To me, the best part of vacation is the fact that I can read all day long and not feel even the slightest bit guilty. Being the book nerd that I am, I just can’t imagine life without reading….kinda like I can’t imagine life without yoga! Or Dagoba organic chai chocolate bars!
Just like anything, sometimes I’m really “off” with finding good books. There’s nothing like buying a brand new book, reading fifty pages and then losing interest. However, lately I’ve been reading some totally awesome books. Books I can’t put down for the life of me! I would actually venture to say that the two books I read over our vacation were amongst the two top books of the year that I’ve read.
Bold statement….I know. But they really were can’t-put-down-amazingness! Like books you actually get sad when they’re over? Books that you really feel like you KNOW the main characters and feel for them just like you would feel for any “real” person?
There’s nothing like losing yourself in a good book.
And here are two!
I can’t BELIEVE it took me THIS LONG to read this!!!! It came out in the late ’90s and I’m truly shocked I didn’t pick it up then. It’s like a grown up Laura Ingalls Wilder book and I loved, loved, loved it. It’s about a young girl and her husband in late 19th century South Carolina. Read it! You will not be disappointed!
A reader actually recommended this book and I’m eternally thankful because it really was spectacular. I’m actually putting it right up there with Sarah’s Key as one of the best novels I’ve ever read. I don’t want to get into details and give anything away but don’t let the book name deter you from reading! While it is incredibly heavy and sad at times, it’s also brilliant, heartfelt and deeply moving. It’s definitely one of those books that you feel sad when it’s over and are tempted to start back at the beginning.
If you read one book this summer, pick this!