Sunday, January 8, 2012

What to read?

I love to devour a good book, but lately I can't seem to find anything worth reading. I mean the kind of book that you are willing to lose sleep over just to read another chapter. While looking through some family photos I came across this picture of me, cute huh? I guess I loved books at an early age. Seeing my happy little grin reminded me of some great books I have read over the years so I thought I would compile a list.

Children's Books
What Was I Scared Of? (gotta love those pale green pants with nobody inside them)

Illustrated Books (Garth Williams)
Tall Book of Make Believe
The Happy Orpheline

Young Adult Books
The Giver
Swing in the Summerhouse
Wizard Children of Finn
The Twenty-One Balloons
The Summer of my German Soldier
The Goose Girl (The books of Bayern)

Adult Books:
Amelia Peabody Series (Historical Fiction/Mystery)
Molly Murphy Mysteries (Mystery)
Jane Austen (Romantical)
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonriders (Science Fiction Fantasy)
Green Rider (Fantasy)

Feel free to share some of your favorite books with me! I need a good book.


Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

If you want some fun YA to read, check out Janette Rallison. She is awesome! The series I like best so far is her FAIR GODMOTHER series. It's hilarious. But anything by her is great.

Also, if you like stuff on the tenser side, check out James Dashner's dystopian series, THE MAZE RUNNER, or THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins.

Or if you want to read a classic adult novel, try Jane Ayre (if you haven't already), or The Importance of Being Ernest.

I've got a long list, and have plenty that you can borrow if you don't want to spend the money until you know for sure you like them.

Heather R. Toone said...

That is a really cute picture of you. From facebook I thought it was a photo from a magazine! I want to see more!!! :)

carla thorup said...

Right now I'm reading the 4th in the eragon series (inheritance) and its pretty good. You have to power thru some of the parts (in all 4 books), but they are good enough to read once if you can get into the mythical.

I also just read extremely loud and incredibly close (movie comes out this month) and I liked it a lot.

Matt and I both really like The duchess of whimsy for a children's book.

Hunger games is a must if you haven't already.

Twilight? ;) jk

And I also really liked the other Boleyn girl or anything by that author when she writes about queens and that time period.

Good luck!