Nice to see this topic making the rounds! This Thursday Discussion book prompt is from Ally Writes Things, the original post showcasing the topic is here. Excited to take part, it’s tough to choose but I’ve finally picked an assortment of incredible, much-recommended, and greatest books I’ve read by female authors.
Within this small number of pages, a mere 152, are two storylines of healing effervescence. The characters are brought to life in such an astonishing bit of time and the themes of loss that are explored here are deeply affecting and surprisingly uplifting.
When I think about favorite books of 2019, this book has yet to be matched. Maybe because it was the first amazing book I read this year, or really, in years? But it was a trip to another world through the mind of a twisted character. I interpreted the ending to be incredible at sending a very topical and relevant message.
What struck me about this book is how genuine the characters seem. You can see and feel and believe them as if they were right in front of you, and so elegantly presented. This is one of the darker classics I’ve read and the most uniquely compelling and sinister.
Don’t read the spoilers! I was lucky enough not to come across them and was able to experience this book in all its clever glory. Don’t look up anything about it, don’t watch the movie, just read.
This book expands upon vampire lore in a way that has had lasting, maybe eternally influential effects. When I think of vampires I often, whether meaning to or not, invoke some of Rice’s unique ideas about them.
This is maybe too much of an easy choice. But as you’ve likely already heard or known, it’s a magical, creative story that is enthralling at any age and has sparked a passionate readership like no book before.
Another easy choice, but I love how Harper Lee takes scenes and methods of development that should sound boring in theory- but are spellbindingly interesting and worthwhile to read.
The descriptions of the harsh Australian outback, exhaustive historic details, heartache-worthy relationships between numerous generations of family members, this book is an ambitious rollercoaster. I read it what seems like forever ago and am still not over it.
You know you love a book way too much when you can’t read one star reviews without feeling personally offended. I’ll just say, there was a thing that happened in this book that made me cry over the course of multiple days. Not for the faint of heart, and probably wouldn’t effect everyone that way, but if I had to pick just one- this is my favorite YA novel.
This book is overwhelming but the detail is lush and evocative and broad in scope. I could really feel the author’s passionate devotion to the time and place, the illustrious main character, and the impressive commitment at bringing to life an East-Meets-West vision of 19th Century India.
Have you read any of these before, or want to read them? Have you covered this topic on your blog (if so I’ll check it out!) or otherwise want to share your thoughts? I greatly appreciate all likes and comments. And thank you to all who’ve viewed this post.