Hi, everyone! Today we have the lovely Kate Hinderer doing a guest post as part of the Emerald Isle Blog Tour.
(The book can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.)
I figured I’d share a list of my favorite books.
A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle – This book combines everything I love into one well crafted piece. It’s a coming of age story. There are several potential love interests. The strong sense of family and belonging permeates the whole story. Plus there is death and redemption. And the whole thing is written in L’Engle’s masterful hand.
Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer – I don’t read too many non-fiction or historical books but I stumbled across this one while stuck in an airport for seven hours. It tells the story of Pat Tilman and the war in Iraq. Krakauer is an amazing author and has a knack for telling stories and doing his research. It’s not a pretty story but it is a well-told one.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – I loved this story before it was cool to like it, with the upcoming movie. To me, the best part about this story is the contrast that exists between the good and bad choices. It illustrates in a most graphic way what happens with the decisions we make.
Short-straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer – This is a Christian romance, which is a little bit of a secret love of mine, but it reads so much better than a lot of similar books. The characters are adorable and genuine. Plus, the main chick wields a gun and is one tough cookie. I found myself smiling as I read through each page.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux – Sure, the movie is great. The soundtrack is oh so dramatic. But the book is even better. You feel for the phantom and the life he has to endure. It’s wonderfully tragic.
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok – There was something in this book that struck me at the very core of my being. The main character wars between a talent he was born with and a religion that tells him it is wrong. His inner turmoil is astounding.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Pure genius! You’ve all read them, I don’t need to go on and on about the series, but suffice it to say I’m a sucker for a strong female lead.
Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser – The only biography that I ever read like it was a fictional novel. It was so enjoyable and interesting I couldn’t put it down.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – I’m a huge fan of dark novels and this one is the ultimate! There is something so disturbing and so romantic about a love that can never be that still calls to the person from the grave.
Between the Lines by Tammara Webber – I’m not a huge fan of teen sex in books, but this novel is heartwarming and adorable. I fell in love with TK and TK and their relationship, it was so perfect. Oh and Tammara is the absolute sweetest indie author. She emailed back and forth with me before this book launched and I am ever so grateful.
The Emerald Isle
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