I love books, so here are some of my favorites:

[Recent favorite reads as of May 2012]: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain, More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon, The Bean Trees and Pigs In Heaven (both by Barbara Kingsolver). These are all recent must reads! Seriously. Go. Read them. NOW!

[Other favorites]: My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult), Dear John (Nicholas Sparks), The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Neffinger (sp?)), The Bell Jar (Slyvia Plath), The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold), Crime and Punishment, Breaking The Silence (Diane Chamberlain), Firely Lane (Kristin Hannah).

Authors: I like a variety of authors. Jodi Picoult is my all-time favorite because of her complexity and depth. I like Nicholas Sparks for his stories of romance. Kristin Hannah has also become a favorite due to the fact that her novels are associated with friendships, love, and family. Diane Chamberlain is someone I discovered this past summer. I’m drawn to her because she used to be a psychotherapist before she became a novelist, and throughout her novels I can understand the counselor in her (I want to be a counselor myself so I’m drawn to her novels almost like a magnet).

21 Responses to “Books”

  1. alysha.greig December 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Exciting to find a fellow college girl all the way on the other side of the states who also has a passion for blogging! Not to mention identical taste in books. Keep writing!!

    • ameliaclaire92 December 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

      Haha, yay! Have you read anything recently that you’ve really enjoyed?

  2. S Jayanth December 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I heard that Jodi Picoult’s Vanishing Acts is a very good book among her published ones. I marked it down, to buy it next time when i go to a bookstore.

    • ameliaclaire92 December 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

      Vanishing Acts was the second of Picoult’s that I read. It’s definitely one to look out for!

  3. Cultural Life January 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    I loved reading The Time Traveler’s Wife — it left me crying and wanting more!

  4. Emily Whalen January 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    Love all of those too! You should check out Patti Callahan Henry too…love your blog!!

    • ameliaclaire92 January 7, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      I’ve read some books by Patti Callahan Henry. She’s great!! 🙂

  5. alliecocoa January 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    I have read all of Jodi’s books, she always knows how to add that gut wrenching twist somewhere in her story. My favorite is probably Songs of the Humpback Whale or Salem Falls

    • ameliaclaire92 January 10, 2012 at 9:19 am #

      My favorite is Harvesting The Heart. I usually read it every year, and it’s always fun because every time I read it again, I pick up something that I missed the time I read it before.

  6. poppyandpetunia January 14, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Those are a few author’s I haven’t read, but are actually on my list for this year. I am reading the second book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. My 12 year old daughter wanted to read them, after getting mixed reviews about if they were appropriate for her age, I started them myself.

    Now I am hooked and she is starting the first book this weekend!

    Happy Reading.

  7. ctaposhTaposh January 19, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    As an ancient lover of books I suggest novels by Graham Greene for you.

    • ameliaclaire92 January 19, 2012 at 12:32 am #

      Thank you so much for the suggestion. I always love discovering new authors! 🙂

  8. bwhite21 January 23, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Amelia, I am glad you liked my blog. Although my reading tastes are varied, you may have noticed I often read foreign literature. I am fortunate to live next to one of NYC’s best public libraries (Brooklyn Public Library) and in a community with a lot of editors. The library gets small titles that are often not widely available. As a journalism major you may want to check out the law part of my blog from time to time-although it can get pretty dry (thus my outside reading). Saw you want to go to the Grand Canyon. It’s great, but also check out Bryce, Zion National Parks, Dixie National Forest, and if you can double back, Mesa Verde.

  9. B. J. Parker January 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Ever read Chaim Potok? He’s a bit different than a lot of the authors you mentioned above, but one of my favorites.

    • ameliaclaire92 January 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

      No, I haven’t. I’ll have to check him out though.

  10. swestland January 29, 2012 at 3:43 am #

    IQ84 by Haruki Murakami is a must read!!

  11. Nida February 10, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    Crime and Punishment is one of my favorites, too!

  12. tjbye February 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Have you ever read The death and life of Charlie St. Cloud? I’m reading it now and from the other books you seem to like, it seems your style… 🙂

  13. Aman May 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    If you like Crime Fiction Please (if you find some time for it) do try Ian Rankin’s John Rebus Series 🙂

  14. Princess Kat del Rosario October 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    how did you make your website look this cool?

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