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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
I have read this book before and loved it as much as I loved Khaled Hosseini’s first book The Kite Runner. However, unlike The Kite Runner this book fallows the life of two women whose lives intertwine during the political change and violence that the change brings for all of those, including the two women, who live in Afghanistan. This book shows a side of life in Afghanistan you wouldn’t really expect to see since the East doesn’t have the best image shown to us in the West. That being said I do believe that Khaled Hosseini’s books are a must read for every one in the West.
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
I know next to nothing about this book. Its Khaled Hosseini’s third book and because of that I had to get it since I own and love the other two. I have been told that it is a great book though.
The Hunchback of Norte Dame by Victor Hugo
We all know the Disney movie of the same name is a classic. With that being said apparently the book is way different. So why not read the classic book and see if it is true.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Yes like the two hour and forty minute musical and that was the selling point for me (since I love the 2012 movie). From looking through this massive book we fallow multiple people, the book is divided into five parts for each persons perspective. Other then that I also know that Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo and the July Revolution have something to do with this book.
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Obviously this is book that the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” is based on because of this the book has recently became very popular again by both fans of the show and the critics. Personally I really liked the show for a great many reasons which I won’t get into here. Again with a lot of the books on this list I have heard that the book is different from the show. So I just have to find out for myself.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I want to expand the classic authors I’ve read and being Canadian I’ve read mostly English and French authors. Tolstoy is a classic Russian author and I’ve heard nothing but good things about his books. Aside from all the love the book gets what I know about this book is its about Anna Karenina, obviously, and how her life falls apart.
The Lost Symbol Illustrated Edition by Dan Brown
As I have said before I am a huge fan of the Robert Langdon Series. I could not resist buying this book! I have Angles and Demons and The Da Vinci Code in the illustrated editions so of course I had to get this edition of The Lost Symbol and am planning to get the illustrated edition of Inferno when it comes out. Fun fact this is the only book series I have multiple copies of the books.
The Shadowhunter Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis
I read the Mortal Instruments Series years ago before it was a completely finished series and I loved the books. So why not have the textbook that goes along with the series.
Lord of Shadows, Lady Midnight, Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Angle, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
I got these books since they are the books I was missing that are by Cassandra Clare. I am also planning on reading the shadowhunter books in order of publication date to avoid any and all spoilers.
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
Before I ever knew that this was a book I watched the movie. And absolutely loved it! For me I always go back to this movie for inspiration to live life to the fullest. That being said I like books way more then movies so if the book is just as good as the movie if not better I’m sure I will love the book.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
When I first started to see this book in circulation I definitely did not want to read it. However, I ended up watching the movie because of another person and it was really good! So I have to see if the book is as good and if not… Well I guess it will go to the used book store.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
So the only reason I bought this books is because I love the spin….
Reiki Mastery by David F Vennells
What I haven’t said on here yet is that I actually have my first level of Reiki and am working on my second level and this book is for second level and master level which is perfect for me.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Probably about a year and a half ago I got Insurgent. Of course I watched the movies when they came out and I enjoyed them. So why not read the books. I don’t plan on reading them till I have the whole series so that I can marathon them.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
I first watched this movie when I was around 14 years old and have recently watched it again (almost eight years later) and still really liked it. I just happened to find this book so why not pick it up.