For me, life without books is no life at all. I’m a certified Mills-and-Boon-romance-pocketbook addict and my love for books started when I was younger and life has never been the same.
It’s the feeling of being immersed in a book, feeling the serenity and peace as you go through the life of every character I come across with. So every day, not just every summer, I make it a point to read books because if I don’t, I know I’ll be missing out a lot of amazing stories.
I have come across five books that have made it to My Summer 2011 Reading List and I hope you’d love them too:
1. The Bachelor & Spinster Ball by Janet Grover (Fiction). Easy to read. I find myself laughing at some chapters because Janet is just so amazing in storytelling. I remember high school days. Janet did perfectly well in giving life to her three lead characters. I love her happy ending, of dreams coming true, and finding true love.
2. Beastly by Alex Flinn (Romance). I still find it very exciting to read the book first before watching the movie. I love the idea of finding beauty beyond physical imperfections. ‘Å½As Alex says, “A beautiful thing is precious, no matter the price. Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy.”
3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Romance, Drama). Summer is the best time to travel. Try out Italy, India or Indonesia like Elizabeth. The book has captured the hearts of so many people because of the idea of leaving everything behind to find our true selves. “If you clear out all that space in your mind that you’re using right now, you’ll have a vacuum there, an open spot ‘” a doorway. And guess what the universe will do with that doorway? It will rush in ‘” God will rush in ‘” and fill you with more love than you ever dreamed,” says Elizabeth.
4. Make the Connection by Bob Greene & Oprah Winfrey (Fitness, Self-Help). Since summer is the best time to travel, it’s also the best time to show off that curves with those bathing suits. I love to run but weight has been my issue for ages. I find this book very helpful as the steps are easy to follow and very realistic. Oprah’s transformation is very inspiring too.
5. The Writer’s Portable Therapist by Rachel Ballon (Self-Help). I read for fun, but I also write to put on all those ideas I have gathered from the books I read. I am still hopeful that one day, I can write a best seller just like my favorite authors. “Many people believe that anyone who can write a letter qualifies as a writer. Not true. If writing was so easy, a lot of you wouldn’t quit after just trying to write a short story,” says Rachel.
Hope this helps. Have fun reading everyone!