I love to read and don’t read
nearly as much as I would like to because I’m always in school or working. I have a list on Goodreads (a wonderful website
and app for book lovers that I highly recommend) that keeps getting longer and
longer and seems almost undefeatable at this point. Some of these books I just
happened to pick up off a shelf, heard about it from a friend or YouTuber, or
they were suggested on Goodreads or Amazon. Well, as I said the list is
ridiculously long, but some books I want to read before others. Here are the
books/authors on the top of my list:
1. Carrie Hope Fletcher – Carrie has
been an inspiration of mine for many things including writing. If you don’t
know her, I highly suggest looking her up because she’s pretty dang cool. She,
too, has a blog and several books. Three of the five I have read but the other
two are not available as physical copies in the US yet. I could read them on my
kindle but there are certain books of which I want to have a physical copy.
Hers being some of them. If you would like some books about life, magic, and
love, I suggest Carrie’s.
2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – This book I have seen for ages
now but when I asked a friend who read it how it was, she said it wasn’t that
good. That was the last time I ask someone for book advice. It sat on my
Goodreads “to-read” list for years on the back burner. Clearly, she was wrong
because it was turned into a movie that blew up. I watched it because I’m a
sucker for rom-coms and wanted to see if my friend was right. The movie was
great and we all know that the book is better. Now this book has been moved to
the top of my to-read list.
3. The Lost Wife – The book takes place in Prague in WWII where a
couple are separated by Nazis. Then, decades later in New York, they meet
again. The summary of the book says it “explores the power of first love, the
resilience of the human spirit—and the strength of memory.” As I said, I am a
sucker for romance and when I read the title, I was instantly intrigued.
4. Rainbow Rowell – Rainbow is
another author I admire. The book that got me hooked on the need to read the
rest of them was Fangirl and it was
my favorite for a while. She has also written Eleanor & Parks, Carry On,
and Landline which are all on the top
of my to-read list.
5. Billy Taylor – He wrote Just Friends, my new favorite book, and Mutual Feelings, another very good book.
So far those are his only two books currently published, however he fairly
recently announced that he has about three more lined up and I am so excited to
read them. If you couldn’t tell from the titles, they are, once again, romance
novels. But I live for that type of book, so I will continue to read them.
I could go on and on and make
this a “My Top 10” but then I’d make it a “My Top 15” and so on. To avoid a
potential novel about novels, I will stop here and probably continue it later.
If you want some book suggestions, I also have over eighty books on my “read”
shelf on Goodreads that I am very willing to share.
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