When I first changed career paths, I was really excited for several reasons. One of those reasons was the extra time I would have to read books! Reading is a favorite past time of mine and something I truly enjoy. Maybe it's the nerdy side of me that just loves to learn, but I love a good book! I have been so fortunate to have read 5 books in the last three months, and I thought I'd share a little review of each!
The Mockingjay - I'm pretty sure everyone (and their mother) has read this trilogy, but in case you haven't... this book is wonderful! I'm a huge fan of The Hunger Games; so much so that I couldn't bring myself to finish it! I tend to do this with most books, I'll eat them up and read through it all in a day, and once I get to the last chapter it hits me - it's about to be over. I hate the thought of letting go of these characters (I get attached easily), that it's hard for me to actually finish the books I love so dearly. I actually read through all three books last Summer, but didn't finish this final one until last month. I'm glad I did.
The Screwtape Letters - I love C.S. Lewis and this book was no exception. His work is always so profound and thought provoking. I often found myself pausing myself at each page and just soaking in the overwhelming truth of his words. I love hearing simple truths because they always tend to get lost in the chaos of each day - it's good to be reminded of them.
The Snow Child - This book is pure magic. The story is sad, but honest and beautiful. It reminded me of real life, not like a make believe world with unthinkable circumstances, but something you'd want to hear your grandmother tell you. I loved this book and would suggest it to anyone and everyone with a heartbeat!
Matched - I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for a good teen fiction. This book is a little silly, but it's a fun read and obviously very dramatic.
The Fault in Our Stars - I really enjoyed this sad, but mostly hilarious book. The humor is filled with dark sarcasm, but rightfully so. I had never read anything like it and I must admit I couldn't help but cry. It's beautiful because it's so honest; and it makes the reader feel human.
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I always love hearing suggestions so I hope you enjoyed this post. So what's your favorite book? I'd love to hear what you have on your shelf!