This week’s topic is Five Books I want to reread. Now, I thought long and hard about this since there are several books that I want to reread so badly. Sometimes I look at my shelf and I want to pick up my favorite books so badly. I’m not going to include series, all the books are standalone. Here are my picks:
The Bell Jar: I read The Bell Jars years ago and I always recommend to everyone. I loved the book so much and I want to actually analyze this book this time around
Fahrenheit 451: A classic, and it has been one of my favorite books. This book makes me cry.
Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl: I read it for my US history class, and boy this tale was powerful.
Song of the Hummingbird: Strong female protagonist that I mostly felt sorry for her circumstances.
In the Time of the Butterflies: A powerful tale of sisters that will leave you in tears.
This week’s topic is Gateway Books. I mostly review Young Adult on my blog, but one of my favorite book genres is historical fiction. I’m a history major, and I’m a sucker for historical fiction. Trust me. When someone asks for a book recommendation, I will recommend these five books. You’ll need tissues for all these books. Here are my picks:
Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See – This book has a special place in my heart since it was the first book I’ve purchased from Barnes and Noble when it came out. I read it in one sitting. I cried. The friendship is strong in this book.
Honolulu by Alan Brennert- Honolulu was such a such a lovely read. The main character was strong and she endured so much! It has a happy ending, but I did shed a couple of tears when I read it.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini – My english teacher from high school let me borrow her copy of A Thousand Splendid Sun. This is the book that destroyed me. I read it in a day and I was bawling my eyes out. Just thinking about it, makes me feel a bit sad.
In The Time Of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez -This is a powerful tale about sisters who rebelled against the Trujillo dictatorship. I loved reading each pov and it was beautifully written.
Atonement byIan Mcewan – The movie and the book had me crying. It takes place in one of my favorite eras which is during WWII. I kept picturing the cast of the movie when I read the book.