Today on Show Us Your Life from Kelly's Korner it's 'favorite books' day. I have to admit, I did not like reading in school. In fact, I am fairly certain I never finished (actually to the last page) more than one assigned reading in school. Luckily the internet was available to me and I could usually read enough summaries online to pass the test and/or write a good paper. Truthfully, I am ashamed of this! Now that I am out of school I love reading!!! Man, I missed out on so many good books!!! So now it is my goal to finish books I never finished. I think I may pick up the school's required reading list to select my books to take on the plane to South Africa :)
So, now that I am an adult and
- Jodi Picoult -- Legal mysteries written by a woman. Not that men can't write these but she has the perfect way to keep it interesting...a fun love story plot built in, a great story about family, friendship, etc. JP is an excellent writer! Two of my favorites are The Pact and My Sister's Keeper.
- Emily Giffin -- super fun, girly reads with great 'beach read' story lines. Her first book, Something Borrowed is being made into a movie :)
- Nicholas Sparks -- who doesn't love his books?! I always laugh and cry when I read his books! I love that they are set in the south and I love his characters. Predictable, usually, but always worth the read! Several have been made into a movie, but none of the movies (except The Notebook) have been as good at the book!
If you have any good authors I should check out let me know!!