That would take too much brain power - and I'm running low on that these days.
I've had a few people asking for book recommendations and since I've got a little (read - a LOT) of time on my hands, I thought I'd put a little "Must Read" book list together. Please note: I am on a LOT of pain medication so my brain is pretty fuzzy these days. I guarantee you I will leave books out - I just hope I end up spelling everything correctly. :)
Disclaimer: Right now I am giving the Twilight series a go. It is mindless, poorly written and I would NEVER personally recommend them to anyone. But I'm having fun reading them.. :)
1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Mark bought me this book for Christmas last year and I put it on a shelf and forgot about it. Then, Molly told me about this amazing book she was devouring and said that I MUST read it and when I mentioned it to Mark he kindly reminded me that he had given it to me LAST YEAR. Oops. It's fantastic, people. A true story about a WW2 airman whose plane went down over the Pacific Ocean. He floated on a raft (with no supplies) for close to 50 days and when he finally reached land, he was captured by the Japanese. READ THIS BOOK.
2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Favorite book of all time. You've probably all read it, but if you haven't don't want another minute. Get it. Read it.
3. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This is teen fiction, but it's way more than that. It's a statement on society. And it's fun. And it's GREAT discussion material.
4. Run by Ann Patchett. I have read this book twice in the last couple of years. I think it's a beautiful story. It's set in Boston and it's about family, grief and loss, hope and the power love has to heal.
5. Watership Down by Richard Adams. This is fantasy and is SOOOOO good. I discovered this book in 9th grade. It's full of adventure and is just a smart book.
6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Depression era (I think - can't remember) story about a girl living in poverty, coming of age, love and family. One of my favorites ever.
7. Anything by Charles Dickens. I love him. So much. (except for Bleak House... it's appropriately titled)
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. OMG - how I LOVED this book!!! Couldn't put it down. Post WW2 story about a British island (occupied by the Nazis) that is very much removed from all that is going on after the war - and how a writer from London comes to be there - and what happens when those two worlds collide. Love it, love it, love it.
9. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Do I really need to explain why this is a MUST READ? Seriously. If you've never read it, put it on your bucket list.
10. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Beautiful. Sad. IMPORTANT. Read it.
This is a start, friends. You've probably read all these. Most of them have been around for ages. And yes, I'm old school. I'm not much for pop fiction. More of a classics kind of girl. But these are all wonderful. If you want more suggestions, I'm just a Facebook message away. :)