My Five Favorite Books of All Time

August 08, 2015 08:16 AM
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1) Outlander Series- You will forever look at red-headed men differently. Historical fiction is just a bonus for this steamy love story. Or is it the other way around? Did I mention that Starz has made a series of the first book?

2) Jane Eyre- An empowering and enlightening novel every woman should read. So much wisdom to be gained. After you’ve finished the book, spoil yourself by watching the 2011 film version with Michael Fassbender 😉

3) To Kill a Mockingbird- All serious topics (racism, discrimination, morality and injustice) that we still deal with today, told to us by a little girl named Scout. I had the pleasure of listening to this as an audiobook with Sissy Spacek as the narrator. Highly recommend!

4) Tuesdays with Morrie- Mitch Albom is a brilliant writer (and storyteller) and recounts his meetings with his former college professor who is dying of ALS. Life, love, faith, happiness- it’s all covered. And it will make an impact on you. Have tissues handy.

5) The Lorax- “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Take twenty minutes of your life to read this Dr. Seuss classic. I still get goosebumps when I read it.

**After reading this book recently, I have to now make this list the Top Six. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is “hauntingly beautiful” as the New York Times puts it. It’s a story about a blind Parisian girl and a German orphan prodigy set in the terror of WWII. How their lives intertwine, you’ll have to find out. Oh, and the novel won a Pulitzer Prize too.