Summer Reading Musts

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Confession: I am a serious bookworm. I know this is probably a huge surprise to y'all since I'm in law school and all...but it is true. I love to read. 
I have been wanting to do a post on my "must read" list but quite frankly, it is really long. I've been paring it down and paring it down and paring it down, so now I present to you my top 5 MUST READ books. All I'm saying is that these five books survived many rounds of cuts...so they are for sure worth your time, in my opinion of course. 


1 | Wild by Cheryl Strayed | I thought I was going to hate this book. I am not outdoorsey at. all. so reading a book about someone hiking the PCT was not something I thought I would enjoy. However, there has been a ton of buzz about this book so I thought I would give it a try. I could not put it down. I finished it in less than two days. It was so captivating and honest. Fantastic read. 


2 | The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt | I also got sucked into this one because of its media attention. I had read mixed reviews on this book, a lot of people hated it, a lot of people loved it so I thought I would give it a go. I was in the love it camp. I do think that I probably could have ended perfectly fine about 100 pages before it did, but it was such a unique story, like nothing I've read before. 


3 | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt | This might be my all time favorite book. I also might be incredibly partial because it is about Savannah, which is one of my favorite cities. Regardless, it is a fantastic combination of history and mystery that had me wrapped up with the characters until the very last page. 


4 | The Husband's Secret  by Liane Moriarty | I am a huge fan of books that have seemingly separate characters that are later linked by a small common thread. This is one of those books. The plot twisted in ways you never expected and the characters were portrayed in such a way you couldn't help but feel as though you were part of their lives. 


5 | Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult | I am normally not a huge fan of Jodi Picoult, I don't like crying my way through books. Thankfully, this is not one of them. It is hard to describe the book without giving away the entire plot, and I don't want to do that, but I will just leave it at that it is a great read. 


So there you have it, my top five! 




 
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