personal monsters, and collected lovers in the last...19 books! Any fan of paranormal romance and vampires or shape shifters will enjoy this series.



1 comment

  1. I LOVE 'The History of Love'. I just reread it again this summer.

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