This Favorite Book Challenge is being organised by A Writer’s Journey.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to:
- Pick your top five favorite books.
- Between June 20 and 22, write one line of what each book is about and then write one line of why you liked it. Think of it like a twitter pitch for other people’s work. Semi-colons are cheating, but you can use them anyway.
- Go to other blogs and discuss the books.
- If you do not keep a blog, put your challenge in the comments on the day of the event.
Here are my favs:
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
- Stephanie Plum works (sort of) as a bail bond enforcer, but with a good heart, wacky friends, and hot men, she always gets in and out of trouble faster than you can flip the pages in the book.
- This is the first of a series of 17 chuckle out loud books, with a can do attitude that I wish I had.
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
- A riveting story of twin brothers and how their lives affect each other; one is schizophrenic and the other one works hard to deal with it, past, present, and future.
- I loved the details about the brotherly relationship and how the illness of one forces the other brother to grow and learn about himself.
Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph Lash
- A suberb telling of the background, marriage, and strength of Eleanor Roosevelt, and how she inspired a nation and women across the world.
- I loved reading about Eleanor growing up and how her life shaped her to be a strong role model for all women.
Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
- A journey of good vs. evil in the land of Middle Earth, where some things/people are familiar, but others are beyond your wildest thoughts of fantasy.
- For over 25 years, the trilogy was at the top of my summer reading list; a chance to live in another world and cheer for good to triumph again.
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
- The true story of Ted Bundy, his evil life, and how he fooled the world; told though the eyes of a perceptive woman who tries to understand the makings of evil.
- The first true crime book I ever read, which started me on a deep love/hate for the genre.