I've read Little Women at least once a year since my first reading when I was 9. I feel like I've grown up with Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - and every single time, I bawl my eyes out when (spoilers?) Beth dies :(
There are some great books in the picture. You have now reminded me to ask my sister for a couple of my books back. Two of them are in the image, funnily enough. Any of the Catherine Ponder books on prosperity are fantastic. I also like The Power by Rhonda Byrne. The pages are falling apart. Sadly, all four of mine. Just joking for the latter, yet there is some element to the truth on that one, as I have had to edit them a few times before publication lol.
I love emotional, dramatic and true to life books. I want ones that can make me laugh and cry, that have strong characters and riveting story lines with characters you can relate to. I can't put down anything by Marian Keyes, Cathy Kelly and Jodi Picoult. Try them they are so good, anyone else enjoy these??
I agree with you. My Bible is my life line. I like being completely connected to my Lord and Savior. My Bible is getting worn out and I am sure your Bible is too!
There is a saying,''A well worn Bible, is a well fed soul."
Usually it has to be a thriller or a sci fi or horror novel to get me really glued to the page. I enjoy other genres too but things like comedy are easy to put down for long enough to go and boil the kettle. Some thrilling books I have read recently included Lexicon by Max Barry (you can read my review here http://www.weekendnotes.com/lexicon-book-review/ ) and The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters (http://www.weekendnotes.com/the-last-policeman-book-review/ ).
I find that the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games series are highly addictive and next to impossible to put down once started. Everything else becomes secondary and the books take priority over everything including food, sleep and chores
Two great books, which I couldn't put down until I read them cover to cover are by RB Shaw - Island in the Sky and Fire Cult. Lots of action and suspense and very well written. More at www.tropicanapress.com.au
One of my all time favourites is Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice". I can't say exactly why, just that it's nice to go back to the familiar Mr Darcy .. Julie Garwood's "The Secret" and "Ransom" were books I couldn't put down, stories about Scottish Lairds and the women who loved them, takes me to the highlands.
Just read Peter Carey's His Invisible self - loved it, and am now reading 'Laurinda' by Alice Pung.
I have loved all her books, and this story of 'the sense of entitlement' and the schoolgirls in it is absolutely right, and yes, they are the people who go on to say how our lives will be.
Anything by Anne Rice, her Vampire Chronicles are just fantastic. I have been known to while away hours with one of her books - finally look up to realise it's 1 in the morning and I have to go to work in a few hours! Her writing is just so addictive.
Can have the same problem with J.R. Ward and Anne Bishop books. Can happily pick up one, read a chapter or three here and there and put it back on the shelf. You know a book is good when you can do that!
P.S. have to comment on the 'Fifty Shades' books in the photo - one of the WORST books I have ever had the misfortune to read! I had to force myself to finish just the first book. The writing is SO poor! So, so bad...