Books I Had to Read in School and Liked

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The Giver

I loved this book. Period. Did I enjoy the movie as well? You bet! I’m one of those people who can still enjoy the movie adaptations of a book. This is the kind of material I would read on my own as well and not just as an assignment in class.

Night

Although this was not only graphic at times but depressing as well, I was engrossed from beginning to end, just like I was with The Diary of Anne Frank. To read about these events through the eyes of those who lived them really alters your perspective.

The Great Gatsby

I loved reading this book. I loved the characters, the scenes, the mystery of it all. And you guessed it, I enjoyed the movie as well. Leonardo DeCaprio was perfect as Gatsby, and Spiderman (er, I mean Tobey Maguire) made a good Nick Carraway. The book was filled with symbolism and fascinating characters, how could I not enjoy reading it?

What I Read When I’m Not Feeling Well

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This is a hard question to answer, as I don’t usually read the same book twice unless I really have a craving for it. Therefore, I’ll slightly tweak the question to Authors I Read When I’m Not Feeling Well.

Sarah Eden

I absolutely adore all of her books. Or at least the ones I have read, which is most of them. Sarah is witty, her characters are lovable, and the great thing is that I always know the books are going to have a happy ending. Romance is my favorite genre, and Sarah Eden’s sweet romances are welcome for anyone feeling sick or down in the dumps.

Michele Paige Holmes

One day, I was scrolling through Amazon and I noticed Saving Grace listed as a reading recommendation. I had never heard of this author, but the book covers were beautiful and the descriptions of each book were enough to draw me in. I LOVED Saving GraceLoving Helen was much harder for me to enjoy because I thought Helen deserved better than she got. Marrying Christopher was a fun read as well. You know it’s a good book when your thoughts keep drifting back to it. These are three books that I will read more than once.

Brandon Sanderson

Alright, so this one is a bit of a stretch. When I’m not feeling well, I don’t usually want to have to use my brain too much, and his books push my brain to the capacity at times. But I enjoy his books so much! I can’t not add him to the list.