My Favorite Books…Then Share Yours

I found a link-up (a place where bloggers connect with other bloggers in hopes that we’ll get more followers, or at least visitors) today that is about one of my favorite things: Books!  I have a “Books I’m Reading” page that I update at least weekly because I love to share what I’m reading.  I’m also on Goodreads.  If you’re on there, friend me.

Here are the link-up questions:

1) What book are you currently reading? Give us a little synopsis and your review.

Technically, I’m not currently reading this book because I finished it in one day, which is not typical of me, but it was the book I read most recently. It sucked me in and I couldn’t put it down. My heart ached for Ms. DeNeen as she was pulled into a disturbing relationship with her birth father. She details the intimate bonding experience that took place between them. What started as a beautiful reunion between daughter and father downspiraled into an emotional and physical wreck. This book brings to light the sad world of Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) in hopes that others dealing with similar situations can find hope and encouragement to escape it’s grip.

This book is a must-read for anyone considering a reunion with a birth parent or sibling, or child relinquished at birth.

2) What are your 3 favorite books of all time?

I have a lot of favorite books.  Here are just three of them. One non-fiction, one biography, one fiction.


3) What is your “approach” upon entering a bookstore? Where do you immediately head after entering through the front door?

Um…I usually go to Barnes & Noble to escape my family for a little quiet time. I head straight for Starbucks. Then I sit there for about two hours reading, writing, praying, and meditating.  When I feel “filled up” I venture to the biography section and then the humor section, so I can (unintentionally) feel bad about my attempts at a humor blog.

Leave the title of your favorite book in the comments.  I’m making a list of recommendations.  I’m always looking for a good book to read and I know others are too.

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My Favorite Books…Then Share Yours — 29 Comments

  1. Kate, I also read Julie’s book and couldn’t put it down either. What an amazing story and just couldn’t believe how truly strong she was and still is. As for my favorite book, I have too many to choose from, but will tell you I love anything from Emily Giffin, Sophie Kinsella, The Trueblood Series and even The Help.

  2. I agree with you on Julie’s book. Such an incredibly difficult situation to overcome. I read The Help and absolutely loved it! I’m writing down the others you mentioned.

  3. Man, I can’t remember if I read Bridget Jone’s Diary. If I did, it was years ago. Thanks for mentioning these. I’m going to revisit Bridget and put the Stranger book on my list. Thanks!

  4. I remember when I was much younger, I could always be found with my nose in a book. When I had kids, my reading kind of stopped. I didn’t seem to have much time for it. We still have a good collection of books. That being said, I got a kindle for my birthday. Suddenly my love for reading has been sparked again. The last book I read was Me Again…. it is about a guy who wakes up from a 6 year comma. check it out. As for when I am in a book store – I always go to the Self Help section. I love learning new things! :)

  5. Thanks so much for linking up with us!! My all time favorite book (and let me tell you that is a really tough thing to only choose just one!) is The Great Gatsby. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve read it. :)

  6. You must add all books by Charlaine Harris to your list. I have most of them, actually. Wish you lived closer to me, I’d drop them off right now. She is the author of the “True Blood” series which is actually called the Southern Vampire series that HBO ruined. She has several other series as well; the Harper Connelly series, the Aurora Teagarden series, the Lily Bard series and several non-series. They’re all mysteries and I snarfed them all down in very short order. HIGHLY recommend them.

  7. Great review of Julie’s book! I’m on Goodreads too so will definitely look for you there. I do have a lot of favorite books but the several that come to mind right now are Middlesex, any book by Abigail Thomas, The Time Travelers Wife, Still Alice, Room, and We Need To Talk About Kevin (which is very intense and upsetting but really well done). If I think of more, I’ll let you know!

  8. Blue Like Jazz is one of my all time faves!!!! I’ll have to read your others as well. I loved Swan House and The Fault in our Stars, both soooo gooood:)

  9. Is that the author of all those books on your goodreads? I saw one particular author of mysteries. Must be. I’ll have to check her out. I’ve never really read any mysteries.

  10. Blue Like Jazz was life-changing for me. Loved it! I’ve never heard of the other two books. I will have to look for those. I’m quickly seeing from all these favorites in the comments, how few books I know.

  11. Great review on Julie’s book! It’s fairly impossible to not read it in one sitting. The way that it was written was incredible, and I’d also highly recommend it to anyone. I’m currently reading – If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon. It’s gripping, intense, and packed with heart-wrenching decisions. I love it. In fact, I love any Sidney Sheldon book.

  12. I’ve never heard of Blue Like Jazz, but from what I’m seeing in the comments, it looks like I’m going to have to read it! I’m also on the lookout for a classic novel, but I don’t know of any that I would LOVE. I DID love “Pride & Prejudice”, though!

    I finished Wanted in one sitting. I could NOT put that one down!

  13. I have never read Redeeming Love but want to sooo bad! I love reading! I can’t even choose my favorites!!! Following from the blog hop!

  14. We have so much in common. :) I too escape to B & N for quiet time. And coffee. I read Wanted in a day as well – simply couldn’t put it down! Unbroken is an amazing book (that took me awhile to get through!) I read humor on occasion too. I have so many favorite books and I couldn’t possibly pick one, but for today I’ll recommend Wintergarden by Kristen Hannah. She’s one of my favorite author’s to read to “escape.”

  15. I am currently getting ready to start Gone Girl. A friend just lent it to me. Curious to see what this is about as there is so much hype! Thanks for linking up with the #MTMmixer.

  16. Kate – I have about seven books started at present, one for each room of the house. I even have two copies of one (Dollar Store Purchase) “Big Man” by Clarence Clemons that I keep one in my vehicle for “just in case” moments. I’ve been to Goodreads to sign up, but haven’t had a chance to return there. Problem now is a double vision problem that I’m probably going to have to have an operation for pretty soon (according to one doctor) that hinders reading quite often. Interesting post!

  17. Crap, that’s rough about the double-vision. I hope if you have to have an operation that it’s simple and effective. I guess there’s always audio books, if nothing else. But, definitely not the same.

  18. Very difficult to choose just one! Watership Down is way up there along with Possessing the Secret of Joy, The Rent Tent and The Prophet.

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