There are books you read, and then there are books that change you. They serve as a source for inspiration. Whether it's a romance novel, an action and adventure book, a suspense filled thriller or a science-fiction book, there is so much to learn from these terrific reads.
We came across this beautifully-composed video that sums up the "magic" that books offer.
As avid readers, we truly believe there is nothing like a good book. So we wanted to share our love of reading with you! It was really hard to narrow the list down but here is our top 10 list of must reads and a few guilty pleasures:
Now that you know our top 10, we want to know which books you simply can't put down. If you were stranded on a dessert island which book would you want in your hand? We want your recommendations.
If you share your book reviews and recommendations this week you'll be entered for a chance to win one of our giveaway prizes. Submit your favorite book to SheSpeaks Reviews and add a comment to this blog post by 6pm EST on January 30th, 2012. You can enter a review AND a comment and you will have two entries to win!
The Tiger's Wife
Ten Thousand Saints
Blueprints for Building Better Girls
The Art of Fielding
The contest starts January 24, 2012 and ends January 30, 2012; at 6:00 p.m. Must be a US resident. No purchase necessary.
I LOVE reading so much. It is my favorite past time, hands down, and I like to do a lot of things. But, what I love even more than reading is watching the love of reading budding in my daughters and son. I have read to all of them since they were babies and now my two oldest read to me. Going to the library is a favorite family activity.
I love Gone with the Wind, The Stand, I've read both of these numerous times. Coming of age books,true crime, mysteries....I love a good book.
I love Catherine the Great by Robert Massie. It is long but very entertaining and a good read. What a life she led and all the events that she lived through and the country she built.
I love to read. Steven Kings newest book, 11/22/63, is a real page turner if you can overcome the initial shock of 850 pages. Better have a lot of time on your hands because you won't be able to put it down.
I will be sharing these titles with my book clubs! Thanks!
Reading has always been my escape. Since my husband suddenly passed away, leaving me a 36 year old widow with a two year old autistic son, reading has become much more than an escape, it's become my passion. I've done a lot of soul searching, and it's all been with a great book!
Reading is something that i love to do when i have me time. :) A good book and a cup of tea. "My sisters keeper" was one book i could not put down.
I would be lost without reading! My book of choice would be The Nora Roberts Key Trilogy...I have read them twice already...so many twists & turns and each time I read them, I find something new! sweepingnews(at)gmail(dot)ccom
There is nothing like picking up a good book! It is much better than a movie any day!
Books get me through the most difficult days. I just finished The Book Thief and it was a heartfelt story that I could not put down.
one of my favorite books, and one i pick up anytime i am having a rough time . is Random Acts of Kindness by the editors of Conari Press, forward by Daphne Rose Kingma. I believe there are others int eh series .. and it is truly inspirational. Reminds me that everyone has worries and troubles and it is the little acts of kindness that we can do for others that truly can change a life, get someone through a really rough day .
I am an adult reader, meaning that I hated reading until I became an adult. Now, I teach reading in middle school and am so grateful for the journeys I have taken through my books! I highly recommend Saving CeCe Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. Pure joy!
Over the years, I have read and re-read Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" - and each time, I find something new and relevant. Life experiences - both good and bad - resonate with each of the March girls - and myself - in some way, and I come away with a new understanding of myself as a woman. I have sisters, I understand what it's like to feel clumsy and not lady-like, I have experienced love and love lost...the similarities create a rich, satisfying read each time.
Vampire Journals....#7 books in the series If you like Vampire Diary... .you like these books!!!
I just finished reading Betrayel by Fern Michaels. It was the best book that I have read in quite a while. I could not put it down. I don't want to give anything away, but it was really kind of scary, because it could happen to anyone. I highly recommend this book. Be prepared though, because you wont want to put it down until you are finished reading it.
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