Sometimes you just need a good book to read while hanging out at the pool or chilling at home on a lazy day. I love picking up a new book I’ve never read before because it just means I get to jump into a new adventure. But, I also can’t resist going back and rereading the classics. Here are a few of my favorites that I love and would definitely recommend… <3
My absolute all-time favorite. I could read Little Women over and over and never get tired of it. I just love this touching story and the characters are so beautifully written. I felt like I was there, a part of the story the whole time I was reading it. This book is so deep and inspiring. Little Women has been a loved-by-all, classic story for many generations (and I can see why).
When I finished reading Little Women for the first time, I had to return it back to the library and, as silly as it sounds, I didn’t even want to take it back. I just wanted to keep it with me for a little while longer, even though I was done with it. It was almost comforting just to have it close by. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I feel like when I read a book that I love this dearly, it becomes a part of me, like another limb almost, and it’s hard to let go of.
“…for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
You can get Little Women on Amazon here.
Also, I’m obsessed with the Little Women (2019) movie. I’ve watched it at least four times since I got it on dvd and it’s just so good. It captures the story so well and stays true to the book. The movie was casted wonderfully and features almost all of my favorite actors and actresses. I ordered my dvd on Amazon here.
I first read Everything, Everything a few years ago and I just remember not being able to put it down. It truly sucked me in and kept me glued to every page. Nicola Yoon is an amazing author and wrote this novel wonderfully. I won’t tell any spoilers, but between the emotion and the plot twists, this book easily became a favorite of mine.
Everything, Everything is about an 18-year-old girl who can’t go outside. She has Severe Combined Immunodeficiency which means she’s basically allergic to everything and will get sick if she leaves her home. She’s had to stay inside her house her whole life and live very differently than most teenagers until one day, when she decides that it’s worth risking everything to gain everything.
“Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.”
“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.”
You can get Everything, Everything on Amazon here.
Also, check out the movie! I watched it not long after I read the book and it was great! It was exactly how I imagined it to be. You can get it on Amazon here.
Every Day really gives you a new perspective on life and what it really means to enjoy it. This book was suspensful and exciting and gave a whole new point of view to how everyones lives are different. I love how Every Day portrayed actually walking in someone elses shoes for a day. I think I felt every emotion while reading this one.
Every Day is about A, a teenager who wakes up every day in a different persons body, trying best to live each day as each person would. Never being able to live a life that is permanent or have a family that will be there for more than just a few hours. Eventually, A finds the one thing that’s not temporary, falls in love, and has to figure out how to maintain a relationship when living a new life every day.
“Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.”
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
You can get Every Day on Amazon here.
And, of course, I watched the movie of this one and loved it too. Click here to get it on Amazon.
Pride and Prejudice
Okay. So, yes, this entire article is just me saying how I love every single one of these books but, I mean, these are my favorites. What did you expect?
Pride and Prejudice. Probably one of the first classics I ever read. A romance, with plenty of life lessons. Although this book was written in 1813, I think that it was very ahead of its time with it’s valuable lessons and morals. Pride and Prejudice shows humility, modesty, and staying true to what you believe in and I just love that.
“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
You can get Pride and Prejudice on Amazon here.
Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing is the latest book I’ve been reading. I just finished it the other day and it was great! Every single person that I have known to read this book has had nothing but good things to say about it and have told me how sursprised they were at the end. It’s a very suspensful murder mystery that is, somehow, both heart-wrenching and heart-warming. It took me a while to really get into it at first, but when I did, I couldn’t put it down. Also, about halfway through it, I thought I had predicted the ending, but the way it played out was not at all like I had imagined.
While reading Where the Crawdads Sing, it was kinda funny because I would be at the pool and anyone who saw what I was reading would get excited and just had to ask how I liked it and mention how good it was. It was either…
“Oh I love that book! It was so good. How are you liking it?”
“How far into it are you? Just wait until the end, you’ll be so surprised!”
I do feel like there was so much hype about it, though, that I kinda expected something more but it was still really good! This one went on my top list of favorites before I had even finished it!
“lot of times love doesn’t work out. Yet even when it fails, it connects you to others and, in the end, that is all you have, the connections.”
You can get Where the Crawdads Sing on Amazon here.
Well, thats my top 5! Some old, some new. These are my favorites and I would definitely recommend reading any of them (along with watching the movies!).♥
Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve read any of these and tell me your favorites so that I have some new suggestions on what to read next! ↓ ↓