Some Favorites for World Book Day
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.
- Ieva Laicāne, Therandomp
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!
- Tilly Johnson, Tilly Button
The Giving Tree
It’s absolutely timeless!
- Amber Temerity, Thrifty Guardian
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?!
- Michelle Ashmore, Shell Louise
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.
- Helen Costello, Casa Costello
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.
- Maddy Matthews, The Speed Bump
Walk to Beautiful
So well written!
- Victoria Eisenberg, Via Bella
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)
- Julia Ann Groves, The Quiet Grove
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!
- Heather Shue, Simply Save
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.
- Hannah Holt, Attacking Adulthood
Catcher in the Rye
Read it at school and loved the narrator, Holden’s philosophy on life and phonies. Was surprised at the ending.
- Gill Jacob, Weegie Midget
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.
- Jennifer Keal, Ginevrella
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.
- Anisha Kohli, Fashion and Frappes
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.
- Vikki Hale, Planet Vikki
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.
- Andrea Ces, Literary Daydreams
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.
- Rachel Cotterill, Strange Charm
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.
- Emma Shearer, Life, Lies and All Time Craziness
What is your favorite book? Let me know in the comments below!