On Facebook this month a tag went around. The book admires tag. Some of you may have been tags in it. For a week you post a picture of a book you admire and tag someone to do the same, but you don’t say why you admire the book. Though I did the tag, it was hard to not to explain why I decided on the seven books that I did. So I thought why not do it here.
Day 1 : The Outsiders
For the first day I picked The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton. This was the first book I ever read for school that wasn’t about talking dogs and magical tree houses. The whole concept of the book is just something to be amazed by. Her story, though not real, definitely could have been. It gives off the rough truths of being poor in a rich town. Characters like Ponyboy and Johnny give you a true sense of growing up and learning to love poetry even if it doesn’t go with your image. With The Outsiders being in it’s 51st year of publication, it is a better time than ever to pick it up.
Day 2: Alice Adventures in Wonderland
With at least ten different version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, everywhere know the basic story of Alice. From the amazing Walt Disney’s version to many authors giving it their own spin. Lewis’ original vision is the one I fell in love with early on. Much more weird and wacky than any other version you will read. With gorgeous illusions and beautiful writing, this book will always have a place in my heart.
Day 3: The Night Circus
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a recent read for me and I so wish I would have read it sooner. If you haven’t read the book before, it is truly hard to describe to you just how amazingly gorgeous this book is. I’ve never read a book before where the writer describes food so perfectly that I could actually see and smell the food. Never has a book that has to do with magic ever felt real like this. You really feel like the book is happening around you. Admire is probably not the right word that would describe how I feel for this book, but it’s close.
Day 4: The Angel Experiment
Everyone has that one book that after they read it they knew that they were going to love to read. For me that book was The Angel Experiment. Once I read it, I fell in love with reading and couldn’t stop, haven’t stopped, since. And that is really why I admire it. May people believe it isn’t that great of a series ( or only like the first three), but I can say that I love all of them. It is a book I will always go back to when I want to remember where it all started.
Day 5: Scarlet
Now most of you may know that Scarlet is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. The reason I chose this book was because Scarlet, the name sake of the book, is the first book character that I really felt that I could relate to. As I was reading I could feel how much Scarlet reminded me or me. There isn’t much more to say about how much I admire this book but it does have a very special place in my heart.
Day 6: Splintered
For anyone who may know me outside of the blog, you may know that this book is one of the first books that I read in less then a day. I read this book at least twice a year for the last five years. Splintered is such a captivating book and kept my attention on a 12 hour road trip. I had brought the book on the trip to once throughout the vacation but ended up reading it three times. A.G. Howard makes it so easy to fall in love with this book.
Day 7: A Court of Mist and Fury
Again for the last book, I have chosen a second book in the series. Sarah J. Maas has a way with making you love her work. For me it was hard to get in the Court of Thorns and Roses series. The first book just didn’t grab me at all, but reading the second one was a whole different story. This book gave me one of my favorite friends (more like family) groups ever. It was so hard not to fall in love with these characters. From the first lines they spoke, I was in love. This is also one of the books that give me such a high bar for what a perfect guy is. (I’m not the only one and I know it)
What are some books that you admire? If you did the tag write your list in the comments. If you didn’t get tagged, now is your chance! Tell me what are some of your admirable books! It’s up to you if you want to tell why or not.
Fly on readers!