Sunday, November 23, 2014
Making Up for Monday: Gratitude
It's time for Making Up For Monday!
This week's question: Which book are you most grateful you read this year and why?
I decided to choose four books that I am grateful I read this year, each for differing reasons.
1. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding: I have heard several people over the years talk about how horrible this books is, and I figured it was time I found out for myself. Turns out, I really liked it. It was well written, captivating, and the imagery was phenomenal. No, the story isn't exactly uplifting, but does it have to be to make a book good?
2. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: This is the first book I have read by either man and now I am eager to read more by both. The book was witty and macabre. I haven't yet read a book like this and was pleasantly surprised.
3. Its Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini: Having suffered from depression all my life, this book hit the nail on the head as far as describing it. It was very relate-able and the end was filled with such hope. Its sad the author ended up caving to his depression.
4. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon: Having read and loved Shadow of the Wind, I found myself disenchanted with the author when the sequel did not live up to expectations. I put off reading this book for so long, that I thought I might skip it all together. While not as good as the first book, the book is still wonderfully written and am very glad I decided to read it.
What about you? What books are you grateful you read this year?
Have a happy Thanksgiving!