Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thinking Thursday #2 -or- Get Lost in a Book

Today I have compiled a list of some of my favorite books in various genres. If you're looking for a good read to get lost in, check out one of these and I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

This middle-reader fantasy is based on Chinese fairy tales. It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did, I was hooked. It is unlike anything I have ever read before and I loved it! Great for kids and adults alike.

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Another middle-reader, this one is science fiction. Throughout most of this book, you are not really sure what is going on, but it all comes together at the poignant end. I can't wait to read it again!

Austenland by Shannon Hale

If you're a fan of Jane Austen or just fun chick lit, this is a great read. It is light and funny fiction with a little romance thrown in for good measure.

Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson

I love a good mystery. I have really enjoyed reading Imogen Robertson's Crowther & Westerman series, of which this is the first installment. Historical fiction meets murder mystery. Right up my alley!

Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story by Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor

This mother-daughter memoir is a wonderful read for anyone who is trying to discover (or re-discover) their place in the world. It seems I'm always doing that, so I really enjoyed this book.

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  1. I've not read any of these :( On my list now! As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us & to invite you to add me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter or Facebook as I’ve done the same with you. Also, I run a link party on my food blog, Anyonita Nibbles where you can link up recipes or food related posts. This week’s party is here:

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this! The first book looks really interesting! It is on my list to read for the summer :). Thank you for linkinh up @ The SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

    The Wondering Brain


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