Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What Are You Reading?

I love books. Like I want to live in a library. Most nights I will read until I cannot keep my eyes open anymore. When a book starts to get really good I stop and hug it. Yes like actually hug it. Last year I read 75 books. Some were hard to get through but others were amazing! Here are a few of my favorite reads from 2014...

Dancing with Butterflies by Reyna Grande: Chicana authors always hold a special place in my heart. Many write stories that really speak to me. Reyna Grande is no exception. All her books are great but this one is a beautiful story about the lives of women in a dance group.

The Bear by Claire Cameron: This is one of those kind of books that really sticks with you. You find yourself thinking about it months later. If you were a fan of the book "Room" you will enjoy this one. This is the story of a family of 4 who go on a camping trip and are attacked by a bear. The children are forced to survive on their own in the woods.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell: The book "Eleanor and Park" by Rowell was one of my favorite books of 2013. I have read a few other books from Rowell and none have really compared until this one. Landline is the story of a woman who is in a marriage on the brink of ending. While at her parents house she finds an old phone that is connected to the past. On this phone she is able to call her husband but they are back to the beginning. She has a chance to start over and save her marriage.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio: Last year I found some really great books in the young adult genre. This book is about a young boy who was born with a physical deformity of the face. This books follows along as he decided to go to a regular school. He learns many lessons along the way, as well as teaching others. A very good and quick read.

I am always looking for a great book to read. 
What are you reading right now? 

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