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!


  1. I loved The Shadow of the Wind (read it twice) and I agree, it's the best one of the trilogy. Prisoner of Heaven was enjoyable, but not as good.

    1. I totally agree! I was really disappointed in The Angels Game and almost didn't read The Prisoner of Heaven. But Shadow of the Wind is by far my favorite! It would have made the list, but I read it two years ago. :)