Saturday, February 9, 2013

Favorite Books - Leslie

Sharing my favorite books is easy.  I LOVE to read.  However, there are so many that I like that it may be hard to stop me.  I apologize in advance if this is extremely long.  I'll condense as best as I can.  The links will take you to Goodreads for more information on the books/series.  You may want to use the bathroom and get a snack first...


Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
(From Goodreads)
Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in ten years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.

(Related to HP series)

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(From Goodreads) 
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender.

If she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
(From Goodreads)
They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever.

And I've always believed them.

Until now.

Now everything has changed.

Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.

Stephen King

A few titles I enjoy:

 Chuck Palahniuk

A few titles I enjoy:  

John Green

A few titles I enjoy:

Standalone Books:

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Poetry special mention - The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain by Charles Bukowski
Children's special mention - Willoughby & the Moon by Greg E. Foley

What are some of your favorites?  Feel free to send any recommendations my way.  I'm always looking for something new!  Also, look me up on Goodreads!  Lesaphine 

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