There are books you read, and then there are books that change you. They serve as a source for inspiration. Whether it's a romance novel, an action and adventure book, a suspense filled thriller or a science-fiction book, there is so much to learn from these terrific reads.
We came across this beautifully-composed video that sums up the "magic" that books offer.
As avid readers, we truly believe there is nothing like a good book. So we wanted to share our love of reading with you! It was really hard to narrow the list down but here is our top 10 list of must reads and a few guilty pleasures:
Now that you know our top 10, we want to know which books you simply can't put down. If you were stranded on a dessert island which book would you want in your hand? We want your recommendations.
If you share your book reviews and recommendations this week you'll be entered for a chance to win one of our giveaway prizes. Submit your favorite book to SheSpeaks Reviews and add a comment to this blog post by 6pm EST on January 30th, 2012. You can enter a review AND a comment and you will have two entries to win!
The Tiger's Wife
Ten Thousand Saints
Blueprints for Building Better Girls
The Art of Fielding
The contest starts January 24, 2012 and ends January 30, 2012; at 6:00 p.m. Must be a US resident. No purchase necessary.
I just loved the Book Video!!!!! How fascinating..........
The most recent books I read are The Language of Flowers by Vannessa Diffenbaugh (Great Book!), The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Wonderful!), and The Help. I love reading books that have a magical kind of storyline, where I can be taken away to another time, place or look at normal everyday things differently. Sarah Addison Allen is one of my favorite authors. Her books such as Garden Spells, and The Girl Who Chased the Moon are stories full of magical enchantment.
I have always been a bookworm. Books give you a chance to escape reality for at least a few minutes. I love just about every genre - cannot get into romance - and love classics. It's hard to choose just one book to pick as my favorite. The Harry Potter series was phenomenal. I can't believe how quickly I breezed through those books. I also loved the Left Behind series. If you haven't read them, check them out. The series is based on the Book of Revelation from the Bible.
My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird, a great story and fun to read. I also really love the Twilight series, it's addicting.
The cover of my nook sums it up nicely "Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." I don't want to ever live in a world where 'reality' is the only option! Fiction keeps me sane in this crazy world
I force myself to read at least 2 books a month. I know to some people, that's a week's (or less) worth of reading -- but it's the best I can do while working more-than-full-time and having 9 monthly magazine subscriptions and 2 daily newspaper subscriptions, too, to read. If I could, I would "drop out" of life and simply read, read, read. I put 2 reviews in the review section -- but I'll tell you one of my fav authors here: Jonathan Tropper. check him out and have a laugh on me!
Thanks for sharing! I will definitely have to try these out because I've been looking for some new ones to read. Some of my favorites overall are The Help and of course, the classic, To Kill A Mockingbird.
Oh, how I love a good book! Something that makes me laugh, cry, think, scream or shake my head! My favorites are Gerald's Game by Stephen King and P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern. Curling up with a good book on a rainy afternoon is one of my favorite things to do!
I submitted my review of Hunger Games. I love that series. I read all sorts of books, but I still like the classics like Austen and Dickens.
Books I would recommend include The Pub Across the Pond by Mary Carter and The Violets of March by Sarah Jio. I also liked Perfect Chemistry and Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles, and I love Jodi Picoult books.
I love to read mystery/thriller/suspense books. Harlan Coben is my favorite. I also like Linwood Barclay. I have a Kindle and Amazon.com offers many books for free so I've read alot of the older books (classics) and have enjoyed them. Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre have been my favorites so far.
One of the most recent books I have finished has been the most inspirational - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I was truly provoked and excited about the number of ideas she presented as ways to make my life more fulfilling. This book will stay with me for some time to come!
Oh...books are just so fantastic...I'm so happy just reading this post! I really don't know that I could share a favorite, but some of my favorite reads are: The Hunger Games, Bud Not Buddy, The Help, and Summer of the Monkeys. I also love autobiographies!
I reviewed Tina Fey's Bossypants book - soooo funny!
I'm home with a very rare illness and without books I would be totally lost. I love reading, on my nook when the light bothers me, real books when I'm able to use light. I read probably four books a week, give or take a few, some weeks a book a day, it all depends. However, I cannot imagine not reading and having books in my life.