As you can see, I may have gotten a little carried away at the library.
I am currently loving getting as many FREE books as I like, and using Goodreads.com to choose the next !
I have read 53 books this year so far (thankful to Goodreads for helping me keep track) and the books below were some of my favorites!
1. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I loved this book. So much so, that I rushed to read the other two books in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. There is adventure, love and mystery in the plot… what more could you ask for!? This is a lovely story about a book store Siempre and Sons and the adventures the family who owns the shop experience. Great for anyone who loves books!
2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
This book is a THRILLER. I have not read a book with such unlikable characters and frankly a negative subject (a rocky marriage) that succeeded in surprising me not just once but twice during the book. I literally exclaimed aloud, WHAT!? twice while reading the book.
3. The Dirty Life: On Farming Food and Love by Kristen Kimball
What an eye-opening candid memoir about life on a farm. As someone who lives in one of the agricultural centers of America, I have a new-found respect, an let’s be honest, a feeling of absolute AWE at all of the hard work they accomplish everyday. Very interesting and entertaining read!
4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
This is a Non fiction story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells revolutionized scientific discovery in cell replication and contributed to the discovery of several vaccines. This compelling story covers her life and the lives of her family in the wake of discovering how Henrietta’s cells, used without permission, changed the world. I would definitely recommend this book! It is amazing to learn about how much one persons cells have the potential to save so many lives and also scary to learn the liberties doctors have over the use of your cells!
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is a heartbreaking-ly wonderful book. The creative method in which it is written captures the emotional and beautiful moments in the life of a little girl stealing books during reign of Hitler. This book made me laugh and cry and in my opinion, it is a must read
What have you read that you loved this year!?