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Some Favorites for World Book Day

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It is world book day! I asked all my blogger friends to tell me their favorite book – and why. But, me first!

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

This was one of my first adult books. I didn’t get it at first. It is incredibly sarcastic, something I love!

Gone with the Wind

It’s been my all time favorite ever since I first read it. Mostly because of how enchanting and inspiration is the overall story behind it (and how damn hot is Rhett Butler character, haha)! Besides that, I’ve seen movie and several spectacles and they all just make me love that book even more.

Odd Thomas Series

He’s a relatable hero who has flaws and hangups, just as much as any other person does. But he also gets sh*t done and is incredibly relatable and lovable. I’m 28 and while I haven’t ‘connected’ properly with a book in years, this series was THE ONE. Thoroughly recommend!

The Giving Tree

It’s absolutely timeless!

The Thorn Birds

I read it in my teens and could not put it down. I often think about reading it again but I worry that my now, adult brain, won’t read it in the same way and it’ll get ruined for me if that makes sense?!

Anne of Green Gables or Doctors by Erich Segal

Just can never choose between the two as they are so different to each other.If I really had to go with one, I think it would be Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery). Brings back such warm feelings of happy story lines. Me & My best friend both read it at the same time when we were young teens and spent endless hours discussing the story lines (& how hot Gilbert Blythe was!). Oh to go back to those simple days.

To Kill A Mockingbird

It introduced me to the true extent of injustice that has existed in the world – but it also showed me the importance of doing what is right, even if that makes you unpopular. It’s a brilliant way of introducing the concepts of justice and integrity to young people – and Scout’s “coming of age” story really resonated with me.

Walk to Beautiful

So well written!

Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter

I still remember having my mother read this amazing book to me when I was a child. It was the book that inspired me to learn how to read.

It opened up to me the beauty of Nature and natural science. Freckles is the story of a young orphan who was abandoned as a baby with burns all over his body and his right hand cut off. They named him freckles after the many freckles on his face. Now years later he has made his way from the big city down to indiana and the famous limberlost swamp where he convinces Mr. Mcclean the owner of a large lumber company to hire him as the limber lost gard watching over some incredibly precious trees in an isolated section og the swamp until the logging company can make it to that section. It is an incredible, beautiful book that shows what real manhood is all about. (Courage, dedication, integrity, sensitivity, humility, kindness, and more)

The Giver

It has been The Giver ever since I was a kid. It’s one of the few books that I re-read. As a child, it opened my eyes to a lot of things, and even more so as an adult. I refuse to watch the movie because I don’t want it to ruin my perception of the book!

Fight Club

It introduced me to a new way of writing and also opened my eyes to the world of psychology. Which is now a big part of my life, being interested in studies based in psychology.

Catcher in the Rye

Read it at school and loved the narrator, Holden’s philosophy on life and phonies. Was surprised at the ending.

Rub Red by Linzi Glass

It’s a story set in Apartheid-era South Africa and focuses on prejudice and the difficulties faced in trying to see through it. It’s beautifully and imaginatively told and I’ve read it many times.

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

I read it every year at least once. Its such a great book and creates an amazing vibe of summer holidays and friendship and I like that its a bit disturbing which is very unexpected.

Harry Potter

I would probably have to say Harry Potter as they really got me into reading! I love how you can read them and escape to a world full of magic smile emoticon They are also so well written and wish I had the imagination to write like J.K. Rowling. I have so many good memories reading with them with friends.

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana DeRosnay

It gives such a different and innocent while still keeping it realistic of World War II and the non so told part the French took in the midst of trouble.

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

It’s a relatively recent sci fi novel that manages to achieve both a fast-paced action plot and a thoughtful, thought-provoking meditation on the nature of identity and society.

The Iron King

It is a series about a young girl called Meghan Chase who grows up in the mortal world but knows nothing about the world in which she actually comes from. Her father went missing when she was only 6 years of age and when her brother gets stolen she finds out about the world in which she comes from. She finds out she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and learns how far she will go to save a loved one. I love this series because it is well written and fast paced. I love any books to do with magic/fantasy and this is a series which has really intrigued me. It makes me interested in the characters and want to know what happens next for these characters. Each book in the series goes from a different character’s perspective and I feel this is one of the major draws to the series as it makes you fall in love with more than one of the characters and you learn what they are like from their point of view.

What is your favorite book? Let me know in the comments below!



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9 Responses

  1. I had no idea it was world book day! What a great list 🙂

  2. Jenna says:

    I have read most of these books and must say — it’s a great list 😉

  3. candy says:

    You have some classics books listed here. Most I have read there are a couple I need to check out.

  4. There are some great picks on here and some I need to check out! Thanks for including me!

  5. Inez says:

    Some of my all time favorites are on this list… like Anne of Greene Gables and To Kill a Mockingbird. Great list!

  6. fadi says:

    wold book day, intresting
    is there any day still day free with out nothing /1??!

  7. Emma Shearer says:

    Thanks for including me! There are some new ones I need to check out also!

  8. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I didn’t know that there was a World Book day. I like all the books listed , but I have never read the Iron King series and am most intrigued by it.

  9. Austin Tag says:

    For this year’s World Book Day we’re asking teachers about the books they love to introduce in the classroom

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