I haven't been reading for pleasure a whole lot lately because I've been busy reading for school. But yesterday I went to Charlottesville with Annie and Alli. Oh, and Chipper. Alli and I went into Barnes & Noble because we both really love to read. We laughed at Annie and Chipper though because they sat in the car. I guess reading isn't their thing. Haha. Silly them. But anyway, I went in not really expecting to get anything and then I remembered I wanted to read The Hunger Games. I've heard so many great things about that series and I love a good series. Soooo, I got the first one and started reading it that day. It is fantastic already and I'm only on the second chapter. I can't wait to finish it.
I also wanted to recommend a few more books that I've read in the past that are so great. These are the kind of books that make you either want to be a part of them or are just so descriptive that you feel like you're there. These books are seriously some of my favorites so please check them out if you haven't already read them. =D.
• The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I already explained a little about this one but I can't say much since I haven't finished. I know I'll like it, though. :D.
• The Shack by William P. Young - Seriously, I don't even know where to start on this one. I read this book about three years ago and not long after I finished, I actually got to meet the author and hear him talk. He is the most incredible person I think I've ever met. Mom and I were some of the very first people to arrive to hear him so we actually got to talk to him for a while. This wasn't long after my mom's accident so he just embraced me for a good three minutes. I will NEVER forget that and I'm so blessed to have been there. If you ever get the chance to hear his story, you're in for a treat. And everyone NEEDS to read this book. I don't care who you are or how busy you are. MAKE TIME. :).
• Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - This book is a tearjerker. It's based on the story of Hosea in the Bible, but it's written as a fictional story. It's so fantastic. Really, really, really fantastic.
• Graceling by Kristin Cashore - I read this book last year after one of my favorite teachers recommended it to me. I love having books recommended to me so I went out and bought it. =D. I loved the characters in this one. This one, like most of the books I read, is fantasy fiction. I give this one four stars. Great book.
• The Host by Stephenie Meyer - The Host is definitely adult literature because it's confusing and a tad weird. Maybe more than a tad weird actually, in my opinion. It took me forever to read because I had to read chapters twice. Haha. But it really is amazing. It's so different than anything else I've ever read and I love that about the book. A lot of you may not like it but stil give it a try. :D.
If you get the chance to read any of these or already have, let me know what you think. And please, please, PLEASE recommend some good books for me to read because I need some. I would really appreciate that!!!