Sunday, July 25, 2010

My favorite book and why

A while back JP suggested that Charlie and I write a post about what our favorite book is and why.  Hopefully Charlie will be posting about this when he gets home or when he gets a minute.

My favorite book.  To be honest, I can't pick one.  There are so many that take first on my list.  So, I'm going to go through some of my #1's and tell you why they're #1's.  I'm also going to mention a few books that are number one books, but I don't really want to explain them because I just know I'll give something away.

Twilight (saga) by Stephenie Meyer.  Now, this book started everything in me.  My love for reading and my love for writing.  Not only is the story itself entrancing, the fact that the story was powerful enough to make a non-reader go avid, is amazing.  I think any book that makes me want to read every book about it, no matter how long, is definitely a number one book.  *And I just love Stephenie Meyer - loving the author goes a long way.*

The Strangely Beautiful Series by Leanna Renee Hieber.  Obviously, I love Leanna.  I kind of knew her before I read her books.  But that didn't really change my opinion of them.  I think what I love the most about Leanna's books is the fact that there's so many genres.  There's literally something for everyone.  Paranormal, romance, action, mystery, adventure, the bond of friendship, following your heart, etc.  Another thing that I really like is that even if the characters are from Victorian London and can see ghosts, even if one of them is as pale as a bed sheet and looks like a ghost, you can empathize with every character.  They're relateable and lovable.  Powerful characters combined with the lesson that you can't help what your heart feels made this book a number one.

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce.  Again, I really like this author as a person, but it still didn't effect my love of the book.  This book was just a genuinely good book.  Great book.  What I love about this book was that there were no slow parts where I'd put the book down and go do something else.  Added to the fact that Jinn and Viola were facing the obstacle of loving each other, even if it was 'against the rules'.  I always love it when characters have to overcome something to love each other.  Humor, love, and the perfect mix of everything else made this book a number one.

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce.  This book is about sisters, which I love.  One sister protects the other from the Fenris (werewolves), but the little sister is tired of it.  She wants to fight too.  But she never expected to fall for her sister's best friend, Silas.  Their whole lives have always been about the hunt, nothing else.  How can Rosie be so selfish and go boy crazy when Scarlett has given her the most valuable gift - her life? Again, I love that the characters have to overcome something to love each other.  Action, mystery, suspense, love, and people killing werewolves made this book a number one.

Vampire Academy (series) by Richelle Mead. 
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins.

And of course Solace by Me. What?  I have to love my own book.  :)

With eternal love and blessings,


Tessie said...

I would have put these in the suggestion box, but it wasn't working for some reason.

Anyway, I was just wondering what your opinions are on word count? Also, what are the hardest parts about writing a novel for both of you?

Hanna said...

@Tessie - hmmm wonder why?

Anyway, both are great suggestions! I'll be sure to cover them! Maybe one of them in a writing vlog as well...maybe.

Tessie said...

Okay, cool. And I wouldn't be surprised if the suggestion box isn't working because I clicked on it. EVERYTHING I CLICK TURNS TO... well, an error. *sniffle*