I’m not a huge reader. I enjoy a good book, but I don’t have the constant desire to always be looking at words on a page (or tablet). So while it’s not a love, I do understand how powerful writing can be and I know I’ve experienced it. So here’s a few books that I’ve very much enjoyed and found them hard to put down.
blue like jazz – don miller – This was the first book that I picked up and couldn’t stop reading until I was finished. Pretty sure I would view the material differently now, but it it was very engaging and made me question some issues years ago when i read it.
life of pi – yann martel – My favourite piece of fiction. It seems people either loved or hated this book. I’m on the love side. I question some of the ideas presented, but it is absolutely amazing storytelling.
til we have faces – c.s. lewis – A favourite of my wife’s that I felt compelled to read for that fact. A beautiful retelling/remaking of the myth of Cupid and Psyche.
great gatsby – f.scott fitzgerald – this was the “classic” that was on my summer 2011 reading list. I loved how the book flowed and how upset it made my stomach.
bible – various – Yes, many books, but one book. They are connected, it counts. Overwhelming, confusing, and encouraging. Nothing like it on earth.
Please share some of your favourites, and once I rid myself of textbooks and assignments for Christmas or summer I will check back and hopefully give some a read. Thanks.