Friday, January 21, 2011
What I Love to Read
I just finished an excellent book (see previous post) and I am feeling a little down. Do any of you get that way after reading something that you loved? This book was a page turner and was beautifully written and the ending was very satisfying. However, now I am at a loss for something to read.
I usually read non-fiction, because I love history. However, once in awhile a friend of mine puts me on to a great novel. I love it when there is a bit of a mystery involved.
Having said that, following is a list of some of the favorite books that I've read (this doesn't include scripture, which of course is a fave.
MY FAVORITE BOOKS
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontee
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Day They Bombed Utah (about results of nuclear testing in the West)
For Those I loved by Martin Gray (Holocaust autobiography)
Escape from Sobibor (Holocaust - prisoner escape from Death Camp)
From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder: The Reinhardt Solution (Holocaust)
Against All Hope by Armando Vallardares (unjustly imprisoned in Castro's Cuba)
Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng (autobiography, what happened to one family during China's Cultural Revolution)
Hiroshima by John Hershey
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Sonnets of Shakespeare
Well, that's just a few, but they are the ones I tend to go back to throughout my life.
What are some of your favorite books?
Have a wonderful day!