Kristen @ Sweat Courage started a new blog series- 10 Day You Challenge.
Today is 4 Books!
I am going to have to go with types of books today. It is simply impossible for me to pick 4 of my favorite books. When I was a kid, reading was my favorite thing to do. In fact, when I would get in trouble, my mom would ground me from the library because that was worse than anything! As an adult, I don't make the time to read as often as I would like to. The summertime is when I usually start devouring book after book.
Anyhoo, here are my 4 favorite types of books, and of course some of my favorite books from each genre!
1. True Crime.
Some of my favorite cases to read about... O.J. Simpson (he did it), Casey Anthony (she did it possibly by accident... and by "accident", I mean drugging her daughter with chloroform so she would fall asleep, not die. Girl is EFFED UP.), JonBenet Ramsey (Patsy did it), and Lizzie Borden (her sister did it).
The most informative book about the OJ case I have read.
I had read countless books about the case, but when I read this one,
learned so much new information that the other books did not cover.
This book is written by one of the lead detectives on the case.
There are so many clues that point to Patsy being the killer.
I'm going to have to read this book again because I forget a lot of it.
But Spiering made a strong case against Lizzie's sister.
2. Young Adult novels by Christopher Pike.
Please do not compare Christopher Pike novels to R.L Stine's Fear Street. Pike's novels are much more deep and actually well written. Granted, a lot of them deal with sci-fi/fantasy type stuff, which I am not into, but a good number of them are in more of a "whodunnit?" or "howdunnit?" format.
I have read most of Pike's books several times and I am rereading a bunch of them yet again. Here are so of my favorites. I put the taglines from the front covers under the book title since they are so silly/dramatic!
"It was their last year of school- Maybe the last year of their lives!"
"They killed her- but she comes back."
"Death came along for the ride..."
I read all kinds of memoirs. I'll read "deep" stuff like Hillary Cinton or Princess Di, but I will also read "fluff"... like Tori Spelling and Bristol Palin. I also like to get both sides of the story. For instance, I read Amy Fisher and Mary Jo Buttafucco's back to back. Here are just a few of my favorite memoirs...
Natalie Wood Kathy Griffin
Jane Fonda Greg Louganis
4. The Catcher in the Rye.
Okay, maybe I will pick a specific book. I freaking love The Catcher in the Rye, and I loved it from the moment I read the first sentence.
''If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.'' THE CATCHER IN THE RYE (1951), J.D. Salinger
Do you have an absolute favorite book/author/genre?