Okay my turn! I was tagged by Sally for the FB Book game, and it was just way too cool, so I thought I’d bring it here for all of us to play, too. Most of you already know my favorites, but I think you’ll be surprised at a few of my “other” favorites from my reading past.
It goes like this:
“In your status, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They do not have to be the “right” books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Tag 10 friends including me so I can see your list…”
That is… if you’re on Facebook and want to carry on there. Or just post them here in the comments!
Here are mine (I’m cheating a little with some series) they are in no particular order EXCEPT the first book which affected me GREATLY!
1.) Beautiful Disaster: A Novel by Jamie McGuire <— my favorite book, because… Travis. That’s why. He is still my #1 “human” guy, and pretty much my number one book-guy of all time. Other than Zsadist, that is. 😉 All I know is that when I re-read Beautiful Disaster, I get the exact same reaction each time! It never fails. Travis puts me in a week-long love-fog. My Book Review.
2.) Twilight (The Twilight Saga Book 1) by Stephenie Meyer <— because it set me on this non-stop reading path that makes me happier than anything ever! Once I read this one, I couldn’t get enough books. I was DYING to find that feeling all over again, and boy have I ever!! My Book Review.
3.) Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume <— Because it’s the book I read over and over again as a kid. I rarely re-read books (even back then) but this one never got boring for me. I LOVED it.
4.) Fifty Shades of Grey (#1 & #2) by E.L. James <— Because OMG, Christian Grey, that’s why. Seriously. I had never read anything like that before and I was blown away. Especially during a certain part in book #2. I book-died! My Book Review (#1) and Book Review (#2)
5.) Comfort Food by @Kitty Thomas <— because I had never read anything like THAT before and I squirreled it away in my “dark-closet” ’cause I couldn’t believe I could connect to something that dark. I was terrified. Of him. And my connection to that story. WHOA is all I could feel from start to finish. My first personal case of Stockholm syndrome. That stuff is powerful! My Book Review.
6.) Born in Ice: The Born In Trilogy #2 by Nora Roberts <— Back before I was a regular romance reader, this was the first book I ever read where I actually fell in love with the hero. I mean swoooooning, love fog, haze and months worth of loving *him*. I had read romances before, but this one GOT me good. I never knew we could actually “fall” for a fictional character before. HE was my very first.
7.) Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3): A Novel Of The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward <— my first “forever book-boyfriend”. Zsadist will always be my number one #1. I couldn’t believe my emotional LUCK reading that book. He knocked Edward right out of the ballpark, and I was hooked onto the more hardcore vampires for good! Mind you, Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse, and Bones from the Night Huntress series pretty much lead me to harder-core vampires (that I fell in love with), but Z? He ruled my reading world! Knocked ’em ALL out of the ball park, for me. My Book Review.
8.) Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens <— closest I ever came to falling in love as hard as I fell for Travis. Kellan and Travis were my #1’s for the longest time. Still are. This was THAT book that took me on the same level of angst and emotional connection that Beautiful Disaster took me on. I was on SUCH a search for another that gave me that same “Beautiful Disaster” rush, and when I read this one, I started my review with ” I FOUND IT!!! I fouuuuuuuunnnndd it!!!!” I was ecstatic! My Book Review.
9.) The Host: A Novel by Stephanie Meyer <— hardest I ever cried during a book. To the point my husband had to take it away from me and force me to watch a funny movie. It worked! But the minute I picked the book back up, I immediately started sobbing again. I was an absolute wreck, and usually I sob in secret, but there was NO way I could control that enough for my husband not to notice. 😉 In fact, he was in ANOTHER room altogether, but yeah… he had to come out to see what all that noise was. It was me. My Book Review.
10.) Rock Me (Ross Siblings Book 2) by Cherrie Lynn <— This is the book that officially switched me from strictly paranormal into this new “indie/new adult/tattooed bad boy world”. I read this one even BEFORE Beautiful Disaster and for awhile, I couldn’t even choose between Brian and Travis. And y’all KNOW how much I love Travis… so Brian must have been SOMETHING BIG for me. Just sayin’ 😛 In fact, I felt like apologizing to Brian when I finally chose Travis. *sigh* Brian is just THAT awesome. That book is just that romantically (emotionally) intense. My Book Review.
And a few honorable mentions:
11.) Stephen King’s “The Long Walk” <— what a nightmare!!! I mean, they had to *poop* while walking… just to stay alive!!! Or they’d get shot!!! GAH!
12.) The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star by Nikki Sixx <— I used to be a strictly horror/autobiography kind of girl (before I discovered romance) and this one was ABSOLUTELY fascinating!!! Wow… Nikki kind of scared me once upon a time, but after this book, *whooooo*. He was my #1 bad boy book-hero of all time, but he was real. But that was before I discovered “fictional bad boys”. LOL!
13.) The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson <—- Eeeeeep!! He used to scare me big time, too (I mean… come on, right!??) LOL! But I couldn’t help but be fascinated… and I LOVED his story. And his music.
Now you go! 😀