I love to read. I come from a family of teachers, one of them being a Doctor of English who taught in college and they all love to read. They passed that love on to me! And I'm so grateful because I love getting lost in a good book. I've been known to finish a book in a day! (Well, that was back in the day before I had a toddler to run after...) So, here are a list of my favorite books, not in any particular order.
I love everything about this book. The style of language, the strong female character, and of course the love story. I'll be honest and say I had to re-read it because of how it's written, but every time I re-read it, I pick up on something I missed before because I was so caught up in trying to read it correctly. And oh, Mr. Darcy, I am a huge fan. Is it possible to fall in love with a fictional character? Because if so, it's definitely him.
I can't pick just one. These books were coming out every few years when I was growing up and I would go to the midnight book reveals to get my book, stay up all night reading, finish the book and be heart broken that I had to wait another few years for the next one to come out! These are my go-to books if I can't find anything new to read or just need something to tide me over. The movies are so well-made, but they are nothing compared to the books. Everyone should read them. My husband asks me questions all the time about things from the movies and I tell him: "read the books!"
The Outlander Series: by Diana Gabaldon
I am a late bloomer to the Gabaldon train. She's been writing this series since the early 90's (I think.) and the content was way too mature for me at that point, but a colleague introduced me to these a couple years ago and I am hooked. 1940's Claire (a nurse from WWII) falls back in time (stay with me folks...) and meets/falls in love with a Scottish highlander Jamie Fraser. All of the books are based on their adventures (including sex and romance, ladies...!) Jamie is another character I swoon over, although I wouldn't want to meet some of Gabaldon's more hard-core followers because they might challenge me on who has a right to Jamie's fictional love, haha! ;) Starz has just wrapped up the first season of Outlander, based on these books, and they did a fantastic job. I'm so ready for season 2 to start. And the best part is, she's still writing this series! So more Jamie and Claire for all of us!
These are just a few of my favorites, but what should I add to my collection? Anything I absolutely can't miss? I'm up for reading anything: fiction, historical fiction, biographies, classics...give me some good ones, y'all!
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