Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Through the Eyes of a Bookworm

I haven't talked about books in a while, so here's a little bit about my favorite books...



My favorite novels off of my bookshelves...

A Separate Peace is one of my favorite novels from middle school. I found it for 50 cents at the local second-hand shop I volunteer at and I had to buy it! It's a serious novel about two boys that compete in everything until a serious accident happens and everything changes. I fell in love with it in 8th grade and now I want to reread and analyze AP English style :)
Oh Shakespeare! I read Macbeth in 10th grade and I found it really interesting. Though it may not be one of Shakespeare's favorites, I thoroughly enjoyed it (especially the 3 witches!)
I already talked a little bit about Jodi Picuoult in this post, but My Sister's Keeper is one of my all-time favorite novels. I would read it over and over again when I was in middle school. It was just so captivating and eloquently written. Also, I was kind of a weird kid 'cause I loved reading really sad novels (like really really sad books).
Emma is probably my favorite Jane Austen novel. I am a huuuggeee fan of Jane Austen and her feminist novels during a time where feminism was unthinkable. I love Emma because Austen's writing shines through in this satire about a girl and her matchmaking skills. By the way, the movie Clueless with Alicia Silverstone, was based off this novel!
Okay, so I bought this book (The Scent of Rain & Lightning) at Target for really cheap.... but I haven't read it yet! It sounded so interesting and I really want to read it. It's about a woman who learns that the man who murdered her father has been released from prison and is returning to her town. The main character also finds herself sharing similar feelings of loss with Collin, her father's murder's son who has spent his life trying to free his dad from prison. Interesting, huh? :)
The Scarlet Letter is a novel filled with symbols and deeper meanings, but it is a great story. I loved reading this last year and hearing my brilliant English teacher explain it. I would highly recommend this novel because it's a classic novel and the interesting plot of a scandal in Puritan society.
 #1 favorite novel of all time: To Kill a Mockingbird. I have mentioned this novel 1,001 times but it seriously is amazing!!! If you haven't read it go out a buy it right now. I'll wait..... Harper Lee is an amazing writer who shares the story of Scout, Jem, and Atticus in a beautifully written story about ethics, morals, and innocence. PLEASE GO READ IT NOW :)
Harry Potter. Enough said.
If the billions of fans and hype around the world isn't enough to make you want to read this fabulous novel about witches, wizards, and good versus evil than nothing will.
 I have not read Invisible Man yet, but it is on my to-read list this year! It is a highly acclaimed classic novel about racial tensions in the 20th century. I need to read this book very soon :)
 Oh gosh.... I read this book this summer and really liked it... but it's not that good. It's a cute, cliche teen romance novel, but I really enjoyed it! Something Like Fate is about a girl falling in love with her best friend's boyfriend. It was actually a cute and intriguing teeny-bopper summer romance novel.

Split is an amazing novel. I cannot say much more about it than you should read it. The author, Swait Avasthi, is actually a friend of mine and I love supporting author's novels. But I actually mean that this is an amazing novel! It's about a teenage boy who escapes his abusive father and runs away to live with his brother who escaped before him. It is suspenseful, thrilling, heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written. Read it! :)

Basically, books are my life :) I hope you liked this post and maybe you'll check out one of these books!

8 comments:

  1. great post!
    i never used to be a big reader but i recently got a Kindle for my birthday and the novelty hasn't worn off as i'm always desperate for new books to read!

    xx

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  2. Yay I love hearing about new books! Have you read Every Secret Thing by Laura Lipman? If not you must! It is amazing!

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  3. Thanks!!! I will definitely check that book out Savannah! It sounds really good - I love finding new books too :)

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  4. am reading it right now and it kinder good...

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  5. i just finish reading A Separate Peace and i love it!!!

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  6. i just have to make a year book for A Separate Peace which is not... help

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